6/17/10 – 16: 00
Free State Stadium – Mangaung/ Bloemfontein
Team Greece: Betting Preview
This is only the second World Cup soccer betting appearance that Greece has made in its history, and with four matches played combined, they have yet to get on the score sheet with a single tally. That will be the first task for the Euro Cup 2004 winners, with the second being to secure at least one point to potentially remain alive as the biggest underdog in Group B. Greece was easily dismissed by the Korean Republic in their opening game, and will need a much better effort if they are going to compete with a Nigerian squad that held the powerful favorites Argentina to a one-goal win.
Team Nigeria: Betting Preview
While all the talk surrounding Nigeria has been on goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama, who was elected the Man of the Match despite being the losing netminder in Nigeria’s opening 1-0 loss to Argentina because of the incredible performance that he put on, the African side feels as though they still have much to prove in the World Cup predictions tournament. Though Enyeama’s brilliant performance was a big reason they were able to remain competitive with the chance to draw until the final whistle, Nigeria should be playing with tons of confidence give the close result, and that could translate them in to an even more dangerous team. The fact that they won’t be burdened with having to defend against such a lethal attack as that boasted by Argentina could translate in to more pressure at the offensive end
Who Will Win It?
Not much can be said about the performance that Greece put forth against the Korean Republic, who controlled play for the better part of the 90 minutes played. What their opening loss reminded sports betting fans was that this team is a shadow of the one that won it all at the 2004 Euro Cup. Despite the loss, Nigeria still has to play the two teams it was predicted to have the better team than on paper, and with the host nation behind them, should be playing with incredible confidence when they take to the pitch for the opening kick off, and their tournament hopes on the line.
Greece Nigeria Betting Pick: Nigeria