Expert 2018 World Cup Betting Picks for Day 6.

Expert 2018 World Cup Betting Picks for Day 6

Written by on June 18, 2018

After a very busy weekend, the 2018 World Cup Betting action continues thick and fast to start the new week at Russia. The opening round of games in the group stage will come to an end on Tuesday, and we will also see our first game in Matchday 2.

What that represents is the opportunity for teams to book their place in the next round, while there will be others looking to stay alive. What we will have on Tuesday is a pair of games in Group H, before we head back to Group A to get another look at the host nation, who were brilliant in their opener. Based on the latest Soccer Odds at MyBookie Sportsbook, let’s take a closer look at the games on tap.

Expert 2018 World Cup Betting Picks for Day 6

Colombia vs. Japan

  • When: Tuesday, June 19th, 3:00 p.m. (Local Time)
  • Where: Mordovia Arena, Saransk
  • 2018 World Cup Betting Odds: Colombia -137 / Japan +453 / Draw +248

Of the 32 teams coming into the 2018 World Cup, it may well be Japan who is in the most trouble. This is a team that was less than convincing in their qualifying group, which was fortunately very weak. They made a coaching change to try and bring about a reversal of fortune, but that has not really worked to this point. Colombia was one of the pleasant surprises at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, making a run to the quarter-finals.

It was James Rodriguez who emerged as the star, as well as the Golden Boot winner, at that tournament, and this time around he will be joined up front by a fully fit Radamel Falcao. The Japanese defense is very vulnerable, and I think we will see Colombia light them up a little. Colombia – ½ would be the play for me here.

Possible Line-Ups

Colombia 

  • 1-D. Ospina
  • 4-S. Arias
  • 18-F. Fabra
  • 13-Y. Mina
  • 23-D. Sánchez
  • 6-C. Sánchez
  • 11-Juan Cuadrado
  • 10-J. Rodríguez
  • 15-M. Uribe
  • 16-J. Lerma
  • 9-R. Falcao

Japan

  • 12-M. Higashiguchi
  • 21-G. Sakai
  • 6-W. Endo
  • 3-G. Shōji
  • 2-N. Ueda
  • 14-T. Inui
  • 10-S. Kagawa
  • 16-H. Yamaguchi
  • 7-G. Shibasaki
  • 9-S. Okazaki
  • 13-Y. Muto

Score Prediction: Colombia 3 – Japan 0

Poland vs. Senegal

  • When: Tuesday, June 19th, 6:00 p.m. (Local Time)
  • Where: Spartak Stadium, Moscow
  • 2018 World Cup Betting Odds: Poland +130 / Senegal +247 / Draw +209

Both of these teams are going to fancy their chances of landing in the top two and getting into the next round, which makes this game vitally important. The big match-up here is going to be the Senegal defense going against Robert Lewandowski. It was the big Polish striker who did most of the damage for his team during the qualifying stage, but he is likely to have a tough time against a Senegal defense that has been very tight in their games leading up to this tournament.

Sadio Mane is one reason to consider Senegal as your 2018 World Cup Betting pick against Poland.

Senegal played 4 friendly games ahead of their trip to Russia, managing shutouts in 3 of those games. I think what we are going to get here is a tight game with very little in the way of goalmouth action. Senegal will probably try to hit Poland on the break, and they do have a legitimate threat in Sadio Mane up front. I think it will be Poland who sneaks the win here, though. The UNDER looks to be the play here.

Possible Line-Ups

Poland

  • 22-Ł. Fabiański
  • 3-A. Jędrzejczyk
  • 4-T. Cionek
  • 18-B. Bereszyński
  • 5-J. Bednarek
  • 13-M. Rybus
  • 10-G. Krychowiak
  • 6-J. Góralski
  • 9-R. Lewandowski
  • 7-A. Milik
  • 23-D. Kownacki

Senegal

  • 16-K. N’Diaye
  • 3-K. Koulibaly
  • 6-S. Sané
  • 12-Y. Sabaly
  • 22-M. Wagué
  • 13-A. N’Diaye
  • 8-C. Kouyaté
  • 15-D. Sakho
  • 19-M. Niang
  • 10-S. Mané
  • 18-I. Sarr

Score Prediction: Poland 1 – Senegal 0

Russia vs. Egypt

  • When: Tuesday, June 19th, 9:00 p.m. (Local Time)
  • Where: Saint Petersburg Stadium, St. Petersburg
  • 2018 World Cup Betting Odds: Russia +111 / Egypt +301 / Draw +211

The host nation always finds themselves under an immense amount of pressure at the World Cup, but the Russians will have eased some of that with a 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia in their opening game. The game was as one-sided as the score suggests, although Russia did get some help from a Saudi Arabia team that consistently turned the ball over in the middle of the park.

They are likely to not have as much luck against an Egypt side that was very organized in an unfortunate 1-0 loss to Uruguay in the opener. Chances are that Mo Salah will start this one, as it is essentially a do or die game for the Egyptians. I think we are looking at a draw here, so I would be tempted to go with Egypt + ½.

Possible Line-Ups

Russia

  • 1-I. Akinfeev
  • 4-S. Ignashevich
  • 2-M. Fernandes
  • 3-I. Kutepov
  • 18-Y. Zhirkov
  • 19-A. Samedov
  • 9-A. Dzagoev
  • 8-Y. Gazinskiy
  • 11-R. Zobnin
  • 17-A. Golovin
  • 10-F. Smolov

Egypt

  • 23-M. El Shenawy
  • 7-A. Fathy
  • 13-M. Abdul Shafy
  • 6-A. Hegazi
  • 2-A. Gabr
  • 19-A. El-Said
  • 8-T. Hamed
  • 17-M. Elneny
  • 10-M. Salah
  • 22-A. Warda
  • 9-M. Mohsen

Score Prediction: Russia 1 – Egypt 1