Brazil v Germany Betting
2014 World Cup - Semi Finals
4th June - KO: 9pm BST -
The 2014 World Cup hosts, Brazil continue their bid to win a sixth finals when they take Germany in the tournament's first semi final on Tuesday in Belo Horizonte.
Unbeaten in the competition so far, Brazil topped Group A with two wins and a draw, before scraping past Chile on penalties in the second round. It was another nervous finish on Friday against Colombia, with a late penalty for the Columbians making for a desperate finish with Brazil winning 2-1. Centre backs Thiago Silva and David Luiz got the goals for the hosts but with Thiago suspended for the semi final and top goalscorer Neymar out of the tournament through injury, punters are weighing up these factors versus home advantage in the semi final.
Germany are also unbeaten in the tournament, having not been overly convincing. The Germans topped Group G thanks to wins against Portugal and the United States and a 2-2 draw with Ghana. Joachim Low's side were taken to extra time before beating Algeria 2-1 in the second round, before a 1-0 win over France in Friday's quarter final.
Germany shade the betting but it's tight and it's another game that could go all the way. Amzingly, the pair have only met once before in World Cup finals, with Brazil coming out on top 2-0 in the 2002 final.
|Tuesday 8th July|
|9.00pm||Brazil v Germany||Betting Preview||Odds|
|Tips:||First goal to be scored with a header @ 9/2|
|Benedikt Howedes to be shown a card @ 12/5|
|David Luiz to score anytime @ 9/1|
Brazil v Germany Odds
To Qualify Odds:
Correct Score Odds:
First Goalscorer Odds:
|12 Jun||21:00||ITV||Brazil 3 - 1 Croatia||Sao Paulo|
|17 Jun||20:00||BBC||Brazil 0 - 0 Mexico||Fortaleza|
|23 Jun||21:00||ITV||Cameroon 1 - 4 Brazil||Brasilia|
|28 Jun||17:00||TBC||Brazil 3 - 2 Chile||Belo Horizonte|
|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|
Head to Head
Last Six Meetings:
- International Friendly - 10th Aug 2011 - Germany 3 - 2 Brazil
- Confederations Cup - 25th June 2005 - Germany 2 - 3 Brazil
- International Friendly - 8th Sept 2004 - Germany 1 - 1 Brazil
- 2002 World Cup Final - 30th June 2002 - Brazil 2 - 0 Germany
- Confederations Cup - 24th July 1999 - Brazil 4 - 0 Germany
- International Friendly - 25th Mar 1998 - Germany 1 - 2 Brazil
David Luiz - With Neymar out of the tournament through injury, defender David Luiz could prove to be Brazil's talisman from the back. Following his superb free kick against Colombia in the quarter finals, The PSG centre back will be an important player for Brazil.
Toni Kroos - The metronomic midfielder dictates the pace at which the Germans play and can be the catalyst for the attacking play against what looks a vulnerable Brazilian defence.
Brazil have won 66.67%, drawn 27.78% and lost 5.56% of their last 18 games.
Brazil have kept a clean sheet in 10 of their last 18 games, going on to win 12 and draw 5 of these matches.
Brazil have failed to score in 2 of their last 18 games.
Germany have won 100%, drawn 0% and lost 0% of their last 10 games.
Germany have kept a clean sheet in 6 of their last 10 games, going on to win 10 and draw 0 of these matches.
Germany have failed to score in 0 of their last 10 games.