Germany are red-hot favourites to win the World Cup on Sunday, according to British bookmakers, with punters piling money on them to conquer Argentina in the final.

Major betting firms have the Germans as odds-on to win the tournament after their 7:1 semi-final demolition of hosts Brazil.

Paddy Power, Coral and William Hill price Germany at 4/6 and Argentina 6/5 to lift the trophy; Ladbrokes make Germany 7/10 and Argentina 23/20.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “The semis couldn’t have been more different but we’re betting Argentina will raise their game for the final.

Germany are just favoured to edge it at this stage in a game that looks set to break betting records.”

In the match itself, Ladbrokes have Germany at 13/10 to win without going to penalties, a draw after 90 minutes or extra time at 21/10 and an Argentina win without penalties at 12/5.

Coral also price Germany at 13/10 and Argentina at 12/5, but have the draw at 11/5.

In the semi-finals, Germany thrashed hosts Brazil 7:1, while Argentina went through on penalties after a goalless draw with the Netherlands… see more

source: thelocal