Day 5 started with 100% on the Germany vs Portugal game, and our biggest individual tip ever! Hummels + Germany Win was 14/1 and tipped yesterday, as well as -1 @ 9/4, Germany Over 1.5 @ Evens and Win Either Half @ 4/9. Today brings around the first of the second lot of group games, with Brazil facing Mexico, and Group G games in Belgium vs Algeria and Russia vs South Korea.
Belgium vs Algeria
This seems a bit of a miss-match on paper, but football isn’t played on paper. Algeria have got rid of most of their squad since the last World Cup, and with a new coach in Vahid Halihodzic and the likes of Islam Slimani, Sofiane Feghouli and Spurs starlet Nabil Bentaleb coming in. Belgium literally have no strikers, with Benteke missing out on the squad and Lukaku not fully fit. Hazard, Mirallas and Mertens could all do a job but all three are not natural strikers. Their game depends on Lukaku, if not they must change their style a little.
A lot is expected of Belgium, and we think this could weigh on their shoulders. We think Algeria will score, but lose eventually. Belgium + BTTS is 9/4, -1 another favourite @ 11/10 and Race to 2 Goals @ 3/4. Our Score + Win prediction is De Bruyne A/T +Belgium is 12/5.
Top Tip – Belgium + BTTS @ 9/4
Brazil vs Mexico
Both had varying starts. Brazil struggled against a decent Croatia outfit, and Mexico dominated against a very poor Cameroon team. We think Brazil will hit their stride this time out and show what they are all about. Win to Nil is 23/20, Score Both Halves 21/20 and a favourite of mine is Race to 3 Goals @ 11/8. Our Score + Win prediction is Thiago Silva + Brazil @ 17/2
Top Tip – Race to 3 @ 11/8
Russia vs South Korea
This is the last of the first set of group games, and is an interesting one. Russia are a very good team under Fabio Capello, whereas South Korea are generally a very well drilled team. If there is an early goal, it could be very open – if it’s 0-0 at HT, like the Nigeria game it will probably end very low scoring, if any at all. We like Russia HT/FT @ 21/10, Russia Over 1.5 Goals @ 23/20 and BTTS + Over 2.5 Goals.
We really like Dzagoev anytime + Russia Win @ 4/1.
Top Tip – BTTS + Over 2.5 @ 8/5
Our treble of the day consists of the three top tips, so:
- Brazil Race to 3/Belgium + BTTS/Russia-Korea BTTS + Over 2.5 Goals – 19/1
Good luck – don’t forget to check out our Ascot Tips from our man James White, he has a 23/1 Treble that looks pretty tasty, and after winning a 157/1 treble from his tips I am certainly on them!