The German Machine
POSTED: 04 July 2014
I’m still hurting after last weekend’s pick of Costa Rica to win in the 90mins, 1-0 up having played with 10men for so long to concede the equaliser in the last minute was a tad upsetting! They still got through after winning via a penalty shoot-out after Greece couldn’t score in the extra 30minutes with the extra man. I guess I should have took them to progress.
Holland also cost me money last weekend, again the last minute goal being heart-breaking –I had them to draw 1-1 against Mexico in the 90minutes. So Arjen Robben’s ‘dive’ made me a little angry. Oh well that’s the highs and lows of betting, you think you’ve won then bang from a ‘high to a low’ in seconds.
So onto this weekend and the Quarter-Finals. I’d be very tempted to throw a huge bet on Holland v Costa Rica, as I can’t help but think that Costa Rica will be leg weary after their Greece game. However 1.5 is quite short for the 90 minute bet, although my gutt feeling says this could be a bit of a landslide win. So maybe over 2.5 goals at 2.0 is worth the money?
My pick for the weekend is the France v Germany game, where I’m taking Germany in the 1X2 market at 2.5.
Many people say France have been impressive, which I guess they have, but I can’t help but think they haven’t really been given a game yet, asides from Nigeria maybe. I think Germany have a stronger side and always have the correct tournament mentality. For this reason, I’m going for Germany to hold their nerve and progress to another semi-final.
Pick – France v Germany. Germany to win at 2.5