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Germany, Portugal faves to reach Confed Cup final

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Reigning world champions Germany and Euro 2016 winners Portugal are both favored to beat their respective semi-final opponents in the 2017 Confederations Cup.

The Germans are backed to beat Mexico at 1.98 in Nextbet since Joachim Low’s men are in great form after winning two of their three games in the group stages.

Aside from a 1-1 draw with 2015 Copa America winners Chile, the Die Mannschaft won their games handily, beating Australia 3-2 and Cameroon 3-1 to finish as Group B leaders.

In the other semi-final game, Portugal are favored to beat Chile at 2.34, since the Seleccao are fresh from their 4-0 drubbing of New Zealand, the 2016 OFC Nations Cup champions.

Germany are yet to use their full first team but have been successful in the tournament mainly because newly capped players like Lars Stindl and Timo Werner, who both have scored two goals, have been stepping up for the main starters.

Portugal seemed to be inspired by their star winger Cristiano Ronaldo, who does not appear to be distracted by his off-pitch problems and has led the Seleccao to important wins in the Confed Cup.

Both the Germans and the Portuguese are favored to win the tourney at 3.00 because of their excellent performance in the competition.

In the specials, Ronaldo is tipped to come out as the top scorer for the tournament at 2.45, although other scorers like Werner (3.35), Stindl (4.05) and Chile’s Alexis Sanchez (4.70) are not far behind.

As earlier mention, Werner and Stindl have two goals apiece, while Sanchez became his country’s top scorer of all time after he scored his 38th La Roja goal in their 1-1 draw against Germany.