If you won or lost money during the World Cup so far or if you are looking to place your first wager on the biggest game of them all, here is what you need to know as Germany faces Argentina in the World Cup final.
Where to Bet the World Cup Final
Depending on where you live, the choice of a sportsbook is a much different situation.
In the USA, Sportsbook top the list of best places to bet as they offer tons of fun World Cup props, great underdog lines on Argentina, and a whopping signup bonus. They are the No. 1 rated book here on OddsShark.com and currently have Germany at +115 with the Argentines at +250 to win the match in regulation time.
Other shops for US players including Sportsbook who are the acknowledged leaders in huge bonus offers and Sportsbook. Also in the mix for stability and cool bonus specials are Sportsbook.
In Canada, Sportsbook, a mainstay in the sportsbook space. As well, Sportsbook is one of the most trusted names in the industry.
If you are overseas, the best book in OddsShark's opinion is Sportsbook. It has the best bonuses, the best betting platform, the best live betting options and the biggest variety of bets to make on the World Cup final.
Germany is favored
Almost all sportsbooks have the Germans as significant chalk on the heels of their 7-1 massacre of host Brazil in the semi final. Argentina offers great value and they boast the world's top player in Lionel Messi.
Odds Shark predicts a 2-0 result
For what it's worth, our team of soccer handicapping experts have predicted a 2-0 victory for Germany. If that prediction turns out exactly correct, betting on the exact score at Sportsbook would pay out 8-1 odds.
Remember that the final score must be 2-0 exactly for that bet to win. Other props and player odds can be seen here.
South American teams always win South American World Cups
This is the fifth time that South America has played host and South American teams have never lost on home soil. Is that enough to make you wager on Argentina? It wasn't enough to turn a profit for bettors when they bet on Brazil to beat Germany.
Germany beat Argentina in 1990 Final
If you believe history will repeat itself, Germany defeated Argentina 1-0 in the 1990 World Cup. A controversial penalty call gave the Germans a late goal and the title.