(WC2014) Ivory Coast vs Japan Betting Tips

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The first game in Group C takes place early on, with Colombia vs Greece. Then later on Ivory Coast will take on Japan, in a game that promises to be an interesting one.

Colombia are favourites to win the group, but then it gets tricky. Ivory Caost are slight favourites next at 10/11 to qualify, with Japan at 1/1. Then Greece are a little bit behind at 2/1 odds.

It promises to be a very tight group, and this is a big one for both teams. Honestly – whoever loses this match is probably out of the World Cup and it’s only the first game. That’s how important it is and how difficult the group is.

Ivory Coast vs Japan Betting Odds:

Ivory Coast To Win: 8/5
Draw: 21/10
Japan To Win: 9/5
Over 2.5 Goals: 7/5
Under 2.5 Goals: 8/15

The best odds for Ivory Coast vs Japan

Ivory Coast vs Japan Betting Tips:

As close as the odds are on this one, we’re fairly confident in the Ivory Coast.

They weren’t the greatest in qualifying. In the CAF 2nd round they did manage to beat everyone except Morocco who they struggled against. They’ve looked average in their friendlies – but a 2-2 draw against a tricky Belgium side is nothing to sneeze at. Of course Japan managed to defeat Belgium in a friendly.

Just matching up the two teams however, the system likes the Ivory Coast to do the business against Japan. It has them more as evens, so an 8/5 price is with value.

So I would bet Ivory Coast to win.

The one that really appeals to us though, is Over 2.5 goals. At 7/5 we think that’s a very good price. Japan are a team who – pardon the pun – start to go kamikaze in the second half. Ivory Coast usually have a fair amount of high scoring games.

So we would go with Over 2.5 goals. The computer system favours that, which is great considering the betting odds don’t. So 7/5 price for Over 2.5 goals in Ivory Coast vs Japan.

We also think Total Goals & Both teams to score, at over 2.5 & Yes may be worth it if you want a little bit more value at 15/8 odds.

Ivory Coast vs Japan Betting Props:

The prop bet for this one is for the second half to have the most goals.

We’ve did the math and that’s where Japan really excel when it comes to goals – both scoring, and conceding. Plus with this being the World Cup and the first game for both teams it will most likely start slow and we could have a 0-0 first half.

6/5 odds on the 2nd half having the most goals is a very nice price considering what we believe, and the computer system believes, that the true odds actually are.

So when it comes to betting props, Bet the 2nd half to have the most goals. You should be able to bet that