Tue, Jun 29, 4:37pm by Kevin Pitstock
In yesterday’s article for round of 16 matches on 29th June we got up in both of the predictions, including the best bet at $2.20.
The matches were pretty straight forward, with the big guns coming through. Tonight’s matches are tougher than they have been in previous nights, so I will be approaching these matches with caution. All odds today come courtesy of the Sportingbet bookmaker.
Paraguay were disappointing in their last match against New Zealand after coming out on fire in their opening two matches. They can be forgiven somewhat, as the only needed a point in their previous outing. If they play like they did against New Zealand though, they’ll be in trouble.
Japan weren’t given much hope against Denmark in their last match. They scored from two fantastic free kicks and were passing the ball with pace and precision. They have flown under the radar in this World Cup and I think they still have more to offer.
My prediction is for Japan to win this game, a tip that you won’t find from many other punters. There has been quite a lot of hype around for Paraguay because of their style and free flowing game.
Japan have won me over though. They were on top of their game against Denmark. This will be a different test for them though, playing against a South American team.
Spain have been under performing in the 2010 World Cup, while Portugal have been playing well despite a poor qualifying campaign.
Spain haven’t really hit top gear yet, but they’ll have to if they are going to progress from this match. I think they’ll win against Portugal, but I’m not overly confident on this. The Portuguese are capable of beating anyone on their day and despite good results thus far, I think they’re slightly overrated.
My prediction is for a Spanish win. That might come in extra time or after penalties, but I think they’ll get up in this one.
We’ve had some great success betting the overs in the past few days in our best bets section.
Today I’m getting on it again, and am confident on this one. The over 4.5 goals in the two matches combined is paying $2.20. This is a betting special at Sportingbet.
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