World Cup Betting

Jul 5, 2467 days ago

Uruguay v Netherlands – Tuesday’s Semi Final Preview

Tuesday 6th July – WC Day 26

So, we have reached the semi-final stage. What many people had tipped before the tournament as a dream England v Brazil clash is a Europe v South America tie, but featuring neither of those two fancied sides. Instead, the surprise semi-finalists Uruguay take on the Netherlands in Cape Town.

It is a series of ifs, buts and maybes for England. If Robert Green hadn’t spilled Clint Dempsey’s shot, if they had scored against Algeria – heck, if they had played better full stop – then wins over Ghana and Uruguay would have seen the Three Lions at the semi-final stage for the first time in twenty years. As it is, their failure to win Group C landed England in the tough half of the draw and left the door open for an unexpected semi-finalist.

Jul 5, 2467 days ago

Germany v Spain Betting Predictions

Semi-Finals: Germany (9/5) v Spain (8/5) (Wednesday 7th July, 7:30pm)

Before we concentrate on some World Cup betting tips between Germany and Spain, let’s take a look at their most recent performance in the World Cup.

Germany were hugely impressive in their quarter-final match against Argentina. The German’s showing great strength of character and simply out-classed their opponents, suffocating midfield and creating the perfect harmony for them to crush Diego Maradona’s side 4-0.

Jul 5, 2467 days ago

Netherlands v Uruguay – Goalscorer Betting

World Cup Top Goalscorer Daily Preview

Robin van Persie was the subject of a huge gamble by punters in the run up to the 2010 World Cup. Backed in from 25/1 to just 11/1 to top score in South Africa, van Persie was deemed the most likely Dutch player to provide the goals that many people believed would carry the Netherlands to the World Cup Final.

Well, the Oranje may well end up competing in the showpiece event on July 11th, but van Persie hasn’t really shown any of the form that we have seen from the Dutchman for Arsenal over recent years. His solitary goal in the tournament came against Cameroon when the Dutch had already qualified for the last sixteen and the 26 year old is now 66/1 to win the Golden Shoe.

Jul 5, 2467 days ago

Holland v Uruguay Betting Predictions

Semi-Finals: Uruguay (5/1) v Netherlands (4/6) (Tuesday 6th July, 7:30pm)

Before we look at some 2010 World Cup betting tips for the match between Uruguay and the Netherlands, let’s concentrate on their most recent performance in the quarter-finals.

Uruguay were unconvincing in the their World Cup quarter-final tie against Ghana. Already unsettled by a jittery display, the South-Americans cheated their way to a penalty-shootout via their star-striker Luis Suarez, who will incidentally miss the semi-final clash against the Netherlands.

Jul 5, 2467 days ago

Uruguay v Holland Betting Preview

World Cup Tips – Extra Time Beckons in Cape Town

Kind of ironic, isn’t it? Out of the four South Americans teams contesting the World Cup quarter-finals, the only one that survived was the country that had to qualify for the finals via the play-off route. So with big guns Argentina and Brazil, as well as Paraguay, already back home, can little Uruguay continue to shoulder the hopes of a continent?

Oscar Tabarez’s team are the lowest ranked side in the last four according to FIFA, and there can be little dispute that they’ve rode their luck a little to get thus far.

Jul 2, 2470 days ago

World Cup Betting – Paraguay v Spain Preview

Spanish Look a Safe Bet to Make Last Four

Whatever the Netherlands and Germany’s fate against Brazil and Argentina respectively, Spain should ensure Europe has a presence in the World Cup semi-finals by beating Paraguay in Johannesburg.

Vicente del Bosque’s team may still be guilty of not converting their intricate approach play into goals but, their opener against Switzerland apart, they always seem to find inspiration from somewhere to get the right result and I see no reason to believe that won’t be the case again against Paraguay.

