World Cup 2014 Final Betting Preview

world cup 2014 final betting

After utterly humiliating the host nation Brazil, Germany are the favorites over Lionel Messi and Argentina in the World Cup 2014 final on Sunday.  Check out our betting preview which includes a breakdown of the odds, along with the best site for Canadians to bet on the World Cup 2014 final.

Germany are currently (-150) and Argentina are (+120) to win the World Cup outright in regular time, extra time or penalties. While to total amount for over/under goals is set at 2.5 (Courtesy of Bet365).

Argentina were 4-to-1 odds of winning the World Cup in 2014 before play began, just behind the favoured host nation Brazil, while Germany were 6-to-1.

These two nations have a history in the World Cup after meeting twice in the finals back in 1986 where Argentina won, then next in 1990 where Germany got their revenge. But overall, it has been domination for the Germans in competitive World Cup games against Argentina, as they are 6-1 with the only loss being that 1986 final.

Playing a with very conservative style in 2014, Argentina has had many low scoring matches that were decided in extra time or penalties. In fact, Argentina have only scored 7 goals in regulation time this whole tournament, compared to the 7 goals Germany scored against Brazil alone in the semifinal.

The main thing Argentina has going for them is Lionel Messi, who has a history of winning trophies and shining in the final for club teams he has played for. But, Messi has struggled to score in this World Cup and Argentina have had to rely on a more defensive style of game. Despite Messi’s lack of output, the odds for him  to score anytime during this World Cup final are (+160), which could be a testament to his level of play in big matches like this.

On the German side, Thomas Muller and Miroslav Klose are the World Cup heroes. Klose scored in the 7-1 humiliation of Brazil and broke the record for total World Cup goals at 16 in the process. It was Thomas Muller who opened the scoring against Brazil, which which puts him at 10 goals in only two World Cups and many think he is destined to beat Klose’s record. The odds for Thomas Muller to score anytime are (+175) and Miroslav Klose is (+240).

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However, it is still unclear whether Germany’s dominant win over Brazil was due to their superior play, or a Brazilian team that suffered key injuries and finally crumbled under the pressure. Brazil’s 3-0 loss to Netherlands in the 3rd place game seems to confirm this because they did not look in form at all.

If Argentina’s style so far is any indicator, this final is likely to be a cagey, low scoring affair that could be decided in extra time or penalties. Although Germany has had some high scoring games, they too have also shown they are willing to play conservatively like in the 1-0 win over USA when facing possible elimination in the group stage. The odds for the game to be decided in extra time are (+550) and for it to go to penalties is (+450).

Where to Bet on the World Cup Final

The best site for Canadians to bet on the World Cup final is Bet365, because they offer betting betting odds for anything you can think of, along with live betting on offer throughout the entire game from the opening whistle to penalty kicks. Canadians who sign up to Bet365 will receive a 100% deposit bonus up to $200.