2018 World Cup Betting Review: Day 2.

2018 World Cup Betting Review: Day 2

Written by on June 15, 2018

A big part of being successful when betting a major tournament is paying attention to what has happened in the previous games. With that in mind, at MyBookie Sportsbook we have decided to help you all break down each betting day to get an idea of how things might be trending. This can help you decide where the smart picks lie on the moneyline, spread, and goals total, which we hope will increase your chances of boosting your bankroll as the 2018 World Cup progresses. Let’s take a look back at how the 2018 World Cup Betting action in Day played out.

2018 World Cup Betting Review: Day 2

Uruguay 1 – Egypt 0

It was the late, late show for the South American, as they needed an 86th-minute winner to break down an Egypt side that was incredibly well organized. It was probably a fair result on the balance of play, especially when you consider that Suarez had 3 glorious chances, one of which may go down as the miss of the tournament, while Cavani hit the post and forced the Egypt keeper into a brilliant save.Uruguay was in as a 1-goals favorite, so we got a push there. They won at odds of -235, which now means that the favorites are 2-0 in the early going. The goal total was set at 2, which means we had the UNDER hit. The O/U for the tournament is now at 1-1. Now, they sit at 3 points on Group A, but a little behind Russia due to goals scored.

Game Stats

  • Attempts: Uruguay 14 – Egypt 8
  • On-target: Uruguay 4 – Egypt 3
  • Off-target: Uruguay 6 – Egypt 3
  • Blocked: Uruguay 4 – Egypt 2
  • Woodwork: Uruguay 1 – Egypt 0
  • Offsides: Uruguay 1 – Egypt 1
  • Ball possession: Uruguay 57% – Egypt 43%

Morocco 0 – Iran 1

It seems that this is the day of the late goal, as Iran pulled off the upset by scoring the winner in injury time through an own goal. Had you been following along with our preview picks, you would have cashed yourself a nice winner at betting odds of +300. This was the first win of the tournament for the underdog, with the favorites now holding a 2-1 edge.The Moroccans were in as a ½ goal favorite for this one, so you once again have the underdog covering here to take the tournament record to 1-1-1. The goal total was set at 2, and it certainly looked as though that was in danger in the early going, but the game fizzled out in the second half, with the UNDER prevailing, taking the tournament O/U to 1-2. Surprisingly enough, Iran sits as the leader at Group B, at least for now.

Game Stats

  • Attempts: Morocco 13 – Iran 8
  • On-target: Morocco 3 – Iran 2
  • Off-target: Morocco 6 – Iran 5
  • Blocked: Morocco 4 – Iran 1
  • Woodwork: Morocco 0 – Iran 0
  • Offsides: Morocco 0 – Iran 0
  • Ball possession: Morocco 64% – Iran 36%

Portugal 3 – Spain 3

It’s still very early in the tournament, but this is the game that set the bar in terms of pure entertainment. It was on early, with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring from the spot inside 5 minutes, but that strike was evened out by Diego Costa later in the half. Moments before the break, Ronaldo scored again to give Portugal the lead at the half. Spain took control in the second scoring two goals in a matter of minutes to go up 3-2.Cristiano Ronaldo remains as one of the 2018 World Cup Betting favorites to become the top scorer.You always felt that there was more to come, though, and Ronaldo delivered the hat-trick late in the game to tie it up and to become one of the favorites to finish as the top scorer. The draw came in at odds of +235. The favorite is now 2-1 with 1 draw. The OVER came in to take the O/U to 2-2, while the underdog covered the spread to take it to 1-2-1 (fav-dog-push).

Game Stats

  • Attempts: Portugal 8 – Spain 12
  • On-target: Portugal 3 – Spain 5
  • Off-target: Portugal 2 – Spain 5
  • Blocked: Portugal 3 – Spain 2
  • Woodwork: Portugal 0 – Spain 1
  • Offsides: Portugal 1 – Spain 3
  • Ball possession: Portugal 38% – Spain 62%