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World Cup penalties. VAR or referees?

Jun 30th, 2018 at 11:45 davidg3907 on World Cup 13 comments 362 views

We have arrived at the end of the group stage. It is time to reflect on VAR's (possible) effect on various matters. Time taken for reviews. In general, this has not been anywhere near as long as feared. This could be because of people in charge letting play continue while doing a review in the background. Only when the panel decides a referee has made a wrong call is the …

World Cup 2018 - Last 16 Preview - Croatia vs Denmark

Jun 27th, 2018 at 18:26 danbradley on World Cup 0 comments 187 views

The evening game on Sunday gives us the chance to see one of the favourites of the neutrals in Croatia, who may be considered a dark horse for the tournament after an impressive group stage performance. They face a Denmark side who came through the group stage without really impressing, but who have made themselves extremely difficult to beat under their Norwegian coach, Age Hareide. The midfield talent of Croatia made …

World Cup 2018 - Last 16 Preview - France vs Argentina

Jun 27th, 2018 at 18:20 danbradley on World Cup 1 comments 242 views

Two of the more underwhelming of qualifiers for the last 16 meet in the first game of the knockout stages of the World Cup in 2018. France might have come through their group as comfortable winners, but the manner of each of their results will have left question marks for fans of Les Bleus as well as anyone that has backed them for the tournament. After scraping past Australia and Peru, the …

World Cup: Spain v. Russia - Preview, Betting Odds & Tips

Jun 26th, 2018 at 13:56 L Flavius on World Cup 0 comments 174 views

Match Preview & Tips Paddy Power are offering odds of 5/4 on both teams scoring, something which looks quite likely at the moment. It could be a very open affair, you could probably take advantage of Ladbrokes’ 16/5 on an over 3.5 goal total. Ladbrokes are also offering 12/5 on Russia breaking the deadlock but if you’re looking for an outright winner, I’d have the Spaniards going through at 6/10 …

World Cup: Uruguay v Portugal - Preview, Betting Odds & Tips

Jun 26th, 2018 at 13:45 L Flavius on World Cup 0 comments 245 views

Match Preview & Tips Ladbrokes have odds of 17/10 on either team winning. I would encourage a bet on Uruguay. Paddy Power are also offering odds of 16/5 on them winning by a one-goal margin, while Marathon Bet have odds of 28/5 on a Draw/Uruguay result. After a very entertaining group affair for Groups A and B in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, we …

World Cup 2018: Huge clash of footballing style in Group H

Jun 12th, 2018 at 10:32 LeeThomasMason on World Cup 0 comments 240 views

We're here, the World Cup is just days away and it is undoubtedly the perfect time to get all your ante-post bets in for the tournament before the prices drop. Looking ahead, we'll be previewing each group in Russia to find the best value. Last up, we have Group H with likes of Poland, Senegal, Colombia and Japan in what is arguably trickiest group to call. Let's dive straight in. Huge offer …

World Cup 2018: Group G betting preview as England enter new era

Jun 12th, 2018 at 10:03 LeeThomasMason on World Cup 0 comments 319 views

England head into Russia under the guidance of manager Gareth Southgate, a man who has seemingly singlehandedly spearheaded a change in direction for England's new Young Lions. The Golden Generation is nothing but a disappointing figment of our distant memories, Southgate and his youngsters arrive at the 2018 World Cup with stability and, among other underlying feelings, the slightest of optimism. Is that optimism wrongly placed? We shall see. For …

World Cup 2018: Group F betting preview - Here come the Germans

Jun 10th, 2018 at 09:18 LeeThomasMason on World Cup 0 comments 306 views

Those pesky Germans are here to have their say on a World Cup stage once more. Forever assured, fearless and oozing confidence Joachim Löw is heading to Russia with the trophy in is had and he'll be doing everything in his power to keep hold of it. Firs though, the Germans need to find a way out of Group F. To do so, they'll need to get past the likes of …

World Cup 2018 betting: Time to make some money on Brazil

Jun 8th, 2018 at 14:42 sportingsamcan on World Cup 0 comments 367 views

Think World Cup and the obvious starting point is nearly always the Samba Boys, rarely are Neymar and co not favourites to win such is their talent and ability on the pitch. In this piece we take a look at some value bets based around the Brazilian side and cover off their form going into the 2018 World Cup in Russia. First things first don't miss out on the great offers The …

World Cup 2018: Group E betting preview - can anybody stop the Brazilians?

Jun 8th, 2018 at 12:27 LeeThomasMason on World Cup 0 comments 281 views

Can you hear that Russia? It's the sound of Neymar and his tippy-tappy samba mates doing keepy-uppies on the plane over to yet another World Cup built on heavy expectations. Brazil's World Cup memories are tainted by that 7-1 hammering on their home turf in 2014 and, with the boy wonder just about recovered from injury, they head into Group E to take on Switzerland, Costa Rica and Serbia. Now then, …

World Cup 2018: Group D betting preview as Messi leads Argentina into battle

Jun 8th, 2018 at 11:51 LeeThomasMason on World Cup 0 comments 306 views

We're here, the World Cup is just days away and it is undoubtedly the perfect time to get all your ante-post bets in for the tournament before the prices drop. Looking ahead, we'll be previewing each group in Russia to find the best value. Next up, we have Group D with Lionel Messi's Argentina, Iceland and their passionate supporters, Nigeria armed with their much discussed new kit and Croatia - …

World Cup 2018: Group C betting preview as France look set to dominate

Jun 8th, 2018 at 11:10 LeeThomasMason on World Cup 0 comments 277 views

We're here, the World Cup is just days away and it is undoubtedly the perfect time to get all your ante-post bets in for the tournament before the prices drop. Looking ahead, we'll be previewing each group in Russia to find the best value. Next up, we have Group C with much-fancied France, outsiders Australia, free-flowing Peru and Christian Eriksen's Denmark. The best bets? Let's get down to it. Huge offer for …