The quarter finals of the World get under way with a contest between two European heavyweights in Rio’s Maracana Stadium as France lock horns with Germany and it’s the latter that get the nod from bookies at 8/5 courtesy of bet365 to prevail in 90 minutes.
Coral quote Les Bleus at 11/5 but again, there’s likely to be a significant amount of money for an inconclusive affair, available here at 9/4 (Stan James) and it’s 8/1 with Ladbrokes to be goalless, just like the Germans’ last 16 match with Algeria, which was later resolved in extra-time.
Joachim Low’s will need to improve if they are to overcome the formidable French but having been given a wake up call last time out they can do just that and Ladbrokes go 10/3 about them shading it by a one-goal margin.
More accurately, BetVictor post 21/2 against a 2-1 victory for Die Mannschaft in a fixture that should see both teams find the net (evens, William Hill) and BetVictor fancy Thomas Muller to set them on their way, offering the Bayern Munich man at 11/2 to fire the opener. Stan James price France front man Karim Benzema identically.
Germany to beat France by one – 10/3 (Ladbrokes)