World Cup Bet of the Day: Brazil to win as the goals continue to flow in Fortaleza 5 years ago

World Cup Bet of the Day: Brazil to win as the goals continue to flow in Fortaleza

Goals have, thankfully, been in plentiful supply at the World Cup so far and we expect that to continue when the hosts take on Mexico in Fortaleza this evening.

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We were worried for a while during Iran v Nigeria that what has been a brilliant World Cup was about to take a turn towards the drab and the mundane but thankfully the USA and Ghana had other ideas and normality was restored last night.

Whether it’s a conscious effort on behalf of the coaches to play attacking football or whether it’s a case of a combination of some brilliant attacking play with some dodgy defensive displays (far more likely), the goals have been flying in so far. There have been 44 scored in 14 games, in fact, which is the most at this stage since 1958 and to put it into even greater perspective, only 23 goals had been scored at the same stage in 2010.

We don’t expect the trend to stop for a while yet, particularly not when the attacking talents of Neymar, Oscar, Hulk and Fred (granted, the latter two were very disappointing against Croatia) take on a Mexico side that didn’t look too shabby in their opening win over Cameroon.

Mexico didn’t concede in that game but they didn’t exactly look ultra-tight at the back either and with Brazil also a little suspect defensively, we see no reason not to have a punt on over 3.5 goals at 7/5 and might even push the boat out with over 4.5 goals at 13/4 with Ladbrokes.

We know you won’t let us down Brazil and Mexico.

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