Croatia Are Good Enough To Win The World Cup
Argentina are all but out of the World Cup after looking like a shambles against Costa Rica. Surely the same fate is not awaiting Brazil who play COSTA RICA today and that side can be backed at with 20/1 with bet365 to win the match. Lionel Messi looked frustrated during the match and distraught at the final whistle as he realised he would not be winning this World Cup surrounded by inferior team mates. The team to take out of yesterday’s action is CROATIA who were brilliant against Argentina and the nation are now 16/1 with Betfair.
Brazil were nothing special in their first match against Switzerland which was a draw but they will be too strong for Costa Rica. Only Russia in the opening match have scored more than three goals in 90 minutes and in theory Brazil can reach that tally. However, an organised defence can thwart even the best teams so UNDER 2.5 GOALS in this match at 20/23 with Ladbrokes is the suggested bet.
The second match today brings together Nigeria and Iceland and this is the closest fixture in the tournament based on the bookmaker’s odds in the three-way match winner market. Nigeria have won just one of their last 13 matches in the World Cup and Iceland have not won a match of any nature since October 2017. In a blatant act of sitting on the fence the natural conclusion is a DRAW at 8/5 with William Hill.
Serbia beat Costa Rica in their first match and another three points against Switzerland would secure their passage into the last 16. They meet Brazil in the final group phase and avoiding defeat in that match looks beyond them. SERBIA have only failed to win once in five competitive matches. They can extend that run by beating Switzerland and that outcome is 17/10 with Coral.
It’s the fourth day of Royal Ascot and I hope you will have winnings from backing Stradivarius in the Gold Cup to play with today. The feature race is the Coronation Stakes which is a Group 1 mile contest for fillies aged three. Billesdon Brook has the best form on paper having won the 1,000 Guineas. Alpha Centauri won the Irish version in which CLEMMIE was unplaced but that is the horse to back today at 9/2 with Betfair.