World Cup Final – Die Mannschaft To “Muller” La Albiceleste ?

The final game of the World Cup 2014 tournament is upon us with many fans voicing the opinion that this tournament has been the best World Cup tournament ever – this is always open to argument as any type of survey regarding “best ever” is always subject to the age of the survey participants but certainly World Cup 2014 has been an outstanding tournament.

Tonight’s final at 2000 BST in the Maracana between Germany and Argentina will be viewed by a massive worldwide audience all hoping to see a goal fest similar to the Germany v Brazil semi final on Tuesday night however the Live Football Scores team feel that the Argentina defence may be somewhat of a harder nut to crack than the Brazilian defence on Tuesday night.

Germany were outstanding in their 7-1 defeat of Brazil in the semi final however they did face some “pub team ” defending at times so today’s task will be a lot harder . Certainly whilst pundits have raved about Argentina’s Lionel Messi their stand out players in this tournament have been fullback Pablo Zabaleta and defensive midfielder Javier Mascherano who have provided defensive stability in an attack minded team.

The Live Football Scores team can see this game being tight with perhaps a goal in it with Germany just having the edge with 1-0 and 2-1 being our bet for this evening’s game.

However we are only enthusiastic amateurs so what do the professionals , the bookies think about tonight’s World Cup Final match ?

In the “Win Market” there are consistent odds across the board with the vast majority of bookies with Germany clear favourites at 13/10 and Argentina at 13/5 – not a great deal of value here but perhaps the draw odds of 9/4 at 90 minutes provide some scope for today’s pick.

A quick look at the betting markets shows slightly better odds in the “First Player To Score” market currently :

Lionel Messi @ 9/2 generally but 11/2 with Ladbrokes

Thomas Muller @ 5/1 generally but 13/1 with Ladbrokes

No Goal Scorer @ 6/1 generally but 13/2 with Coral

Miroslav Klose @6/1 generally but 7/1 with BetVictor and Coral

Gonzalo Higuain @ 8/1 generally but a slightly better 17/2 with William Hill

Andre Schurlle @ 8/1 generally a slightly better 9/1 with William Hill

For fans of an outsider in the market Bastian Schweinsteiger comes in at 20/1 with BetVictor – he can certainly hit the ball from distance so this might be worth consideration !


The Live Football Scores team also like the “Number of Corners “market for this game – bookie Stan James is currently offering 11/5 for over 11.5 corners , 7/2 for over 12.5 corners and a nice 5/1 for over 13.5 corners – worth a punt if you feel that both teams will be attack minded !


All odds are correct at the time of blog posting and are subject to change due to market conditions – always check the latest odds before placing a bet – enjoy the game !

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