Germany vs Chile
So 10 days after the two nations fought out a 1-1 draw, the world’s best and arguably South American’s finest prepare to do battle once again.
It’s certainly a treat for sports betting fans who are missing the cut and thrust of domestic football and I must admit my surprise that football games in this tournament – at a time when players should be relaxing after their exertions – have been of such a high standard.
Now the question is: do you bet online on Germany or Chile?
Germany are slight favourites and, as the top dogs in the world, understandably so.
They have surprised many by getting this far, especially considering coach Joachim Low left many key senior stars at home.
Indeed what other country could leave players of the calibre of Manuel Neuer, Mesut Ozil, Toni Kroos and Thomas Muller back in their homeland and still reach a final with a largely second-string XI?
Yet, the few experienced heads Low has brought to Russia have gelled well with their young talents and there’s no doubt they now have their eyes on the prize.
They have grown in stature in the tournament and have several players now vying for a place in the senior ranks when the more established figures return.
That will make the world champions difficult to beat, yet Chile are on the brink of a third title in a row.
After back-to-back Copa America successes, La Roja have the definite edge in experience and boast a far more settled side.
Mentally and tactically they are making great strides and want to lay down a marker ahead of next summer’s World Cup when they will surely return to this part of the world as one of the competition dark horses.
There will be plenty of chances at both ends in this one, after all these are two attacking nations.
And as Mexico found out in the semi-final, creating chances against an inexperienced Germany side is one thing, taking them is very much another.
I am going to plump for Chile to edge what should be a tight contest.
This should be a game when experience makes the difference and my 2 x 🌟🌟🌟 bets are: 1X2 Chile @ 2.77 and over 2.50 goals @ 2.09.
Enjoy the final sport betting fans and remember, only one thing is guaranteed.
After 90 or 120 minutes, and possibly even penalties in St Petersburg, there will definitely be a new name on the trophy.
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