World Cup Day 7: Betting Tips
By Joshua Poole.
Argentina v South Korea
Argentina Most Booking Points 17/10 Skybet – The bookies are being extremely generous with this market, especially when one considers South Korea did not pick up a single yellow card in their last game against an aggressive Greece side. South American teams are notoriously cynical with their tackling and I can see them picking up a few bookings if South Korea begin to frustrate them which I believe they will. I think South Korea have been one of the best performers so far in the tournament but also a highly determined and sensible side. If they can hold-out clear favourites Argentina beyond half time I expect the South Americans to begin making rash and frustrated challenges defending the Korean counter attacks.
Under 2.5 Goals 4/6 Skybet – There have been only 3 games from 17 with over 2.5 goals in the tournament so far. This is an astonishing stat and it has got to the point where it does not matter who is playing, this bet should be taken as long as there is decent value. South Korea are a well organised team and will not concede goals easily. They will look to soak up pressure and despite the array of talent Argentina possess, they will not necessarily score at ease as the Spain game demonstrated. Expect a cagey affair.
Greece v Nigeria
Corner Match Bet Nigeria 5/6 Bet365 – I believe Nigeria will win this one but with what I have seen so far in the tournament I do not feel confident backing any team to win at this stage. However, I certainly feel Nigeria will be the better team in this match and win more corners. They have more pace down the flanks and will be attacking more than they are defending. They like to get the crosses in early which inevitably leads to corners. Greece were poor in their opening game and I predict another dismal display from them.
France V Mexico
France Draw No Bet 8/13 Bet365 – It is time for France’s stars to shine. Mexico are a decent side but for all their flair and technical ability they are over-relaxed and slightly ineffective as the draw with South Africa exemplified. France were less than convincing also but Uruguay are a good side and France were not desperate to chance the win. However I see France playing with more urgency in this one with games running out in the group stage. The likes of Anelka, Ribery, Henry, Gourcuff and Govou are always potential match-winners and I see their abundance of talent being too much for the Mexicans. The draw no bet market distinguishes the chance of a draw so this is a good bet to have a decent stake on.
Over 9 Corners 5/6 Bet 365 – Both these teams are well capable of building attacks and winning corners against each other meaning we can expect a decent count from both sides. This market has served well thus far and we can hope for more of the same at the value Bet365 are offering here.
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