eagleseye, being about 5 yrs older then Egypts goalie, I was pulling for fellow middle ager as well, but Russia was not about to play Michael Moorer to George Foreman for Mr. El-Shenawy. Plus , home teams tend to get a boost and that clearly is case here as I obviously misjudged badly.
record - non-scores. These are small beer money risks.
Sweden ML - W
Egypt - L
Colombia - L
Poland/Senegal - BTTS - W
Poland/Senegal O2 - W
3-2 +0.75 units
PS - I still don't think much of Russia. I found out that the match Thurs with KSA was on the last day of Ramadan. The KSA team could not drink and hydrate during the game. An obvious fix by Russia and Putin as far as I am concerned. Looking forward to Uruguay rolling them.
Public bettors have absolutely no faith in Morocco getting a result here as they’re receiving just 7% of tickets to win (+557) and 5% to draw (+280).
Portugal is attracting a whopping 88% of bets but the line has come down from -186 to -153, indicating a bit of sharp money on Morocco/Draw.
Tuesday’s results were great for contrarian bettors as Japan (11%), Senegal (19%) and Russia (41%) were all victorious, and they’ll hope to continue the run Wednesday. Many of the favorites have struggled so far this tournament but bettors still believe in them since there’s so much at stake in the second round of group matches.
Morocco has also been receiving just 11% of spread bets (both +0.5 goals and +1 goals), so that’s another contrarian option to wager on.
Uruguay (-530) are on track to be the biggest favorites in the group stage and 67% of bettors think they’ll roll over Saudi Arabia just like Russia did. If you think there’s a shocking upset in the cards, a Saudi Arabia win pays out 20-1 and a draw +640.
Public bettors are actually leaning on the under but the total has moved from 2.5 to 3, so the over looks to be the bet here.
Iran are alone at the top of Group B but they find themselves with just about the same odds to beat Spain as Saudi Arabia vs. Uruguay. Just under 30% of bets are taking a chance on the longshot at 19-1, but those odds may be even higher by game time if Portugal beats Morocco early in the day.
Goals are expected in this one as well, and the juice has trended toward the over on a few separate occasions. It currently sits at 2.5 (o-123) but possibly may reach 3.
This may be a timely opportunity to parlay Uruguay and Spain together at -225 odds.