Going to have a very quick recap on yesterday otherwise I will lose the plot completely. Nothing of any joy bet wise except for Colombia winning and to sum the day up in as few a words as possible.
England – awful and more annoying to hear Hodgson waxing lyrical about how well we have played when we draw 0-0 against a team ranked lower than Scotland who were not really fussed about winning the game. Then, Phil Neville saying Gerrard and/or Lampard have to remain part of the team.
Suarez, our developer Kostas has posted a witty video on this blog today but in all seriousness I don’t find the situation at all funny I just think the guy is a disgrace to football and would be happy if he never was seen again. I don’t want to get started on the subject as I heard some ridiculous statements re the whole affair. The guy has now three times bitten, I mean BITTEN an opponent and there is no place for it any sport. We will see what the super transparent FIFA come up with as a punishment and I am keen to hear the Brendan Rodgers view – he must have been quite happy as the transfer to Spain may now be in jeopardy!
Greece, I had a small bet with Kostas on the outcome of last night and of course they won but it was never a penalty in my opinion so that capped the day off! We do have Uruguay through as pre tournament bet but I doubt they will go much further now and I will deal with it on the day.
Just a quick thanks also to the guys who provide comments, Mark, Robert etc I do read them all and it is all about opinions.
So onto today the 5PM games sees Nigeria v Argentina and I would expect Argentina to make short shrift of their African opponents today. Nigeria were useless against Iran and whilst improved against Bosnia were fortunate to not go behind to a wrongly disallowed goal. Argentina need to get going quicker in game and I don’t think they will take tonight lightly. Confidence and victories lead to momentum and I am sure they will want to send a message to the other contenders rather than have to rely on a bit of Messi injury time magic.
I can’t get involved at 1.53 on Argentina. I will dabble a few correct scores and see if we can get a trade 0-2, 0-3 and 1-2 at 7.8, 12 and 10 for trading.
The other game in that group sees Bosnia take on a stubborn Iran side. Iran can be considered unlucky losers against Argentina but you still cannot get away form the fact that there games over the last year are short on goals. Apparently some of the Bosnia players do not even want to play so I don’t expect this to be a cracker in any shape or form. Iran still have a slim hope of qualifying so preventing Bosnia scoring will be paramount and I certainly cannot see them charging forward.
I will take a view on not many goals and back the Under 1.5 goals at 3.45 small, it may trade for a free bet as the game progresses.
At 9PM my big priced pre tournament speculative trade team Ecuador take on France who have looked very assured in their first two games. Ecuador look like they have to win to progress and as such France were a fair price earlier but have now been backed in so offer no value as a betting option. The main problem here is what side France play as they can rest players but I expect any 11 to give Ecuador trouble.
Ecuador will have an ear on the Swiss game and may go hung ho if the Swiss take the lead and Fracne can exploit that. Everything depends on the sides fielded and the status of the other game so as such it is not a betting medium. I will have tiny interest in some big score lines for fun and see if they trade.
2-2 at 18.5, 2-3 at 28 and 2-1 at 19
Honduras v Switzerland complete the action and it is all about how the Swiss recover from their beating against France. Grabbing 2 late goals at least restored some confidence and they should get the job done tonight. Honduras are a physical but very poor side and some 27 places separate these teams in the rankings.
I will have interest on Switzerland win both halves at 3.6, and the one correct score of 1-3 at 14.5