Argentina and Germany have been on a collision course since the outset of the World Cup and now they will finally lock horns and battle for the right to advance to the World Cup semi finals. Argentina is as flamboyant as their coach Diego Maradona, while Germany is a business like attacking offense that strike in a moments notice. Both teams have been favorites since the World Cup draws were announced and the winner will have the inside track to capture the 2010 World Cup.
Argentina’s & Germany’s Offense Will Be Worth the Price of Admission in World Cup Quarterfinal
Argentina is a methodical offensive machine that starts their attack deep in the midfield and crank it up as they near the goal. Argentina attacks their opposition with a two pronged attack that is very detailed in nature. Each player knows their role and it is a huge reason why World Cup challengers have been frustrated playing Maradona’s effective offensive attack.
Germany also creates an attacking style of offensive play and their young striker, 21 year old Thomas Müller is the leader of the young attack. Miroslav Klose is the veteran of the group but was the engine to Germany’s offense in their 2002 World Cup run, winning the World Cup Golden Boot award.
Will Lionel Messi respond to the World Cup Stage & Break Out?
Lionel Messi is known as the best soccer player in the world but so far is not the best player on his team in this World Cup. Messi has amassed 22 shots in this World Cup and has yet to hit the back of the net. Messi is still a major reason why Argentina is in position to make the World Cup Final Match.
This could be the match in which Messi shows the world he is the best player. If Messi falls flat in this World Cup quarterfinal and Argentina loses, Messi may never be able to live it down. Another possibility is that Messi’s teammate, Gonzalo Higuaín, goes off and scores two goals and sews up the World Cup’s Golden Boot award. That may sting more for Messi than losing.
Both Goalkeepers Have Risen to the Occasion in This World Cup
Manuel Neuer of Germany and Sergio Romero of Argentina have played steadily behind their two offensive teams. Both goalkeepers have only allowed two goals each and both keepers have nine saves each. If there is any difference between the two young goalkeepers you would be hard pressed to find it. Neither young keeper is prone to making critical mistakes and both have played well under the world spotlight.
Final Breakdown of Argentina -150 vs Germany +130 to Advance to World Cup Semi Final
This could be the greatest World Cup match in history. Two fearless offenses that are not afraid to attack and shoot for goals and two goalkeepers that are athletic and talented. If this World Cup match goes down to penalty kicks it may be the most amazing finish ever in soccer. The Las Vegas Hilton Superbook has installed Argentina as the favorite in this match but these two teams are dead even in every way. Take the underdog, Germany +130 to win this World Cup quarterfinal match.
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