We’ve already posted an accumulator for the World Cup group stages and to be honest we’re pretty happy with it. Looks solid. All well and good. However, if you’re the sort of person who fancies a little more gamble in their life, the type who thinks cycling to work in London is a good idea or likes extra chilli on their vindaloo pizza then this is the bet for you. Oh yes. It’s not quite for those of you who put Red Bull on their cornflakes in the morning*, but we’re getting close.
So here you have it, the high risk-high return group accumulator:
- Group A Group Winner: Mexico
- Group B Dual Forecast: Argentina/Nigeria
- Group C Group Winner: England
- Group D Dual Forecast: Germany/Serbia
- Group E Group Winner: Netherlands
- Group F Dual Forecast: Italy/Paraguay
- Group G Dual Forecast: Brazil/Portugal
- Group H Dual Forecast: Chile/Spain
With France so poor in qualification, Mexico might find that Uruguay prove their most difficult opponents in Group A. Argentina/Nigeria is unlikely to be scuppered by either the drab Greeks or the plucky but unimaginative South Koreans. England to win Group C because, well, they have to really plus we just couldn’t bring ourselves to back the Yanks. Germany should – should – be strong enough to win Group D and although Serbia have been well backed over recent weeks, we fear this may be our weak link. Netherlands to win Group E writes itself. Italy/Paraguay in Group F is possibly more of a gamble than you may think although both should progress against weaker opposition in the form of Slovakia and New Zealand. The Group Death (G) doesn’t seem that scary to be honest, particularly with Drogba’s injury which will keep him off top form even if he makes it into the first game against Portugal. Brazil shouldn’t have any issues with progression. And finally Chile/Spain seems an obvious pick in Group H.
All in all you’re getting a much bigger bang for your buck with these picks, and a tenner has gone in on this acca at 323 on Betfair. Lovely job. Will get us over the finishing line in one fell swoop! If this comes in targets will happily be reset, I don’t know something like £300 into £30,000… now that sounds like a challenge.
Bring on Mexico to stuff the Bafana Boys tomorrow evening, whilst France and Uruguay toil to a 1-1 draw. Hmm sounds like a decent double.
*one of those has gone on at odds of just over 2000-1, will be sure to let you know if it comes in…
Bet 6: £10 on the higher risk Group Accumulator 2 @ 323 on Betfair