Germany v Argentina Betting
2014 World Cup - Final
13th July - KO: 8pm BST - ,
Rio de Janeiro
The final of the 2014 World Cup will be played between Germany and Argentina on Sunday 13th July at the famous Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Germany are unbeaten in the competition so far and they made an almighty statement of intent when beating tournament hosts Brazil 7-1 in the semi-finals. Joachim Low's men will now bid to win their country's fourth World Cup title after they finished top of Group G during the group stages earlier this summer, beating USA and Portugal, as well as drawing with Ghana, in the process. The Germans then needed extra-time to beat Algeria 2-1 in the last-sixteen before they secured a narrow 1-0 win over France in the quarter-finals, although it is their resounding win over Brazil in the last-four that has really set the tone ahead of this weekend's finale.
Argentina are also unbeaten in the World Cup, having won all three games to top Group F against Bosnia-Herzegovina, Iran and Nigeria, the South Americans then left it late to beat Switzerland 1-0 after extra time in the second round and a solitary Gonzalo Higuain strike was enough to beat Belgium in the quarters. Again, Argentina were involved in a tight match in the semi-finals against the Netherlands, eventually winning on penalties after the game ended 0-0.
Germany and Argentina have met on 20 occasions in the past, with Germany winning seven, Argentina winning nine and the other four ending in draws. They have clashed six times at World Cup finals, with Germany winning each of the last three meetings since losing 3-2 to La Albiceleste in the 1986 final. They earned revenge with a 1-0 victory in the final of Italia '90, while they have since beaten Argentina on penalties in the last-eight in 2006 and they romped to a 4-0 win in the quarter-finals in 2010.
|Sunday 13th July 2014|
|8.00pm||Germany v Argentina||Betting Preview||Odds|
|Tips:||Draw after 90 minutes @ 9/4|
|Germany to win on penalties @ 9/1|
|Thomas Muller to score anytime @ 12/5|
Germany v Argentina Odds
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|16 Jun||17:00||ITV||Germany 4 - 0 Portugal||Salvador|
|21 Jun||20:00||BBC||Germany 2 - 2 Ghana||Fortaleza|
|26 Jun||17:00||BBC||United States 0 - 1 Germany||Recife|
|30 Jun||21:00||TBC||Germany v Algeria||Port Alegre|
|15 Jun||23:00||BBC||Argentina 2 - 1 Bosnia and Herzegovina||Rio de Janeiro|
|21 Jun||17:00||ITV||Argentina 1 - 0 Iran||Belo Horizonte|
|25 Jun||17:00||ITV||Nigeria 2 - 3 Argentina||Port Alegre|
|01 Jul||17:00||TBC||Argentina v Switzerland||Sao Paulo|
Head to Head
- International Friendly - 15th Aug 2012 - Germany 1 - 3 Argentina
- World Cup - 3rd July 2010 - Argentina 0 - 4 Germany
- International Friendly - 3rd March 2010 - Germany 0 - 1 Argentina
- World Cup - 30th June 2006 - Germany 1 - 1 Argentina (Germany won 4-2 on pens)
- Confederations Cup - 21st June 2005 - Germany 2 - 2 Argentina
- International Friendly - 9th February 2005 - Germany 2 - 2 Argentina
- International Friendly - 17th April 2002 - Germany 0 - 1 Argentina
- International Friendly - 15th December 1993 - Argentina 2 - 1 Germany
- World Cup - 8th July 1990 - West Germany 1 - 0 Argentina
- Four Nations Tournament - 2nd April 1988 - West Germany 1 - 0 Argentina
Thomas Muller - The fleet of foot Muller is proving to be a man for the big occasion and he will be a massive player for Germany on Sunday. The Bayern Munich star has now scored 10 goals and provided six assists in 12 matches at World Cup finals during his career and he is still in contention for the Golden Boot award this summer.
Lionel Messi - Messi has single-handedly dragged Argentina through matches in Brazil this summer and he will be hoping to have a similar impact to that of Diego Maradona, who inspired his country to World Cup glory in 1986. Messi has been one of the stars of the tournament and he will be the key to Argentina's hopes in the final this weekend.
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