In the toughest group of the World Cup, three time champions Germany are natural favorites to finish first while the Americans, Portuguese and Ghanians offer stiff opposition.
Every match in Group G looks great on paper. And so do the odds.
There is no doubt that Germany are expected to win the group but they will be tested every step of the way.
After finishing the past two tournaments in third place. Die Mannschaft are listed at 1.14 to make it to the next round while 1.50 is available for them to finish ahead of the pack.
Their roster includes an all star cast featuring Thomas Mueller, Mario Gotze, and best goalkeeper in the world Manuel Neuer, among plenty of others. They were also undefeated going 9-0-1 during qualifying and will be hard to go against here.
Portugal are next up with William Hill listing them at 1.36 to move on while winning the group is listed at 3.75. Cristiano Ronaldo will need to continue his sensational form at club level and find a way to translate that to more goals on the national side where he only has two goals in his past two World Cups. Anticipate Paulo Bento's men to finish as runners-up.
Ghana are coming in looking to cause some surprises and some bettors are indeed looking at them to do that. The 2010 quarter-finalists are listed at a teasing 3.75 to qualify from the group and to win it they're at 11.00. The match against the United States will be the pivotal encounter, again, and if they can steal a point off Portugal they could very well be on their way.
The Americans will look to get revenge against Ghana after being eliminated by them in the past two tournaments. Jurgen Klinsmann's side have a tough road ahead but they have a very disciplined and athletic side that will give every team a serious run for their money.
If anyone knows the German system, in particular, Joachim Low's, it is Klinsmann, who led the Germans to the bronze medal in 2006. They are listed at 4.00 to move on and 11.00 to win the group