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World Cup Fourfold: Get 22/1 on these international selections

| 11.09.2012

This international fourfold comprised of Russia, Belgium, Holland and Colombia gives punters the chance to collect a return of 22/1 with Ladbrokes.

The Russians, fresh from a comfortable win over Northern Ireland last time out, head to Israel priced at 10/11 to pick up their second win in as many matches.

After a promising start to their previous qualifying campaign, the Israelis fell away in the second half and have only won once in their last nine, losing six.

Fabio Capello’s Russia, on the other hand, are unbeaten in nine away matches, not including games played on neutral turf, so they have every reason to be confident ahead of this trip.

Belgium got their qualifying campaign off to a positive start after their team of sought-after stars won 2-0 in Cardiff.
They can be backed at 19/20 to follow this up with a home win over a Croatian side who struggled to put Macedonia away last time out.

The hosts have lost just one of their last seven games and have helped themselves to six goals in their last two. Whereas the Croats appear to still be adjusting to life after Slaven Bilic with a 4-2 humbling at the hands of Switzerland their only other result this season.

Holland to win a qualifying game does not come at a better price than 8/15 and there is nothing to suggest that their game in Hungary will be anything aside from business as usual.

A miserable Euros followed by a friendly defeat to Belgium were briefly forgotten following their comfortable home win over Turkey last time out and, with Robin van Persie in the goals, it’s difficult to see how Hungary are going to get anything out of the game.

The Dutch won all but one of their Euros qualifying games which included scoring nine goals against their next opponents in the two games, winning 4-0 on their last visit to Budapest. Giving the Dutch a two goal handicap here bumps their odds up to a huge 7/2 if you fancy a repeat performance this time around.

Of the four selections though, it is Colombia who bring the best price to the table. They’re 3/1 to get the better of Chile in the South American bracket of World Cup qualification and, with a striker in the form that Falcao is in leading the line, it is difficult to rule them out.

The Atletico Madrid man has netted six goals in three at club level and Uruguay couldn’t keep him out of the act as the Colombians ran riot last time out, beating the team ranked fifth in the FIFA world rankings 4-0.

That was their second win of a campaign where they have only conceded once and proved themselves on the road with a win in Ecuador in their last away game. The Chileans, however, suffered a heavy 3-0 defeat when they took on the Ecuadorians in front of their own fans.

All odds and markets are correct as of publication



James Middleton