Paddy Power are offering new customers the chance to back either side in Tuesday's semi-final at an enhanced price, there's also a special for existing customersThe first semi-final of the 2014 World Cup looks as close to a coin flip as the bookmakers have seen in the competition thus far.
Paddy Power can't split hosts Brazil and Germany in the betting with both sides available at 10/11 (1.91) in the "to qualify" market but new customers can take advantage of the online bookmakers enhanced prices on the game.
Anyone without a Paddy Power account can back either Brazil or Germany to qualify at 4/1 (5.0).
Joachim Low's side secured their place in the last four after a 1-0 win over France in the previous round while Brazil battled past Colombia although their quarter-final victory came at a significant cost for the home nation.
Leading scorer Neymar suffered a back injury which has ruled him out of the competition, while captain Thiago Silva picked up a booking, meaning he will miss tonight's semi-final clash.
Low will have some selection dilemmas of his own to contend with, including whether to start Miroslav Klose - who is just one goal away from becoming the all time top World Cup scorer - or to start Bayern Munich's Thomas Muller, the man who has hit four goals in the tournament so far.
In the match odds it's Brazil who are slightly shading favouritism, priced at 7/4 (2.75) to win in 90 minutes with Germany a shade bigger at 11/5 (3.20) and the draw available at 9/5 (3.80). The knockout games have been particularly close affairs recently so it's difficult to back any of the three outcomes with a vast amount of confidence.
With most punters and bookmakers struggling to split the two sides in the 90 minute markets the opportunity to back either of them at a vastly enhanced price of 4/1 (5.0) with Paddy Power is bound to prove very popular ahead of tonight's game.
If this match ends in a penalty shootout, Paddy Power will refund all losing First Goalscorer, Last goalscorer, Correct Score & Scorecast singles on this match. Refunds are made in real money on this promotion, not as free bets.
Anyone without a Paddy Power account who wants to take advantage of these offers can sign up for one here.
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Jim Knight is Chief Betting Editor at Goal.com and has been tipping football games since he was old enough to place a bet. He is a Leicester City fan, writer and member of the We Are Going Up Podcast