Switzerland take on Ecuador with both sides hoping for a good start so they can hang to the coat-tails of group favourites France. ..
England and Italy face off in Manaus late Saturday night and both will be desperate not to lose. Can England get off to a flyer? Or will Cesare Prandelli’s me do a typical Italian Job? ..
When Gary Neville was photographed yesterday with tactics for England’s impending clash with Italy it’s unlikely they included “Eat Pizza”. ..
An ageing, possibly Suarez-less Uruguay take on Costa Rica in the opening game of Group D. Will they have enough in the tank to see the underdogs off? ..
Highly fancied to progress from the group, Colombia take on a no-nonsense Greek side with aspirations of upsetting the apple-cart. I take a look at the sides. ..
Ivory Coast take on Japan in the wee hours of Sunday morning in an opener that will be pivotal in deciding how this particular group goes. I try and find some value bets in this preview. ..
Chile face Australia in a Group B fixture on Friday night that is of much lesser profile, but no less significant than the repeat of the 2010 final taking place earlier in the night...
A cagey opener for the teams expected to progress from Group B is definitely on the cards here. ..
World Cup first round games are notorious for cagey affairs but I think this one will be different, here's why... ..
The Top Goalscorer market is one of the most popular for World Cup fans but where should your money be going? ..