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World Cup 2018 - News, betting tips

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6 minutes ago, sovereignsteve said:

I would have taken the 10 /1 last week if we could have met up and shaken hands on it. Sadly my schedule didn't allow it and I would have been 1 oz of gold down by now!

-  assuming I hadn't layed off some or all of it:P

not too worries man I put bets in for u ……….? u get two free Paddington coin

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From the earlier link before we even played Sweden ! Massive overachievement by England. Well done with limited resources.

 

This is illustrated by the fact Kane has only had nine shots at the World Cup, the same amount as Spain centre-back Gerard Pique. England have been uncharacteristically efficient in front of goal. In fact, only hosts Russia (22.9%) have converted a great proportion of their chances than England (16.1%). That puts England in good shape as clear-cut chances are likely to be harder to come by as the opposition gets better deeper into the tournament, but it also increases the pressure on those whom the chances fall to. 

 

Again, only Russia (21) have created fewer goalscoring opportunities from open play than England (25) and Southgate needs more from the likes of Dele Alli and Jesse Lingard to allow Raheem Sterling and Kane to flourish. Sterling, in particular, has failed to really influence proceedings, but that hasn’t been for a lack of trying. Deployed in an unfamiliar centre-forward role under Southgate, Sterling has found it difficult to find meaningful space in central areas compared to when he cuts inside from the flanks for Manchester City. 

 

There is also the fact that Sterling is used to his runs being matched by balls from Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva and the creative midfielders at England’s disposal simply aren’t at that level. Some of the football has been nice on the eye, but it hasn’t been as decisive and cutting as Southgate would want. While it can be difficult carving sides open that are determined to sit back and frustrate, the other remaining sides left in the tournament have also faced similar opposition and still managed to create an abundance of chances. Belgium, for example, have almost mirrored England’s route, but have created 51 chances from open play, second only to Germany (54).

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In case your question was serious... nothing against the French, it's just that people love underdogs, people love cinderella stories

If apollo had won against balboa, there'd have been no rambo

 

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