Uruguay vs Germany preview for World Cup Third Place

Uruguay and Germany are set to meet in the play-off for third place at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa on Sunday 11th July at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth.

The game will commence at 4:30am AEST Melbourne time and Germany’s Miroslav Klose only needs one goal to equal the all time World Cup goal scoring record currently held by Brazil’s Ronaldo.

Leading Australian betting agency Sportsbet have the Germans a warm favourite at $1.73 to gain victory against Uruguay $3.75 with the draw showing $3.50.

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When: Sunday 11th July
Time: 4:30am AEST Melbourne time
Where: Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth
TV: Televised live on SBS

Last time they met
13-10-93 Friendly Germany 5 – 0 Uruguay

Recent History
13-10-93 Friendly Germany 5 – 0 Uruguay
20-12-92 Friendly Uruguay 1 – 4 Germany

World Cup form

Draw 0-0 France
WON 3-0 South Africa
WON 1-0 Mexico
WON 2-1 South Korea
WON 1-1 Ghana (Won 4-2 on Penalties after extra time)
Lost 2-3 Netherlands

Uruguay lost their first match of the tournament when beaten by the Netherlands in the Semi-Final and a win in this match will have them finishing third which would be a great result for the South American team.

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

Germany have had a wonderful tournament but they were completely outplayed by Spain in the Semi-Final and the interest for the Germans here will be seeing if they can conjur up a couple of goals for Miroslav Klose to make him the highest all time goal scorer at the World Cup.

Sportsbet odds for Uruguay vs Germany

Uruguay $3.75
Draw $3.50
Germany $1.73

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Uruguay vs Germany match prediction

This game is merely a curtain raiser to the main event on Monday and therefore the shackles should come off and make for a very attacking game and the prospect of a few goals, especially with Klose so near to the all time World Cup goal scoring record for Germany.

On what we have seen to date Germany should win this match but it depends how motivated they are compared to Uruguay.

We fancy a few goals to be scored and believe taking the 3 goals or more bet is a safer option than the Germans for a win at a similar price.

Over 2.5 Goals @ $1.67 at Sportsbet

Miroslav Klose to score anytime @ $2.00 at Sportsbet

Back the game to finish with 3 goals or more at Sportsbet and to add to the theatre of the event take Klose to score anytime at $2.00.

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