2017 Confederations Cup Soccer Betting Odds For Cameroon Vs Australia
There are a lot of things to love about the Confederations Cup, starting with the fact that we get to watch world class football in the summer months when all the major leagues are shut down for the offseason. There is also the opportunity to see teams who don’t face each other very often go head to head, and what we also get is an open style of football that produces exciting games and lots of goals to make soccer betting fans pleased.
The tournament is still very much in its early stages, but there has not really been a dull game yet, although we have yet to see any type of shock result through the first round of games. Australia and Cameroon both came close to delivering a surprise in their opening games of the tournament, but both ended up coming up just a little short. The African champions, Cameroon, played a tight one against Chile before eventually falling 2-0, while Australia gave a weakened Germany side all they could handle in a 3-2 defeat.
The situation for both of these teams now is that they need to win this one if they are to have any shot at moving on to the next round. Much will depend on what happens in the other group game between Chile and Germany, but both teams in this one know that a win is an absolute must. This is a perfect scenario for all soccer fans preparing to watch this game, as it almost certainly means that we are going to be treated to a spectacle of attacking football. The big question now is which of these two will come out on top and keep their Confederations Cup hopes alive.
Here’s A Closer Look At The 2017 Confederations Cup Soccer Betting Odds For Cameroon Vs Australia
When: Thursday, June 22 at 1 PM EST
Where: Krestovsky Stadium, St. Petersburg
Live Stream: FOX Sports GO
FIFA Odds: TBA
Why bet on Cameroon
Cameroon have been out in the football wilderness for a number of years, but marking a triumphant return by winning the African Cup of Nations, which booked them a place in this tournament. The opening 45 minutes of their game versus Chile was not particularly impressive, and but for poor finishing from the Chileans, Cameroon could have been on the end of a hiding.
During second half of that game we see a vast improvement, though, making Chile get all sorts of problems before finally succumbing to a pair of late goals to fall 2-0. Australia represents a more manageable task for Cameroon, and their speedy attacking play may cause problems for an Australia defense that is always opening up in time and again versus Germany. The big question here is whether they will be able to take the chances they create, as they have now been held goalless in back to back games.
Why bet on Australia
Yes, Australia were playing a Germany side that had most of its star players absent, but they still put in a very solid display against the world champions. They went down early in that one, and most of us probably believed that the flood gates would open, but a Tom Rogic strike tied things and brought some life into the Aussie attacking game.
Germany scored just before and just after the half-time break to open up a 3-1 lead, but Australia once again battled back, taking advantage of some poor goalkeeping to cut the deficit to a single goal. There were a lot of people who believed that Australia were basically here to make up the numbers, but their performance against Germany showed that they might be able to make a little bit of noise. Defensively, the Australians are going to need to tighten up, as they have no given up 7 goals in their last two outings, albeit versus Brazil and Germany.
Expert Soccer Betting Pick and Final Score Prediction
There are no guarantees in football, but if I were to make one here, it would be that we are going to see some goals in this game. Both teams looked very dangerous at times in their opening game losses, and an early goal here could see things go wide open and favor the soccer betting predictions.