WORLD CUP BETTING: Live on ITV1: Sat 19.30: Day 30 (Saturday) of the World Cup is the 3rd place playoff: Germany v Uruguay. The semi-final losers must pick themselves up one last time.
After suffering semi-final heartbreak, both Uruguay and Germany will struggle to pick themselves up for their third place play-off in Port Elizabeth but it’s the latter that, at 3/4 courtesy of Betdaq that can rouse themselves sufficiently to see off the South Americans (9/2, William Hill).
With little at stake, it should be an open and entertaining affair and it seems likely that the contest will feature three or more goals and also see both teams get on the scoresheet; those two outcomes available at 4/6 with Paddy Power and Partybets respectively.
Hoping to contribute to the goal tally and equal Ronaldo’s all-time World Cup scoring record is Germany striker Miroslav Klose, who has struck four times in the tournament already. The prolific Bayern Munich marksman is 11/8 at Victor Chandler to notch a fifth for the third consecutive World Cup Finals and bet365 quote the 32-year-old at 9/2 to break the deadlock.
In the correct score betting, Joachim Low’s side are 7/1 with Totesport to edge it 2-1 but those fancying the competition’s highest scorers to register another three can tackle 888Sport’s 11/1 for them to finish on the right side of a 3-1 scoreline; a result that would generate a profit for those backing Germany at 13/10 in Ladbrokes’ handicap betting, where Uruguay kick off with the benefit of a goal start.
Looking to at least end on a high, this vibrant German team can take the game to their solid opponents in the first half and Jaxx.com chalk Low’s troops up at 5/2 to be 1-0 up at the interval. They’re also 13/8 (William Hill) to strike in both halves and 6/4 with Betfred to be ahead after 45 and 90 minutes. Given that goals could be on the agenda meanwhile, Stan James’ 10/11 for the first to arrive prior to the 28th minute is one to consider.