World Cup Final 2014

This entry was posted on Friday, July 11th, 2014

Two weeks ago, pundits and fans around the world were falling over themselves telling you how wonderful the World Cup of 2014 was. And it was. Spain getting thumped 5-1 by Holland, Tim Cahill scoring worldies, it seemed this was the World Cup that would keep on giving. But of late, it hasn’t and everyone will be hoping Argentina’s Semi-Final bore isn’t repeated on Sunday night. We don’t want a 1994 Roberto Baggio moment after 120 minutes of goalless football. Unless of course it happens to Messi because actually that’ll be quite funny.

Had Germany simply beaten Brazil 1-0 you can be sure they wouldn’t be priced as short as 8/11 with Paddy Power to win the World Cup, but as those goals rained in so too perhaps went any value on the Europeans. Bet365 are 5/4 that Argentina keep the record of South American nations winning the trophy on their own continent.

Unsurprisingly the World Cup Final can often be a nervous affair and six of the last seven finals have seen under 2.5 goals, which despite the German’s free scoring Semi-Final, has to be likely again, but is priced accordingly at 1.55 on Betfair.

Spain showed at the last World Cup that you don’t need to score many goals to be victorious, scoring just eight in seven games. Argentina have been almost equally frugal, scoring just eight until this point. Given how they’ve played of late we simply can’t make them our selection.

Our tip is for the match to be level at Half-Time, following in the footsteps of the last three World Cup Finals, which have all been a draw at the break. At 1.98 on Betfair, it’s our selection. For those that like a correct score 1-0 Germany at 11/2 with Ladbrokes certainly appeals.

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