France v Germany Odds & Betting Tips – World Cup 2014 Betting

1st July 2014 | World Cup Betting category: World Cup Previews & Predictions
France v Germany

France v Germany Betting Preview – World Cup 2014

It is down to the final eight now at the World Cup and one of these two European nations will be moving ahead to face either Brazil or Colombia in the semi finals. The two have met three times before at the World Cup finals, and Germany hold a narrow 2-1 advantage, the most recent clash coming back in 1986. But France are running in good current form against the Germans and the French may just be good value for many to get a win on the board in this one.

Germany had to labour and toil to get past Algeria in the round of sixteen, looking shattered at the end of extra time after they had booked a 2-1 win. The feature of the game, which was one of the best of the tournament so far, was Germany wasting a hatful of chances in the match. The brilliant Thomas Muller was the biggest culprit and could have filled his boots, but the chances just weren’t going on. So it raises the big question of whether or not Germany are missing that genuine number nine to go all the way and lift the title.

While they have Muller, who is even money favourite in the anytime goalscorer market, they’ll always create. Germany have such a powerful and creative midfield, arguably the best at the tournament, that more often than not, they can more than compensate. But can they take their chances against France, who are looking very solid at the back? If this game is open then they should and it is probably worth edging 2.5 goals because both looking likely to create chances. Germany are unbeaten in their last 25 matches.

France came through their group with ease, beating Honduras and Switzerland while drawing with Ecuador. The French have kept four clean sheets in their last five matches played now and so they are going to take some breaking down. They showed some pretty good grit against Nigeria, as Les Bleus looked average for sixty minutes before stepping up a gear and nailing two late goals to take themselves through. The fact that they progressed in 90 minutes, while Germany, who played later in the day needed extra time, may have an effect in this one.

France have won five and lost just one of the last seven games played against Germany now, so they are in solid form against the Germans. It makes the underdogs some big value in this one. Up top they have Karim Benzema and Olivier Giroud looking sharp and they are 6/4 and 2/1 respectively in the anytime goalscorer market. One big performance from either of them and you feel that the French, who are unbeaten in their last eight matches, could pinch this one.

France v Germany Odds

Germany 7/5, France 9/4, Draw 23/10

Online betting site Bet365 have already had to refund World Cup outright bets on Greece and Chile because these crashed out on a penalty shoot out. It shows the value of betting on the World Cup Winner market at Bet365, because when you do you will be backed by the insurance that if your selection gets knocked out on penalties, then you will get your lost stake refunded. New customers registering an account with Bet365 can get up to a free £200 bet as a welcome bonus

France v Germany Betting Tips

If you are backing France, do so To Qualify for odds of 5/4 for coverage

Over 2.5 goals is trading at 11/10 and three of the last four meetings have gone over

Thomas Muller is even money value in the anytime goalscorer market

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