Germany vs Argentina: Mueller and Die Mannschaft too good

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Here at News.Ladbrokes we’ve never been afraid of putting our neck on the chopping block, having predicted outlandish outcomes like Greece and Algeria to reach the second round but it’s not that much of a stretch to say we are backing Die Mannschaft this Sunday.

On at 13/10 to win in 90 minutes and 8/11 to lift the trophy, Germany have the benefit of having effectively played at full power for roughly 30 minutes of their semi-final, compared with the 120 minutes of gruelling action involving Argentina.

Lionel Messi and the gang are 12/5 to win in normal time and 11/10 to simply win the World Cup, but with so many markets to choose from, we’ve picked out three even better bets to help you enjoy what we see as an inevitable Germany success.

Thomas Mueller to score and Germany to win @ 10/3

That 7-1 victory over Brazil was an important one for Thomas Mueller, with his well-taken opening goal keeping the Bayern Munich man in the hunt for the Golden Boot going into the final.

James Rodriguez is currently one ahead of the German but with Mueller boasting more assists, he will be all too aware that just one goal could see him make World Cup history. With each of his five goals so far coming in Germany wins, it makes senses to combine the two rather than go anytime.

Germany to win (-1) @ 19/5

Argentina have rarely looked comfortable at this World Cup, and struggled to break down not only Holland but a distinctly average Swiss side who had already been humbled 5-2 by France in the group stage.

Nigeria debunked the myth that La Albiceleste have a solid defence with two goals and plenty of chances in their group decider and with Germany out to shackle Messi in the same way the Dutch did, Germany can claim a comfortable win to match the results racked up against Brazil and Portugal.

Javier Mascherano to be shown a card @ 11/5

The former Liverpool star was in his element against Holland with a series of crunching game saving tackles to prevent the likes of Arjen Robben.

Yet to pick up a card at these finals, Mascherano is nevertheless a prime pick to be the one who loses his head and ‘Does a De Jong’ against a Germany side all too happy to draw fouls from the opposition. With nine yellow cards for Barcelona last term, this is one bet with real potential.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Jack Beresford

Jack Beresford is a content writer with over five years of experience in writing about sport and betting, including a two-year spell with Axonn Media. Contributes articles to HereIsTheCity and Lad Bible, while previous credits include Bwin, FTB Pro, Bleacher Report and the QBE rugby. Avid follower of tennis, rugby union, motorsport and football, Jack also writes about poker for Cardspiel.com alongside Guardian journalist Dominic Wells.