The 2014 World Cup Championship Final is set, as Germany will take on Argentina on Sunday for the crown.
The two teams couldn’t have had more different semifinal games en route to making their appearance in the World Cup Final. For Germany, it was one of the most unlikely of games, going up 5-0 on the host-nation Brazil before the 35-minute mark. It was almost as if what everyone was watching wasn’t real. For Brazil, they were all hoping that it was a terrible nightmare they would wake up from.
It wasn’t, and they didn’t.
While the drama was sucked out of the Brazil vs. Germany semifinals by the 20th minute, the exact opposite is true for Argentina and Holland. In fact, 120 minutes wasn’t even enough time to get a winner. The game went to penalty kicks and it was Argentina that got the upper hand early, never looking back and securing the 4-2 win in the penalties.
The result is a championship final between two of the top favorites coming into the 2014 World Cup. It’s not the dream scenario for Brazil, failing to advance to the championship. Still, it was a fantastic run. The loss to Germany ended the streak of home wins in their country. It was the first loss on home soil by Brazil since 1975.
The two teams that are left have been the two best teams throughout the tournament. And when it comes to Germany vs. Argentina betting lines, Bovada Sportsbook favors Germany to win. A wager on Germany at Bovada is going off at -165 ($1.65 wins $1), while a bet on Argentina is installed at +135 on the opposite side of the line ($1 wins $1.35).
Of course, we can’t go very far along talking Argentina without mention Lionel Messi. He is the best player in the world and will be the best player on the field come Sunday. He has the chance to set himself as a ‘one in a generation’ player if he can lead Argentina to a World Cup title in Brazil. The fans will be out in full with plenty of support, which should mean a rocking atmosphere.
Argentina has won each of their games they have played, never losing, and never tieing. Germany has won every game but one, when they drew with Ghana at 2-2 during the Group Stage. ‘Something’s gotta give’ when it comes to Sunday.
Outside of the overall odds to win the World Cup, there are a number of game lines that have been formed as well. There are odds that shift payouts and goal lines to give bettors plenty of options. Below, find the complete set of game lines from Bovada, which will be available up until kickoff on Sunday at 3pm ET.
Germany vs. Argentina Odds!