Germany to beat Argentina on penalties and win the World Cup

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Ritesh Gogineni
Editor/Founder of The False 9.
Although not he bookmakers’s favourite,Germany is going to be this year’s World Cup winner according to data collated and analysed by Ladbrokes. Germany with the right blend of youth and experience can become the first European side to win on South American soil.

The biggest problem for Joachim Loew will be the striker position. Although he has a potential record breaker in Miroslav Klose,the Lazio striker might be deemed too old and the German coach might go in for a strikerless formation. Some time back we did predict that Germany will take cue from Spain and go strikerless. Both Thomas Mueller and Mario Goetze have experience in playing this role but Goetze;s injury problems and lack of game time will affect his chances of starting. 
Expected starting lineup
           Klose

Reus Özil Muller

Kroos Schweinsteiger

Boateng Hummels Mertesacker Lahm

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Ladbrokes have developed a tool which allows users to pit any two teams that have qualified for this year’s World Cup against each other to compare results in all previous meetings and even predict the score when the teams face each other this year.
Using this data Ladbrokes has predicted how each game will play out throughout the whole tournament, with Germany set to emerge victorious after a 1-1 draw with Argentina ends in penalties in the final.
Factors used in determining the winners are; games played in the World Cup, previous results in the tournament and head to head record amongst many other factors.
Third place in the World Cup goes to hosts Brazil after beating Spain 1-0 in the 3rd/4th place play-off game.
The data also predicts that, contrary to popular opinion, England will make it out of the group stages and will make it to the Quarter Finals only to then be defeated by Spain on penalties after a 1-1 draw.
The game also features live odds for the tournament and unsurprisingly England doesn’t feature in the top 5 that includes Brazil, Argentina, Germany, Spain and Belgium.

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