Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

The Bookies' View

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

The Bookies' View

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TOMORROW evening, arguably one of the greatest ever World cup tournaments comes to a climax when Germany face Argentina in Rio de Janeiro.

Germany are bidding to be the first European side to win the World Cup on South American soil. We make them 13/10 favourites to win in 90 minutes, whilst Argentina are available at 11/5 with a drawn match also available at 11/5. Whilst Argentina have stuttered their way through the tournament, the Germans seem to be gaining momentum, and are likely they will continue with the attacking tactics that saw them score 17 goals so far.

Thomas Muller has five of those and he is 3/1 to score a goal at any time in a German victory, and 6/1 is on offer if he nets first in a German win.

JOACHIM Low's side have made a habit of scoring early and should they do so again we can see them running up another impressive tally; odds of 25/1 apply for a 3-1 win and 100/1 for a 4-2 victory.

Argentina are likely deploy the more cautious approach. …

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