Modern Classics..?
Friday’s World Cup Quarter Finals Preview + We Recall ’82 Semi

World Cup sensation James Rodriguez
World Cup sensation James Rodriguez

Brazil and Germany are odds-on favourites to progress from the quarter-finals of The World Cup but BOBBY’S BETS has a hunch that they can both be turned on their head…

Talisman Neymar insists he has the shoulders to carry the weight of the nation but carrying the Brazil forward line – which he has done brilliantly so far – could well prove too much against this talented and spirited Columbia team.

And in James Rodriguez Columbia have a player who can unlock a well-drilled Brazil defence. Rodriguez is 13/2 to score first and 15/8 as anytime scorer.

A victory in normal time may be beyond them but a 1-1 draw at 90 minutes is 6/1 – Columbia can then go onto win on penalties (which on its own is 12/1).

France v Germany has the making of a modern classic – and if it comes close to matching the drama of that incredible semi-final encounter from 1982 then we’ll all be happy!

So stick your neck out and trust Karim Benzema to keep on scoring. Benzema is 6/1 to open the scoring, 9/1 to score 2 or more and 7/4 anytime scorer.

BOBBY’S BET OF THE DAY: Is a 3-2 France win in 90 minutes at a tasty 50/1.

If you believe that history repeats itself you can back Germany to triumph on penalties at 10/1, just as they did in that crazy semi-final from 32 years ago. You can relive that game by clicking on the below link where you can see all the action complete with the thoughts of two of the chief protagonists; West German goalkeeper Harold ‘Toni’ Schumacher and France’s Patrick Battiston.

Odds courtesy of Coral.

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