Well, yesterday was a shocker. Bosnia lost 1-0 to a poor Nigeria, Argentina only just beat Iran thanks to a late Lionel Messi solo effort and Germany drew 2-2 with Ghana – a day for the bookies, and our first day without a winner…
Onwards and upwards though – today is the last of the 2nd round of games, with Portugal facing the USA in Group G, then Belgium playing Russia and Algeria looking to get their first points of the 2014 World Cup against South Korea. Here are our Tips:
Belgium vs Russia
This should have plenty of goals – with both sides needing wins for different reasons. Russia will want to stay ahead of S Korea, and Belgium will want to book their place in the next round with a game to go. We like Belgium Race to 2 Goals @ 11/8, as well as Win + BTTS @ 10/3 – if you want a little less risk, BTTS + Over 2.5 Goals is 6/4.
Hazard A/T + Belgium win is our Wincast pick @ 3/1
Top Tip – Belgium Race to 2 Goals @ 11/8
South Korea vs Algeria
Algeria looked a decent outfit against Belgium, eventually overcame by their quality. In terms of ability and pace, Algeria have more to offer than Korea, so a mini-shock could be on. We like Algeria @ 21/10, or for less risk, Win Either Half @ 11/10. This is another one we fancy BTTS + Over 2.5 Goals in, which is priced well @ 29/20.
Feghouli A/T + Algeria Win – 15/2
Top Tip – Algeria Win Either Half @ 11/10
USA vs Portugal
This should be an interesting one – Portugal need a win to get off the mark, and the USA could guarantee a spot in the last 16 by winning. Either way it’s the game of the day and should be full of goals! Over 3.5 Goals is a great price @ 9/4 – Match Result & 4+ Goals is too risky to pick either, so this is a safer bet. We fancy Portugal to bag at least 2, with Race to 2 being Evens at the mo.
Will Ronaldo finally show himself? He’s 7/2 to score first and Portugal win, as well as 13/10 A/T + Win. 2nd is better value for us. This is definitely a BTTS + Over 2.5 cert @ 5/4.
Top Tip – BTTS + Over 2.5 Goals @ 5/4
So – we think a day filled with goals! Yesterday saw two rather dull 1-0 wins for Argentina and Nigeria, but we are hoping it perks up to what it was like a couple of days ago, goals galore! Much like Swiss vs France, Portugal vs USA has the potential to be one of the games of the World Cup so far!
Our Treble for the day is as follows:
- Belgium Race to 2 (11/8), Algeria WEH (11/10), Portugal-USA BTTS + Over 2.5 Goals (5/4) – 10.22/1
Best of luck for the day!