Socceroos specials for Cup qualification

by Ross Payne on Mar 16, 2012

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Never a dull week for our game in this country these days, a week where we learnt who the boys face on their way to Brazil 2014, rumours about new A-League teams and just the standard Palmer-saga to boot.

We know the Socceroos will face Iraq, Jordan, Oman and Japan - so will they qualify know we know their route to Brazil? Punters have demanded it and we’ve listened. Betstar has enlisted the Socceroos at $1.25 to qualify for Brazil and if you think they’re pushing you-know-what uphill $4 is your quote.

While we’re on the subject, the hosts’ remain favourite to win the World Cup 2014 at $4.25, the reigning champions, Spain at $6 and Argentina are $6.50 to win it for a third time.

To domestic duties, some big big matches this week as we’re just a fortnight away from kicking off the A-League finals. With Brisbane and Central Coast failing to impress last weekend, incredibly second spot has opened up and on Friday night, Wellington $2.80 could start steal of the century as they return to Melbourne to face Victory $2.32. Perth is also in the running, they will start $2.12 favourites as they travel to Gold Coast.

Finally, it’s a race in three to claim fifth and sixth spots between Heart, Jets and Sydney… one must miss but who will it be? Jets are $2.74 as they face Brisbane $2.42 at home and Heart $2.32 face Sydney $2.85 at AAMI Park - a win here would book their debut A-League finals appearance.

Finally, motherland’s focus is on the sixth round of the FA Cup this weekend. Everton $1.90 will be looking to put their derby failure behind them as they head back home to Goodison to face Sunderland $3.90.

Tottenham’s $1.31 as they put their shaky league run on pause aiming to continue their cup run hosting Bolton $9.40. Chelsea $1.27 shouldn’t have too many issues at Stamford Bridge against Leicester $10 and finally, the Anfield boys are $1.38 to book a spot in the next round straight away against Stoke $8.10.

This week’s special sees the hosts of the four FA Cup ties at a generous price of $5 to all win this weekend and book their place in the Semi Finals!

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Until next week, happy punting!