With the 2018 Russia World Cup now fully underway, each team will look to move one step closer to booking their spot in the round of 16. With an action-packed month of football, we have found a number of interesting bets that can help boost your Wednesday World Cup acca.
Wednesday 27th June
15:00 BST Mexico vs Sweden
For Juan Carlos Osorio’s Mexico side, The Green’s have arguably transformed into one of this summers surprise packages and with a game to spare, The Tricolor have already confirmed their spot in the last 16. Coming off the back of their historic 1-0 win over defending champions Germany, along with their 2-1 win over South Korea last weekend, Mexico are one match away from clinching top spot and the Greens have not enjoyed a finer start to a World Cup finals since 2002. One man to watch will be West Ham forward Javier Hernandez, while he struggled to gain much match time in the Premier League, the former United man scored his 50th international goal against South Korea and became the first player in the history of the Mexican national team to reach that milestone.
Tip: Mexico win @ 7/5
15:00 South Korea vs Germany
Well, although the 2014 winners could not have endured a less convincing start to defending their title of World Champions, Germany, thanks to a last gap Tony Kross goal, still remain in pole position to steal one of the spots in the last 16. Despite The Whites only managing to win two of their last eight in all competitions, Joachim Löw will know that against the already eliminated South Korea, his star-studded squad have the chance to make a much more empathic and efficient statement. Although Germany will be without Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng after he was sent off against Sweden last weekend, Mats Hummels is expected to be recalled to the starting XI and we believe a more clinical Germany side will have no problem come Wednesday afternoon. As for South Korea, while nobody expected them to cause much of an impact in Group F, Shin Tae-yong’s side have lost both their World Cup matches this year and have now won just one match since the start of February in any competition.
Tip: Germany win to nil @ 5/6
19:00 Serbia vs Brazil
Although many will argue that we are still yet to see the best of this summers pre-tournament favorites, Brazil’s two-goal advantage sees them sit atop of Group E and Tite’s Yellow’s will know if they can extend their unbeaten run to a 14th game they will once again book their spot in the last 16. While PSG forward Neymar may have stolen the headlines for his last-second goal against Costa Rica over the weekend, one man to watch is undeniably Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho. After being awarded Man of the Match in both his opening games in Group E, the former Liverpool man has found the net in both his outings and Coutinho has been directly involved in four goals in his last four games for Brazil (three goals, one assist), as many as in his previous 14 combined for the national side.
Tip: Philippe Coutinho to score anytime @ 6/4
19:00 Switzerland vs Costa Rica
For Vladimir Petković’s Switzerland side, despite trailing Serbia at half-time, The Reds fought back valiantly and thanks to a last-gasp winner from Stoke Winger Xherdan Shaqiri, The Swiss secured a crucial 2-1 win and know one more victory will book their spot in the next round. After only losing one matchup in the whole of their qualifying campaign, Switzerland have lost just one of their last 24 matches (W17 D6), a 2-0 defeat to Portugal in a World Cup qualifier in October 2017. Coming up against a Costa Rica side who have lost their last four on the bounce and have also failed to find the net in three of those outings, The Swiss will be looking for Shaqiri to continue his fine run of form for the Reds. Shaqiri has been directly involved in five of Switzerland’s last six World Cup goals (four goals, one assist).
Tip: Switzerland win @ 4/5
Our Wednesday World Cup accumulator
Mexico vs Sweden – Mexico win @ 7/5
South Korea vs Germany – Germany win to nil @5/6
Serbia vs Brazil – Philippe Coutinho to score anytime @ 6/4
Switzerland vs Costa Rica – Switzerland win @ 4/5
Place a £10 bet on our midweek accumulator and pocket £198.00 if all predictions are correct.
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