Thu, Jun 24, 6:52pm by Kevin Pitstock
Another four games are played in the morning to complete groups E and F. As usual, there will be two games being played at midnight and another two at 4:30am AEST.
If you saw yesterday’s article on Day 13 Betting you would have noticed we got a multi up at $4.00.
Yesterday was one of the easier days to predict of the 2010 World Cup, albeit a little fortunate. USA left it until injury time to win and the other matches weren’t without their controversy either.
We’ll have another crack today as we look to get some more lucky punters. Odds today come courtesy of Aussie bookmaker Sportingbet.
Paraguay are one of the form teams of the 2010 World Cup and will send the All White’s run to a shuddering halt. They have the benefit of watching New Zealand’s first two matches and will be able to nullify any threat they pose.
I’m confident of this bet and have got on it significantly. The South American teams have been the standouts thus far and Paraguay have too much pace, class and ball movement for New Zealand.
As predicted, Italy have been disappointing in this tournament. They are heavy favourites to beat Slovakia, but I’m staying away from this one. Italy will struggle to get goals and I can’t back them in this one.
Italy have more quality and “prestige” than Slovakia, but that counts for little in a match like this. I’m leaning towards a draw paying $3.85, but it’s tough to back against an Italy win in a crucial match like this.
The Dutch only need a draw to progress from this group and are predicted to rest several key players. That being said, Cameroon have had a disastrous WC campaign. I can’t see anything other than a Dutch win, even though this could be a danger games for punters with this almost being a dead rubber.
You can get $1.80 about Netherlands, $3.50 for a draw and $4.50 for a Cameroon victory. It seems like punters are swaying towards a draw in this one. If the Mexico and Uruguay match is anything to go by, I won’t be betting on the draw.
I’ll leave it till the last minute for the team lineups, but more than likely I’ll be including a Netherlands win a multi at a minimum.
This is a must-win game for Denmark, but for Japan a draw will suffice. This is a difficult match to predict and betting markets suggest that as well. I can’t see too much difference between the two teams here, but there’s been a bit of movement on a Denmark victory.
A Denmark win is paying $2.20, draw $3.25 and a Japan win $3.35. It will be an entertaining match as both teams’ fate is decided on this game. I won’t be betting on this game, but there’s plenty of value here if you can get on the right thing.
Like I alluded to above, I’m heavily on Paraguay to knock off the Kiwis. Later tonight I suspect I’ll also be putting a multi on with Paraguay and Netherlands which is paying $2.63.
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