This weekend sees the beginning of yet another major international tournament, this time it’s the 2013 Confederations Cup. It won’t be everyone’s cup of tea but it should provide some interesting clues for anyone wanting a bet on the 2014 World Cup which is also in Brazil. There also seems to be plenty of reasons to decide upon the best Confederations Cup tips as not only can you earn a share of £5,000 in the OLBG.com Tipping Competition, there is also an extra £200 up for grabs for your tips in the Confederations Cup Tipping Competition.
There has been plenty of debate on OLBG.com about the best bets in this event and OLBG member ‘nors’ was quick to oppose the European teams here, which include second favourites Spain and third favourites Italy. He points out that no European team has ever won a World Cup in South America so they could struggle here and if he is right we could see the European teams drift in the betting for next year’s World Cup. As far as backing goes for ‘nors’ he’s picked out Uruguay and Mexico who should feel at home in conditions and he’s hoping they trade shorter later on in the tournament so that he can trade out for a profit.
Brazil have won the past two renewals of this tournament and are the favourites at 6/4, that price appeals to OLBG member ‘gilb501’ who has two major reasons for backing the Brazilians. First of all they host this tournament so have home advantage and secondly he points out that Brazil have no other competitive games until the start of the World Cup, unlike the other sides who have important qualifiers, so he thinks Brazil will take this more seriously than the other nationals involved.
The outright betting won’t be attractive to everyone with Brazil at 6/4 and Spain at just 7/4 so it should pay to also take a look at the top goalscorer betting. Brazil and Italy may be well fancied in the outright but Spain and Uruguay have the easier group with both Tahiti and Nigeria in there so most tips in the OLBG Tipping Competition have been for Spaniards and Uruguayans. Nobody seems to know who will play the central striking role for Spain, if anyone as they played a false nine in many games at the most recent European champions. That could be why Barcelona’s Pedro is considered each way value at 25/1. He should play a forward role in most games and ‘KanKeano’ thinks he’s a strong bet having scored 10 goals for Spain in the past year.
Uruguay have a very strong forward line and Luis Suarez is the most popular of their star trio at 9/1. ‘The Prophet’ thinks as he comes here fresher than most players having missed the end of the season through suspension he could be in a better physical state than many others. Edinson Cavani is being touted for a big move this summer and could add a few million on to his price tag with some big performances here, ‘Welshie1’ makes Cavani the best bet at 12/1 due to his brilliant scoring record that has seen him score 39 goals in 46 games over the past season. Meanwhile ‘thmkrr’ thinks Diego Forlan shouldn’t be forgotten about at 25/1, simply because he might score enough goals against Tahiti to reward each way punters.
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