Bet of the Day: Greece to bag a consolation win in Piraeus
Croatians are all-but through already
Greece have a mountain to climb against Croatia in the second leg of their World Cup play-off.
Michael Skibbe’s team went down 4-1 in Zagreb on Thursday night in what all-but seals their elimination.
However, the Coral News Team loves these scenarios. There is always a bit of value to be eked out of games like this.
The Croatians know they don’t need to win with a three-goal cushion. It will take a minor miracle for the Greeks to overcome a deficit like that against a side as good as Croatia.
Greece are good enough to get a win on home soil, though. They have all the motivation to at least squeeze a win out of it.
Fast and Furious in Piraeus
Anyone who’s watched Olympiakos in Champions League action will know how boisterous and passionate the crowd is in Piraeus.
The fans in the Karaiskakis Stadium are absolutely fanatical and nearly suck the ball into the opponent’s net.
This one will be no different. Win, lose or draw, the Greeks will be right behind their side. That will push the home side on. It could, and should, be a frenetic, end-to-end game.
Big odds on the First Half Result
To continue the Greek-based bets, the 3/1 on Greece in the First Half Result market looks like value.
Obviously Skibbe’s team will be going all-out for the win, so expect his side to be putting the pressure on from the start.
In their last five wins, Greece have been leading at half-time and scored in the opening 15 minutes in three of them.
The Croatians are a top side but they don’t need to win here. Bank on a vociferous home support driving their team on.
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