Price Boost: Brazil and Colombia enhanced to win
The first matches of the World Cup’s second round has a decidedly South American flavour with hosts Brazil taking on continental cousins Chile and Colombia facing Uruguay .
And to make the most of the samba vibe Ladbrokes is boosting the favourites to win their matches as part of special double bet.
The bookmaker has boosted Brazil and Colombia to win their respective fixtures from 9/4 to 11/4 so read on to see why the Samba Boys and Los Cafeteros are the ones to back this weekend.
After a breakdown of all the vital statistics, Ladbrokes World Cup ambassador Rachel Riley tipped Chile for success and for a while it looked like the Countdown host was bang on the money.
Impressive wins over Australia and Spain saw Jorge Sampaoli’s men halved from 40/1 to 20/1 to win the tournament outright.
However, a 2-0 defeat to Holland and a second round meeting with old foes Brazil has dampened much of the enthusiasm.
Brazil have won nine of the last 10 meetings, drawing the other, and scored 33 goals against their rivals in that time.
Chile, meanwhile, managed just six goals in reply and will need to be at the very top of their game – and hope Brazil are at the bottom of theirs, to halt that run of results.
But for the sublime skill of Luis Suarez, Uruguay would probably not have been in the knock-out stages of the competition.
However, it is the same player’s idiocy that has hit the headlines and leaves his country as underdogs to reach the quarter-finals.
Uruguay hold a good record against Los Cafeteros, going six games unbeaten before their most recent meeting.
However the confidence that Colombia will take from that 2-0 victory and the absence of La Celeste’s talismanic forward mean this game can only go one way.
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