In the midst of Germany thrashing a helpless Brazil 7-1 in Belo Horizonte in the World Cup semi-final, Miroslav Klose became the record goalscorer in World Cup history, notching his 16th goal to overtake Brazil's Ronaldo. The 36 year-old has appeared in four finals and scored his second goal of this year's competition, helping himself to Germany’s second of seven.
Also on the scoresheet was Thomas Muller, who, at 24 years-old could pose a real threat to Klose’s record, as the Bayern Munich man sits on 10 goals after two World Cup finals appearances. William Hill price him at 6/1 (7.00) to break the record at any point in his career.
Looking at some of the remarkable prices from the semi-final, William Hill have reported that no one backed the 7-1 correct score bet at 500/1 (501.00), but one lucky punter from Altrincham did predict the half time score to be 5-0 to Germany, with his 80p stake paying out handsomely at odds of 500/1 (501.00).
William Hill weren’t the only firm to take a hit from the half time score, with a punter backing the half time scoreline at 500/1 (501.00) with Paddy Power, this customer from the West Midlands had a £1 stake on the score line.
Paddy Power have also reported that four lucky punters backed the 7-1 full time scoreline, with one customer making a cool £2,505 with his £5 bet landing at 500/1 (501.00).
With Klose’s record not grabbing the headlines due to the remarkable scoreline, the Lazio striker will hope to add to his tally in what could be his final World Cup match for Germany in the final on Sunday.
With Thomas Muller still trailing James Rodriguez in the quest for the Golden Boot by a single goal in this year's competition, Muller will be desperate to win the gong for the second World Cup running. With 22 goals in 55 caps for Germany, Muller has a fantastic chance to eclipse Klose’s record, with at least two World Cup’s seemingly in his grasp.
If the Bayern Munich man can continue until he’s 36 like Klose, then Muller could well star in five finals in his career. Considering he is only six goals behind the Lazio striker and has averaged five goals in each World Cup so far, the 6/1 (7.00) price with William Hill that he breaks the record seems like a fantastic price.
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