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    Franz's World Cup 2018 Thread

    2018 World Cup Record : 0 - 0

    Group A :

    1. Uruguay
    2. Russia
    3. Saudi Arabia
    4. Egypt


    Heading into this tournament the only team in Group A that shows any real promise is Uruguay. Egypt were thrown a major set back when star player Mo Salah went down with an injured shoulder. Russia have only 1 win in their past 10 and show a real lack of scoring ability. The opening game with Saudi Arabia may prove to be the game to decide who will advance behind Group winner Uruguay. As obvious as Uruguay is to win the Group , there is very little value in backing that wager at such a high premium imo.

    Wagers:

    Thursday June 14 :

    Saudi Arabia +1 @ 2.15 ( 1 unit )


    Friday June 15:

    Uruguay -1 @ 2.21 ( 2 units )

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    Will be fun to watch

    GL Franz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hman View Post
    Will be fun to watch

    GL Franz
    Cant wait


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    Group B :

    1. Spain
    2. Portugal
    3. Morocco
    4. Iran


    The opening game in this Group , played Fri June 15th , will decide the winner. I think Spain have the deeper pool of talent between the two , although the gap has narrowed the past few years. As for Morocco and Iran , they will both attempt to " keep their defensive shape " and limit the over all damage.

    Wager :

    Fri June 15th : Spain vs Portugal

    Spain @ 1.97 ( 2 units )

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    Group C :

    1. France
    2. Peru
    3. Denmark
    4. Australia

    By no means is this group a foregone conclusion. Outside of Australia , who are a step down in class from the other 3 , on any given day 1 through 3 can easily reverse. Still , going on depth and recent form, and the reinstatement of Guerrero in Peru's starting line up, i am picking them to advance.

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    Peru to advance @ 3.90 ( 1 unit )

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    Good luck

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    With your words about Group A I'm curious to know your take on why the unanimous favorite is only -140 to take this group.

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    Let's go franz! Very excited here

    Initially had Denmark but upon further review I also like Peru to not only advance but go deep into the knockouts, semis even perhaps

    Not a fan of Portugal and wouldn't be surprised to see Morocco advance

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    Uruguay is not getting out of the group. Russia will be in the quarter finals. Egypt will advance. They are impossible to score on

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    Quote Originally Posted by GiveMeaBJ View Post
    With your words about Group A I'm curious to know your take on why the unanimous favorite is only -140 to take this group.
    Only - 140 ?

    That seems extremely juiced to me. A draw, a red card......can place them 2nd. To win the Group, I would need even $ or better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lakerboy View Post
    Uruguay is not getting out of the group. Russia will be in the quarter finals. Egypt will advance. They are impossible to score on
    You will need to score to advance. Russia may not even advance, they are average at best.

    BOL Laker

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadymcgrady View Post
    Let's go franz! Very excited here

    Initially had Denmark but upon further review I also like Peru to not only advance but go deep into the knockouts, semis even perhaps

    Not a fan of Portugal and wouldn't be surprised to see Morocco advance
    Agree with everything you said here

    BOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by franz555 View Post
    You will need to score to advance. Russia may not even advance, they are average at best.

    BOL Laker
    Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chi_archie View Post
    Good luck
    Thanks. You too

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    GL Franz May you have a very profitable WC

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    Quote Originally Posted by lakerboy View Post
    Uruguay is not getting out of the group. Russia will be in the quarter finals. Egypt will advance. They are impossible to score on


    Russia worst host nation after South Africa and Japan in last two decades of major soccer tournaments. All the soccer sharps I know on the Saudi's. I got mine in 3 months ago.

    P.S. we are not allowed to express our soccer opinion unless we post our records. Franz doesn't like it, could get upset.


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    Shit World Cup starts in less then a week,hope it's a classic.

    GL Franz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post


    Russia worst host nation after South Africa and Japan in last two decades of major soccer tournaments. All the soccer sharps I know on the Saudi's. I got mine in 3 months ago.

    P.S. we are not allowed to express our soccer opinion unless we post our records. Franz doesn't like it, could get upset.

    Why act like a major dikk ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by packerd_00 View Post
    Shit World Cup starts in less then a week,hope it's a classic.

    GL Franz
    Should be some great games from the Group stages.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiamondJack View Post
    GL Franz May you have a very profitable WC
    Thanks buddy.

