Germany meet Argentina today in the final of the 2014 World Cup, at the Estadio do Maracana in Rio De Janeiro.
The two sides have met 20 times before, with Germany winning 6 games, Argentina winning 9 games, and there being 5 played out draws. In total the two teams have scored 56 goals in fixtures between them.
Germany defeated Brazil 7-1 in their Semi Final match.
Argentina defeated Netheralands via penalty shootout after a 0-0 scoreline at full time in their Semi Final match.
Injuries & Suspensions
Germany are at full strength and have no injury concerns. Argentinian forward Sergio Aguero has now completely recovered from his previous injury.
Prediction & Tip
Germany were absolutely ruthless against Brazil, and their famed precision machine has now made it to the biggest stage of all. Striker Miroslav Klose has secured a place in history in becoming the all time top scorer in the World Cup with 16 goals, and Thomas Muller remains ever impressive, with 10 goals and 6 assists in 12 World Cup appearances. Argentina put in their best shift of the World Cup in their last game against the Netherlands, and if any South American team deserves to be in this final it is them. Much has been made of whether this will be Lionel Messi’s World Cup, and in this game it seems to of come down to him, and possibly Sergio Aguero, versus the entire German team. 1 against 11 doesn’t make for good odds in our book, so we’ll be taking the 13/10 that Ladbrokes are offering for a German win.
Germany defeat Argentina 1-0