Brazil vs Germany 07/08/2014 Free FIFA World Cup Semi Final Pick and Preview
Germany vs Brazil
Tuesday 8th July 2014 21:00(GMT)
The Line: Brazil 9/5 Draw 23/10 Germany 9/5 See the Latest Odds
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There were two major issues from the Brazilian quarter final, one was of course Neymar's injury and it's a loss to the tournament as the young attacker will miss the rest of the tournament. The other is a darker topic that won't be discussed many places but it does need to be mentioned, the obvious bias towards Brazil this entire tournament continued against Colombia. Is FIFA ensuring that Brazil are successful to appease an unruly public who have rightly been upset at the money spent on the tournament? It is possible and with Brazil facing a formidable foe on Tuesday what will happen? Thiago Silva bundled home the opener against Colombia and has been very good and led by example but his cohorts at the back have given up plenty of chances and if Luis, Gustavo and Alves don't get their act together then Brazil could be in trouble.
Germany came through a really tough test against a French side that did everything but score. Uncharacteristically the Germany defence gave up plenty of chances and although France did not find the net that was partially due to bad finishing partly due to good goalkeeping from Manuel Neuf and partly due to luck. This is a supremely talented German side backboned by the terrific Bayern Munich side of the last few years with Lahm, Neur, Boateng, Schweinsteiger, Kroos and Muller. Add in Goetze , Ozil, Podolski and Klose and you can see that this side has game changers all over the line up.
Brazil will be missing their best player Neymar and Germany have the players to take advantage.I want to take Germany but with the officiating being so poor in Brazil games I just can't recommend it. For this reason I am taking the draw. Either way this game should be tight and played in a fiery tension. Follow me on Twitter@antonpippo