40/1 available on teams reaching the magic number
As well as the outright and match markets you’d expect, this year’s World Cup also offers football lovers the chance to bet on a number of specials with Coral customers invited to create their own.
#YourCall allows players to think up a betting opportunity and no matter how far-fetched, if traders believe it’s interesting enough to attract attention with other punters they’ll offer you a price and get it into their system for like-minded gamblers to have a crack at.
Simply log-on to the Coral site, access football>specials>#yourcall to get an idea of what they are looking for. You’ll find markets such as Harry Kane to score a hat-trick vs Panama, England and Portugal to reach the quarter-finals and Tom Rogic to score two or more goals in Russia.
One such bet we believe will prove popular with those looking to stay involved during the group stage of the competition is the ‘7 points special’. Here you’re betting on France, Spain, Germany, England, Belgium and Poland to all pick-up at least seven points each. There’s a whopping 40/1 prize if they do.
Let’s take a closer look at each of the runners…..
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Punters in with a chance
Les Bleus blow hot and cold at major international tournaments but appear to have their house in order for this one. A look at the players left out of the squad prove the strength in depth available in 2018 and they should end as Group C winners. They share a league with Australia, Denmark and Peru and you’d fancy them to win all three matches.
One of the competition favourites Spain are currently third in the outright pile behind Brazil and Germany. They’re in with Portugal which should be a tasty match but are more than capable of holding out for a draw there and beating Morocco and Iran heavily to progress. Seven points seems a fair shout in Group B.
The defending champions have been at the head of the betting alongside Brazil for some time now and we fancy them to hit the ground running in Russia and breeze through their first three matches. Mexico, Sweden and South Korea make for an interesting pile, but the race should be on for second behind Germany who are capable of nine points.
Points are more important than performances for Gareth Southgate and his side during their first three outings and they’ll be eager to take a maximum haul from Tunisia and Panama before facing what could be a group decider vs Belgium in game three. Two wins and a draw vs the Belgians looks achievable.
Will they finally live up to the hype and deliver on the big stage? Belgium certainly have the individual talent to go deep into this competition and sparkled during qualification, but they must work together if they are to win the group. Bookies expect them to go unbeaten and win Group G.
This could be the tricky leg but there’s no reason Poland can’t get to the seven-point standard after being drawn against Senegal, Columbia and Japan. They’ll need a huge effort, but the team are certainly good enough to come through as group winners against decent if not spectacular opposition and it looks one of the easier divisions on paper. Nine is possible.