World Cup Final Match Total Betting Tips - Germany Vs. Argentina

World Cup Final Match Total Betting Tips – Germany Vs. Argentina

Red-hot Germany and cool-as-ice Argentina will square off on Sunday in the final of the 2014 World Cup with each team looking to add to its already impressive World Cup history.

With three titles already in hand, Germany and superstar Thomas Muller will look to add a fourth crown to the nation’s soccer trophy case. Argentina has bagged two World Cup titles and will look to superstar Lionel Messi to lead them to a third global crown.

Can Germany use its cup-leading offense to overcome Messi and send this final Over the game’s Over/Under Total or will Argentina use its stingy defense to keep the Germans in check and pull of the upset in a low-scoring affair?

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2014 World Cup Final Germany vs. Argentina
Germany and Argentina will battle for the 2014 World Cup from Estadio do Maracanain Rio de Janeiro.

Starts: 07/13/2014 3:00PM
Estádio Maracanã
Rio de Janeiro

World Cup Final Betting Odds Germany vs. Argentina

Spread: Germany -½ (+120) Vs. Argentina +½ (-140)
3-way line: Germany +120 / Argentina +215 / Draw +200
Total: 2 (Over -120, Under Even)

My 2014 World Cup Final Match Total Betting Tips

Bet the Trends

One of the very first things you need to know in order to make a successful World Cup match total wager is how each team has been playing in recent matches and what their respective O/U outcomes were.

For the final, you should know that Germany is 4-2 O/U and Argentina 1-3 O/U. Germany has also alternated O/U outcomes over its last five matches while Argentina has played Under their O/U Total in three consecutive matches.

Bet On the Explosive Offense Or The Suffocating Defense

Germany’s seven-goal explosion against Brazil helped them to move into the team goal scoring lead with a whopping 17. Argentina has been far more conservative offensively, scoring just eight total goals, but still finding a way to reach the finals.

Germany Vs. Argentina

Germany plays a team oriented style where they share the ball probably better than any team in the world right now. The Germans’ ability to control the ball and pass it extremely effectively generally leads them to their fair share of decent shots. Defensively, Germany closes off hopeful runs routinely and simply doesn’t make the big mistake that leads to one-on-one or 2-on-1 runs at their keeper.

Argentina plays a more conservative offensive game, generally just taking what their opponents give them. This team looks like they often depend a bit too much of superstar Lionel Messi, but make no mistake about it, they’ve got the kinds of players that can find the back of the net if given the opportunity.

Defense is where Argentina has routinely pounded their opponents into submission this World Cup. Messi and company have held each of their last three opponents and four of their six opponents overall, to no goals, though they also struggled to score as well.

Germany vs. Argentina World Cup Final Asian Handicap Odds

Germany vs. Argentina World Cup Final Asian Handicap Odds

Germany will face off against Argentina on Sunday at Estadio do Maracanain in Rio de Janeiro to determine the 2014 World Cup champion. It will either be Germany’s fourth World Cup or Argentina’s third.

This expert Asian Handicap odds betting breakdown on this weekend’s finale will give you the expert insight you’ll need in order to cash in early and often on Sunday’s highly-anticipated match. Click here to join SportBet to wager on the World Cup.

2014 World Cup Final Germany vs. Argentina
Germany and Argentina will battle for the 2014 World Cup from Estadio do Maracanain Rio de Janeiro.

Starts: 07/13/2014 3:00PM
Estádio Maracanã
Rio de Janeiro

World Cup Final Betting Odds Germany vs. Argentina

Spread: Germany -½ (+120) Vs. Argentina +½ (-140)
3-way line: Germany +120 / Argentina +215 / Draw +200
Total: 2 (Over -120, Under Even)

My 2014 World Cup Final Pick

If you don’t know what Asian Handicap is, it’s fairly simple. There is no draw in Asian handicapping. Instead each team is given goal-scoring odds whether a favorite or underdog.

Germany reached the 2014 World Cup final by smacking around host nation Brazil in their stunning 7-1 semifinal rout on Tuesday night. Argentina reached the final by squeaking past the Netherlands 4-2 on penalty kicks ion Wednesday.

Germany attempts an average of 14.7 shot attempts per match while putting 70 percent of their attempts on target. Led by elite forward Thomas Müller and World Cup career goal scoring leader Miroslav Klose, Germany has scored a cup-leading 17 goals in six matches while allowing just four defensively.

Argentina has reached the final, thanks mostly to their outstanding defense and just enough contributions from superstar forward Lionel Messi, arguably the world’s best player today.

