So the big question is, “How to blow the cash on the midweek fixtures?” Here we go with the Tuesday / Wednesday matches, with prices again supplied by Ladbrokes.
The best spectacle is likely to be Chile vs Uruguay, a real full-on battle in the making. Uruguay played some great football to beat Paraguay 2-0 over the weekend. Chile has just bagged three points away from home at the embarrassing Peru and has a big home advantage in Santiago. It also has Marcelo Bielsa as the brainpower, a man who will have a whole different strategy planned for the match with the Garruas. So even though Uruguay were very impressive I’m going to pick Chile at 11/10 to beat Uruguay.
For my other pick, a draw is likely in the Venezuela / Colombia matchup and 11/5 looks good to me. Neither team is great and the home advantage should let the slightly weaker Venezuela hold onto a point. That’s the plan, anyway. What could possibly go wrong? So my bets are:
$100 on Chile @ 11/10 (theoretical return $210)
$40 on Venezuela Colombia to draw @ 11/5 (theoretical return $128)
Which leaves $141.25 in the cash pot to fight another day. And let’s see how we get on.