Confederations Cup betting: Day 7 preview

Jun 22, 2013 |
The dust will settle on Group B Sunday as the four nations will play their final matches. Spain will play Nigeria and Uruguay will look to bag a bucketload of goals against Tahiti.

Uruguay v Tahiti (-50000, +6600, +150000)

Site: Recife

Uruguay currently sits third in the group and is behind Nigeria on goal differential. So, they will more than likely release the hounds against the Tahitians and go for double-digit goals in this one. La Celeste will probably go with a three-pronged attack with Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani and Diego Forlan up front. This is as perfect a goalscoring triumverate as you could want and they will no doubt keep the scoreboard operator busy. Tahiti has been outscored 16-1 in its two matches but they will play their hardest and look for an upset against the South Americans.

Uruguay and Tahiti have never played a competitive football match.

* Uruguay forward Diego Forlan scored the winning goal against Nigeria on Thursday.
* Tahiti has a higher pass completion rate (77.5 percent) than Uruguay (75.4 percent).

Probable lineups:

Nigeria v Spain (+1100, +500, -400)

Site: Fortaleza

A tough loss against Uruguay has Nigeria depending on one of two miracles. Basically, they must beat Spain or Tahiti must orchestrate the upset of the millennium and defeat Uruguay in the other Group B match. The Super Eagles have played reasonably well thus far and they should be able to compete with the Spanish. Spain, though not exactly mathematically through just yet, will look to continue its excellent form and extend its unbeaten streak to 25 games. A draw will clinch the top spot in Group B and a date with the loser of the Italy/Brazil match Saturday.

Nigeria has history on its side. The last time the squads met was at the 1998 World Cup with Nigeria securing a 3-2 victory.

* Fernando Torres bagged four goals in Spain's 10-0 romp over Tahiti and now leads all goalscorers.
* Nigeria are the second-best passing side in the tournament completing 88.1 percent of its passes.

Probable lineups:

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