Yesterday saw England finally pick up a point, and go home with just a draw from 3 games. In the other big game, Luis Suarez made the headlines for all the wrong reasons by biting Giorgio Chiellini, and deny it afterwards with some baffling comments. Early indications, a impending FIFA investigation, seem to be heading for a massive ban, since this is his 3rd offence. Uruguay won 1-0 and knocked Italy out.
In Group C, Colombia demolished Japan 4-1 to top the group with 9 points and 9 goals, James Rodriguez picking up Falcao’s mantle for scoring goals with one in each game. One of the top performers of the competition so far! Greece shocked Ivory Coast to win and qualify in 2nd place, a huge surprise to everyone!
We had some awesome winners picked, Italy-Uruguay was a clean sweep with 4/4 (Under 0.5 1st Half – 7/4, Under 1.5 Match Goals – 12/5, Both Teams Not to Score + Under 2.5 – 6/5 and Neither Team to score 2 – 5/4) as well as 3 in the Colombia Game – Race to 2 – 7/4, Win – 11/8 and Rodriguez A/T + Win @ 7/2 – some great picks for singles!
Moving onto today – Groups E and F. First two games are in Group F, Argentina vs Nigeria and Bosnia vs Iran:
Argentina vs Nigeria
We are expecting Argentina to finally appear, and win well. Nigeria are flimsy at the back, and not much better going forward. Win to Nil is a cert @ 13/10. We also like Race to 3 Goals @ 2/1 in favour of Messi’s men. A great Tip at a massive price is BTTS – No + Over 2.5 Goals @ 5/1 – so a 3-0 Win for Argentina would be enough, very possible! -1 Handicap looks a good bet @ 5/4 too.
Top Tip – Argentina Win to Nil @ 13/10
Bosnia vs Iran
This could be interesting – Iran need to win to try and secure a very unlikely 2nd place, and hope Nigeria get stuffed. However for this to happen they must come out of their defensive shell and attack, which risks letting Bosnia tear them apart. Bosnia will be hurting after exiting so tamely when so much more was expected of them, so could be a wounded animal ready to attack again. A few selections we think are of value are Iran Under 0.5 Goals @ 17/10, Bosnia Race to 2 Goals @ 11/8, Bosnia Win to Nil @ 23/10 and -1 Goal Handicap @ 13/5.
Top Tip – Bosnia Race to 2 Goals @ 11/8
Ecuador vs France
With France all but qualified, they may make several changes, with Benzema or Giroud likely to remain up front. Ecuador need to win and hope Switzerland do not run over Honduras as easily as France did. They need an early goal, so could really be open at the back. We like France Score Both Halves @ 6/4, and Race to 2 @ 19/20. Ecuador pose a threat, and we think they will bag a goal, but France will probably get 3. We like France + BTTS @ 5/2 as well as France + 4 or more match goals @ 3/1
Top Tip – France Score Both Halves @ 6/4
Switzerland vs Honduras
Honduras are out, and as usual will probably go down fighting, or kicking, or generally just recklessly hacking down the likes of Xherdan Shaqiri. Switzerland should win this fairly easily, once they have 1 it should be over. Score Both Halves for the Swiss is 23/20, Win to Nil @ 13/10. -1 Goal is currently 5/4, which represents great value!
Top Tip – Switzerland -1 Goal Handicap @ 5/4
So – another excellent day of football ahead, with a little Wimbledon inbetween! Andy Murray is one at 1pm against his Slovenian opponent (don’t ask his name…), but Argentina and Bosnia play at 5 and both will be on the tele somewhere!
Our Acca of the Day is as follows:
- Argentina Win to Nil/France Score Both Halves/Bosnia Race to 2/Switzerland -1 Handicap – 30/1
My personal Double of the Day:
- Argentina-Nigeria – BTTS: No + Over 2.5 Goals (5/1), Iran Under 0.5 Goals (17/10) – 15.5/1
Best of luck!