Confederations Cup 2013 Betting Tips Suggest Spain And Uruguay Should Be Opposed

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The World Cup dress rehearsal begins this weekend as Brazil host the ninth renewal of the Confederations Cup. The tournament might not be too high up on every fan’s list of priorities but it remains a good spectacle during the summer months and should give us some strong insights into what to bet on at next year’s big tournament. If you’re a member of sports betting community there is also an opportunity to earn an extra £200 in the Confederations Cup Tipping Competition, on top of the £5000+ already available in cash prizes each month.

The bookies make this a two horse race between hosts Brazil and World Champions Spain, who can be backed at 6/4 and 7/4 respectively. On the forum discussion thread for the Confederations Cup ‘KanKeano’ points out that Brazil have a great record in this competition and will also be taking this more seriously than most teams given that they have no other competitive matches. As a value bet he’s going for Japan though at 33/1 as they are the Asian champions and look an improved outfit under Alberto Zaccheroni. On the flip side he’s taking on fourth favourites Uruguay on the basis that their recent form has been woeful leaving them in a precarious position when it comes to qualifying for next year’s World Cup.

OLBG member ‘nors’ is taking on Spain and Italy, the second and third favourites, due to European teams’ records in South America. He points out that no European team has ever won a World Cup in South America which also casts doubts about European teams in next year’s World Cup and he reckons the 7/4 on offer for Spain is a laughable price. He’d much prefer to back Uruguay and Mexico at much bigger prices with the option of trading out later in the tournament.

The top goalscorer betting is always popular in these big international tournaments and there seems to be plenty of opposition against new Barcelona signing Neymar with punters suggesting that he is too greedy and misses too many chances. OLBG member ‘the prophet’ thinks Spain will share their goals around and Brazil will rotate their strikers so he’s gone for Luis Suarez at 9/1 with his ‘freshness’ having missed the end of the season through suspension seen as an advantage. Meanwhile ‘thmkrr’ is going for Suarez’s team mate Diego Forlan at 25/1. He reckons Forlan is good each way value as all it may take is a couple of goals against Tahiti to sneak into the top three.

There are plenty of reasons to get involved in the free to enter OLBG Tipping Competition with so much prize money on offer and the Confederations Cup looks an ideal time to get involved. It’s quick and easy to sign up, all you need to do is visit, click on the orange ‘Register’ button at the top of the home page and then provide an email address, password and username. To add your first tip just login, click on the ‘Members Area’ tab in the top menu, then click ‘Make A Tip’ and choose your sport, event and selection. You can also discuss the latest big events in the OLBG Football Forum or make use of other areas of the sites such as free tips on all major events, bookmaker reviews, exclusive free bets, betting blogs. Join OLBG today!


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