Italy produced the football of the tournament to overcome hosts Germany in the semi-final while France have toppled Brazil and Portugal.
They meet in world football's showpiece game in Berlin, kicking off at 7pm.
"I think itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a mentally unbelievably strong team in Italy against a quality team in France," reasoned Martin, who is now putting the lads through their pre-season paces at Spurs Lodge.
"Everyone has seen Zidane Ã¢â‚¬â€œ he was almost dead and buried, almost ridiculed with Ronaldo before the tournament, but he came back and is probably the best player in the tournament. HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s magical.
"Thierry Henry is getting better and better, Ribery can do something and thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a difference with the Italians, they donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have the same flare on the flanks but they are so solid.
"The full-backs Zambrotta and Grosso have been superb and if I had to make a prediction I would say that Italy - with the determination they have shown against the likes of Australia and Germany - will win it."
Martin Jol - a newspaper and radio pundit throughout the World Cup - tips Italy to win the final against France tonight.