Last minute news from Albania: Captain Veliu (cen def), and Abilaliaj ( best forward) are out for Flamurtari.
Mendez debut today instead of Veli and local Shehaj will start in attack.
Flamurtari (Alb) - Petrolul (Rou)
Tonight Steaua will meet Stromsgodset on National Arena, in a match with over 25.000 spectators. In the reverse match, Steaua won 1-0, in low scoring match as expekted. 3-4 shots on goal with 12-2 corners. This time I think Steaua will do same posession match, odds @ 1.83 for visitors not/to score a goal!
Another interesting odd under 10.5 corners @ 1.73 with Bet365.
Steaua will start to best XI wich is not so strong as last season so I think we will se low scoring match probably 1-0, 2-0, 1-1.
Steaua Bucuresti (Rou) - Stromsgodset (Nor)
2.20 3.90 3.40
Once again it seems it's all about Brazil starting lineup. At this moment I think Germany, Argentine, Holland and Brazil have similar value, but the difference cand be made by tactics and player inspiration. As I wrote last week, Scolari has two problems who to play as DMC: was pretty bad and LW - Hulk was just a shadow, no goal, no assist. Only positive players for Brazil: Luiz, Oscar, Neymar (injured).
Dutch team are undefeated in their last 31 matches in FIFA World Cup and Van Haal seems to find a good chemistry in the team. At least in defensive zone, where he used 4 players regulars in all 6 matches (other 2 where Sneijder and Robben). During this World Cup the Dutch team showed good tactical awarness especially in the defensive zone where they had problems before.
Players to watch: Oscar / Robben
I don't understand odds on draw @ 3.90. I took @ 3.75 a few days ago, but odds rised since than. Probably because of the stakes involved. For me I would back Holland and draw, but something tells me Holland will be glad with 3 ro 4th place, while Brasil has to win 3rd place because of the presure from home fans.
For this tournament my profit so far is 1770 Euro, so I will not risk too much on this one:
2 units / 200 Euro on Brazil to win and 1 unit on Draw.