Published on July 4th, 2014 | by Sportingly Better Tipster0
World Cup 2014 Betting Tips – Quarter-Finals
It was three wins from three in our World Cup football betting tips last time out, as Chile ran Brazil close, Costa Rica qualified and both teams found the net late on in Fortaleza.
Sportingly Better takes a look at the best value football betting predictions ahead of today’s eagerly anticipated quarter-finals.
World Cup Football Predictions
France v Germany
Brazil v Colombia
Argentina v Belgium
Netherlands v Costa Rica
Hosts Brazil eventually emerged victorious from their last-16 clash with Chile, with Julio Cesar making two crucial saves in the Selecao‘s penalty shoot-out win.
Chile were denied by the woodwork in extra time with just seconds to spare and the exposure to another 30 minutes of play today may take its toll if the game finishes all square after 90 minutes.
Luiz Felipe Scolarihas declared that Brazil ‘have one hand on the trophy’, but their opponents were good value in the 2-0 win over Uruguay, with Monaco’s James Rodriguez lighting up the game with another virtuoso display.
Colombia are expected to name an unchanged side for the match in Fortaleza, but Brazil will be crucially without deep anchor Luis Gustavo, so the somewhat unimpressive Paulinho may come in.
Brazil have won seven and drawn five of their last 12 matches against Colombia, but los Cafeteros‘ 1-1 draw in New York in 2012 proved that Jose Pekerman was beginning to close the gap on the South American giants.
France will need to improve on their 2-0 win over Nigeria tonight, after being somewhat wasteful in Brasilia.
Didier Deschamps’ side may choose to start Antonie Griezmann on the left, moving Benzema through the middle, with Olivier Giroud set to miss out.
Germany are bidding to be the first side in World Cup history to make the semi-finals in four straight tournaments, but seven of die Mannschaft’s players are suffering with illness.
Joachim Low’s side needed extra time to get past Algeria and fitness levels may be a concern going into today’s match with France.
Saturday see’s Argentina take on Belgium after another uninspiring victory from the pre-tournament second favourites.
Angel Di Maria’s extra-time strike proved enough to knock out Switzerland, but Alejandro Sabella’s side will need to dramatically improve if they are to beat Belgium this weekend.
The South American side look again likely to turn to Lionel Messi, but the Red Devils have looked fairly solid at the back with Vincent Kompany and Daniel Van Buyten.
Finally Costa Rica will be bidding to go even further into unchartered territory, with the Oranje standing in the Ticos way.
The Central American side have won just one of their last seven games against European sides, but Jorge Luis Pinto’s side will attempt to press and continue to upset the odds.
The Netherlands have come from behind to win each of their last four games at the World Cup, but a similar bet at odds of 10.00 may not attract punters this time around.
Recommended Football Tips
Both teams to score (Brazil v Colombia) @2.00
Netherlands -1 Asian Handicap @2.00
Author Credit: Jonathan Day
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