Thursday provided the biggest day of drama and upset of the World Cup yet, with Germany and Belgium both crashing out at the group stages, and Spain progressing despite a shock defeat to Japan.
A controversial goal for Japan helped them snatch a 2-1 win over Spain having come from behind in the second half - just as they did against Germany - to send Hansi Flick’s side packing, who themselves were losing to Costa Rica only to recover and win 4-2.
Had the South American nation finished on top, there could have been dramatic eliminations for Spain and Germany to really open up that side of the draw, but Luis Enrique’s side managed to sneak through despite failing to live up to the lofty standards set by their opening game demolition of Costa Rica.
Croatia confirmed their place in the last 16 with a goalless draw with Belgium, who again disappointed and head home with just one win in their three games after Romelu Lukaku suffered a nightmare in front of goal, missing several clear-cut opportunities to be the hero for his side.
With all but two of the qualifiers now determined - Portugal and Brazil are already through - Friday sees the final day of the group stages, with Serbia, Switzerland, Ghana, Uruguay, Cameroon and South Korea all with a chance of finishing second in their respective groups.
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Betting Tip of the Day
Serbia Vs Switzerland - Friday 2nd December 19:00
Over 3.5 Serbia corners ☑️
Over 2.5 Switzerland corners ☑️
Serbia and Switzerland lock horns in a huge match in group G with both sides knowing a win should see them qualify for the next round, exactly as it did in the last World Cup.
This should make for a good game with both teams having to go for the win, especially in Serbia’s case who will be massively disappointed having thrown away a 2 goal lead against Cameroon in the last round of games.
Both sides average 5 corners for per game and with the magnitude of the game it’s hard to see either side not living up to those averages. It’s a very closely matched game which should make for an exciting match with both sides having to go for the win.
Switzerland have had 3 or more corners in 80% of their matches while Serbia have had 4 or more in 60% of their games but we can expect a few more for Serbia with the majority of pressure on them having to win the game.
Ghana Vs Uruguay - Friday 2nd December 15:00
Over 3.5 Ghana corners ☑️
Over 3.5 Uruguay corners ☑️
Ghana and Uruguay do battle in Group H and it’s another huge game with progression on the line and the African side holding all the cards after their win against South Korea in the last match.
Uruguay have been massively disappointing so far, but this is it for them now and a last chance to turn up. Ghana have been involved in exiting games losing 3-2 to Portugal and winning by the same score line against South Korea.
Both sides have exciting attacking players and can chase problems for anyone, but Uruguay look a more solid defensive unit.
Ghana have averaged 6.3 corners for in recent games whilst Uruguay have averaged 4.4 corners for in recent games. With all the pressure on Uruguay who have to win the game you can expect them to mount some pressure which will hopefully result in a few corners at the very least.
Both teams have averaged 4 or more corners for in 65% of their games but with the magnitude and importance of the game you can expect that to be matched at least here
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World Cup Betting Offers for Existing Customers
One of the most popular offer types is the boosted odds offer. As well as giving you great value on a bet - you get some of the biggest odds available on the market - it benefits both new and existing customers through placing a bet on a selection, and accessing bigger odds than are elsewhere on the market.
Early payout offers have grown dramatically over the past couple of seasons, so don’t be surprised to see a few more of these around during the World Cup. With these offers, if your team goes ahead, usually by two goals, then you are given an early payout.
Whatever happens during the rest of the match, you have a winner, even if your team loses, a great way to give yourself an extra bit of cover when betting on teams to win in Qatar.
Which are the best World Cup betting offers?
The most common betting offer is known as ‘Bet and Get’, which usually involves placing a qualifying bet in order to unlock your free bets. For example, in order to get a £20 free bet, you will need to deposit and stake £10 at odds of 1/2 or greater.
Another type of promotion is the enhanced odds, which offer punters better odds on a sports event than is typically available, so 1/2 odds become 20/1. The very best enhanced odds offers for the World Cup will appear here on this page during the tournament.
The new customers will indeed be able to benefit from several offers before or during the World Cup, but this doesn’t mean that the existing customers are neglected.
Many bookmakers will run loyalty programmes and weekly free bets clubs, which will provide their customers with free bets on a weekly or even daily basis.