The first match up of Round 1 on TUESDAY from GROUP F will be NEW ZEALAND playing SLOVAKIA from Royal Bafokeng Stadium at 7:30 AM EDT. Not many give New Zealand a chance at winning points at this World Cup and don’t expect them to advance out of this Group F. However, the Coach Ricki Herbert feels his Kiwis can advance. Now playing their first real tournament as Nation that now has its independence, many feel Slovakia has a good possibility of making it to the knockout round. Nine of the players from the Czech team that defeated Germany in 1976 was from Slovakia! Check out the World Cup betting lines a World Cup Odds for this match up!
At Present the Odds makers have SLOVAKIA at -1 (-145) and NEW ZEALAND a +1 (+105) with the Over 2 ½ (-115) and the under at 2 1/2 (-125) and on the Money Line has SLOVAKIA at (-290) with NEW ZEALAND at (+ 850) and the Money line for the DRAW at (+320).
The Second match up of Round 1 for TUESDAY gives us from GROUP G the IVORY COAST playing PORTUGAL from Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium at 10:00 AM EDT.
This game depends for each team on their key players. For the Ivory Coast its Didier Drogba who had 37 goals this season leading Chelsea to the Primer and FA Cup titles. Then for Portugal it is Cristiano Ronald who has the expectations of all riding on his shoulders and he has to play his best if Portugal wants to win. See the latest World Cup Betting lines and World Cup Odds on this morning match up.
At Present the Odds makers have PORTUGAL at PK (-170) and IVORY COAST a PK (+130) with the Over 2 1/2 (+120) and the under at 2 1/2 (-160) and on the Money Line has PORTUGAL at (+110) with IVORY COAST at (+ 230) and the Money line for the DRAW at (+220).
The Third and final matchup for Round 1 on TUESDAY is from GROUP G with BRAZIL playing KOREA DPR from Johannesburg (Ellis Park) at 2:30 PM EDT.
This Group G has been nicknamed the Group of Death and even a draw for the Korean’s will make them famous around the world. On the other bench Brazil has a new breed of players that are so very talented and under the leadership of a midfield general who is now the Coach, Dunga. The World Cup Betting lines and World Cup Odds on this match are somewhat lopsided?
At Present the Odds makers have BRAZIL at -2 ½ (-105) and KOREA a +2 1/2 (-135) with the Over 3 (-130) and the under at 3 (-110) and on the Money Line has BRAZIL at (-1000) with KOREA at (+ 2400) and the Money line for the DRAW at (+700).