Dare you oppose the Germans?

It’s being billed as flair against efficiency as Spain love to play their tiki-taka football whilst Germany are at their best absorbing pressure and playing on the break.

Will Spain have taken note from the way Germany dismantled England and Argentina? The betting shows there’s no clear favourite Germany are 9/5 and Spain slightly shorter at 8/5, can you confidently oppose the Germans though?

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Gary Parkinson is a freelance writer, editor, trainer, muso, singer, actor and coach. He spent 14 years at FourFourTwo as the Global Digital Editor and continues to regularly contribute to the magazine and website, including major features on Euro 96, Subbuteo, Robert Maxwell and the inside story of Liverpool's 1990 title win. He is also a Bolton Wanderers fan.