Germany vs Spain preview – Second Semi-Final

The second Semi-Final match of the 2010 World Cup sees a repeat of the Euro 2008 Final when Germany take on Spain at 4:30am on Thursday 8th July at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, South Africa.

These two teams last met in the 2008 European Championships Final where Spain ran out 1-0 victors over Germany with Liverpool striker Fernando Torres kicking the winning goal.

Leading Australian bookmaker Sportsbet have made Spain the marginal favourite at $2.60 to beat Germany $2.80 while the draw is paying odds of $3.20.

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When: Thursday 8th July
Time: 4:30am AEST Melbourne time
Where: Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban
TV: Televised live on SBS

Last time they met
06-2008 Germany 0-1 Spain Euro 2008

Recent History
06-2008 Germany 0-1 Spain Euro 2008
02-2003 Spain 3-1 Germany Friendly
08-2000 Germany 4-1 Spain Friendly
02-1995 Spain 0-0 Germany Friendly
06-1994 Germany 1-1 Spain World Cup

World Cup form

Germany
WON 4-0 Australia
Lost 0-1 Serbia
WON 1-0 Ghana
WON 4-1 England
WON 4-0 Argentina

Germany have thrilled the football loving public at this tournament with their top class offensive display which includes 8 goals in their last two games against England and Argentina.

The Germans are in top form coming into this match and their pedigree says they can go all the way.

Spain
Lost 0-1 Switzerland
WON 2-0 Honduras
WON 2-1 Chile
WON 1-0 Portugal
WON 1-0 Paraguay

Spain have calmly gone about their business since their first round loss to Switzerland and they have won their past four matches as expected and find themselves in a semi-final against an opponent they managed to beat at Euro 2008 when it mattered most.

Sportsbet odds for Germany vs Spain

Germany $2.80
Draw $3.20
Spain $2.60

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Germany vs Spain match prediction

This game has all the makings of a classic encounter with both sides capable of producing quality football at the highest level.

The Germans have taken all before them in their past two matches and they are scoring goals at will to give them an undeniable chance to get through to the final.

Having said that, as much as Spain appeared to have struggled of late to score, they have still managed to get the job done on the back of a solid defence and an ability to control the game when in possession of the ball.

As good as Germany have been, we fancy Spain will prove to be a different kettle of fish to what England and Argentina served up to the Germans and the Spaniards can advance to their first World Cup Final.

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