BELO HORIZONTE (SportingAlert) — The latest odds ahead of the Fifa World Cup semi-finals clash between Brazil and Germany in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday.
According to the latest Sky Bet update, Brazil odds to lift this year’s World Cup title has been “pushed out from as short as 7/4 to 13/5” following the absences of Neymar and Thiago Silva for the semi-finals encounter against Germany.
Captain Silva is suspended for one game, while star player Neymar will miss the remainder of the tournament with a back injury he suffered in the last game against Colombia.
Meanwhile, Germany, who will be playing in a record fourth World Cup semi-finals, head into this fixture level with Brazil at 7/4, this after starting the tournament as the 13/2 fourth contenders to lift the trophy.
Sky Bet has is backing a 11/5 odd for a full time draw.
On the individual side of things, Germany forward Thomas Muller, who has netted four goals in five games, including a hat trick in the first game against Portugal, is the 6/1 favourite to score the opening goal of the contest.
The Bayern Munich attacker is also at 5/1 to end the tournament as the top scorer.
Colombian playmaker James Rodriguez has scored six goals and lead the chart by two goals.
In the meantime, defenders Mats Hummels of Germany and Brazil’s David Luiz who both scored quarter-finals goals, are both listed at 18/1 to open the scoring.
On the final score, the most popular odd is at 6/1 for a 1-0 victory for either side.