Cross-Sport Multiple: Back the stalemate in Rio

16Jun 2013


Saturday's cross-sport multiple was landed at odds of 5.1 and Andrew Hughes has dug out three more selections for Sunday.

Bet 1: Back Mexico to draw with Italy at 3.25

As UEFA's representatives at the Confederations Cup, Italy have taken a strong squad to Brazil, and are taking the tournament seriously. The pressure is all on Mexico, currently clinging onto the third World Cup qualifying spot in the Concacaf Group. They drew with Costa Rica earlier this week and were booed off the field.

Still, I can see them holding the Italians to a draw on Sunday. Mexico are unbeaten in their last thirteen games, and have drawn eight out of nine this year. After a long, hard season, the Italian players are not at their peak, and they were held to a 2-2 draw by Haiti in the week. Italy have failed to win any of their last nine friendly matches held at neutral venues, and they haven't beaten Mexico since 1993. Back the draw.


Bet 2: Back New Zealand to beat England at 2.3

As Alastair Cook pointed out in the week, for England this is the Champions Trophy quarter-final. The winner is certain to go on to the semi-finals, although New Zealand could still sneak into the last four if they lost.

England are favourites for this one, but I'm not sure why. They beat a shambolic Australian team, but were clueless when bowling to Sangakkara on a decent pitch at the Oval, and their batting still doesn't convince.

New Zealand have had valuable experience of playing on the spin-friendly surface at Cardiff, and look a more balanced side. The Black Caps also have a strong record against England, winning seven of the last nine completed one day internationals against the home side on English soil. Back New Zealand for the win.


Bet 3: Back Daniela Hantuchova to beat Donna Vekic at 1.66

The final of the Aegon Classic is between two women at opposite ends of their careers, who've never met on court before.

Sixteen year old Donna Vekic is through to her second WTA final, whereas Daniela Hantuchova is appearing in her fifteenth final, having won five of the previous fourteen, and at the age of thirty, is battling to hard to arrest her slide in the rankings.

Vekic has a bright future, and her game is ideally suited to grass, but I think Hantuchova can win this one. She has already demonstrated her determination in battling back from a set and break down to Francesca Schiavone in the quarter-finals, and her experience will give her the edge on Sunday.

Total Odds for this multiple: 12.4 Remember, multiple prices are based on our Sportsbook product, so any winnings are exempt from commission.


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Keywords: Cross-Sport Multiple, Mexico, draw, Italy, Daniela Hantuchova, Donna Vekic

Source: Betfair

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