It's the World Cup final between two great footballing nation and we have some free World Cup Final 2014 first goal scorer betting tips.
Now typically I tend to ere away from the first goalscorer market and bet the anytime scorer market but I don't think that is the smart move here for a couple of reasons.
Firstly, it's the World Cup final the stakes cannot get higher in professional sport. Neither side is going to take big risks. They are going to keep things tight. If this match is settled in 90 minutes it will likely be 1-0 to the either side. That means the first goal scorer market and the better odds it offers suddenly becomes very interesting.
Furthermore, the tactics of the team are unlikely to be expansive. Germany will seek to restrict Messi's space and counter-attack quickly. Argentina meanwhile won't make the same mistake Brazil did. They will be cautious in attack and look to keep the pace of the game slow.
With this in mind lets look at the likely first goalscorers. For Argentina there is only one man to look towards; Lionel Messi. Messi has scored 4 goals that is half his teams total. He is the key component in all of Argentina's attacking play. Messi is available to as the first goalscorer at odds of 5/1 with Ladbrokes.
For Germany things are more up in the air. Their top scorer Muller has contributed to only 19% of his sides goals. Although if you deduct the 7-1 semi-final result this would increase to 40%. The problem Muller faces though is that he will play in the number 10 role and will come up against Mascherano who has been the best defensive midfielder in the competition.
I fancy Mascherano to do a job on Muller. Therefore, I would look at striker Miroslav Klose. Klose is the highest ever scorer in World Cup and he is clinical in front of goal. Klose might not start but I'd still feel comfortably backing him off the bench as he is likely to come on in the second half as Germany hunt for a goal. Klose to score first is available at 7/1 with Ladbrokes
My best tip though would be no goalscorer. It is really easy to see this match being 0-0 after 90 minutes. You can get no scorer at 13/2 with Coral.
World Cup Final First Goal Scorer Betting Tips
No goalscorer – Bet Here at 13/2 with Coral.
Klose to score first – Bet Here at 7/1 with Ladbrokes
Messi to score first – Bet Here at 5/1 with Ladbrokes
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