Friday is the first chance for punters to follow our World Cup 2018 accumulator tips and we’re eyeing an 8/1 treble from the three matches played in Russia that day.
We’ll be picking out multiple bets throughout the tournament and revealing the best price boosts for bwin customers to take advantage of.
Uruguay to beat Egypt @ 3/5
La Celeste are ranked 22 places higher than the Pharaohs in the FIFA world rankings and look worthy favourites to get their Group A campaign off to a flying start. Star strikers Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani were impressive in qualifying, netting 15 times between them, while Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin can help to keep things steady at the back. Egypt are heavily reliant on Liverpool star Mohamed Salah when it comes to making an impression going forward, but he may not be ready to shine after being injured in the Champions League final.
Morocco and Iran to draw @ 39/20
The first round of group-stage fixtures are often cagey affairs and both of these teams will be desperate not to lose in a section which also contains Spain and Portugal. Each side had a fine defensive record in qualifying, adding to the belief that this will be a tight tussle. The Atlas Lions didn’t let in a single goal on the road to Russia, winning three and drawing three of their games. The Princes of Persia conceded just twice in 10 matches as they finished seven points above South Korea in a decent Asian section.
Spain to beat Portugal @ 91/100
This is expected to be one of the best games of the group stage, with the 2010 World Cup winners taking on the Euro 2016 champions. La Roja disappointed at the last two major tournaments but looked back on track in qualifying for this summer’s event, topping their pool by five points ahead of Italy. With Andres Iniesta, Isco and David Silva pulling the strings in midfield, we think they will dominate possession here and starve Cristiano Ronaldo of any chances to work his magic, making Spain a percentage pick for our World Cup 2018 accumulator tips. Julen Lopetegui’s surprise departure has cast a shadow over Spain, but there is great experience throughout this squad and they can draw on that to put in a resilient display.