PREVIEW Germany v France

first_img[dropcap]T[/dropcap]hank goodness I’d built up something of a bank during the World Cup as the spate of 0-0 draws has proved disastrous over the last couple of days and the profits have dropped quicker than Andy Murray’s form. The latest 0-0’er being Argentina v Switzerland.Anyway, we move on and we’re at the Quarter Final stages of the World Cup and I’m not really any closer to working out who is going to win it.In the first quarter final two European heavyweights slug it out.Three times winners Germany face a resurgent French side who were in disarray four years ago after a disastrous tournament for them in South Africa.Germany are past masters at getting the job completed even when they are not playing well and that’s exactly what they did in the first knockout match when they only just edged past Algeria.Germany dominated possession with 67% but Joachim Low’s side failed to take their chances and it turned out to be a late, late show with all three goals coming in extra time in Germany’s 2-1 win.France also appeared to run out of steam a little against a spirited Nigerian challenge last time but scored twice in the last 11 minutes to secure a place against Germany for this match in Rio de Janeiro (5pm LIVE ON BBC).Honours have been pretty much even over the years….HEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Max last 10 only)Feb 2013 International France 1-2 GermanyFeb 2012 International Germany 1-2 FranceNov 2005 International France 0-0 GermanyNov 2003 International Germany 0-3 FranceFeb 2001 International France 1-0 GermanyJun 1996 International Germany 0-1 FranceMar 1937 International Germany 4-0 FranceMar 1935 International France 1-3 GermanyMar 1933 International Germany 3-3 FranceMar 1931 International France 1-0 GermanyIn terms of a bet with Star Sports – the DRAW looks the best play.Come on 0-0 – even I’d be happy if you can oblige for one last time.RECOMMENDED BET (scale of 1-50 points)6 points DRAW at around 9/4 with Star SportsWORLD CUP RETURNS SO FAR: PROFIT 1.71 POINTSWhat’s your view? CALL STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img read more