Germany will go into their match against the Ghanaians today with momentum from their win over Portugal while Ghana know they must avoid defeat to give themselves a chance of qualifying for the next round.
For the Germans, it is set to be a night full of hard work as their midfield comes up against one of the toughest tackling midfields in Brazil this year. Toni Kroos would have to be at his tactical best to unlock what might prove to be a stubborn Ghanaian defense and Mario Gotze and Ozil have to get more central when attacking to pull the Ghanaian full backs in and cause chaos at the center of defense. They could however go with Schurlle and Podolski to infuse some pace and direct running in attack. Mertesacker and Hummels did very well against Portugal but against a very Pacey Jordan Ayew and an unpredictable Gyan, it is set to be a tough day at the office for those two
For Ghana, the key today is going to be consistency Kwadwo Asamoah and Daniel Opare must attack and defend with their live down the right and left flanks While Andre Ayew and Atsu must drive into the German defense and expose their lack of pace and Ghana will do well to introduce Kevin Prince Boateng as he has ability on the ball and an he can destabilize the German guard. They however must be wary of the threat Ozil, Gotze and Kroos pose with their passing and the genuine world cup goal scoring threat Thomas Muller is.
This is set to be an explosive match that will keep pundits and fans on the edge of their sits for the whole game.