We’ve already witnessed four days of World Cup action. Four days and 11 games after, the tournament has lived up to expectation and all the hype that went before it.
If it’s anything to go by, the first 11 games have shown us just what the remaining 53 games will look like. Goals, upsets, unexpected results and more have been the order of the day this World Cup.
In one way or the other, most of the results of these games may not have favored those who put their money on the games. Teams like Brazil, Argentina, and Germany all started the tournament surprisingly on an unexpected note, something which must have made some bettors lose money.
But with 53 games still to be played, the FIFA World Cup is ‘just about to begin,’ meaning there’s more than enough cash still to be won if you can make the right predictions.
And to help you make the right predictions, we’ve studied the first 11 games of the tournament and picked out some useful trends that can help you to win your bets on subsequent games.
No goalless game
The pace at which the World Cup games have been played so far, there have been no pushovers. Even the ‘big boys’ have found it hard against opponents who they, on paper, thought to be very easy for them.
The competition has been stiff. Teams have stepped up to the plate and really competed. The end result of this is: no game has ended without a goal yet at the ongoing FIFA World Cup. And with the way things are going, this trend, obvious in the first 11 games of the tourney, will continue for a while.
Second half goals
This is quite an interesting trend because almost every game that has been played at the World Cup so far has seen at least one goal scored in the second half.
Russia, Uruguay, Portugal, Spain, Iran, France, Denmark, Croatia, Switzerland are among the teams that have scored second half goals at the ongoing FIFA World Cup tournament.
The World Cup has seen some high level of competitive football played. There has been a lot of back-and-forth, tactical master-class and all round beautiful football on display. Alongside the goals, the corner-kicks have been more frequent with each passing game.
Brazil had seven corner-kicks. Germany had eight and the opening game of the tournament featured eight corner-kicks. Not a bad trend for those looking to make some extra cash by backing the corner-kick market.
Are there any other trends you have noticed since the start of the tournament? Share your thoughts with us by leaving your comments to the blog post. We’d love to hear from you.