When Argentina and Germany go head to head to head in the upcoming World Cup betting quarterfinal matchup it will stir up plenty of soccer betting memories for fans of both sides. These two teams have actually met twice in the World Cup betting finals and split the results 1-1. The winner of Saturday’s World Cup odds competition just might be on the way to the World Cup final this year and have a shot at adding yet another World Cup title to rich soccer betting pedigree of either country.
Between them, Argentina and Germany are two of the most successful teams in World Cup betting competition. They won a collective 5 Cups between them and provided some of the biggest moments and biggest names in World Cup odds history.
And so to say that there is some soccer betting history behind this World Cup betting quarterfinal matchup would be a major understatement.
Argentina will enter this World Cup betting matchup as a slight favorite at 11/8. Germany, at 12/5 odds will be a bit of an underdog on paper only (though in the outright odds to win the World Cup betting competition the Abliceleste has a decided advantage, 4.8/1 versus 15/2 for the Germans).
These are two very different sides as well and the matchup will be an interesting one. Coach Diego Maradona has his playing at full-throttle this World Cup tournament and the results have not only been impressive but exciting as well. No trio of players in the 2010 World Cup betting action has been as show stopping as Messi-Tevez-Higuain and they’ve wreaked havoc on opposing defenses.
The German side has also been impressive in its attack and played an uncharacteristic wide-open style of offense behind the terrific play of emerging soccer betting superstar Mesut Oezil. And as always the German side has played its typical patient and measured game and has been much disciplined in defending and in the counter-attack.
And that patience and discipline just might be the difference in this World Cup betting quarterfinal. Argentina has all the hype, all the star power, and an impressive arsenal of goal scorers. But the Argentine defense is suspect and if the German side can somehow keep the Albiceleste out of the goal –or at least slow its offense- they could pull off a the soccer betting upset on Saturday.