More free money
Shrewd viewers will already be sitting on a big pile of cash from taking WoSblog's last betting advice. Now there's a golden opportunity to turn it into a pile of cash almost twice as big.
Frankly I'm astonished this bet is still available, so get in quick.
Soccerball lovers will have watched the abysmal capitulation of France in World Cup Group A last night with a mixture of dismay and hilarity, depending on whether they were (a) French, or (b) from anywhere else. (The booing of the French anthem by the crowd is hard to explain by any other means than that awareness of how they reached the finals has spread worldwide.)
More importantly, though, wise viewers will have noticed the opportunity the result presented. The situation in Group A, as detailed several times by the match commentators, is now this: if Uruguay and Mexico play out a draw next Tuesday, both will guarantee qualification for the knockout stages, at the expense of France and South Africa, no matter what the result of the France-South Africa game.
That's because a draw will leave them both with five points, while the French and South Africans, currently on one point each, can't now achieve more than four whatever they do.
The final games in Group B (which will provide the opponents for the winners and runners-up of Group A) take place at 7.30pm on Tuesday, while the last Group A matches are played at 3pm, so there won't be any reason for Uruguay or Mexico to go for the win in the hope of securing easier opponents in the second round, because they won't know who's going to finish first or second in Group B until several hours after their own match is over.
The fact that the bet is available at all is fairly amazing, the fact that it's on offer at 4/5 is absolutely staggering. (Ladbrokes, as seen above, are offering a fractionally less generous 8/11, which is still worth knowing if William Hill wake up at any point and realise what they're doing.)
You may even be able to find better prices online – these are the first two I looked for. But there can have been few bigger certainties in world football (and I'm including games where someone's been bribed). Remortgage your house and get in there.