Former World Champions Germany are in red hot form and they will look to all but end Ghana’s hopes of another World Cup dream run as the two sides face each other at Fortaleza. The Germans trampled a hapless Portugal side with a 4-0 victory and one can only imagine the routing that is line for Ghana.
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The Germans pretty much started off from where they left. Muller and co, who had a fantastic 2010 world cup, continue to pump in the goals for the German side. They are easily the fiercest attacking side this year and are bound to score many more in the upcoming fixtures. Joachim Louew’s side is always known to win and win big and this year seems no different. They will look to have another field day out as they face a lackluster Ghanaian side.
The Ghanaians were unlucky to lose their opening match against the USA. They conceded a late goal to land themselves in a soup. They now have to beat the Germans and perhaps even the Portuguese to ensure that they move forward and the chances seem very bleak.
This match could well be their final curtain call as they head out of the world cup. However, this tournament has already witnessed some major upsets including Costa Rica’s dream run and Ghana will certainly look to take a page out from the book of the Central Americans.
Germany: Germany lineup (4-2-3-1): Manuel Neuer; Benedikt Höwedes, Shkodran Mustafi, Per Mertesacker, Jerome Boateng; Philipp Lahm, Bastian Schweinsteiger; Mesut Özil, Toni Kroos, Mario Götze; Thomas Müller
Ghana lineup (4-3-3): Adam Kwarasey; Kwadwo Asamoah, John Boye, Jonathan Mensah, Daniel Opare; Michael Essien, Sulley Muntari, Kevin-Prince Boateng; Andre Ayew, Asamoah Gyan, Christian Atsu.
Germany beat Ghana 1-0 the last time the sides faced each other in the 2010 world cup
Thomas Müller has scored eight goals in seven World Cup games and seven in his last four
1 more goal makes Miroslov Klose the joint top scorer In world cups
Ghana has failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 5 world cup matches.
Prediction: 4-0 to Germany
Players to watch out for:
Germany – Muller – With a hayrick already in his kitty, Muller will look to add more to his world cup tally. He finds himself in the right spot on many occasions and the Ghana encounter might just be another day at the office for him.
Ghana – Asamoah Gyan was Ghana’s livewire against the U.S and he has to lead their attack. The former Sunderland man was a revelation in the 2010 world cup and he has to reproduce some similar form to give the black stars a glimmer of hope.