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Confederations Cup Betting: Nigeria vs. Uruguay

Confederations Cup Betting: Nigeria vs. Uruguay


In what will clearly be a lot closer game than the Spain-Tahiti match, both Uruguay and Nigeria need to win here, though the South Americans are favourites to take full points.

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Nigeria comes into this pivotal Group B match against Uruguay having defeated the Oceania minnows 6-1 in its opening match. The Nigerians will have their hands full here against a Uruguay side that has lots of quality up front and thousands of supporters in Brazil.

The African champions are listed at 4.60 at William Hill to win the match. Many bettors have sided with the South American star power of Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani, which is why Nigeria is slated so high.

The draw result is listed at 3.60 while the draw/draw result in the halftime/fulltime offerings moves that up to 5.50.

The 2011 Copa America champs are at 1.75 right now while to win outright in the 1x2, while the lead at half and the win at the end brings that to 2.60. I prefer the Suarez to score and Uruguay headline offer at 3.00, though you should instead combine them as a double so that you can squeeze an extra bit of juice (34 cents). It's an extra $3.40 on a $10 wager.

Suarez alone is listed at 1.91, which was the same that Balotelli offered to score yesterday. Both are the primary penalty takers when they are on the field, and with Suarez looking to spring a move to Real Madrid, he'll be hungry to impress. Should he score the opening goal, he will pay out 4.50 (the same can be had for the final one of the night).

Of course, Napoli's super striker Edinson Cavani is in the thick of transfer talk as well and after leading Serie A this year with 29 goals, he's also someone to look at. He's at 2.00 to score at anytime.

The handicap bets see a Uruguay win with a -1 start at odds of 2.90, while the draw with the same negative is at 3.50. I can see Uruguay taking this by a pair today.

I prefer the under 2.5 total goals here, though at 1.70 it isn't the best of value so stick with the goal scorer bets. For a correct score, how about the Uruguay 2-0 at 8.00?