There were a couple of huge shocks in the first round of World Cup fixtures – but have you been watching closely enough to spot the banana skins and correctly predict five results in this next set of games?
Argentina were beaten by Saudi Arabia in one of the biggest World Cup shocks ever, Germany lost to Japan in another underdog turnaround, and Canada really ought to have made it a hat-trick against Belgium but missed a slew of chances.
England surprised us in a different way, comfortably beating Iran, but they have lost to USA before. You wouldn’t bet on it happening again on Friday evening based on the US’ 1-1 draw against Wales – or would you?
England v USA is one of five games to predict in round two of our Big5 game, with £1,400+ already in the Prize Pool. The pot for round one was £3,444 – wouldn’t that be nice for Christmas? – and entry is just £5. You have until 6.45pm to register, 15 minutes before England kick off…
Game 2 Fixtures To Predict
England v USA
France v Denmark
Argentina v Mexico
Spain v Germany
Brazil v Switzerland
Big5 is a classic simple predictor game, but with a few added extras.
Predict the results of five selected World Cup matches. Underdogs score you more points!
Answer three boosters to supercharge your score.
The top 25% on the Live Leaderboard win a cash prize!
Once you’ve predicted the five results, it’s on to the boosters…
The Ref: Pick the match with the most goals
The Goal Fest: Pick the match with the most cards
The Special One: Pick a team to score exactly one goal
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Game 2 Tips
Our game partners, Network Gaming, have three tipsters sharing their knowledge via e-mail with all registered players. Here’s what one of them, The Teacher, suggests for Game 2.
My Pick: England (vs USA)
England put their Nations League woes behind them on Monday by thrashing Iran 6-2, returning to their goalscoring ways.
The top scorers from European qualifying got on the front foot early on and a repeat here should be good enough, especially with Harry Kane likely to play.
USA failed to cope once Wales got their tactics right and started having a go – the Americans ended with a worrying expected goals-against (xGA) figure of 1.9.
Potential Pick: Switzerland (vs Brazil)
The Swiss conceded only two goals in qualifying – the best record in Europe – as they finished ahead of Italy, who they drew with twice.
And they have a much longer track record of thwarting ‘big’ opposition too. They knocked France out of last year’s European Championships, while they defeated both Spain and Portugal in the recent Nations League.
At the last World Cup they held Brazil to a draw and may repeat the trick here.
Risky Pick: Argentina (vs Mexico)
Once Saudi Arabia ditched their high defensive line on Tuesday, Argentina lacked ideas in their shocking opener.
Mexico will have taken note – expect them to sit deep and try to thwart. They kept a clean sheet in eight of their 14 qualifiers so are defensively sound, as they showed during Tuesday’s 0-0 draw with Poland.
Take out the penalty (which they saved) and their xGA figure was just 0.3.
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