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Cameroon (-1) to beat Moldova @ 4/5
Make no mistake about it, the Indomitable Lions won’t have it easy against this small land to the east of Romania, with England the only side to have given them a goal head start and a beating in 11 matches during 2013/14.
Yet, with the Indomitable Lions forwards Samuel Eto’o, Pierre Achille Webo and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting all on the scoresheet in recent fixtures, the effervescent African attack can score at least twice for the third time in four outings to land the odds.
Belgium to win to nil against Tunisia @ 83/100
The Eagles of Carthage have been proving troublesome foes for Brazil-bound squads, holding Colombia to a draw and besting South Korea, but it’s not been down to their rapier-like attacking incision.
They’ve scored a goal or less in six of their last seven outings.
Against, two-time reigning La Liga goalkeeper of the year Thibaut Courtois and a defence that conceded just four times in qualifying they’ll be lucky to sniff the onion bag, let alone find it.
Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard, who have struck five times between them in their last two outings, should do the rest.
Over 2.5 goals in USA v Nigeria @ 27/20
The scorelines of the Super Eagles’ last five matches may be littered with bagels (seven to be precise), but their recent 2-2 draw with Scotland and their African Cup of Nations-winning run confirm they have the tendency to get drawn into a tear up too.
Every game Nigeria played at ACoN 2013 up until the semi final hopped the 2.5-goal line, with three north of 3.5 strikes and against a USA side who seem to be followed around by the number two, another high-scoring affair is anticipated.
John Obi Mikel, Kenneth Omeruo and Victor Moses are all expected to play a part against a Stars and Stripes XI who have notched twice in four of their last five fixtures, shipping twice in the outlier.