Good morning all! A very exciting day in everyone’s calendar (except my girlfriend who hates football). The World Cup starts in just a few hours time, and the game of the day, well the only game of the day, is Brazil vs Croatia.
Brazil vs Croatia
There is no pressure on the underdogs here – the world is expecting a Brazil win on the opening night, as are the bookies. Their best price seems to be around 1/3. The main hotly tipped to lead them to glory is Neymar, a prodigy who has been expected to be at this level since he was 13 or 14 – myself and James both remember him on Football Manager at that age, with his tag of ‘Wonderkid’ making us wonder if he would ever live up to the hype. Today, for Neymar to score anytime and Brazil to win, the price is 5/4. Croatia are missing Mario Mandzukic through suspension and will be considerably weaker – however an expected midfield three of Modric, Rakitic and Kovacic is something Brazil must respect, as well as some top defenders such as Dario Srna, Dejan Lovren and the likes.
We expect them to live up to the expectations and win 3-0 (13/2 with William Hill) – but our Top Tip is:
- Brazil -1 (Handicap) @ Evens
Remember – every single minute of this World Cup is on BBC or ITV (or depending where you are around the World, your main free channel. We will be posting daily Tips each day, and when there are 3/4 games on a Double or Treble of the day including the top tip for each game.
I know for certain I will be watching each and every game, but if you have to work, or pop out just one evening to keep the wife happy – tune into our Facebook or Twitter feeds for the latest!