Germany v Argentina: World Cup Final betting preview
Following their emphatic victory against Brazil in the semi finals, Germany go into Sunday's showpiece final against Argentina as favourites to secure their fourth World Cup title.
Odds comparison site easyodds.com shows a best price of 11/8 on a Germany victory in 90 minutes, with Argentina the 14/5 outsiders. The Germans are odds on at 8/11 to lift the trophy, with Argentina 11/10.
The last time these two teams met at the World Cup was as recently as the 2010 quarter finals when Germany ran out comfortable 4-0 winners. Worryingly for Argentina, eight of the German side that started that match, also lined up against Brazil in the semi finals of this 2014 competition.
One of those is Thomas Muller and the Bayern Munich man needs one goal to draw level with Colombia's James Rodriguez at the top of the tournament scoring charts. He's 2/1 with Ladbrokes to score at anytime and best odds of 15/2 with William Hill to net two or more and take the top goalscorer award.
Lionel Messi is Muller's closest rival still in action, with four goals to his name, but the Barcelona man needs two to equal Rodriguez. He is 9/1 through Easyodds and Paddy Power to score two or more in the game.
Miroslav Klose has 3 goals in his last 3 appearances for Germany against Argentina. The World Cup's record scorer is 9/4 with a number of bookmakers to add to his 16 tournament goals at anytime in the final.
Germany have scored more than twice as many goals as Argentina en route to the final. Argentina have been unexpectedly quiet in front of goal, scoring just eight from their six matches, with Germany registering 17 so far. Germany to score 2 or more in the final is best odds of 8/5 through Paddy Power.
Argentina's success at the tournament has been built around a solid defensive set up that has conceded just three goals. As a result of this impressive showing, the South American's are still yet to go behind at any point in Brazil this summer. Argentina to score first in the final is 6/4 with Bet365, whilst Germany are 16/1 to become the first side to turnaround a deficit against Alejandro Sabella's side and win.
Argentina have failed to score in the first 90 minutes in two out of three of their knockout matches so far at the tournament. Argentina to draw another blank in normal time is 7/5 with Paddy Power.
Best price match odds:
Germany - 11/8
Argentina - 14/5
Draw - 11/5
Article courtesy of easyodds.com