Brazil Beats Croatia & Day 2 Games
- Neymar scored two goals vs Croatia yesterday – will he pull Brazil in the finals?
Team Brazil beat Croatia with 3:1 in the opening match yesterday in whom Brazil actually scored all 4 goals, since Marcelo stood out with an own goal.
Neymar scored two goals including the penalty shot, which was awarded for a borderline penalty in the box. We aren’t qualified to judge though, but this moment will certainly be something that is going to be discussed, especially among Croatian fans.
To be honest, Brazil didn’t seem ready for this game at all. Bookmakers rate their chances as the highest of all to win the World Cup. Unless they experienced some opening game sickness, it doesn’t seem like this team is good enough to keep up with the odds bookies like Unibet, TitanBet and Bovada have given them.
Meanwhile, other groups are about to kick off with three games and one that we could consider as the ”El Classico” of the World Cup – Spain vs Netherlands. These two battled in the last World Cup finals, when Spain got the best of that match and claimed the trophy.
Betting on Spain vs Netherlands
National team of Spain, defending champs, are favorites to win this match and it’s not really all that close. We’ll take a look at some of the betting lines that seem to fit our expectations for the match quite well. We’ve picked the bookmaker that offers best odds for each bet.
Spain To Win – 1.83 at Bet365
Draw – 3.40 at TitanBet
Netherlands to Win – 5.25 at Unibet
Bet ”Spain to Win + Under 2,5 goals” – 3,60 at Unibet
Diego Costa to Score Anytime – 2.62 at Bet365
Under 2,5 Goals – 1,57 at TitanBet
These are our betting picks with the best odds for Spain vs Netherlands. If you’ve found a bookmaker that offer better odds for any of the picks above, make sure to let us know!
Betting on Chile vs Australia
This isn’t really a less interesting game than the first one we’ve looked at – Chile vs Australia! Seems like the buildup to this game has been mostly centered around whether Chilean star player Arturo Vidal will be able to participate in the game after he ”enjoyed” a knee injury.
Although it’s really likely that Vidal will not be participating today, Chileans expect to qualify for the Top 16 round, even though their group consists of Spain and Netherlands – 1st and 2nd place finishers for last year! That just shows the amount of ambition and self belief this nation have in themselves.
Chile have performed really well in their last friendly matches, beating Northern Ireland (2:0), Egypt (3:2) and only trailing with a minimal score to Germany (0:1). Australians, on the other hand, have lost or drawn in their last three games vs Croatia, South Africa and Ecuador.
Bookies also highly favor Chile in this match, but lets take a closer look at various betting markets offered for this game and the best odds for each.
Chile to Win – 1.50 at Bet365
Draw – 4.25 at Unibet
Australia to Win – 8.25 at Unibet
Sanchez to Score – 2.38 at TitanBet
Over 2.5 Goals – 2.00 at Bet365
Betting on Mexico vs Cameroon
Group A seems like a quite easy one to predict – Brazil will get the top spot and Croatia is likely to be favorites for the second one. Though, I’m sure that both Mexico and Cameroon have different thoughts about that. This game could be a deciding one for both teams, as the winner of it will have to beat either Croatia or Brazil to claim a second spot and entry into the round of 16.
Cameroon’s luck will be based on how well their most known player, Samuel Eto, will perform. Though, there are others like N’ Koulou and Matip, who have shown that they also can play soccer at the highest level, as they play at Marseille and Schalke respectively.
Mexico To Win – 2.25 at Bet365
Draw – 3.10 at Unibet
Cameroon To Win – 3.90 at TitanBet
Eto’o To Score – 4,75 at Unibet
You can also follow any of these games with Bet365 Live TV, which is available to all their registered customers. Head over to www.bet365.com to stream all games in the World Cup live and HD quality!