IF you didn’t laugh you’d cry. Argentina pumelled Jamaica for 90 minutes last night but managed just one goal.
There’s no doubt Sergio Aguero was missed but the World Cup runners-up have enough talent in their ranks to hit the minnows for six. I only needed one more after their 11th-minute opener but despite enjoying around 80 per cent possession Lionel Messi and co couldn’t add to their tally.
I loved the comment from James Slater on last night’s thread when he said, “Was this Copa America created just to give punters nothing but an absolute pain in the head?” I can’t argue with that so far.
And on the BBC live commentary they said, “This game won’t finish 1-0”. Wrong unfortunately but they did apologise for telling porkies.
My other Saturday bets were beaten by no goals at Molde and a surprise defeat for Serbia Under-21s after their superb display in holding Germany first time out. June’s great isn’t it – and just nine days to go.
On Sunday we have Colombia v Peru and Brazil v Venezuela in Copa America and I’ve posted a separate preview.
England are back in European Under-21 action against Sweden after their 1-0 defeat to Portugal last week. Can they get back on track and can Harry Kane grab the goal he missed out on in the opener?
With Saido Berahino sent home injured Kane has to step up to the plate and the Man United target is 7-2 with William Hill to score first.
Sweden started out rank outsiders in the group but shocked Italy 2-1 in their opener with ex-Man City and Celtic John Guidetti on target. Guidetti is 33-10 at 888sport to net at any time.
The other group game sees Portugal tackle Italy and they are favourites to notch a second win that would take them into the last four.
There are also three knockout matches in the women’s World Cup – China v Cameroon, Brazil v Australia and France v South Korea and I’ll have a look at those.
On Saturday both league matches in Norway at Molde and Sandefjord finished 0-0 and that was a surprise.
Today there are five Norwegian games to look at and hopefully we’ll get a few goals. Aalesund v Stabeak, Bodo Glimt v Viking and Haugesund v Mjondalen all have the potential to go over 2.5 goals while leaders Rosenborg, who have won five of their last six, should win at mid-table Sarpsborg.
Stabaek are pushing Rosenborg for the title and while they’ve lost just once this season they haven’t won on their last four visits to Aalesund.
Having looked at the Norwegian games in more detail Rosenborg should be fine and to them I’m adding both to score at Bodo Glimt and Aalesund for a Top Treble.
I’d like to put up a single as the Super Single but after a bad month I’m trying a different tactic today and let’s hope it works. The single is actually a double chance treble on England and Portugal U-21s not to lose as well as Rosenborg not to lose. Good luck if you try it.
8pts Super Single
Rosenborg not to lose (5pm)
England U-21s not to lose (5pm)
Portugal U-21s not to lose (7.45pm)
2pts Top Treble
Bodo Glimt v Viking btts (2.30pm)
Aalesund v Stabaek btts (5pm)
June Super Single record
27 bets (10 winners, 19 losers)
June Daily Double/Top Treble record
13 bets (1 winner, 12 losers)
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And don’t miss their excellent Copa America guide and tips with contributions from Tim Vickery.
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