WORLD CUP BETTING: Argentina move into contention after Higuain hattrick shows attacking qualities but France limped towards the bus home in very sad fashion, all but out.
France are the first significant casualty of the World Cup as they succumbed to a very deflated 2-0 loss to Mexico last night. Actually, France are not out, they must beat South Africa heavily and hope Uruguay or Mexico win heavily against each other to stand a chance. With the draw between Mexico and Uruguay plummeting to odds on (4/5 at Stan James), it would appear everyone is savvy to the fact that a point is good for both. France are 11/1 to qualify from Group A with Betdaq. France’s outright price of 25/1 was sent tumbling away to 200/1 with Ladbrokes; the French were frankly pathetic and were so devoid of attacking ideas that they have not even contributed a goal to the tournament.
Mexico move into the top 10 in the betting for the 1st time, 40/1 at Boylesports, from 80′s.
Greece kept the dream alive after a 2-1 win over Nigeria but still remain as 350/1 shots at Sportingbet.
Argentina locked in a 4-1 win over South Korea as Maradona’s men began to crank it up a gear. They have now created something of a 3-way battle at the top, going from 11/2 to 4/1 with Coral but still available at 5/1 with Betdaq. Spain are 11/2 (Skybet) and Brazil 5/1 (Victor Chandler).
La Albiceleste are still dodgy at the back though, a stern test in the quarters, possibly against Germany might find them out. They face Greece and then Mexico or Uruguay next.
Another massive move to come out of the Argentina match was Gonzo Higuain. He netted the first hattrick as the tournament came into some goals, 10 in 3 games. Higuain went from 25/1 with William Hill to 2/1 with Totesport for the top goalscorer award. He had traded for quite some money at 60′s to 80′s on the exchanges.