My Tip – Germany
History suggests Argentina may win this one as a European team has never lifted the World Cup in South America. Argentina have also come out on top when your compare previous results of both of these sides. Argentina have won 9 previous encounters, while Germany have only won 6. For the sake of football, I hope Germany wins.
They have been the better side this tournament. The Germans have scored ten more goals than Argentina and have only conceded one more. They have produced fantastic performances while beating quality sides and have disposed of two previous winners on their way to the final. Argentina have limped to the final without producing any awe-inspiring performances and the most difficult side they faced was the Netherlands, and they had to desperately hold out for a scoreless draw to ensure penalties.
Germany have are better in all areas of the pitch. The German keeper looks solid, and also capable of playing in defense while the Argentina keeper seems vulnerable and prone to mistakes. In defense, both sides are strong, but the Germans have manged to shut out much stronger offenses than the Argentinians. The German midfield works harder, covers more distance and has made more passes, but a superstar the caliber of Messi. The Argentina midfield is strong but a bit too reliant on Messi which can make their midfield easy to control. Offensively, Argentina have been a huge disappoint. Aguero has struggled to show the form he produces in the Premier league, and Higuain has been mediocre. Germany have the all time leading goal scorer of the World Cup.
The main difference between the sides is their mental attitude and approach to the game. The Germans try to play beautiful attacking football and they don’t let up, as the results against Portugal and Brazil demonstrated. Argentina are more defensive and they have a niggly, cheating side to their game which is unpleasant to watch.
I hope we have an interesting final to put the icing on what has been an emotional,surprising and very entertaining World Cup. If you have read this blog, please leave a comment telling me anything you have enjoyed about my blog, and anything you think I can improve. I am considering doing another blog for the premier league season in England. Would you be interested in reading that blog? What changes should I make? Thanks!
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