Betting Special: Back Germany at 4/1 or Argentina at 11/2 to win the World Cup

Paddy Power are offering new customers the chance to back either side at huge enhanced prices for Sunday's showpiece final plus a Money Back Special for existing customers
For all the pre-tournament talk about the World Cups that have been won by South American sides on the continent in the past, it is a European side that are the favourites to lift the trophy in Sunday's final.

The side in question are Germany and Joachim Low's 7-1 demolition of hosts Brazil has obviously convinced the bookmakers that they are worthy of favouritism over an Argentina that have been functional as opposed to dominant in their campaign thus far.

While 7/10 (1.70) may be too short for some punters to invest in with regards to the Germans securing victory, preferring perhaps to take a chance on the 11/8 (2.38) in the match odds, Paddy Power are offering new customers the chance to invest in Low's side emerging victorious at a huge price.

The Irish bookmaker are offering anyone opening an account 4/1 (5.0) on Germany winning the World Cup, be it in normal time, extra time or via a penalty shootout and given how impressive they were in the semi final, they will have plenty of supporters at that price.

On the other side of the equation are Argentina. They may have been the well-backed second favourites before the tournament kicked off but they now find themselves as the underdogs in the winner market at around 7/5 (2.40).

Their penalty shootout win over Louis van Gaal's Netherlands side has seemingly done little to convince the layers that they should be more fancied to emerge victorious in the final.

Although that game means Argentina played an extra 30 minutes of football than Sunday's opposition and will have an day less to recover from their semi final exploits, Paddy Power's enhanced price of 11/2 (6.50) on Alejandro Sabella's side winning the tournament is sure to catch the eye of those who beleive the South American side can raise their game to at least match the Germans.

There is also a Money Back Special on offer for all existing Paddy Power customers which will interest .

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 as a free bet.

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 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