World Cup final prop bets: Messi, Müller featured on odds menu

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Germany is favored to win, but what about odds on the first goal scorer or the final score? Check out the World Cup Final props.

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Following their astonishing 7-1 semifinal victory over host Brazil, Germany are strong favorites to win the 2014 World Cup.

Die Mannschaft are 2-3 to emerge victorious on Sunday afternoon, with longer odds of 6-5 to get the win in 90 minutes of regulation.

In addition to betting lines on the winner of Sunday's World Cup final match, a host of player and team props are available to sports bettors who have followed World Cup action for the last four weeks.

Germany have produced the most offense at Brazil 2014 with 17 goals in six matches. In contrast, the Argentines were expected to succeed by filling the net, but have managed just eight goals in six games, and only two in the knockout stage.

With only two of the six matches in the quarterfinals and semifinals producing more than two goals, it is no surprise that a low-scoring win by Germany is favored in teams prop wagering. A 1-0 German win is the favored outcome of Sunday's final, with odds of 5-1, followed by 2-0 at 8-1.

The odds of Argentina eking out a 1-0 victory sit at 13-2, but the odds of a 2-0 Argentine victory lengthen to 14-1. Draws of 0-0 and 1-1 are also in the mix, with odds of 6-1 and 5-1, respectively.

Two of the three best bets to lead the World Cup in goal scoring will also compete in Sunday's match,.

German striker Thomas Müller captured the Golden Boot award at the 2010 World Cup, and is within reach of doing it again. Muller has already equalled the five goals he potted in 2010, and is a 5-2 bet to claim the scoring title at Brazil 2014.

Argentine superstar Lionel Messi has scored four times so far at the World Cup, half of Argentina's total offense, earning him odds of 12-1.

But both trail the favorite, Colombia's James Rodriguez, in odds, according to WorldCupOdds.net The 22-year-old scored six times in five games before Colombia's quarterfinal elimination and remains a 4-9 bet to finish as the World Cup's top goal getter.

However, both Muller and Messi remain solid bets to notch at least one goal in the World Cup final. Both stars sport odds of 3-2 to score at some point on Sunday, and are each pegged at 3-1 in match betting on which of the two players will score the most goals. The odds of a tie are a slim 2-3.

OddsShark.com is predicting a 2-0 Germany victory.

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