An incredible 2nd day yesterday at the World Cup! Mexico overcame Cameroon, Holland humped Spain and Chile eventually overcame Australia. We had 4 winning tips – Chile 1- @ 6/5, Win Both Halves @ 21/10 and Score Both Halves @ 6/4. We also had a Goal Scorer A/T + Win in Oribe Peralta + Mexico Win @ 7/2. Here is our preview on the 4 games (including Ivory Coast vs Japan):
*Note – All markets and prices offered are with William Hill*
Colombia vs Greece
Colombia make their first appearance since 1998, and have a squad filled with talent. They are group favourites, facing a Greek team who is being written off in most quarters. We are 80% sure that Colombia will win this game, so 10/11 for that is a decent one for the Accumulators. With all their attacking prowess, they should score a couple at least – Over 1.5 Team Goals is 11/8, but our pick for the Goals market is Colombia Race to 2 Goals @ 8/5. Colombia to score in the first half is 21/20, and to score first is 6/10 – both decent prices.
As far as goalscorers go – we like James Rodriguez Anytime + Colombia Win @ 19/5
Top Tip for Colombia vs Greece – Race to 2 Goals @ 8/5
Uruguay vs Costa Rica
Uruguay usually start slowly at tournaments, but in a difficult group they need to fire straight away. Costa Rica are a decent outfit, but are missing key players. They could well nick a goal here, with Lugano at Centre Back for Uruguay being a weak link. A few markets we like are HT/FT @ 23/20 (Uruguay winning, that is), -1 @ 11/10 and Cavani Anytime + Uru Win @ 7/4.
Top Tip – Uruguay Race to 2 Goals @ 4/5
England vs Italy
This along with the Spain vs Holland game is/was the most difficult to predict – it could go either way. We still like BTTS @ 6/5, and Over 1.5 Match Goals @ 8/15 – certainly one for an Acca. Despite being a huge England fan I don’t see anything better than a draw, and for that reason we like Italy Win Either Half @ Evens.
Top Tip – BTTS @ 6/5
Ivory Coast vs Japan
This is a 2am game on Sunday morning – but we are including it in Saturday’s tips. It’s between these two as to who goes through with Colombia in our opinion so whoever wins this is in the driving seat. Ivory Coast seem to always under-perform at major competitions, and Japan are very underrated. We like BTTS + Over 2.5 @ 7/5, as well as Japan Win Either Half @ Evens.
A longshot HT/FT Prediction is Draw/Japan @ 5/1, and Honda Anytime + Japan Win @ 5/1
Top Tip – BTTS + Over 2.5 Goals @ 7/5
Well, it should be a good day thats for sure! 4 games, England playing…whatever happens I think football wins. Lets hope the referee’s don’ try and steal the limelight again. Our Treble of the day is as follows:
- Colombia Race to 2/Uruguay Race to 2/Ivory Coast-Japan BTTS + Over 2.5 Goals – 10.23/1
Best of luck