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Germany boosted for World Cup glory ’til first goal v Portugal

| 14.06.2014

For Ladbrokes customers who fancy Germany to win the World Cup, but haven’t yet backed them to do so may want to act fast once Joachim Low’s side kick off their campaign against Portugal.

From the moment that match kicks off until the first goal of the game hits the back of the net, Ladbrokes will boost Die Mannschaft’s price to claim the World Cup trophy from 5/1 to a rather tempting 8s.

Their current odds make Germany the third favourites to win the tournament as well as the shortest price European option, but an 8/1 offering is too good to refuse on a side that’s highly thought of at these finals.

Having finished third or better at the last three tournaments, Germany’s recent pedigree at the World Cup is impressive. In between that the country has been semi-finalists and runners-up in the past two European Championships.

So with an ability to reach the latter stages of major tournaments running through their DNA, an inflated-price punt on 2014’s vintage going all the way to the final, and winning, looks like a wise investment.

Low’s side arrived in Brazil off the back of a very impressive qualifying campaign too, winning nine of their 10 matches in Group C and drawing the other.

Since sealing their spot at the tournament, the three-time World Cup winners have gone unbeaten in all of their friendly matches, winning three of their six and signing off with a 6-1 thumping of Armenia.

A tough opening fixture awaits against Portugal, but with Ghana and USA for company they will expect to make a safe trip to the knockout stages.

Once there only Belgium really pose much threat from Group H as a potentially slippery round of 16 opponent.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Matt Wiggins

No idyllic sound comes close to leather on willow for Matt, whose previous experience includes stints with Spin Magazine and Surrey County Cricket Club. It's not just cricket that interests him though, with football, golf, tennis and any American sport not played on ice all high on his list of favourites.