With all of my 8 Group Preview’s done, it’s time to see if we can pick out some nice winning accumulators!
In each preview, I picked out what I thought was a Banker, what was good value, high value and my tip for the forecast. Obviously not all will be used in my bets – but what I will do is pick out a Banker Acca, a Value Acca, a High Value Acca and for those interested, a high priced Group Forecast bet.
I have backed all of these personally, using the SSBT’s in the likes of Ladbrokes and Paddy’s to maximise their offers of either a 10% boost on price, or Money Back if you are one off, in terms of the banker which has 6 picks.
Here’s my bets for the ante posts at the World Cup:
Banker @ 25/1
- Uruguay Win Group A @ 4/5
- Iran Finish Bottom Group B @ 4/5
- Argentina/Croatia Dual Forecast (Group D) @ 8/11
- Mexico Over 3.5 Points (Group E) @ 4/6
- Panama Under 1.5 Points (Group G) @ 7/10
- Colombia Over 4.5 Points (Group H) @ 8/11
Quite a good Acca in my book. Uruguay should easily win their group, with Russia having not won in over 6 games and Egypt missing their start player. Iran look likely to be the whipping boy of Group B, with Morocco potentially challenging Portugal for 2nd. I can’t see past Argentina/Croatia qualifying from Group D – so 8/11 is pretty decent. Mexico always qualify – and playing South Korea and Sweden they should pick up a win and a draw at least. Panama – much like Iran – could be the whipping boys, I fancy them to lose all three if I’m honest! Finally Colombia – Over 4.5 is quality, I can’t see them losing and for me will win at least 2.
Value @ 32/1
- Colombia Win Group H @ 5/4
- Brazil 9 Points @ 5/4
- Germany 9 Points @ 9/5
- Uruguay Over 6.5 Points @ 13/10
Same as above really – Colombia should win Group H, I can’t see Germany or Brazil being beaten or even dropping points given their opposition and Uruguay, I can foresee winning at least 2 but not losing any.
High Value @ 80/1
- Saudi Arabia 0 Points @ 7/4
- Iran 0 Points @ 5/2
- Panama 0 Points @ 2/1
- Nigeria Under 1.5 Points @ 7/4
Honestly I can’t see any of Saudi Arabia, Iran or Panama picking up even a point given their opposition. They will all be under the cosh no matter who they play and unless they produce a hell of a performance, they are potentially losing all three. As for Nigeria – they really struggle at World Cup’s – only beating a poor Bosnia last time. Given they have Argentina, Croatia and a decent Iceland side – I can’t see them getting more than a draw at best.
Group Forecast @ 286/1
- Colombia-Senegal @ 7/1
- France-Peru @ 10/3
- Germany-Mexico @ 2/1
- Argentina-Croatia @ 7/4
This is to finish in the exact order – so the Group H one bumps it up significantly! I’ve gone with two outsider predictions, and 2 favoured. Denmark are favourites to go through with France, but I fancy Peru given their style of play and defensively abilities – they have not lost in 14 games I believe!
Germany-Mexico is pretty much a banker for me, I don’t see either Sweden or Korea managing to break into that. As I’ve said with Argentina/Croatia – both should win their other games, will come down to the two themselves to decide the order.
Best of luck!