Today’s World Cup Final marks the 14th time since 1954 that Germany are taking part in a major final (either World Cup or European Championships). On average, German fans have enjoyed a major final once every 4 years, or once every two tournaments, which is a truly phenomenal average.
However, with 6 wins out of 13 finals so far, the win percentage is less than 50%. In fact, out of their last 4 World Cup finals, Germany have only won one.
The Argentinians will of course be far more robust in defence than the Brazilians. On the other end of the pitch, Lavezzi against Hoewedes is a particularly daunting prospect for the Germans, one which Jogi Loew will no doubt have been chewing over.