Breaking it down here a day early because I am on travel this week …I won’t be choosing here because I won’t get to it after the final second games finish on Monday and before the third games of the first round start on Tuesday.
Otherwise for the last of the round two games Monday I have Chile and Switzerland predicted for a draw and think Spain will crush Honduras. No prediction on Portugal-North Korea as I won’t dare.
If you wish pick the 16 results for the games from Tuesday 22 June through Friday 25 June for each of the games.
You need not stick to your previous predictions of who will advance when picking just these games of course.
Ignore the odds stated in the link below for your picks here but of course use them if you wish:[url=http://www.pinnaclesports.com/League/Soccer/World+Cup/7/Lines.aspx]http://www.pinnaclesports.com/League/So ... Lines.aspx[/url]
Choose the winner for each of these sixteen games OR choose draw and name one or both teams.
It’s not necessary to name both teams.
All too often in the final phase of the first round I don’t care for the games in which teams who can play for draw participate, as they almost always start defencively and then only adjust based on the progress of the other match.
Advance With Merely A Draw
Ghana (not going to happen against Germany I say)
Long Shots: Out Already Or Must Win By Multiple Goals And Others Lose
Note that all others somewhere in between are not listed below and must play to win or risk being out of the tournament.
For the long shots or those out, unless they are playing each other, most of these teams play the role of “spoiler” as is an honour unto itself for those prevailing teams.