Football World Cup Betting

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The Independent Online
FANCIED IN this neck of the woods to win the tournament outright, Germany have not looked entirely infallible so far but are still capable of knocking out Mexico (maybe 2-1) in 90 minutes in Montpellier this afternoon.

Berti Vogts' men made their usual clinical efficient job of brushing aside the United States and Iran but were almost embarrassed by Yugoslavia, their principal Group F opponents.

However, it was hard not to be impressed by the manner in which Germany came back from 2-0 down in that game and they seem, as usual, to be getting better as the tournament progresses.

Oliver Bierhoff has yet to justify a pre-tournament recommendation for the Golden Boot award but Milan's acquisition seems to be running in to form and he looks the best bet to be the first goalscorer.

The game between the Netherlands and Yugoslavia looks like a draw (maybe 1-1) after 90 minutes.

The Netherlands hammered South Korea en route to winning Group E, but failed to impress in the defence department when losing a lead to Mexico in their last game. They look no certainties to beat Yugoslavia, who exceeded expectations when almost upsetting Germany in Group F. Dennis Bergkamp is the best bet to be the first goalscorer.