France v Germany Betting
2014 World Cup - Quarter Final
4th July - KO: 5pm BST -
Maracana - Rio
France topped Group E thanks to impressive wins over Honduras (3-0) and Switzerland (5-2). A 0-0 draw against Ecuador in their final group game was enough to see them top the group, but it wasn't a vintage display. Plenty of changes were made for the Ecuador game but the French must improve on their second round display against Nigeria. Two late goals saw off the Africans 2-0 in the end but Germany may not be quite as accomodating.
Continuing with the trend of no team looking particularly unstoppable in this World Cup, Germany have played well in wins over Portugal (4-0) and the USA (1-0), but not so great against the likes of Ghana (2-2) and to a lesser extent against Algeria in the second round. Two extra time goals were enough to see off the Africans in the last sixteen and although this wasn't a vintage display by the Germans, credit must go to their opponents on the night who played so well.
France edge the head to head having beaten Germany eleven times opposed the Germans eight wins. Germany won the last meeting between the two however 2-1 in February 2013 and you have to go all the way back to the 1986 World Cup for the last time the pair met in a World Cup, with West Germany winning the match 2-0. The pair also met famously in the 1982 World Cup semi-final with West Germany winning on penalties after a 3-3 scoreline in normal time.
The betting is tight for this quarter final meeting, with the Germans just shading it with the bookmakers.
|Friday 4th July|
|5.00pm||France v Germany||Betting Preview||Odds|
|Tips:||France to qualify @ 5/4|
|Antoine Griezmann to score anytime @ 10/3|
|Thomas Muller to score anytime @ 15/8|
France v Germany Odds
To Qualify Odds:
First Goalscorer Odds:
Correct Score Odds:
|15 Jun||20:00||BBC||France 3 - 0 Honduras||Port Alegre|
|20 Jun||20:00||ITV||Switzerland 2 - 5 France||Salvador|
|25 Jun||21:00||BBC||Ecuador 0 - 0 France||Rio de Janeiro|
|30 Jun||17:00||TBC||France v Nigeria||Brasilia|
|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
- International Friendly - 6th Feb 2013 - France 1 - 2 Germany
- International Friendly - 29th Feb 2012 - Germany 1 - 2 France
- International Friendly - 12th Nov 2005 - France 0 - 0 Germany
- International Friendly - 15th Nov 2003 - Germany 0 - 3 France
- International Friendly - 27th Feb 2001 - France 1 - 0 Germany
- International Friendly - 1st June 1996 - Germany 0 - 1 France
Paul Pogba - The young Juventus midfielder is a powerhouse in the middle of the park for France and scored the opening goal in their 2-0 second round match over Nigeria.
Thomas Muller - Germany's top scorer on four goals missed a couple of good chances against Algeria in the last sixteen. France won't be so lucky should he get given the chance here.
No Games Found
Germany have won 70.00%, drawn 10.00% and lost 20.00% of their last 10 games.
Germany have kept a clean sheet in 3 of their last 10 games, going on to win 7 and draw 1 of these matches.
Germany have failed to score in 2 of their last 10 games.