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Brazil win and Uruguay draw could be the daily specials to back

| 30.06.2010

Friday’s quarter-final daily specials market offers plenty of value whether you’re backing the favourites, the underdogs or even if you want to predict the number of goals.

A win for Brazil against Holland and a draw between Uruguay and Ghana is very temptingly priced at 5/1.

Brazil have won eight of their last nine matches, and they have not lost to Holland since 1974. They are 10/11 to beat the Dutch inside 90 minutes.

Matches involving Uruguay and Ghana at this World Cup, meanwhile, have been tight, with only one fixture from eight decided by a winning margin of more than one goal.

Four of the eight quarter-finalists are South American, and you can bet on more dominance for the continent, as wins for both Brazil and Uruguay are available at a combined 11/4.

And if you think the last eight fixtures can spring as many surprises as the group stages, two shock victories for Holland and Ghana are priced at 18/1.

With their traditions for flamboyant, attacking football, it could be tempting to bet on Holland and Brazil to serve a feast of goals, but recent history suggests otherwise.

Between them, the two sides have conceded only four goals in eight matches, and a match goal total of under 2.5 convincingly priced at 8/11.

Defenders are likely to dominate when Uruguay meet Ghana as well, as these two have also leaked just four goals between them in their eight World Cup fixtures. You can bet on there being fewer than 1.5 goals in the match at 6/4.

With this in mind, one daily special market worth backing seems to be the goals for the day being under 4.5, which is priced at 23/25.

Do you think goals will flow on Friday? You can bet on over 4.5 goals for the day at 23/25. See the full Daily Specials market.



Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.