World Cup Betting: Day 2
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Moving on to last nights game and the Saudi's must be incredibly disappointed with the performance that they put in yesterday. They were a shambles at the back and showed none of the attacking verve that we had seen in the previous games against Italy and Germany.
Russia were deserved winners and, although the Saudi Arabia defence didn't exactly make it hard for them, all five of Russia's goals were quality and a pleasure to watch. I expect we'll be seeing most of them on the highlights reels on a regular basis.
That result also puts some real pressure on Egypt and to a lesser degree Uruguay going into todays match.
(Note: all recommended bets are 1 unit / point stake unless clearly stated)
World Cup Day 2 – Best Bet
Egypt v Uruguay
Salah is so key to Egypt's scoring potential that without him they will look very blunt in attack. Even if he starts, you have to think it will take him a while to get back to anywhere near his best. Major tournaments are littered with players rushed back from injury, who then fail to get anywhere near their previous heights in time for the tournament.
Conversely, Uruguay have no such problems and look really strong. They came 2nd in a strong qualifying group, behind Brazil, and have evolved their style over the last 12 months with several mercurial talents promoted from the u20's. This is a very strong Uruguay side and they should win comfortably here.
2 points Uruguay win at 1.60 and 1pt Uruguay to Win To Nil at 2.30
Today's other World Cup games;
Morocco v Iran
One aspect of this Morocco side that we really like is that 17 or the 23 play in Europe's major leagues already.
Morocco topped an difficult qualifying group with ease, containing the likes of Ivory Coast, Gabon and Mali, while doing so they did not concede a goal in six qualifying matches. They also scored particularly freely, a large part down to the impressive Khalid Boutaib.
Iran were also impressive in qualifying, going 18 unbeaten and topping the group ahead of South Korea.
I believe Morocco are the stronger side here but Iran are hard to break down. Their games averaged just 1.2 goals, only 10% went over 2.5 goals and they kept 9 clean sheets in 10.
Morocco to win and under 2.5 goals.
The sudden departure of the Spain manager has been well publicised and we won't dwell on it further here.
We were interested in taking Portugal on in this match prior to the news and with the slight drift in odds, we do not see any reason to change that position. Spain remain one of the favourites for the tournament until we see otherwise.
Spain look value at 2.05 but both teams to score looks the safer bet at a similar price.
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