The Safety Net – Brazil to triumph at World Cup

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All of our safety net bets to date have been on horse racing or tennis, so the time is right to branch into new territory today as we make a prediction at the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Vassaria was a fairly comfortable winner at Hamilton yesterday and increased our balance to £120.50, as we look to guarantee a £20 profit each day.

With no stand-out horses today and all of the big four in the men’s draw at Wimbledon being short prices to win their respective quarter finals, we delve into football for the first time.

All of the teams at the World Cup would have played their opening games by the end of today, which includes Brazil, who are largely expected to present the biggest overall challenge to odds-on tournament favourites Germany.

Brazil face Australia in their first Group D fixture and will be keen to begin the tournament on a winning note as they go in search of a first ever World Cup success.

The Brazilians can count themselves unlucky to have not won a major tournament in recent years, losing in the finals at the Olympics in both 2004 and 2008, as well as the final of the last World Cup in 2007.

Brazil beat Australia en route to the 2007 World Cup final and beat Chile 3-0 in their final preparation ahead of this year’s tournament.

They also still have Marta in their ranks, who has been the named the best player in the women’s football in each of the last five years and is favourite to claim the Golden Boot at the World Cup.

Brazil are 1/4 in the World Cup odds to beat Australia and we will be staking £80 of our current balance on this result to win £20.

Current Status:
Bank: £120.50
Today’s stake: £80
Best case scenario: £140.50
Worst case scenario: £40.50

Last Safety Net bet: Vassaria to win 14:15 at Hamilton @ 2/5

Wealth warning: although we are confident the safety net bet’s strategy will be profitable over a period of time, the nature of sport means we cannot guarantee you will win every single time.

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Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.