A confident German fan has staked a whopping €500,000 on Jogi Loew's side to beat Spain tonight at odds of 1.91 (10/11). The monster sum was placed over the telephone with a well known British bookmaker and is reported to be one of the largest bets ever to be placed on a single World Cup fixture.
The punter stands to pocket €454,000 in profit if Germany can beat the hotly tipped Furia Roja over 90 minutes. Germany have been a profitable bet throghout the World Cup with bookmakers underestimating them to beat England and Argentina only to thump them 4-1 and 4-0 respectively.
Goal.com's betting and odds expert David Mole said the bookies won't be too happy if Germany maintain their winning run.
"One major UK bookmaker has taken a massive bet on Germany to go through at the expense of Spain. They must be confident that Spain will be too much for them, or have built up a large liability of Spain to be willing to absorb the risk from such a large bet. The way this German team has demolished England and then Argentina, there will be some sullen faced bookmakers if the demolition continues!"
One glimmer of hope for the bookies is that the now-infamous Paul the Octopus has already backed Spain and has a 100% success rate in the tournament so far even calling Serbia's defeat of Germany.
Goal.com's official betting partner Titan Bet have priced the game with Spain as the favourites.
Spain win 2.51, Draw 3.33, Germany win 2.96
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