It may be a Friendly, but the Germany v England football match on Saturday (7.45pm on ITV1) is a serious business – and one bookie is offering enhanced odds of either 5/1 Germany or 14/1 England to win.
The normal best odds are 4/6 and 5/1 respectively, so it’s a whopping great boost. Plus, you will get your stake back as a free bet if you lose. Who’s offering this to new customers, well it is Betfair Sportsbook.
But they are not the only firm to get involved in ‘bigging up’ the odds on this Germany v England match. Paddy Power also go 14/1 about England winning while Coral are offering 10/1 that England score a goal at any time in the game (the normal odds for that are 8/13). They are also offering money back as a free bet if it loses.
As for the match itself, what is the likely result? Our view is that World Champions Germany ought to have too much firepower for England. Although it is merely a Friendly, it is such a historic fixture that neither side will want to let themselves down. As the players on both sides will be keen to impress their respective managers ahead of Euro 2016 in the summer, this match ought to be taken very seriously.
We can see England scoring as they have some good strikers, such as Liverpool ace Daniel Sturridge and Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy, who can be called into action. So that 10/1 (from 8/13) with Coral that England score in the game should be landed. However we can see Germany scoring at least a couple of goals, and that may be enough to see them win – and they do have vital home ground advantage.
Just to summarise, these are those bookies’ enhanced odds offers on this match for new customers only: