If you think Germany can repeat its seven-goal outburst in the World Cup Final, there is a huge payout for believers in a rout against Argentina.
At one online sportsbook, it’s a +3400 wager and even if they win by just four goals, that is a +1800 payout.
Of course, the semifinal blowout of Brazil (7-1) was a historic rout that may never be seen again. But unlike that game, where you couldn’t even bet on a 7-1 final because it was too preposterous, this time the books are offering the odds.
Topbet.eu had the Germans as early -175 favorites to win the game, with the Argentines as +145 underdogs. Of note, the World Cup has been hosted in South America four times and a ‘home’ team has won every time.
The three-way line (which includes a draw a the end of regulation time, 90 minutes) had the Germans at +140 with the Argentines at +250 and the draw line at +225, according to the World Cup finals odds pages.
Argentina may get creative midfielder Angel di Maria back for this game. He was injured in the quarter-final match and did not play as the Argentines defeated Holland in the semi final.
Without him, the attack was stunted and the Dutch focused plenty if marking attention on Lionel Messi the entire match.
Germany, however, had no stunting of their offense as they erupted for five goals in 19 minutes of the first half to blast Brazil. No team had ever scored so much in a World Cup match and Brazil’s previous worst loss was 3-0.
This is a rematch of the 1990 World Cup where the Germans won 1-0 on a late penalty shot.
Much has changed in the world since that time. West Germany reunified with the East later in 1990 and quarterfinalists Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia are no longer countries, having broken apart since then.
Watch the latest World Cup odds and the current Golden Boot betting numbers (where Thomas Muller and Messi still have a shot at catching goals leader James Rodriguez of Colombia.