Cross-Sport Multiple: Back Brazil for Maracana revenge

2Jun 2013



Andrew Hughes thinks Brazil will be too good for a weakened England on Sunday and can help land a cross-sport multiple in the process.


Bet 1: Back Brazil to beat England at 1.57


Felipe Scolari's second spell as Brazilian manager kicked off with a 2-1 Wembley defeat, and things haven't picked up too much since then, with three draws and a solitary victory, against Bolivia.


So Sunday's game at the Maracana offers the home side a great opportunity for revenge, and for a much needed win in front of their demanding supporters.


England huffed and puffed without making much headway in their last game against Ireland and an already depleted squad was reduced further by the injury to Daniel Sturridge. The visitors are not expected to get anything out of the game, whereas Brazil will be desperate to find some form ahead of the Confederations Cup later this month. Back Scolari's side to put on a show for the Rio faithful.


Bet 2: Back New Zealand to beat England at 2.37


Defeat at Lord's on Friday was not part of England's pre-Champions Trophy plan, and I think there's every chance that New Zealand will repeat the dose on Sunday.


Without Kevin Pietersen, there is a worrying lack of dynamism about the England batting, and with Stuart Broad and Steven Finn resting, the bowling looks threadbare. Boyd Rankin has been called up, but aside from James Anderson, there is no-one likely to cause the New Zealand batsmen serious problems.


On paper there really isn't a lot to choose between these teams and the visitors appear the more settled of the two. Their seam bowling is a match for England's second string, and their batting is more powerful. New Zealand have won six of their last seven completed one day internationals in England and they can win again on Sunday.


Bet 3: Back Catalan Dragons to beat Widnes Vikings at 1.4


Catalan Dragons suffered a few injuries in their 46-18 victory over London Broncos last weekend, and could make at least three changes for this game, but they should still have enough to overcome lowly Widnes.


The Vikings have won just one of their last five games and are fourth from bottom. They do have games in hand over some of the teams below them, but they are unlikely to picking up any points from this game.


The Dragons have won three of their last five, and are strongly placed in sixth place, just eight points off leaders Wigan. They have won all four clashes against Widnes, including a 46-14 victory earlier this season, and they should be able to make it five out of five on Sunday.


Total Odds for this multiple: 5.21 Remember, multiple prices are based on our Sportsbook product, so any winnings are exempt from commission.



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Keywords: Cross-Sport Multiple, Brazil, Maracana

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