It was a bad day at the office for team bwinbetting in backing Costa Rica, though we’ve certainly made bigger hashes in our esteemed tipping careers.
Never to be perturbed by a minor set back, we’re back in the saddle and looking to recoup some of our Los Ticos losses with a wager on South Korea versus Belgium.
To augment our lead at the summit of bwin.com’s League of Extraordinary Betting Men, we’re inclined to agree with the game’s leading number crunchers who say that more goals in the second half is locked in on this skirmish in Sao Paulo.
That’s why we’re slapping a cool £20 on the even-money-rated outcome, seeking our fourth win of what’s been a profitable tournament thus far.
Win numero quatro is but a few hours away according to some hard-to-dispute digits, including the fact that each of Belgium’s last five World Cup goals have come in the final 20 minutes of proceedings.
Each of their three strikes in Brazil to date, as well as the solo goal in their last warm-up win over Tunisia, were all plundered after the half-time Vitamin C intake, by those not selected to start the games.
Should their penchant for super-sub salvation ebb into this final group game don’t expect to see de Rode Duivels plunder prior to the interval.
South Korea are equally likely to bag after the break, or so says the fact that, excluding one extra-time notching, 23 of their 31 World Cup goals have come in the second half.
As is the case with the Belgians, the three instances of them beating the opposition keeper this tournament have been post-interval occurrences.