Italy 2-0 Spain : A perfect system

Despite playing well in parts in the group stages, Conte’s side went into the knockout stages off the back of a loss against Ireland – one in which although inconsequential to their position, gave away weaknesses to their competitors. The job was to then rally a performance like we saw against Belgium, and for this […]

Spain vs Chile

After much being made of Spain’s embarrassing defeat to Holland in their opening game, they will want to bounce back. Chile looked relatively decent against Australia, but never excelled against a weaker side, opening themselves up to a comeback. I think Spain have too good a squad and too good a coach to let this happen again. […]

Spain vs Netherlands

A game that, in many people’s eyes, points towards a Spain win. The relatively unknown quantity of the Dutch defence will be a pretty decisive factor in the outcome – they are inexperienced at this sort of international level and will have to be adaptable in their approach to the game. Whether they play 3 or 4 […]

A Few World Cup Ante Post Bets

Highest Scoring Team: Argentina @3/1 Argentina have one of, if not the best, attacking force in the competition. They will likely have Higuain, Messi and Aguero all occupying attacking positions, along with Di Maria who will get forward and add creativity despite potentially holding a slightly deeper role. Mascherano and, to some extent, his midfield partner […]