New Paddy Power customers can claim a hugely-enhanced price of 10/1 (from 5/2) on the three favourites for Tuesday's World Cup clashesThe World Cup has been somewhat of a nightmare for bookmakers with plenty of favourites winning and most games containing plenty of goals. Iran v Nigeria proved to be the first 0-0 draw on Monday evening but Tuesday's fixtures look to hold plenty of appeal for those inclined to bet on the favourites.
Belgium have been heavily backed overnight for their clash with Algeria. Marc Wilmots' side are now just 1/3 (1.33) in places with many punters looking to them to get the day off to a profitable start, albeit with relatively small returns on investment.
The well-backed Belgians are the first part of Paddy Power's enhanced treble tonight which will pay out at a massive 10/1 (11.0) for new customers.
Host nation Brazil are in action following that match and at 1/3 (1.33) the bookies are keeping the Selecao predictably short for their clash with Mexico.
Luiz Felipe Scolari's side got the better of El Tri in the Confederations Cup last summer, winning 2-0 and they will hope for a repeat of that performance after settling their nerves in the somewhat fortuitous 3-1 win over Croatia in match one of the tournament.
Russia's clash with South Korea is the final game of the evening and Fabio Capello's side are the biggest price of the three favourites at around 11/10 (2.10).
They may be available at better than even money but the Russians come into this game with high hopes after a solid qualification campaign and four wins in their last five matches, including a 2-1 success over tonight's opposition back in November.
That defeat wasn't the only time South Korea have struggled, a 4-0 loss to Mexico was followed up by defeats to the USA, Tunisia and a thumping 4-0 loss to Ghana. In all of those matches Myung-Bo Hong's side have failed to find the net so adding Russia into the treble should have plenty of punters optimistic of big returns.
The treble is available at around 5/2 (3.50) but new Paddy Power customers can claim a massive 10/1 (11.0) by using the links in this article.
Existing Paddy Power customers can also take advantage of their money back special which will refund losing bets on every group stage match if it finishes 0-0.
Anyone without a Paddy Power account who wants to take advantage of these offers can sign up for one here.
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Jim Knight is Chief Betting Editor at Goal.com and has been tipping football games since he was old enough to place a bet. He is a Leicester City fan, writer and member of the We Are Going Up Podcast