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Germany an ace bet to beat Argentina

| 12.07.2014

Germany rate a solid bet at 13/10 with Coral to beat Argentina in today’s World Cup final in Maracana (9pm KO, Live on BBC1 and ITV1) and become the first ever European side to win the title on Latin American soil.

Die Mannschaft could not have been more impressive in destroying Brazil 7-1 in the semi-finals, and they will have the support of the locals now that they are taking on the hosts’ nearest and bitterest rivals.

Joachim Low’s lads are now unbeaten in 17 internationals (Won 12, Drawn 5), and have looked as ruthless and dominant as ever throughout the tournament.

They are the one side that have looked solid at the back, in midfield, and upfront and have a squad packed full of talent who are prepared to work hard for each other.

I think they will prove too classy for an Argentine side who have relied heavily on magical moments from Lionel Messi to get them through, and were second best against The Nederlands in normal time in the semis before going through on penalties.

La Albiceleste, to my eyes, have not lived up to the star billing they were given pre tournament and there is no doubt that the Germans have played the best football so far.

Germany’s Thomas Muller is bidding to become the first player ever to win the Golden Boot at successive World Cups, and has already matched his 2010 total of five.

The 24-year-old attacking midfielder needs one more to draw level with current leading goalscorer James Rodriguez, and looks good value at 5/1 to get it by scoring the opener.

Over 2.5 goals also appeals at 13/8 in a game which I believe will be more open than anticipated.

In the correct score market, I like the look of Germany winning 2-1 or 3-1 at 10/1 and 25/1 respectively.

World Cup Wagers:
Germany to win – 13/10
Muller first goalscorer – 5/1
Over 2.5 goals – 13/8
Germany to win 2-1 – 10/1
Germany to win 3-1 – 25/1



David Metcalf

A lifelong Manchester United supporter, David has over 25 years’ experience in the media industry having worked for regional and national newspapers. He is a huge horse racing, football and greyhound fan and has done interviews on various radio and TV stations, including talkSPORT and Sky Sports, whilst working as a PR front man for a betting firm. David has also written for most of the top Premier League football fan websites, and produced a Cheltenham Festival guide with former eight-times champion national hunt jockey Peter Scudamore, MBE, after helping him to set up a syndicate for his trainer son Michael.