Intertops World Cup Specials: Dracula!?! Vikings!?!?

SBR Staff

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 2:09 PM UTC

Wednesday, Jun. 13, 2018 2:09 PM UTC

The 2018 World Cup began Thursday in Russia with the host country taking on Saudi Arabia. Intertops has this tournament covered with some very unusual props.

To most Americans, the Super Bowl is the biggest event of the year, followed by the NCAA Tournament. Those, indeed, take the most betting action of any sport in the USA annually.

However, soccer is the world’s game, and the quadrennial World Cup puts the Super Bowl and NCAA Tournament to shame in worldwide betting action and props available on the tournament. Today, let’s examine some very unusual specials from Intertops. We recommend you visit the site directly because there are too many to mention in 10 stories.

Dracula Strikes Again?

This prop surrounds Uruguay superstar Luis Suarez and whether he will bite anyone during this World Cup (American boxing fans: think Mike Tyson against Evander Holyfield). Suarez is a world-class talent but has a history of using his choppers. In the 2014 competition in Brazil against Italy, he bit Giorgio Chiellini during their group-stage match. Chiellini tried to show the ref the bite mark, but Suarez wasn't penalized. Uruguay would score soon after and eliminate Italy. Suarez also bit an opponent while playing for the Dutch team Ajax in 2010 and was suspended for seven games. He also bit Chelsea defender Branislov Ivanovic during a game in 2013 while playing for Liverpool in the EPL and was banned for 10. That “Dracula Strikes Again” in this World Cup and Suarez is sent off for biting is yes-only at Intertops, priced at +6600.

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Vikings Treasure

There have been 20 World Cups played and only eight countries have won it, all coming from either Europe or South America. This prop is on the Nordic countries – Vikings, get it!? – Denmark, Sweden or Iceland winning the World Cup. It’s yes-only at +4000. The only one of those nations to even reach a final was Sweden in 1958 when it hosted the World Cup. It lost 5-2 to Brazil. After a thrilling run in the 2016 European Championships, Iceland, population of 335,000, is the smallest country ever to qualify for the World Cup.

Russia & Trump

This Intertop prop asks whether Russia wins the World Cup – it is +5000 to do so – and whether if so that U.S. president Donald Trump congratulates Team Russia via Twitter after. Of course, there’s an ongoing investigation in the USA on whether Trump’s campaign team colluded with Russia to throw the 2016 election, and Trump and Vladimir Putin seem to be buddy-buddy. Some believe Putin has blackmail materials on Trump.

Never-Ending Story

Has any soccer-mad nation suffered more heartbreaking penalty shootout losses – in any competition – than England? That the Three Lions lose after a penalty shootout at any point in this World Cup is yes-only at +400. Of course, there are no penalty shootouts in the group stage, so England would have to advance for this to happen.

England’s most recent crushing penalty shootout loss in this tournament was the 2006 World Cup quarterfinal against Portugal that finished 0-0 after extra time. Both Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard missing their opening attempts for England. The Portuguese took a lead, Jamie Carragher missed and Cristiano Ronaldo finished the 3-1 shootout victory. Portuguese goalkeeper Ricardo became the first goalkeeper to save three penalties in a World Cup penalty shootout: the only England player who successfully converted his penalty was Owen Hargreaves.

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