Argentina v Germany Preview Lineups Predictions (2014 Final)

by Sameer Arshad | Posted on Thursday, July 10th, 2014 | 85

Argentina joined Germany in the final of 2014 FIFA World Cup which will be taking place on Sunday, 13th July 2014, both teams reached final after contrasting victories in semifinals. Germany outclassed, outplayed, outsmart and #outeverything Brazil with their record breaking 7-1 win while Argentina had to dig deep and keep them themselves composed in the penalty shootout to book their place in the final of 2014 world cup. Here is a short preview and predictions.

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Match Preview and Team News:

Germans were relentless against Brazil in the semifinal and they had to luxury of resting their best defender (Mats Hummels) as Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker replaced him after Germany had taken 5-0 lead at the break. There are no major injury or fitness issues with German side and we can safely assume that Joachim Loew will go with unchanged lineup from the semifinals.

Argentina on the other hand had to go all the way to penalties, but on the basis of performance in the first 90 minutes they were the deserving winners. They had more shots on goal (4) compared to Holland’s just 1. Alejandro Sabella will be happy with Sergio Aguero performance as he get some playing time after 16 days out through injury, he might replace Higuain in the starting lineup for the German final. World Cup 2014 Final Match Live Stream

Expected Starting Lineups of Germany-Argentina:

Germans are likely to go with unchanged lineups while we can expect couple of changes in Argentina lineups with fit again striker Aguero making a claim while Di Maria’s fitness is a doubt. But we will update on it in the coming couple of days.

Germany vs Argentina Final Predictions:

Back in november-december 2013 when the group stage draw was made, I wrote this world cup bracket prediction post, where I predicted a Argentina-Germany final. I called it a destiny and quite a few of my early predictions of how the knockouts will go were true.

I predicted the final two teams but not the winner because its so hard to go against Germany, at the time I believed Germany has the best and most balanced squad, Argentina on the other hand has 10 good players and Lionel Messi, Who in my opinion is destined to win atleast 1 world cup.

I think Germany had better performances under their belt in this world cup compared to Argentina, who relyed big time on Messi in the first few games but they are playing as a unit now. Their defense specialy has improved alot as the tournament went along. Germans are the leading goalscorers of this world cup while Argentina are so hard to score against as they did’n concede a single goal in any of the three knockout ties and kept 4 cleansheets in 6 matches played so far.

So as far as my predictions for the final are concerned I can see both teams scoring and I am going with a 2-1 win for Argentina in normal 90 minutes. What you think of the the final and world cup so far ? who has been the best team ? who will win the world cup 2014 and why ?

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