International Football Accumulator Betting Tips: 5th March
The first international break of the year is upon us and, whilst it isn’t quite as exciting as the one starting next June, it does at least offer punters the chance to bash the bookies with an odds on accumulator.
We’ve stuck together six countries who we think will all win. However, we’re placing the bet with William Hill due to the ‘Acca insurance’ so if 5 out of the 6 are winners then we’ll at least get our money back.
Good luck if you follow.
South Africa v Brazil. 5:00PM.
One of the early games comes from Soccer City as World Cup hosts continue their preparations against 2010 hosts South Africa.
Bafana Bafana have sold 40,000 tickets for this contest so interest is incredibly high for a country who don’t really follow football. They anticipate an entertaining performance from the Samba boys and they should be in for a treat.
With Neymar, Hulk, Oscar and Fernandinho all in the squad, you’d expect a few goals from the 2014 hosts.
Bosnia V Egypt 5:30PM.
World Cup debutants Bosnia take on Egypt at the Tivoli Stadion in Austria.
It may not be the most star-studded squad in world football but what Bosnia do boast is a very tight unit. In Asmir Begovic they’ve got a brilliant goalkeeper whilst Miralem Pjanic and Edin Dzeko are two players capable of the extraordinary.
Egypt are pretty poor and only Chelsea’s Mohamed Salah and Hull’s Ahmed El-Muhammady will ring any bells. Former Wigan man Amr Zaki has not been selected.
Romania v Argentina 7:00PM.
In truth, the FIFA rankings don’t count for much but in this case they do highlight the huge gulf in class.
Thirty places separate Romania and Argentina and when you look at the respective squads it isn’t hard to see why. The Romanians will be looking to Euro 2016 as a potential tournament appearance, following their play-off heartache to Greece but for Argentina their ambition is on a much larger scale: win the World Cup in Brazil.
The Argentine frontline is ridiculous with Messi, Aguero, Higuain and Laezzi all named in the squad; it could be a very long night for the Romanian defence.
Austria v Uruguay. 7:00PM.
Austria are currently in a stage of transition and must refocus themselves ahead of the 2016 campaign as they have a genuine chance of qualification. A win here would provide a great platform to build upon; unfortunately, Suarez and co are hoping to spoil the party.
The 2010 World Cup semi-finalists sit seventh in the current FIFA rankings and could break English hearts when they face the Three Lions in Brazil later this year. A strong team is spearheaded by Forlan and Suarez, who are ranked one and two on Uruguay’s list of all-time scorers.
Austria have a couple of decent players, most notably Bayern Munich David Alaba, but even with home advantage they’ll do well to get anything from this one.
Germany v Chile. 7:45PM.
The two sides who condemned England to consecutive defeats last November will face each other in Berlin and it should be the home side who prevail.
Chile may have beaten a lacklustre and relatively experimental Three Lions but, make no mistake, they are no match for the Germans. Joachim Low’s side boast a wealth of talent across the pitch and, in front of their own support, should kick-start their 2014 with a victory.
If Germany can keep Barcelona’s Alexis Sanchez quiet then the result will be almost assured.
England v Denmark. 8:00PM.
The Three Lions may have ended 2013 with back-to-back defeats but they should have more than enough talent to overcome Denmark.
England have just two more Wembley matches during their preparations, the other being Peru, for the World Cup and will want this one to be a positive display. At this stage, performance is the priority but if that comes then so should the result.
These two last met in 2011, with England running out 2-1 winners in Copenhagen. A similar scoreline wouldn’t surprise anyone here.
A winning £10 accumulator will return £153.12 at William Hill. If only one selection lets us down then the stake will be returned as a free bet.