World Cup 2018 Betting Thread


#122

Tunisia 9/1 v England
Tunisia 9/1 v Belgium

€10 on each looks a decent bet to me.


#123

Aspas has been class this season and Vazquez gives them width which they lack, kind of a Jesus Navas type option that they used to have


#124

They had the exact same record before the last two tournaments. Qualifying and friendlies are irrelevant to the tournament itself


#125

David Silva surely does not have 35 goals for Spain?

Edit: Seems like he does, great record for a player like him


#126

Previous tournaments are more irrelevant to be fair


#127

You could be right. Someone told me that. Should’ve checked it myself maybe. Still don’t fancy them though :joy::joy:


#128

Not really. Previous tournaments have been more relevant to England’s performances than the qualifying campaign in most of their Euros and World Cups in recent years


#129

That’s just bullshit but you know that, previous teams have no relevance, if England were to produce the players then what came before means nothing


#130

Their squad is similar enough to how it was last time. Its very relevant. Qualifiers against minnows are irrelevant as proven before


#131

Are we still talking about coming out of the group here? I’m lost.
They fucked up last time, they all played under par, I don’t expect them to be as poor,

I just don’t buy the history shit, there’s lads would have you believe that shit from 1990 or 2002 has a bearing on how they’ll perform.
I expect them to make the last 8 at which stage they’ll probably face Germany or Brazil, I’d give them a fighting chance against either but it’ll probably be the end.


#132

When is the last time they beat a top nation in international football?

Euro 96?


#133

All of that is fine, I think Colombia would knock them out if they met in the second round personally but that’s just my view. I stand by my opinion that performances in Euro 2016 are more relevant for this England team than friendlies and qualifying games where they have got good results for years and not carried them through to the tournament


#134

England generally get very handy qualifying groups.


#135

They beat Argentina in the group of 2002. Owen dived and won them a penalty.


#136

So it’s 14 years since they have beaten anyone of note in international football and when they did it, it was a dive.


#137

Yes.
If England had a repeat of 2002, where they get a win against decent opposition in the group through blatant cheating, and then get completely outclassed by the Brazilians, but fortunately only lose by one goal because of a joke of a sending off against the Brazilians, then they would be absolutely delighted with themselves.


#138

It might give @GeoffreyBoycott another opportunity to laud failure.


#139

What are the Italy national team doing for the next month? You still bigging up their elimination by lowly Sweden.


#140

Nope, it’s devastating.

I’ll take the highs with the lows.

It’s 14 years since England have beaten anyone of note at a major international tournament.

In that time we’ve won a World Cup, reached a European Championship final and beaten Germany (twice), France (twice) and Spain at major tournaments. I’d also mention the fact we’ve beaten England twice in that time at major tournaments but I consider them cannon fodder.


#141

England would have a better chance against Germany than Brazil in a quarter final. When it really matters and England set their minds to it, they have a good record against the Germans.