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South America World Cup Futbol: Results and next round

Here we catch up on how we fared over the weekend matches and then look forward to round 14, playing midweek.

First the results. We backed Venezuela to sneak a draw in Bolivia and they went and won, so the small bet failed. As for the “sure thing” of Argentina against Colombia, the bet won all right but the match was tight and nervy and by no means the walk in the park I envisaged…but a win is a win. Finally Peru vs Ecuador went as expected. Peru is an amazingly poor team.

So we have $225.72 to play with in the round coming up midweek. Here are the matches in store:

Ecuador 9/4………….draw 9/4……. Argentina Evens

Colombia 1/3……..draw 10/3…………….. Peru 7/1

Brazil 1/3 …………….draw 10/3………..Paraguay 7/1

Chile 4/11…………..draw 3/1 ………..Bolivia 15/2

Venezuela 2/1………………draw 9/4…………… Uruguay 11/10

Now for the selections:
Argentina will have a tough time in the heights of Quito, but there comes a time when class will out. I watched the Peru/Ecuador match this afternoon and came away unimpressed with Ecuador event though they won it. I’m taking Argentina for three points and virtual classification for South Africa on Wednesday.

Surprise package Venezuela will be out for three points against a Uruguay with its backs firmly against the wall….home passion vs away grit, technique and tradition…tough to call. Brazil looked simply majestic against Uruguay over the weekend and are a good bet to win at home against Paraguay, even at short odds. Chile are also justifiably short odds to bag three points against Bolivia, too. Finally, no-hopers Peru are likely to give Colombia the chance to rack up three vital points.

So the bets this week are;

  • A $50 treble, expecting Brazil (1/3), Chile (4/11) and Colombia (1/3) to justify their combined short home odds for a theoretical return of $121.21
  • $100 on Argentina at evens to beat Ecuador, theoretical return of $200
And let’s see how we get on.

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