Germany v Australia Result
World Cup 2010 - Group D
Sunday 13th June
Moses Mabhida Stadium
|Germany||4 - 0||Australia|
|Yellow Cards||Ozil 12||Moore 24|
|Red Cards||Cahill 56|
Mesut Ozil (M Gomez 74)
Lukas Podolski (M Marin 81)
Miroslav Klose (Cacau 68)
Brett Emerton (M Jedinak 74)
Vince Grella (B Holman 46)
Richard Garcia (N Rukavytsya 64)
Germany will make their much awaited entrance into the 2010 World Cup to play the dangerous looking Australian side in Durban on the 13th June, the Germans always manage to peak at the right time when it comes to major tournaments and they will be hoping to do that again this year. Germany went all the way to the Semi-Finals in 20006 while reaching the final in 2002 and they will be looking to keep their good recent record up, but their campaign starts with this match against Australia who will be relishing that match. The Australians have grown in strength over the last decade and made it through to the knock-out stages last time in 2006, that is the minimum they will be looking for once again in 2010 despite being in a 'group of death' with Serbia and Ghana.
Neither side had too many problems in qualification with both teams securing their tickets to South Africa early on and they will be chomping at the bit for this one to get underway. Any team that loses this match will be right up against it with matches against the tough looking Serbians as well as Ghana coming up.
Germany are the odds-on favourite as you would expect to claim the three points in this Group D match-up with their squad looking particularly strong on paper at this stage. The Australians know they face a tough task and would love to pick up a draw and move onto the next match, punters wanting to back the upset can get the Aussies at around the 9/2 which may look value.
Paddy Power are refunding all losing first/last goalscorer, correct score and scorecast bets on this match if the final score is 0-0
Latest Team News/Key Players
The Latest team news will be available in the build up to match as we try to guess the starting elevens for both Australia and Germany. Germany are looking strong as we approach the match and Joachim Loew will be looking towards the likes of Klose of Bayern Munich and Bastian Schweinsteiger to lead them trough the tournament.
The Aussies will be hoping to name a strong starting eleven and will be hoping to avoid any injuries in the build up to their star names. There are several well known names in the Australian set-up including the likes of Tim Cahill, Mark Schwarzer and Harry Kewell all vital to their chances. If there are any bits of team news for either side then we will have it right here for punters to study.
These two sides have met on just the one occasion in International football, that was in the 2005 Confederations Cup with the Germans coming out on top. It was a cracker of a match with a 4-3 final scoreline, us neutrals will be hoping for a repeat scoreline as that would get Group D off to a great start.
Germany have won 100%, drawn 0% and lost 0% of their last 10 games.
Germany have kept a clean sheet in 6 of their last 10 games, going on to win 10 and draw 0 of these matches.
Germany have failed to score in 0 of their last 10 games.
Australia have won 66.67%, drawn 22.22% and lost 11.11% of their last 18 games.
Australia have kept a clean sheet in 8 of their last 18 games, going on to win 12 and draw 4 of these matches.
Australia have failed to score in 2 of their last 18 games.