2nd Jul 2018 | World Cup
Brazil & Belgium BTTS Double
All the defeated last 16 sides so far scored within 90 minutes. It's that sort of World Cup.
If the knockout phases have already taught us anything it’s that straightforward wins for the better teams are rare or non-existent.
France looked the best so far and still conceded three, Spain were knocked out by Russia, while Portugal and Denmark both scored ultimately in defeat as well.
In this context backing Mexico and Japan to find the net makes sense. Big teams are vulnerable and the smaller sides are proving adventurous.
Mexico won their opening two matches, which began with that defeat of Germany, and their surprise heavy defeat to Sweden was surely all down to poor mental preparation. Now back in the role of underdog, they have the talent to cause trouble again.
It was a similar group stages tale for Japan who scored a couple in both their games where their heads were screwed on. At an enhanced 12/1 with SkyBet, back Brazil & Belgium to win in 90 minutes without keeping clean sheets.
Odds correct at time of publishing: 09:44 2nd Jul, 2018 but subject to change