Germany last night produced a very impressive performance to beat Australia 4-0 and bookmakers reacted immediately by slashing the odds on them winning the World Cup.
Goals from Podolski , Klose , Muller and second half substitute Cacau helped the Germans to an emphatic win over the hapless Aussies who had Everton striker Tim Cahill sent off in the second half .
Germany kept possession well and had countless opportunities for more goals .
England will now be desperate to win Group C to avoid playing Germany in the last 16 as on this evidence Germany look certain to win Group D .
Bet365 are top price Germany to win the World Cup at 10/1 . They had been as high as 14/1 before last night's victory .
In yesterday's other Group D game Ghana needed a late penalty to beat Serbia and now look likely to qualify and probably face the winner of England's Group C in the last 16.
The tournament was in need of a goals boost yesterday as none of the previous seven games had produced more than two goals .
In producing such a high quality performance Germany have given notice that they are still a force to be reckoned with .