Argentina has scored just eight goals in six matches, but they’ve limited the opposition to a paltry three goals – with Nigeria scoring two of those in a narrow 3-2 loss.

Messi has tied Germany’s Muller with five goals but he’s been a virtual one-man gang on offense.

Germany is a big favorite coming into the finals, but I believe they’ll get the job done to cover their Asian Handicap odds by winning 2-1 at the least and likely 3-1.

The German national team is loaded with experienced players, at least three veteran superstar kinds of players on their roster – and the only keeper in the world today (Manuel Neuer) that is better than Argentina’s Sergio Romero.

While it’s possible that Argentina could shut down Germany much like they’ve done to several of their opponents thus far, I don’t see it happening and I’m not the only one that is predicting a fairly easy win for Germany.

Netherlands winger Arjen Robben said he believes Germany will win the World Cup.

"Germany’s going to win the World Cup. No doubt about that. The Argentines will not stand a chance," he told reporters following Wednesday night’s loss.

In the end, I believe that German defender Per Mertesacker is right when he says, "We have one of the strongest squads I’ve ever played in," Mertesacker said. "We have two excellent players for every position and everyone believes in each other. We have created excellent team spirit during the tournament and with those magnificent players growing up together it makes it easier."

 

Brazil vs. Netherlands Asian Handicap Odds For The World Cup 3rd Place Game

Brazil vs. Netherlands Asian Handicap Odds For The World Cup 3rd Place Game

The Netherlands and Brazil will both look to avoid a dreaded two-loss losing streak and claim third place in the 2014 World Cup when they square off on Saturday, live from Brazil.

Making this semi-humbling affair more eventful is the fact that you could potentially cash in with some winning wagers on the game’s value-packed Asian Handicap Odds.

2014 World Cup Thrird Place Game – Brazil vs. Netherlands
Brazil and the Netherlands must play for third place in the 2014 World Cup.

Starts: 07/12/2014 4:00PM
Estádio Nacional de Brasilia

Brazil vs. Netherlands World Cup 3rd Place Match Playoff Betting Odds

Spread: Brazil -0.5 vs. Netherlands +0.5
Asian Handicap: Brazil -0.0,-0.5 / Netherlands +0.0,+0.5
3-way line: Brazil +115 / Netherlands +230 / Draw +260
Total: 3 -110

Brazil will look to bounce back and finish in third place after taking a historic 7-1 pounding at the hands of Thomas Muller and Germany on Tuesday, but they’ll face a pretty tall task in trying to hold off a Netherlands tem that has to be a bit ticked off after falling to Argentina 4-2 on penalty kicks in extra time on Wednesday,

Brazil will be without injured superstar Neymar once again, so it’s going to be up to Hulk, David Luiz and Fred to get the job done. The team will get a boost from the return of captain Thiago Silva but the team’s overall psyche is yet to be determined after all of the public humiliation they’ve had to endure in their homeland.

Brazil has managed to score 11 goals over their six matches, good for third place and they only allowed four goals through five matches – until Germany exploded for seven, so the team’s defense probably isn’t nearly as bad as it looked against Germany.

Brazil has gotten two goals apiece from David Luiz and Oscar but teammates, Fred, Hulk and Jo all haven’t scored in three straight matches, so they need to show up for the Brazilians to have a chance.

The Netherlands scored a World Cup-best 10 goals in the opening group play round but have gone two straight matches without scoring in regulation time. While the Dutch men were a bit lucky to escape in their quarterfinal win over Costa Rica, a 4-3 win on penalty kicks, they got the short end of the stick against Argentina on Wednesday.

The Netherlands will look to their elite duo of forwards Arjen Robben and Robin van Persie to get them going offensive after the pair each scored three goals during the group play round.

Brazil averages 16.7 shot attempts per match and put 70 percent of their shot attempts on target through six matches while the Netherlands averages just 13.7 shot attempts per match just above the cup average of 13.3 per match. The Dutch men did manage to put an impressive 70 percent of their shot attempts on target.

My World Cup 3rd Place Match Playoff Asian Handicap Odds Pick:

I’m going to urge you to back Brazil to win their cup-closing contest and regain a small measure of pride as captain Thiago Silva leads a much-improved defensive effort and previously silent ‘stars’ Fred and Hulk find a way to give Brazil a narrow lead they manage to hold on to.

Brazil wins this one by a goal to cover the Asian Handicap odds that have them as a narrow favorite.