iBet: Confederations Cup, Brazil starts tomorrow
Back Spain in the outright market at 2/1
Back Brazil to keep a clean sheet in the opening game at 6/5 with Betfair
The Confederations Cup may be seen as something of an irrelevance by some, but a tournament involving Spain (7/4), Italy (7/1), three-time winners Brazil (6/4), Uruguay (8/1) and Mexico (11/1) among others, will surely be worth watching. This doesn’t look like a particularly amazing Brazil side yet, although you sense they have not been taking too many games seriously of late and that they will click in time for the World Cup next year.
Uruguay are bang out of form, having won only one of their last seven, and Mexico are in worse nick still, with one victory in nine. On balance Spain, who are unbeaten in 22 and destroyed Italy in the Euro 2012 value, look the bet in the outright market. The first game of the tournament (8pm kick-off, Saturday) sees the hosts take on Japan, and my friends at Oddschecker may have spotted a bet.
Japan have lost to Bulgaria and Jordon lately and may have to do without key striker Keisuke Honda. They have failed to score against Brazil four of the last six times they have played them and given that record and with the hosts surely keen to impress their devoted home fans, the available price of just better than even money about another clean sheet could be value.
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