Our original World Cup 2018 dark horses feature got off to a good start as both Serbia and Denmark secured opening wins after being tipped to reach the quarter-finals at 13/2 and 6/1 respectively.
Nigeria’s initial effort wasn’t as encouraging, but we’re now trying to pick out three more under-the-radar bets that could reward punters.
This time, the aim is to highlight a trio of potential goalscorers worth support in the second round of fixtures and we’ll land a 140/1 treble if they all oblige.
JESSE LINGARD TO SCORE FIRST @ 4/1
Harry Kane grabbed all the headlines for his double strike in England’s win over Tunisia but Manchester United midfielder Lingard also caught the eye getting forward. The 25-year-old made several intelligent and incisive runs into the box and almost got on the scoresheet when hitting the outside of the post. We’re looking for Lingard to break the deadlock in Sunday’s clash with Panama.
YANNICK FERREIRA CARRASCO TO SCORE AT ANYTIME @ 11/4
The 24-year-old plays as a winger for his Chinese Super League side but is used as an attacking full-back by Belgium and got into some really positive positions in the 3-0 defeat of Panama. Carrasco scored 20 goals in 105 games for Monaco and 23 times in 81 matches for Atletico Madrid, so he knows where the net is if Eden Hazard or Kevin De Bruyne can set him up against Tunisia.
JOSHUA KIMMICH TO SCORE AT ANYTIME @ 13/2
Germany’s Kimmich is another wing-back who loves to get forward as much as possible and Die Mannschaft need to go for a win when facing Sweden after an opening loss to Mexico. The 23-year-old showed a liking for the big occasion with Bayern Munich last season, netting in Champions League group games against Anderlecht and Celtic, plus both legs of the semi-final clash with Real Madrid.