Germany Has Slight Edge Over Argentina

Published on July 9th, 2014 7:37 pm EST

The Germans roared their ways into the World Cup finals, while the Argentinian team barely squeaked in.

The World Cup final is now set, as Argentina will be battling Germany on Sunday, July 13th.

Germany earned their spot in the finals by crushing Brazil 7-1, while Argentina got past the Netherlands in a tightly contested battle that eventually was decided in a shootout.

Despite Argentina having superior odds to win the tournament prior to the semi-finals taking place, Germany are now the favourites to win the final game thanks to their thrashing of Brazil. Argentina has had issues with each and every opponent that they have faced in this tournament, while Germany is coming off of a one-sided clubbing of the host nation.

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Here are the odds for Sunday's tilt:

Germany, 2.25
Draw, 3.20
Argentina, 3.20

So, a successful €100 wager on each outcome would produce a potential profit of:

Germany, €125
Draw, €220
Argentina, €220

As you can see, Germany certainly has the edge to win, though neither team has better than even money odds of winning.

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Here are the draw no bet odds:

Germany, 1.57
Argentina, 2.25

Finally, the over/under line:

Under 2.5 Goals, 1.53
Over 2.5 Goals, 2.40

As you can see, the bookmakers are expecting that this will be a close contest.

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Who do you have in the World Cup final?

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