Confederations Cup betting: Day 5 matches
The FIFA Confederations Cup continues with two matches Thursday. Here is a quick cheat sheet as the action in Group B continues in Brazil.Spain v Tahiti (-50000, +8000, +25000)Site:
Rio De Janeiro
Spain's quest to fill the trophy case continues as the World Cup and Euro champions face Tahiti. The Spanish posted a 2-1 victory over a tough Uruguay squad in their opener and should continue their winning ways against a Tahitian squad that is simply out of their element here. With a win, Spain will advance to the semifinals and despite chatter that Spain will field their "B" team, it should be a relatively easy affair. Tahiti suffered a 6-1 defeat to Nigeria in its first match and this one could get even uglier than that.
Spain and Tahiti have never faced each other in international soccer.
* Rumor has it that Cesc Fabregas will be the only starter from Spain's opening match against Uruguay to return to the lineup for this game.
* Defender Jonathan Tehau scored Tahiti's lone goal against the Nigerians.Probable lineups:Nigeria v Uruguay (+400, +250, -138)Site:
The Nigerians come into their second Group B match as underdogs versus Uruguay, but confidence should be at a decent level after the 6-1 victory over Tahiti. A win here and the Super Eagles advance from the group stage and it should be a tightly contested affair. The Nigerians play tight at the back and have given up six goals in their previous seven matches. Uruguay need the three points to keep any hope of advancing out of the group alive. Uruguay played decent football versus Spain, but not their best. La Celeste only managed four attempts at goal versus Spain and must play with a greater sense of urgency against Nigeria.
The two nations have never played against one another.
* Nigerian forward Nnamdi Oduamadi scored three goals in the 6-1 defeat of Tahiti.
* Though Spain defended him well, Luis Suarez was Uruguay's best player in the 2-1 loss. Suarez only had 36 touches and one shot, but he made that shot count as he bagged Uruguay's goal.Probable lineups: