World Cup: Hazard warning…

There are three more World Cup group matches to bet on today, starting with a Group G clash between Belgium and Tunisia.

Belgium sauntered through their opening game with Panama, winning 3-0 with striker Romelu Lukaku scoring a brace. They now face a Tunisia side that were lucky to concede only two against England. The 5/1 on Lukaku matching his two goal feat does look appealing, but we’re going down another route.

Tunisia were very lucky not to concede a penalty against England with their vigorous defending from set pieces. We think the referee (and VAR) will be keeping a wary eye on them.

Eden Hazard, Belgium’s penalty taker, is only 6/4 to score anytime, but Paddy Power offers 11/1 that he scores twice. We’ll try that.

Mexico were one of the star performers in the first round of group games, beating reigning World Cup holders Germany 1-0. They now face South Korea, who disappointed in losing to Sweden.

Mexico impressed with their pressing of the ball against the Germans. If they can repeat this then they will surely create chances against today’s opponent.

We’re tempted to take the 6/1 on offer that Mexico overturn a two goal handicap, but will be more circumspect and take 21/10 that they win by more than one goal.

The evening game sees Germany taking on Sweden, with the defending champions desperate for a win.

They received a lot of criticism for their performance against Mexico and it will be interesting to see how they bounce back today. They need to, as defeat here will see them out of the tournament.

We’ll take a punt that the Germans react positively, and will take the 25/1 Paddy Power offers that striker Timo Werner scores in the first 10 minutes.


Belgium/Tunisia: Hazard to score a brace, 1 pt, at 11/1, Paddy Power

Mexico/South Korea: Mexico to overturn one goal handicap, 1 pt, at 21/10, Paddy Power

Germany/Sweden: Werner to score in the first 10 minutes, 1 pt, at 25/1, Paddy Power 

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