Now, there was only four…
One of Argentina, Brazil, Germany or Holland will lift the 2014 FIFA World Cup at the Maracana on Sunday 13th July, but first, fleetwoodtownfc.com takes a look at the best betting tips ahead of the two semi-finals which take place on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.
Tuesday’s semi-final will feature Brazil and Germany, in what could well end up being one of the ties of the tournament to-date. With both sides scraping through their respective quarter-final clashes against Colombia and France, the world’s eyes will now firmly be on Estádio Mineirão in Belo Horizonte this evening to see which team becomes the first to book their place in the showpiece final.
However, if the host country are to make the final then they will have to do without two of their most talismanic figures. Captain Thiago Silva will miss out due to suspension, while the biggest blow of all came last week when it was revealed that star man, Neymar, would be ruled out through injury.
The Cod Army’s official betting partner, Sky Bet, have priced both Brazil and Germany at 7/4 for the win, with a draw at the end of 90 minutes priced at 11//5.
In the absence of Neymar, Zenit Saint Petersburg striker Hulk is likely to earn a starting spot, and Sky Bet are offering odds of 9/1 on the frontman to score first.
For the Germans, Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil is 14/1 to open the scoring, however if you’re feeling lucky, Sky Bet are offering a 145/1 on the influential Bastian Schweinsteiger to score first and Joachim Löw’s side to win 2-0.
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