The 2018 World Cup continues on Thursday with three matches taking place throughout the day. These teams will be playing in their second group game and there’s plenty to be decided. We’ve picked out today’s best World Cup betting tips.
Denmark vs Australia – (Group C) – 1pm – Cosmos Arena, Samara
France vs Peru – (Group C) – 4pm – Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg
Argentina vs Croatia – (Group D) – 7pm – Nizhny Novgorod Stadium
Australia went into their opening Group C game with a plan and they executed it perfectly for the majority of the match. They were level until 81 minutes and whilst they weren’t overly impressive, they were effective and Bert Van Marwijk can take credit for that. They restricted France for long periods of the game and they aim to do the same to Denmark. Age Hareide’s side were 1-0 winners against Peru but required the heroics of Kasper Schmeichel to keep them in the contest. They showed ruthlessness in the final third and that has put them in an excellent position coming into this second match. Australia can’t afford to lose this game and they will keen to stay in the match for as long as possible. It looks set to be a low-scoring game but at odds of 8/15, it’s a little on the short side. Australia should take something from this contest. Australia or Draw Double Chance is the first of today’s World Cup 2018 betting tips and can be backed at 5/6 with Ladbrokes. You can use their £50 free bet to back Australia to avoid coming away empty handed.
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Peru were desperately unlucky not to take anything from their first Group C match with Denmark. They looked slick, quick and fluid moving forward but their finishing let them down on numerous occasions. They also bumped into an in-form goalkeeper. It means that they need to collect something from this encounter with the Euro 2016 finalists. France did just about enough against Australia and with the assistance of VAR, they managed to get off to a winning start. It was hardly swashbuckling stuff from Didier Deschamps’ side and they need to be much better here. Les Bleus always looked a bit suspect at the back and it’ll be interesting to see how they cope with Peru’s movement. Los Incas will know the importance of finding the net in this contest and Ricardo Gareca will have been instructing his team to work on their finishing this week. They should be able to find a way through. Both Teams to Score? Yes is 11/10 with Paddy Power and is the second of today’s World Cup 2018 betting tips. You can use their £20 free bet to back both sides to find the net in this game.
Argentina were one of the fancied sides who dropped points in their opening World Cup 2018 game and they desperately need to make amends for that below-par performance. They were thwarted by a well-organised Iceland team and they could also find Croatia difficult to break down. Zlatko Dalic’s side were barely tested against Nigeria and they will come into this game with plenty of confidence. This will be considered Argentina’s toughest task in Group D and Jorge Sampaoli will not want his side going into their final game needing points. Croatia don’t concede many goals and they are a very handy side. They will be well-rested after their stroll in the park against the Super Eagles and I fancy them to get something from this match. It’s 12/5 for this game to end all-square and that should be backed. A draw is the last of today’s World Cup 2018 betting tips and you can use Betfred‘s free £30 bet to back this selection.
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