It Could Be Spain And Costa’s Year
If any of you have withdrawal symptoms due to the first day without World Cup football for over two weeks today could be a good opportunity to assess who is going to win the tournament. One thing we can say without fear of contradiction is that it won’t be Germany but it could be England. No one team has stood out and man for man you would have to say Belgium have a chance and their reserves are better than England’s reserves. However, the team that has quality and experience all over the field is SPAIN and they are the selection at 7/2 with Betfair.
If Spain do reach at least the semi-finals Diego Costa will play in seven matches so he must be considered in the top scorer betting. Harry Kane has scored five goals and Cristiano Ronaldo one less but they may only have one more match to increase their tally. The leading scorer generally plays for a team that reaches the last four as he will then play in the final or the match to decide third and fourth place which must be the most meaningless fixture in the world. If Spain go all the way its safe to assume COSTA will score more goals so he is the bet at 8/1 with William Hill.
England lost to Belgium in their last group match and now face a potentially easier route to the final. However, if they lose to Colombia in the last 16 that will be irrelevant. However, the fact is England must beat Colombia and then Sweden or Switzerland to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup. That has not happened since 1990 and ENGLAND are 6/4 with Betfair to get that far.
There is plenty of cricket, tennis, golf and rugby league action today if you are missing World Cup betting. The transition between the group stages and knockout rounds has been utilised by ITV4 to show four races from Newcastle this evening. Its mainly average sport but the Fillies’ Stakes at 8.05pm is a Group 3 contest offering over £34,000 to the winner. SMART CALL is the smart call to win the race and that outcome is 2/1 with Ladbrokes.