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Chile v Germany: High-scoring Mannschaft to ease to Final win

| 01.07.2017

Copa America holders Chile face World Cup winners Germany in Sunday’s Confederations Cup Final. But despite both sides having recent trophy-winning pedigree, we can only see this game going the way of Die Mannschaft.

Joachim Low’s side have been the outstanding performers in this tournament, breezing to victories against the likes of Cameroon (3-1) and Mexico (4-1), and while they drew 1-1 with Chile in the group stage, it’s a game they deserved to win.

As for their opponents, they’ve failed to really impress, winning just one game in normal time, and edging Portugal on penalties in the Semi-Final after a drab, goalless 120 minutes.

That means we like Germany to wrap this one up in 90 minutes at odds of 27/20, while Chile are 7/4 to achieve that feat, while 23/10 says this game goes to Extra-Time.

Die Mannschaft have been lethal coming forward during this tournament, there’s a pair of players who look well priced for them in the goalscorer markets.

The prolific Timo Werner has struck three times in their last two games, as well as managing 21 goals in 31 Bundesliga games for club side RB Leipzig last term. He’s 19/10 to score anytime, while it’s 5/1 he’s the last goalscorer – as happened against Cameroon.

Elsewhere, Schalke midfielder Leon Goretzka has his shooting boots on at present, netting three times in four games for the national side. That means the 13/5 for the Schalke 04 ace to net anytime looks well-priced.

However, we do fancy La Roja to net at some point. Juan Antonio Pizzi’s men have registered in seven of their last eight games, while Germany are yet to keep a clean sheet at this tournament.

That means Germany to win and Both Teams to Score could prove tempting at 4/1, while there’s 7/1 on offer for Low’s men to win and Over 3.5 Goals.

While we’d be surprised if this one goes beyond 90 minutes, the 8/11 for Germany to lift the trophy looks a pretty safe bet, while Chile are even-money to end the night as champions.

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



Dave Burin

Dave graduated with an MA in English Literature at Durham University, and worked in marketing before joining the Ladbrokes News team. A Man United fan and avid groundhopper, he’s also an ardent follower of Rugby League. You can usually find him at a ground near you, clutching a big cup of tea.