Uruguay Can Upset The Apple Cart
Colombia lost a football match on penalties last night and cannot win the World Cup….but England can! It was not the prettiest of matches and England won by the skin of their teeth but Sweden now await in the quarter-finals. It’s the first time England have won a penalty shootout in the World Cup but they were the better team and the players did amazingly well not to be provoked by some of the tactics of the opposition. We are now down to the last eight, two nations from South America and six from Europe, four former winners and four nations that have not won the World Cup. URUGUAY look a big price at 14/1 with Ladbrokes to lift the trophy.
At this stage of the tournament the number of blank days increases and there are fewer match days. Andy Murray withdrew from Wimbledon so middle England have nothing to cheer….except the national football team who could go all the way. A World Cup final between Brazil and England would bring together the most successful nation and the country that invented the sport. Uruguay could be the fly in the ointment in the semi-finals but a BRAZIL/ENGLAND final can be backed at 7/1 with Sun Bets. At that stage the World Cup is up for grabs. Brazil and Harry Kane is the favourite in the winner/top goalscorer double market. Kane has now scored six goals and is two ahead of Romelu Lukaku of Belgium in the goals chart.
There was a tremendous buzz in England last night and a horse with that name can win one of the feature races at Kempton this evening. The 32Red Handicap is a Class 3 race over one mile and four furlongs. Noble Gift is an interesting runner at the odds based on ratings and could make the frame at a big price. BUZZ has winning form at Kempton and can win for the third time on the All-Weather at the track and that outcome pays 6/4 with William Hill. The big race of the week is the Coral Eclipse at Sandown on Saturday. Masar, the Derby winner, has been supplemented and can be backed at 5-4 favourite to win the Group 1 contest over 10 furlongs.