    We can celebrate it over a tall can of Stella

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post


    Russia worst host nation after South Africa and Japan in last two decades of major soccer tournaments. All the soccer sharps I know on the Saudi's. I got mine in 3 months ago.

    P.S. we are not allowed to express our soccer opinion unless we post our records. Franz doesn't like it, could get upset.

    Keep laughing. Saudis LMAO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by franz555 View Post
    Why act like a major dikk ?

    Oh I'm sorry...I'm a dikk now?.. I didn't know you came to realise this site was meant to share opinions to help eachother beat the books...

    I will try to forget that in the past you asked several posters (you disagreed with) to put up their soccer records... who merely tried to contribute in the soccer forums..

    anyway



    I have a feeling you will kill this tournament.

    BOL Franz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post


    Russia worst host nation after South Africa and Japan in last two decades of major soccer tournaments. All the soccer sharps I know on the Saudi's. I got mine in 3 months ago.

    P.S. we are not allowed to express our soccer opinion unless we post our records. Franz doesn't like it, could get upset.

    fudge555

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    Quote Originally Posted by lakerboy View Post
    Keep laughing. Saudis LMAO.

    Cautiously though..refs might give some host nation favour calls. We have seen it with Brazil vs. Croatia 2014.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    Cautiously though..refs might give some host nation favour calls. We have seen it with Brazil vs. Croatia 2014.
    You wanna see blatant? Try South Korea vs Italy 2002

    DISGUSTING

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    Good luck Franz. Looking to kill the WC along with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SOUP View Post
    Good luck Franz. Looking to kill the WC along with you.

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    Franz other groups?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SOUP View Post
    Good luck Franz. Looking to kill the WC along with you.
    Soup


    Feeling good about our chances too

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by ki dice View Post
    Franz other groups?
    Yes sir....... Just finished Group C and D


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    Hurry is so jealous of franz on his soccer knowledge
    Good job franz
    Ignore the trolling little rat

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    Quote Originally Posted by franz555 View Post
    Group C :

    1. France
    2. Peru
    3. Denmark
    4. Australia

    By no means is this group a foregone conclusion. Outside of Australia , who are a step down in class from the other 3 , on any given day 1 through 3 can easily reverse. Still , going on depth and recent form, and the reinstatement of Guerrero in Peru's starting line up, i am picking them to advance.

    Wager :

    Peru to advance @ 3.90 ( 1 unit )
    Adding :

    Sat June 16 : Peru vs Denmark

    Peru DNB / PK @ 2.30 ( 2 units )
    Peru

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    Group D;

    1. Argentina
    2. Croatia
    3. Nigeria
    4. Iceland


    I really think Croatia has the ability to be the " spoiler " team of this tournament. They play tight and compact on defence ( very tough to break down ) , and have a midfield that every manager would love to have.... Modiric , Rakatic and Perisic. Mandzukic is beast of a player who is an amazing " go to guy " on set pieces. A true #9 type of player. As is the case in most groups , the head to head game between Argentina and Croatia, should wrap up the group with a win. Its really a 50 - 50 proposition for me. I think Iceland , the cindarella story, will find the basement against much better here.

    Sat June 16th : Croatia vs Nigeria

    Croatia @ 1.75 ( 5 units )
    -1 @ 2.41 ( 2 units )

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    Group E :

    1. Brazil
    2. Switzerland
    3. Costa Rica
    4. Serbia


    Brazil have something to prove right now , and with the deep pool of talent they have , and the chip on their shoulder......They are certainly " The Team to Beat " imo. After all the heartache on home soil last World cup , with Neymar being attacked and injured by Colombia , and the follow up 7 - 1 defeat to Germany..... They are on a mission. Healthy , looking invincible right now, look out......# 6 ?

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    Group F :

    1. Germany
    2. Mexico
    3. Sweden
    4. South Korea


    The blood that runs through these veins is 100% German , but i am reluctant to jump for joy at the selections made by coach Loew. Why take 3 goalies , and not include a world class player like Sane in the squad ? If you are going to go with only 3 forwards , why do you include Mario Gomez ( 32 and injured for big gaps this year ) ? The good news is that our midfield is stacked full of talent. The other bad news is that our back 4 is a revolving door lately with only Hummels as a regular fixture. Second and third is really up to how Mexico choose to approach this group. Do they play their defensive system against Sweden as well ? It could well end up as a nil to nil draw and start to put pressure on goal tallies in the South Korea games ( I am liking every over 2.5 that they play ).

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