World Cup Day 10 Betting Recap: Germany Scores Last Minute Game-Winner to Beat Sweden
Wow, what a matchday 10 of the World Cup. Saturday got off to a flying start with Belgium blasting Tunisia 5-2 and Mexico defeating South Korea 2-1, and then the real drama came. Germany were tied 1-1 for most of the second half with Sweden but found a way to win 2-1 with less than a minute left in stoppage time.
Here’s a look at the betting results from Saturday’s action.
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Match #29: Germany vs. Sweden (Group F)
Result: Germany 2-1 Sweden
Moneyline: Germany -208
Spread: Push (Germany -1)
Total: Over 2.5 (-145)
This was a must-watch match as Sweden took a 1-0 lead in the first half to make things very nervy for Germany fans/bettors.
It didn’t take long after halftime for Germany to respond though, leveling the score 1-1.
It stayed that way into the 70th minute, then the 80th minute, then 90th. It looked as if Sweden would somehow hold on for a 1-1 draw but Germany were awarded a free kick on the edge of the box with less than a minute of stoppage time…
The defending champions were not to be denied but it was heartbreak for anyone on the draw or under 2.5.
Match #28: Mexico vs. South Korea (Group F)
Result: Mexico 2-1 South Korea
Moneyline: Mexico -145
Spread: Mexico -0.5 (-145)
Total: Over 2.5 (-114)
Mexico were handed a penalty kick, literally, in the first half and Carlos Vela converted it to make it 1-0 before halftime. Vela was +550 to score the game’s first goal, and first goal from a penalty kick was listed at +600.
In the second half, Chicharito made it 2-0 in the 66th minute to put the game mostly out of reach.
South Korea did grab a wonderful goal in stoppage time to make it 2-1 while rewarding Over 2.5 bettors in the process, but that was it.
Mexico have nearly advanced to the Round of 16 and they were available at +135 to do so. South Korea has officially been eliminated but will still play Germany in the final group game.
Match #27: Belgium vs. Tunisia (Group G)
Result: Belgium 5-2 Tunisia
Moneyline: Belgium -290
Spread: Belgium -1.5 (-114)
Total: Over 2.5 (-116)
Just like yesterday’s Serbia-Switzerland match, it only took six minutes for Belgium to get on the board, going up 1-0 on an Eden Hazard penalty kick.
The first goal scored on a PK was listed at +1200 odds and Eden Hazard was +400 to score the first goal of the match. A goal within the first 10 minutes also cashed at +325.
The fun was really only beginning, though, as Belgium struck again shortly after.
The goals kept coming, but this time Tunisia got on the board with a wonderful set piece header.
Total tickets were split 50/50, but Over 2.5 cashed within first 18 minutes. Both teams to score in 1st half was +500 and both to score in regulation was +130.
The scoring wasn’t even close to done there, and Tunisia simply couldn’t stop Belgium’s potent attack.
It was 3-1 Belgium at halftime. Romelu Lukaku became the first player to score multiple goals in consecutive World Cup matches since Diego Maradona in 1986 (vs. Belgium and England). He’s now tied with Cristiano Ronaldo for most goals this World Cup (4). They were both +1800 to win the Golden Boot before the tournament.
Shortly after halftime, Tunisia had a couple clear looks at goal but couldn’t finish, and they were punished for it. Eden Hazard scored a beauty for his second of the game to put Belgium up 4-1 and Michy Batshuayi added another in the 90th minute before Tunisia grabbed a late consolation goal to make it 5-2.
Over 4 goals cashed at +450 odds. Both teams to score in the second half cashed at +325, and Belgium to win by exactly 3 goals cashed at +500.