Germany take on Brazil in the first semifinal of this very intense World Cup. A rematch of the 2002 World Cup, this is the Clash Of The Titans. The Germans often falter after reaching the latter stages of the tournament and will be hoping to prevail. Brazil, the most successful team ever, will be wanting to try and win their 6th World Cup in thier own backyard. However, they will lack the force of Neymar Jr. and Human Wall Thiago Silva in this match and Germany look to capitalize on this. However, Brazil are a force to be reckoned with as they have proved so by beating almost every team they have faced. They loss of Neymar may just provide more motivation for the Selecao to go on make history. Maybe, just maybe, they might be galvanized by this loss and will progress. Germany are not staunch favourites for this epic, but they markets have seen a stunning 54.2% favour for the 2002 World Cup finalists. Thomas Muller would be wanting to catch up on the now eliminated James Rodriguez and will need to be at the top of his game. Germany never really moved out of the first gear to see of Germany and Brazil had to grind out the victory and broke a sweat or two. FootballsToYou is inclined towards Germany, but with the Camel predicting Brazil, we too, are confused.
KEY CLASHES: Thomas Muller vs David Luiz, Fernandinho-Paulinho vs Schweinsteiger-Khedira
Dr. Joe N.H.’s views:
Prediction: Brazil 0 – 1 Germany
Germany’s Man To Watch Out For: Thomas Müller
Brazil’s Man To Watch Out For: David Luiz
Germany’s weak link: Mesut Özil and Benedikt Howedes
Brazil’s Weak Link: Lack of replacements quality for Neymar.
Aaron Johnson’s views:
Prediction: Brazil 1 – 3 Germany
Germany’s Man To Watch Out For:Tony Kroos
Brazil’s Man To Watch Out For:David Luiz
Germany’s weak link: Lack of Pace in the Defence
Brazil’s Weak Link: Weak attack only worsened by Neymar’s injury