Both teams seek to emerge as world champions in Sunday’s epic World Cup battle billed for the Maracana
Argentina go head to head with Germany in Sunday’s Fifa World Cup final billed for the majestic Maracana in Rio de Janeiro.
It is the third time the two countries will have met in a World Cup final and presents a clash of continents as Germany bid to become the first European side to triumph on South American soil. Germany on at (2.28) to win in 90 minutes with Bet9ja which will see the German machines lift the trophy.
Argentina came out on top in Mexico in 1986 before West Germany won in Italy four years later, and Germany have also knocked out Argentina at the quarter-final stage in the last two tournaments but Lionel Messi and the gang are 3.10 with Bet9ja to win the ultimate in normal time and 3.10 that the game should proceed to extratime.
Having crushed Portugal 4-0, drawn 2-2 with Ghana and edged out USA 1-0 to win Group G, Germany then needed extra-time to see off Algeria 2-1 and overcame France 1-0 before their annihilation of Brazil. Thomas Muller has 10 World Cup goals, and five at this tournament, and he will provide a major threat, the Europeans are priced at 3.18 to win to nil.
Argentina have continued to win by narrow margins in the knockout stages, having scraped past Switzerland 1-0 after extra-time, beaten Belgium 1-0 and then required penalties to progress at the Netherlands’ expense after a 0-0 draw in the semi-finals.
Another key figure will be Italian referee Nicola Rizzoli, who follows in the footsteps of Howard Webb and will hope the final is less fiery than the match in South Africa between Spain and the Netherlands.
The Germans are not great defensively and Argentina will be very patient and frustrate them. They will take it all the way to penalties if they want to because defensively they have been very sound.