Alright alright alright. Welcome to the daily money maker everyone. Note, all of these daily blogs will be used with the odds from the good fellas over at oddsshark. Without further adieu, let’s get those bets in.
Game One: Costa Rica vs. Serbia
CRC Win: +430
Serbia Win: -143
The first game of the day, kicking off at 8 am EST, and we have another brawler. Serbia is a popular upset pick to make a run, and the Costa Ricans have a certain level of grit that makes games slow and condensed, which allows them to play their game. CRC has Keylor Navas in net, and a whole lot of inexperience and kids playing the further 10. Serbia has a wealth of experienced and good-but-not great players, and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, who is my pick to break out and demand a high transfer fee when the tournament is over. Easy pick for me. Serbia Wins 2-0
Game Two: Germany vs. Mexico
Germany Win: -182
Mexico Win: +550
A big game as the defending champs open up against a tough Mexican team. Three things are guaranteed: Joachim Low will do something gross and it will go viral on Twitter, the announcers will shout obnoxiously as soon as someone lines up a shot, only for that shot to go unceremoniously into the crowd, and German Soccer is a well-oiled machine to destroy anything in its path. This one’s easy, even if the game is just kind of a tune-up for the Germans. Germany Wins 3-1.
Game Three: Brazil vs. Switzerland
Brazil Win: -315
Switzerland Win: +1050
Everyone knows their past. The 2002 World Cup win. The 7-1 in Brazil. Well welcome to this iteration of the Brazilian squad. And these boys are deep all over the board. Brazil’s coach Tite has the team running on all cylinders. Look out. The Swiss on the other hand have….Granit Xhaka (who many Arsenal fans hate) and Xherdan Shaqiri (relegated from Premier League this year). Seems simple right? Welp, yes and no. The Swiss are dangerous but they don’t live on nearly the same floor as the Brazilians, who are also in good form. Brazil win 3-0.
That’s it for today and I’ll catch you tomorrow when we’re all trying to explain to Venmo why our accounts just tripled in size. Good work everyone and I’ll see you on the other side of the money tree.