Betting Tip of the Day
Cameroon vs Serbia - Monday 28th 10:00
Over 2.5 match cards
Over 7.5 match corners
Group G see’s Cameroon play Serbia in what looks like an early-stage elimination match, both teams lost their opening games and now anything less than a win will not be enough, which should make for an interesting game.
Serbia had a tough test against a Brazil side who looked very sharp with the ball whilst Cameroon were very unlucky to lose to Switzerland and played some nice football at times.
With so much at stake you’d expect a few cards to be brandished and both teams average 3.0 cards per match, but I’d expect that average to increase with the magnitude of this game. The two sides also both commit 10 or more fouls per game.
Matches involving the two teams have seen an average of 9.16 corners and both teams averaging 4 or more corners taken per game, again with what’s on the line there is no time to sit back and rest of your laurels, they have to go for it, and it should make for an exciting game with plenty of goal mouth action.
Portugal vs Uruguay - Monday 27th 19:00
Over 3.5 match cards
Over 7.5 match corners
Another huge game in game week 2 as we have Portugal face Uruguay. Portugal got off to a good start, but they were tested by Ghana and just about did enough in the end, whilst Uruguay drew against a well drilled South Korea team but in all honesty, they huffed and puffed without creating much.
A massive game now in particular for Uruguay who will need something from the game and Portugal can all but confirm qualification with a win.
Two spikey teams who are known for plenty of booking and with the importance of the game I don’t expect that to change here. Plenty of exiting attacking players which will cause both defences problems and you’ll see the foul count rack up here.
The two teams average 3.66 cards per game but in qualifying against nations they usually beat is very different to the World Cup with plenty at stake.
Both sides have plenty of attacking corners and both average over 5 corners for per game with a combined total of 10.6 corners per game. Both sides have players who are very dangerous from set pieces and we would expect them to both play to those strengths.
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Key stats & talking points
Brazil head into the Switzerland game on the back of a win over Serbia.
That game saw Neymar pick up an injury and the forward is set to be out for the remainder of the group stage, including on Monday.
Cameroon and Serbia both lost their opening group game, so a loss for either side on Monday would likely spell an end to their World Cup.
Portugal can secure a spot in the last-16 on Monday if they beat Uruguay and Ghana and South Korea draw.
Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to start and will be keen to bag another goal in order to overtake Lionel Messi’s World Cup goal tally, which is now eight alongside Ronaldo after he netted vs Mexico.