Brazil v Germany free bets, latest odds from World Cup with 4/1 on Brazil to Qualify

Latest Brazil v Germany free bets and odds from the World Cup semi final, with William Hill offering 4/1 on Brazil to qualify for the final (was 10/11).

Brazil meet Germany in the first World Cup semi-final, with the favourite to lift the title to come from this match.

A superb David Luiz free-kick helped Brazil edge past their South American counter parts Colombia 2-1 on Friday evening.

Thiago Silva gave the hosts an early lead, converting from a Neymar corner after losing his marker at the back post.

Brazil kept the dangerous Colombia at bay and doubled their lead with an incredible free-kick from Luiz from all of 30 yards!

The tournament top scorer James Rodriguez pulled one back for Colombia, however Brazil managed to hold on.

The win came at a cost for Brazil, with star player Neymar ruled out for the remainder of the tournament and captain Silva suspended for the semi-final.

Germany were at their resolute best in their 1-0 win over France, in Friday’s first quarter-final match.

Mats Hummels headed home a Toni Kroos free-kick early on, with the French struggling to break Germany down.

Andre Schurrle missed a glorious chance to make it 2-0, although Karim Benzema’s effort was saved well by Manuel Neuer at the other end.

The win secures Germany’s place at a record fourth consecutive World Cup semi-final, where they will look to stun the home fans.

Two of the greatest international sides in the history of the game have met 21 times before, with Brazil winning 12.

The only ever meeting at the World Cup between the pair was won by Brazil, in the 2002 final, with Ronaldo scoring both.

Germany won the most recent fixture back in 2011, edging a five goal classic 3-2, with Mario Gotze on the scoresheet.

Team news
Brazil will be pushed to their limits, without the key duo of Neymar and Silva through injury and suspension.

Ramires, Willian and Bernard will be looking to take Neymar’s spot in wide midfield, with the former of the trio likely to get the nod.

Bayern Munich defender Dante is almost certain to come in for Silva, with Henrique the other in the running.

Luiz Felipe Scolari will be able to call upon Luis Gustavo against Germany, after the defensive midfielder missed the quarter-final through suspension.

Miroslav Klose looks set to make way, with Thomas Muller returning to the forward role after starting in midfield on Friday.

Per Mertesacker will again have to make do with a place on the bench, after Hummels returned and scored versus France.

Philip Lahm will remain at full-back, meaning Sami Khedira will starting in the holding midfield role.

Brazil (4-2-3-1): Cesar, Maicon, Dante, Luiz, Marcelo, Gustavo, Fernandinho, Ramires, Oscar, Hulk, Fred

Germany (4-3-3): Neuer, Lahm, Hummels, Boateng, Howedes, Khedira, Schweinsteiger, Kroos, Ozil, Muller, Gotze

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