Group G and H wrap up their second matchday of the World Cup with a couple of must-see matchups. Here are our World Cup best bets.
Brazil showed great form versus Serbia, with Richarlison scoring a goal that will be kept in the all-time World Cup best moments collection. Regarded as the main favorites in Qatar, Brazil will be able to seal a place in the Round of 16 with a win over Switzerland. Monday’s other main talking point will surely be Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal, who face Uruguay in Lusail.
Monday’s World Cup Schedule and Odds
(odds via FanDuel)
- Group G: Cameroon (+430) vs. Serbia (-140)
- Group G: Brazil (-220) vs. Switzerland (+650)
- Group H: South Korea (+150) vs. Ghana (+210)
- Group H: Portugal (-105) vs. Uruguay (+310)
Monday’s World Cup Best Bets
- Moneyline: Ghana (+210 via FanDuel)
- Spread: Uruguay (-125 via FanDuel)
- Total: Cameroon-Serbia Over 2.5 (+110 via DraftKings)
- Upset: Uruguay to be winning at half-time or full-time (+220 via FanDuel)
- Prop bet: Portugal-Uruguay total corners Over 9.5 (+105 via DraftKings)
- Parlay: Brazil-Switzerland total corners Over 9.5 + Brazil to have 5 or more shots on target (+168 via FanDuel)
World Cup Top Picks for Monday
Moneyline: Ghana (+210) ★★★
Ghana lost to Portugal 3-2 on Thursday, but they showed character, energy, and life. If they come up with a similar version against South Korea, they have a big chance of getting their first three points in Qatar.
The loss to Portugal was by no means one to point at a huge gap between the two sides, but one to get Ghana paying more attention to small details in a match.
Spread: Uruguay +1 (-125) ★★★
Portugal could only unlock Ghana from the penalty spot in their first game, eventually winning the match 3-2. Uruguay has a better defense and also a better attack, so they should make fewer errors at the back and trouble the Portuguese more in their box.
FanDuel offers Uruguay +1 at -125. Uruguay pk is at +195 with DraftKings, while Portugal -0.5 stands at +100.
Total: Cameroon-Serbia Over 2.5 (+110) ★★★
Serbia fell in front of Brazil’s amazing attacking power but should show force themselves against lower-class opponents.
The Serbs have Juve’s Dusan Vlahovic and Fulham’s Aleksander Mitrovic leading their attack, while Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Ajax’s Dusan Tadic are creating behind.
Cameroon shouldn’t go unnoticed for attacking creativity either, with Bayern’s Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Lyon’s Karl Toko Ekambi upfront. Both teams need goals and points after their inaugural defeats, so an Over 2.5 goals option looks decent at +110 (via DraftKings).
Upset: Uruguay to be winning at half-time or full-time (+220) ★★★
Uruguay has a mature and capable squad, validated in many international tournaments at national team level. They still count on the cultured Luis Suarez but have Liverpool’s Darwin Nunez and Manchester United’s Facundo Pellistri to support him upfront.
In the middle, there are Real Madrid’s Fede Valverde and Tottenham’s Rodrigo Bentancur. Uruguay will give Portugal a decent fight, so a bet on them can bring a nice return. Uruguay winning is at +310 with FanDuel.
Prop bet: Portugal-Uruguay total corners Over 9.5 (+105) ★★★
Portugal survived a scare against Ghana in their first game, winning 3-2, but Uruguay will be a different story. The South Americans drew 0-0 to South Korea, showing a cautious approach. They’ll try to make the most of their game against Ronaldo’s Portugal as well.
Uruguay will go after the point (or points), and not after the adventure. Portugal has many creative players who’ll look to destabilize a steady defense, so the possibility of many corners being recorded in this game can’t go unnoticed.
Parlay: Brazil-Switzerland total corners Over 9.5 + Brazil to have 5 or more shots on target (+168)
Brazil was one of the teams to impress in the first round of group matches, beating Serbia 2-0 and showing its dominant side throughout the match. Even though Switzerland also won against Cameroon 1-0, the Europeans didn’t seem to be close to their top form.
Even without Neymar, Brazil’s attacking power remains at the highest level. Vinicius Jr., Gabriel Jesus, Raphinha, Gabriel Martinelli, Richarlison, Rodrygo, and Antony are part of the scary pack of stars at Brazil manager Tite’s disposal. Brazil should keep pushing against Switzerland, so given the dangerous players in their attack, we might witness a shot and corner fest.
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World Cup best bets from 11/27/2022 at 3:18 p.m. ET.