World Cup Betting Guide: 6/25 Picks & Odds Report

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 12:53 PM UTC

Wednesday, Jun. 25, 2014 12:53 PM UTC

We don't have the most glamorous of matches on our hands for Wednesday, but that doesn't mean there aren't any implications. Teams are still fighting it out for their lives, so we should be in for another great day of World Cup soccer. What picks stand out most?
<p style="text-align:center"><iframe frameborder="0" src="/video/embed/?videoId=20758" height="330" width="560"></iframe></p> <p style="text-align:center"><a href="" title="Check Out All of Today's World Cup Prop Betting Odds!" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><em>Check Out What Today's World Cup Prop Betting Odds Have to Offer!</em></a></p> <p><b><a href="/picks/more-sports/2014-world-cup-betting-bosnia-vs-iran-picks-odds/40320/" title="2014 World Cup Betting: Bosnia vs. Iran Picks &amp; Odds" target="_blank">Bosnia &amp; Herzegovina vs. Iran</a><br /></b><span style="font-size:1em">Picked as the favorite to join Argentina as <a href="/picks/more-sports/group-f-odds-unimpressive-argentina-top/40322/" title="Check Out Our Group F Odds!" target="_blank">the top two in Group F</a>, Bosnia has instead failed to get a single point from each of their first two matches.</span></p> <p>That means the Bosnians have already been eliminated from contention as they get set to take on Iran in their final World Cup action. The <a href="" title="Take a Look at Who All is Favored for Today's World Cup Matchups!" target="_blank">soccer betting odds</a> have Bosnia as +110 favorite, with the Iranians at +250 or so and a draw approaching +275.</p> <p>A loss to Argentina was to be expected for Bosnia supporters, but many didn't see that horrible 1-0 defeat to Nigeria coming. It's a result that's surely killed any positive spirit that was going around in camp.</p> <p>These guys are professionals though, so we know the Bosnians will come out and give a hearty effort in their final appearance. They will battle with an Iran team that still has a small chance of reaching the knockout stages of the tournament.</p> <p>After drawing with Nigeria in a dull opener, the Iranians tried to mimic their defensive prowess against Argentina, and it actually worked for practically the entire match. Unfortunately, Messi decided to take over and scored another fantastic goal, which in turn condemned Iran to a 1-0 defeat.</p> <p>For today's match, we like the value on Bosnia. They may have disappointed in the World Cup so far, especially with their struggles to find the back of the net, but they do have quite a bit of talent in place. What's more, the Iranians have to come out and get a win today, so the match will be open.</p> <p>The pressure is off for the Bosnians and we believe they'll play with a lot more freedom and flair. They have the better team than Iran and we expect them to prove it.</p> <p><b>MLB Pick:</b> Bosnia &amp; Herzegovina +110<b> </b></p> [/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":252060, "sportsbooksIds":[43], "LineTypeId":2, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/] <p><b><a href="/picks/more-sports/2014-world-cup-betting-ecuador-vs-france-picks-odds/40325/" title="2014 World Cup Betting: Ecuador vs. France Picks &amp; Odds" target="_blank">Ecuador vs. <b>France</b></a><br /></b><span style="font-size:1em">French supporters couldn't have asked for a better start. Many didn't know just how good this team would be, but they've exceeded all expectations, at least so far.</span></p> <p>France really has looked outstanding and appears to be scoring goals for fun right now. They opened with <a href="/picks/more-sports/2014-world-cup-betting-france-vs-honduras/40123/" title="Take a Look at Where Our Capper Placed Their Pick for the France vs. Honduras Affair!" target="_blank">a dominant 3-0 win over Honduras</a> and then had little trouble with Switzerland, winning 5-2 to lock up their spot in the next round.</p> <p>Behind the French, it's Ecuador and Switzerland that are fighting it out for the second seed in <a href="/picks/more-sports/group-e-odds-update-tournament-dark-horse-no-more/40298/" title="Group E Odds Update: Tournament Dark Horse No More" target="_blank">Group E</a>, with Honduras already having been eliminated.</p> <p>The Ecuadorians lost 2-1 to the Swiss in their first match but then came back to top Honduras 2-1 this past Friday. That's put them in a great position leading into the final playday.</p> <p>And, for today's <a href="/picks/more-sports/" title="Free Soccer Picks Throughout the 2014 World Cup!" target="_blank">recommended soccer picks</a>, we actually think readers should look towards the total.</p> <p>Yes, we realize France has been one of the World Cup's most dangerous teams going forward thus far, but we don't believe there'll quite as much motivation today. They're already in the knockout rounds and that means they can afford to rest some key figures should they choose to do so. It's unlikely we'll see the Benzema in the starting XI, while Cabaye will be suspended.</p> <p>Ecuador needs a positive result in order to advance and we know they're going to be fighting hard defensively. With the French able to take a cautious approach, we see the value being on the UNDER.</p> <p><b>MLB Pick:</b> UNDER 3 goals (-125)</p> [/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":252062, "sportsbooksIds":[43], "LineTypeId":2, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/]
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