Day 8 saw the return to form of my betting tips (a tasty 4/5) as well as the demise of English World Cup hopes, so all in all it was a pretty damn good day! The change of decider from head to head to goal difference has had a positive effect on team’s style of play and it has made for a more attacking tournament.
The games for Day 9 are Italy v Costa Rica, France v Switzerland and Honduras v Ecuador.
Italy HT/FT 5/4
I find this game really hard to predict because everything says Italy but it is hard to ignore Costa Rica’s result against Uruguay. Regardless of all that Italy should still win and are likely to take both half’s as well.
I don’t think there is much value in this game at all, I think France will win and it will be a low scoring game but beyond that it is hard to say.
Ecuador win and clean sheet 7/4
Ecuador should beat Honduras who I also can’t see scoring either, it shouldn’t be much of a game really. Honduras are more likely to get a player sent off than score an actual goal.
The games on Day 9 are really poor in terms of quality of competition and the betting odds which are being offered. Yesterday was a great day for value but sadly this is not the case for Day 9, so the odds aren’t as attractive which is to be expected.