At this stage of a tournament it’s inevitable that interest will wane somewhat. We’ve all been watching football pretty much every day for almost a month and it’s natural to look forward to some pleasant evenings at home watching gardening programmes again, or doing that whole “socialising” thing.

We are flagging – unable to listen to music without a vuvuzela drone in the background, asking imaginary summarisers what they make of our ability to urinate accurately, and appealing to invisible linesman for offside when crossing roads.

Wait, what’s that? It’s Spain v Germany? Forget everything you have just read. That’s going to be BLOODY AWESOME! If you’re still feeling slightly jaded why not put some bets on some leftfield events in tonight’s match with

The bookmakers are offering odds of 11/10 of more than 10 corners in 90 minutes, which seems a likely outcome given the attacking intention both sides have shown so far. You can also get 11/10 on Germany to be awarded the first corner and let us not forget how fast they were out of the blocks against Argentina in the quarter finals. Have you remembered? Good.
is giving 23/20 on the first goal of the game to come on or before the 27th minute which, let’s face it, would be wonderful. Who doesn’t enjoy an early goal? Killjoys, that’s who.

Finally, is offering a market on how the game will be won and 9/1 for Germany to win on penalties is not to be sniffed at.

Bets of the day:

More than 10 corners in 90 minutes 11/10
Germany to get the game’s first corner 11/10
First goal to come on or before the 27th minute 23/20
Germany to win on penalties 9/1