WORLD CUP BETTING: England limped away from South Africa after an utterly miserable afternoon in Bloemfontein but at least Ghana still fly the flag for the African continent.
England crashed out of South Africa 2010 in spectacular fashion to allow Germnay to progress to the last 8.
Germany had gone into 8/1 but been on the drift ever since the 0-1 loss to Serbia, culminating in an 11/1 quote by Coral. Those odds have dropped to 6/1 now with Coral and best priced at 15/2 with Betdaq.
Argentina, Germany’s quarter final opponents, marched on thanks to a Carlos Tevez brace and a 3-1 win over Mexico. Argentina are 7/2 joint fav with Brazil (Betfred), in from 9/2.
Ghana managed to dispose of the USA in extra time, a fantastic result for them which sets up a quarter final with the dangerous Uruguay. Ghana are 33/1 from 40/1 with Sportingbet, still judged to be outsiders. Uruguay get similar treatment, 12/1 from 16′s at Ladbrokes, probably in view that they must play Argentina or Germany should they get through to the semi’s.
Gonzo Higuain hit his 4th of the campaign to reassert himslef as fav, Betdaq’s 12/5 the only quote going better than evens. David Villa’s 10/3 at Paddy Power is the only price close to Higuain, all others 15/2 or greater.