Germany vs. France Odds
BRAZIL (The Spread) – The quarterfinals of the 2014 World Cup get started today at Noon ET when Germany takes on France.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Germany is the slight favorite to win this match, as it has odds of +145 to win in regulation, while France has odds of +200 to prevail. The odds of the match ending tied after regulation has been set at +225. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 2.5 goals.
Germany is now 63-20-20 in World Cup play thanks to its 2-1 win over Algeria in the opening round of the knockout stage. The match was scoreless after regulation, with three goals scored in the two 15-minute periods of extra time. Germany dominated the match despite being pushed to the edge, as it had a 29-11 edge in total shots and a 22-7 edge in shots on goal, all while controlling the ball for 70% of the match. Andre Schurrle was the first to find the net, scoring in the 92nd minute of play, while Mesut Ozil had a goal in the 120th minute. Thomas Muller had an assist in the win. Muller is tied for the most goals in the World Cup with four.
France comes into this match 28-18-12 all-time in World Cup play after picking up a 2-0 win over Nigeria in the round of 16. France won the match with its defense, as it wasn’t able to score for the first 79 minutes of play. However, France held Nigeria to just two shots on goal for the contest while picking up a total of 16 tackles. Paul Pogba got the first goal of the match in the 79th minute while Joseph Yobo locked up the game with a score in stoppage time. Karim Benzema has led the team in the World Cup with three goals.