As football-starved punters scratch around for fixtures to sink their teeth into during the close season, the Confederations Cup has this year provided a wealth of entertaining clashes featuring betting opportunities galore.
And the next round of fixtures are no exception, with emphatic victories envisaged for Spain and Uruguay, who square off against Nigeria and Tahiti respectively, and can bring up a double that returns at just short of 5/2.
Firstly, we take reigning World and European champions Spain, who put 10 past Tahiti without reply last time out, to win both halves of their match with Nigeria at 5/4.
Whilst it is difficult to put too much stock into that last result considering the standard of Spain’s opposition, the fact that Vicente Del Bosque’s men are unbeaten in their last 24 outings, which include 20 wins, is more solid form.
And the hunger to impress at international level demonstrated by Fernando Torres and David Villa in that last game should not be sniffed at, with the double act hitting a hat-trick each.
Both are again appearing to relish the chance to spearhead the attack of the world’s greatest football side, and similar performances from the pair can aid Spain in claiming both the opening and closing period of this game.
Next, we predict that Tahiti, whose squad members have obtained professional footballer status only for the duration of this tournament, will succumb to their third heavy defeat of their campaign in Brazil at the hands of Uruguay.
Two matches in, Tahiti find themselves with a -15 goal difference, a statistic that will have the likes of Luis Suarez, Diego Forlan and Edinson Cavani licking their lips.
And with such a mouth-watering three-pronged attack set to take on what is arguably world football’s shabbiest defence, the South American outfit could very plausibly overcome a seven-goal handicap at 8/15.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.