Brazil v Germany is a true battle of the titans, a match between nations with eight wins and 14 finals between them. No teams have made the World Cup final with more frequency than these heavyweights but only one can progress here. Read on for our betting tips, live odds comparison and preview as we look ahead to this huge clash.

Brazil will have to cope without their star player, Neymar, who is injured, and captain and key defender Thiago Silva, who is suspended (subject to appeal). These are major blows but with the crowd acting as their new star player we feel they can edge through against a German squad that has a reputation for near misses.

The bookies price the hosts at odds of 15/8 whilst Germany are available at the same price, the latter with Coral and the draw is 23/10 with Bet365. The Germans have made the semi finals (at least) in the last three World Cups, as well as finishing third at the last Euros and runners-up in the 2008 continental championship.

In other words, this squad has the very “un-German” quality of being less than the sum of its parts and the old adage about “never writing the Germans off” is no longer true. We feel this recent history of failure will have damaged many of Joachim Low’s squad and as such our main betting tip for this one is Brazil to qualify at nice odds of evens with Betfred.

TOP FREE BETS OFFERS

Up To €/£50
In Real Cash
18+ | Play responsibly www.begambleware.org | Min deposit £20. Bonus expires 7 days from registration. For every £100 wagered £5 will be credited. Restrictions apply. See terms and conditions.
New customers only. 18+. T&C's Apply. begambleaware.org
Bet £10
Get 3 X £10
18+. UK+IRE only. Min first bet £10 at odds 1/2 or more. Tote and Pool excluded. Must be placed within 14 days of account reg. £30 credited as 3 x £10 free bets. Not valid with CashOut. Free bet valid for 7 days. Free bet stake not returned. T&Cs apply.
New customers only. 18+. T&C's Apply. begambleaware.org
Up to €/£50 Bonus
New customers only. Min Deposit £10. Deposit & bonus amount must be wagered 6 times (min odds 4/5) prior to withdrawing bonus funds and any winnings. Wins from real money bets withdrawable at any time. Bonus on sports betting only.T&Cs apply.
New customers only. 18+. T&C's Apply. begambleaware.org
Bet £10
Get £30
18+. UK+IRE only. Promo code 'G30' required. Min first bet £10. Must be placed within 14 days of account reg. £30 credited as 3 x £10 free bets. Not valid with CashOut. Free bet valid for 7 days.T&Cs Apply.
New customers only. 18+. T&C's Apply. begambleaware.org