World Cup Betting Preview: France good value to beat Germany

The 1998 winners are more than capable of taking advantage of Die Mannschaft's makeshift backline when the European heavyweights clash in Rio
Germany are slight favourites to beat France in the first of four World Cup quarter-finals that are presenting punters with plenty of options.

Joachim Low's side, beaten 2010 semi-finalists, are the $2.45 favourites at bet365 to reach the last four again in Brazil.

Standing in their way are Didier Descamps' in-form Les Blues, $3.20 to win the game at the Maracana, with the draw in Rio de Janeiro paying $3.30.

A France victory after extra-time or on penalties is worth $17 and $13 respectively, with Germany paying $11 in both of those markets.


Back France to beat Germany at $3.20

Get on Khedira to score at $10

Karim Benzema and Thomas Muller share top billing in first goal-scorer betting, with both men at $6 to strike first.

Paul Pogba put France ahead in their round-of-16 win over Nigeria and is tempting outsider to break the deadlock in this one at $17.

For Germany, Sami Khedira could come back into the starting XI ahead of Bastian Schweinsteiger.

The Real Madrid midfielder criticised his team-mates for failing to get into the box often enough in the group stage and is paying $10 to put his money where his mouth is by scoring against France.