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World Cup Betting

18 June 2014

Here's our selection of odds for Day Seven of the World Cup.

We’ve enjoyed some remarkable matches already and, the great news is, there’s still a long way to go. There are three mouth-watering matches on the way on Day 7, with both the Netherlands and Spain back in action.

With the first set of World Cup 2014 fixtures complete, the group stage now begins to heat up as the race for a place in the last 16 begins.

Australia vs. Netherlands, 17:00
Fresh from their 5-1 thrashing of Spain on Day 2, Holland head into their Group B clash with Australia full of confidence knowing that a victory will all but secure their place in the knockout stage.

Both Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben netted braces during the demolition of the world champions, and the latter is good value at 3/1 to score the game’s opener with SkyBet, while Van Persie is 9/4.

The free-flowing Dutch proved just how lethal their counter-attacking style of play is on Day 2, and SkyBet’s odds of there being over 3.5 goals in the match at 6/4 are certainly appealing with Holland in action.

However, despite Australia being regarded as the group’s also-rans, they demonstrated during their 3-1 loss to Chile that they still have a bit about them. We’ve seen some incredible scalps in the tournament so far, and SkyBet have 14/1 for there to be another in Porto Alegre with an Australian victory.

Spain vs. Chile, 20:00
Desperately seeking redemption for their opening thumping at the hands of the Dutch, world champions Spain know that a dramatic improvement is needed if they’re to find a way past the highly rated Chile in Rio de Janeiro.

With the personnel that manager Vincente del Bosque has at his disposal, though, you always fancy their chances. It’s set to be an incredibly tight game between two sides that love to pass the ball, and SkyBet’s odds of 15/2 for a 2-1 Spain victory are rather attractive.

As both sides have a wealth of attacking talent in their ranks, it wouldn’t be much of surprise to see a high-scoring affair at the Estadio do Maracana. Both teams to score during the match is 8/11 with SkyBet, while over 3.5 goals stands at 7/4. 

Chile showed during their victory over Australia that they’re a side to be taken seriously at this World Cup, with forward Alexis Sanchez the stand-out performer on the night. The Barcelona star is hoping to get one over on several of his domestic colleagues this evening and is 15/2 to score first or last with SkyBet.

Cameroon vs. Croatia, 23:00
After making a good account of themselves in the World Cup’s curtain-raiser against Brazil, Croatia will be looking to keep their strong form going and push for a place in the last 16 with a victory over Cameroon.

Having missed out on the match against the hosts, Bayern Munich’s Mario Mandzukic returns to action in Manaus and is 4/1 with SkyBet to make up for lost time in the best-possible fashion by scoring the first goal.

With Croatia hot favourites for victory, SkyBet’s odds of 100/30 for Niko Kovac’s men to win both halves against Cameroon look worth taking up – the correct scoreline of 3-0 at an enhanced 14/1 ties in nicely to that scenario, too. 

Though Cameroon were outplayed by Mexico for large periods during their opening match, they always showed a threat on the break and while Samuel Eto’o is on the field, you never know. Eto’o is 8/1 to find the net first with SkyBet and a whopping 66/1 to score in a shock 1-0 victory for the African nation.

With three more fantastic matches on the way, more World Cup drama is set to unfold in Brazil, and with SkyBet, the action gets that little more exciting with every kick.
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