The top three teams in South America, according to qualifying for the last World Cup and FIFA’s rankings, continue their autumn tours of Europe as Brazil, Argentina and Colombia turn out against Austria, Portugal and Slovenia, with bwin.com putting up a tasty Combi + treble for the trio.
All three winning was available at just over 7/2, but the boys in black and gold will give you three-quarters of a point more at 17/4 through their trademark multi.
Here’s why it’s a steal of a bet:
Brazil to beat Austria
Since failing so spectacularly in the semi-finals of their own World Cup, the Selecao have stormed to five successive victories without conceding a goal, with their last two being 4-0 thumpings of Japan and Turkey.
There’s not too much previous form to go on in this fixture, apart from the fact that Brazil have seen off Austria to nil in their two previous meeting, albeit in the 1970s.
The hosts are on a fine run and beat a raggedy looking Russia side 1-0 at home last time out, but losses against Greece, Germany and Sweden since the summer of 2013 suggests Marcel Koller’s side won’t have enough about them to hold out against Dunga’s bruised Canarinho.
Argentina to beat Portugal
After enduring their own tough time in Brazil, the European Selecao have hardly roared back to form.
Cristiano Ronaldo and co went down to defeat at home to Albania in their first Euro 2016 qualifier, then lost a friendly in France before clawing back some semblance of respectability with narrow wins over Denmark and Armenia.
Right now, they could do without the World Cup runners-up lining up opposite them, especially after Argentina’s impressive wins against Germany and Croatia, the 2-0 loss to Brazil notwithstanding.
Spurs’ Erik Lamela, who has scored a couple of worldies for club and country this year, but is yet to register a Premier League strike, is an interesting candidate at 9/4 to score at Old Trafford, after coming on late last time out at Upton Park against Niko Kovac’s side.
Colombia to beat Slovenia
Los Cafeteros became many football watchers’ second side in Brazil, after some swashbuckling displays and the emergence of eventual top scorer James Rodriguez, who has since moved to Real Madrid from Monaco and is likely to captain his country at Stadion Stozice.
Only the in-form Canarinho, who bullied Colombia out of the World Cup at the quarter-final stage, have avoided defeat against Jose Pekerman’s yellows since, so a Slovenia side beaten by Estonia in September look doomed.