- The over/under for the Germany-Sweden match was 2.5.
- Under bettors were feeling great as the match wound to a close with the score tied, 1-1.
- But Germany, down a man, scored an incredible goal off a set piece in the final minute of stoppage time to cash over bettors’ tickets.
Ninety-four minutes down … one to go.
That’s exactly what Germany-Sweden under bettors (2.5) everywhere were thinking entering the final minute of stoppage time, with the match tied, 1-1.
And then Germany’s Toni Kroos did this …
Over (2.5) bettors: “Danke, Toni. Danke.” pic.twitter.com/wz8XwuEvMk
— The Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) June 23, 2018
Make or miss, this was going to be the last legitimate scoring chance of the game, and Kroos buried it from a tough angle to send over bettors to the window.
The goal also impacted those who bet the spread (Germany -1) and the draw (+373).
Both Sweden +1 and the draw looked safe … until they didn’t.
Making matters worse for everyone negatively impacted by Kroos’ goal: Germany was playing a man down after Jerome Boateng got his second yellow card of the evening.
A secondary storyline: Kroos’ strike also gives everyone who bet Germany futures before the World Cup new life.
The Germans, who lost their opening match to Mexico in stunning fashion, were the second-shortest favorite prior to the tournament (+455). A draw on Sunday would’ve put them at major risk of being eliminated before the knockout rounds.
They’re now tied with Sweden for second place in Group F with a Wednesday match against South Korea looming. Germany is -557 to win that match.