World Cup Day 11 Betting Recap: Overs Keep Cashing, Poland Eliminated by Colombia
Matchday 11 of the World Cup started with an absolute thumping by England over Panama, 6-1, but was followed by a very competitive 2-2 draw between Senegal and Japan. In the final game of the day, Poland was eliminated by Colombia, 3-0.
Here’s a look at the betting results from Sunday’s action.
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Match #32: Colombia vs. Poland (Group H)
Result: Colombia 3-0 Poland
Moneyline: Colombia +128
Spread: Colombia -0.5 (+128)
Total: Over 2.5 (+130)
Colombia outclassed Poland all game long and Radamel Falcao netted his first ever World Cup goal in a 3-0 victory.
It was the seventh straight over to hit after a slow start to the tournament.
Match #31: Senegal vs. Japan (Group H)
Result: Senegal 2-2 Japan
Moneyline: Draw +195
Spread: Push (Pick ‘Em)
Total: Over 2 (+105)
The Group H co-leaders put on an exciting display as Japan came back from a goal down twice to split the points with Senegal.
Sadio Mane opened the scoring off a rebound to make it 1-0 in the 11th minute.
But Japan knotted it up before halftime on a swift finish from Inui.
Both teams controlled portions of the match and it was Senegal taking the 2-1 lead with less than twenty minutes remaining. However, the lead didn’t last long.
It was just the fifth draw of the tournament through 31 matches and only 14% of moneyline bettors were on it.
Senegal and Japan are both level on four points. Senegal will play Colombia in the last group match and Japan will play Poland.
Match #30: England vs. Panama (Group G)
Result: England 6-1 Panama
Moneyline: England -455
Spread: England -1.5 (-135)
Total: Over 2.5 (-116)
Panama had an early scoring chance in the match, but that was the only thing that went right for the first 70 minutes.
John Stones was the unlikely first scorer for England in the 8th minute and they never looked back.
It was 3-0 by the 36th minute, easily cashing tickets for anyone on the Over 2.5 for the game. England added two more before halftime and led 5-0.
Harry Kane got his hat-trick early in the second half and was immediately subbed off after making it 6-0 England.
Panama did score a wonderful goal on a set-piece with less than 15 minutes left in the match to make it 6-1, giving their fans something to cheer for.
It was their first ever World Cup goal and nice piece of consolation in an otherwise forgettable game.
England will play Belgium in the final group match as both teams are tied atop Group G with six points apiece.
Harry Kane now has the most goals in the tournament (5), one ahead of Romelu Lukaku (4) and Cristiano Ronaldo (4). Odds to win the Golden Boot before the World Cup were Kane 16-1, Lukaku 18-1, Ronaldo 18-1.