Top 5 World Cup Opening Matches

As the first match of the world’s biggest sporting event draws near, hosts Russia take on Saudi Arabia at the massive 81,000 capacity Luzhniki Stadium in the capital of Moscow to a no doubt sold out crowd. World Cup opening matches are notorious for teams playing on the side of caution, as not to take too many risks and get kicked out of the tournament early. However, in the 20 opening games that have been played throughout the World Cup’s history, a few have stood out to fans and pundits alike. We take a look at the best top 5 in history. Who’s your money on in the world cup odds to win? Let us know!

1990 Argentina 0-1 Cameroon

Despite Argentina being the considerably stronger team with regards to World Cup performances, a ten man team in the form of Cameroon managed to slip an easily defendable free kick past the Argentinian goalkeeper to take the lead and eventually win the match in this opening match shocker from 1990. Read more

Liverpool vs Manchester United

There are multiple games available for fans to place bets on over the weekend, but there is no doubt that the majority of them will be placed on the Liverpool vs Manchester United game at the weekend. In the 2016/17 season, both matches ended in draws. However with both teams having no problem finding the back of the net this season, fans will be hoping for a more exciting match.

Liverpool’s home advantage and their tendency to perform in the big games means that anyone who has bet on Liverpool to win has a very good chance of their bet to win. However derby matches very rarely takes previous form and matches into account and it is very plausible that United can also walk away with a win.

Champions League Odds 2017

Another competitive year has begun in the Champions league and it is another year in which Real Madrid start as favourites. They are 7/2 to lift the trophy for an unprecedented third year in a row. PSG start as the second favourites at 13/2.

PSG have spent a staggering amount ahead of this season bringing in the likes of Neymar so are expected to be a force against any of the big teams. Group B is one of the most competitive with two of the top 3 favourites fighting it out.

Group C starts and Chelsea will be expected to win the group. They start as the even money favourites to top the group with Athletico Madrid next in at 7/5. Chelsea are also 1/4 to qualify from the group with Athletico 1/3. Will this be the year Athletico can finally triumph? Other teams in there group include Roma and Qarabag.

You can check out the latest football betting for the Champions league as well as another huge week in the Premier league as Chelsea take on current favourites Manchester City.