Jul 2, 2470 days ago

World Cup Betting – Argentina v Germany Preview

Germany and Argentina could be Set for More Penalty Drama

The quarter-final clash between Argentina and Germany has been awarded the status of a Paddy Power Bore War! Money-Back Special but I can’t honestly believe this game is going to end goalless, so if you are hoping to recoup your stake for losing first/last goalscorer, correct score and scorecast singles in the event of a 0-0, you may be disappointed.

Between them, the teams have already scored 19 goals in eight games and, perhaps just as significantly, neither defence has looked particularly watertight. To be fair, only South Korea and Mexico have so far found the net against the Argentinians but you just get the feeling that Diego Maradona’s team are vulnerable when the opposition attacks with pace.

Jul 1, 2471 days ago

Holland v Brazil Prediction

Brazil to Shine Against Dour Dutch

I’ll admit I’m old enough to remember how a Johan Cruyff-inspired Dutch team, arguably the best international side I have ever seen, ended Brazil’s reign as world champions in 1974. The South Americans have got their own back since, edging the Netherlands in a five-goal thriller in the USA in 1994 before beating them on penalties in France four years later, and I think Brazil will again prove their nemesis in South Africa.

Paddy Power has made the first quarter-final one of his Bore War! Money-Back Specials meaning losing first/last goalscorer, correct score and scorecast singles will be refunded if the game finishes 0-0, though I can’t see that happening!

Jul 1, 2471 days ago

World Cup Daily Preview – Saturday 3 July

Saturday 3 July – WC Day 23

There are two more intriguing quarter finals taking place on Saturday with two former champions going head to head and the pre-tournament favourites in action against one of the surprise packages.

Argentina v Germany

For anyone old enough to remember the 1990 World Cup Final, it was a terrible, dour affair eventually settled by an Andreas Brehme penalty five minutes from time. Germany were the better side, and Argentina’s indiscipline (they had Pedro Monzon and Gustavo Dezotti sent off) ultimately cost the 1986 champions the chance to retain their title.

Jul 1, 2471 days ago

2010 World Cup Betting Tips – Netherlands v Brazil

Quarter-Finals: Netherlands (16/5) v Brazil (10/11) (Friday 2nd July, 3pm)

Before we look at some World Cup betting tips let’s comment about the Netherlands who were flawless in their qualifying campaign have continued that streak throughout the 2010 World Cup. Although cautious, Bert van Marwjik’s side are effective with their style of play and with the genuine strength-in-depth in their squad, it’s no surprise to see them reach the quarter-final stage with considerable ease.

Uncertainty surrounded the five-time World Cup champions Brazil following their poor display against Portugal but a last sixteen match against the attack-minded Chileans seemed the perfect tonic to conjure up a confidence boosting victory.

Jul 1, 2471 days ago

World Cup Betting – Uruguay v Ghana Preview

Weakened Black Stars may have Met their Match

As the sole surviving representatives of the host continent, most neutrals will be hoping Ghana can extend the dream of an African nation winning the World Cup into the final week of the tournament. The Black Stars are bidding to make history in reaching the last four and going one step further than fellow African countries Cameroon in 1990 and Senegal in 2002. But if they are to do so, they are probably have to achieve it the hard way as coach Milovan Rajevac is already without influential midfielder Andre Ayew and young defender Jonathan Mensah through suspension, and both Kevin-Prince Boateng and top scorer Asamoah Gyan are struggling with injuries.

Jul 1, 2471 days ago

Argentina v Germany Betting Tips

Quarter-Finals: Argentina 13/10 v Germany 11/5 (Saturday 3rd July, 3pm)

Before we look at some World Cup betting tips let’s concentrate on Argentina, who have reached the quarter-finals of the 2010 World Cup having scored 10 goals and conceding just two. Their best performance came in their latest last-sixteen match against Mexico. Forced into a sleeves-up battle, Argentina still exercised to worldwide football fans why they are the best attacking side in the 2010 World Cup.