Daily Acca Tips: World Cup warm-ups and French Open matches get the nod
International football and French Open tennis make up Wednesday’s tips
World Cup preparations are in full flow with just eight days until the tournament kicks off. And several sides feature in the Coral News Team’s picks today.
Elsewhere, action from the French Open completes our line-up as the women’s quarter-finals at Roland Garros beckon.
Belgium to beat Egypt – 1/3
Belgium face Egypt in what would be worthy of a World Cup knock-out fixture next month. The visitors will be without talisman Mohamed Salah as he steps up his rehabilitation ahead of the tournament.
Roberto Martinez was put in charge to take Belgium to the next level and challenge for top honours.
This will be his penultimate opportunity to fine-tune any tactics before their opening game against Panama.
However, Salah’s absence should prove too much of an obstacle for Egypt to overcome.
Norway to beat Panama – 4/6
Panama travel to Oslo to take on Norway tonight. This will be their final pre-World Cup warm-up match before heading to Russia.
There will be some interesting match-ups in this one including Norway’s Josh King up against Panama defender Ramon Torres.
The Bournemouth striker will look to use his pace to threaten the tough-tackling centre-back.
A dual which may decide who comes out on top.
Norway may be watching from afar this summer, but could make home advantage count in this one.
Halep to beat Kerber – 4/9
World number-one Simona Halep and two-time grand slam champion Angelique Kerber will renew their rivalry in the French Open quarter-finals.
The duo went the distance in their Australian Open semi-final in January. Halep coming out on top 9-7 in the deciding set.
Kerber hasn’t dropped a set so far in the tournament coming through the tests of Kiki Bertens and Caroline Garcia on the way.
This will be a tight contest but Halep will do everything she can to edge closer to claiming her first major title.
Cilic to beat Del Potro – 11/8
Third-seed Marin Cilic had to go the distance against Fabio Fognini to force this tie.
Cilic was pegged back from two sets to love up as Fognini failed to lie down.
Del Potro has a commanding 10 wins to 2 loss record over Cilic. The former US Open winner has only dropped one set so far in Paris.
Nonetheless the Croatian is now ranked fourth in the World and will look to set-up a semi-final with Rafael Nadal.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.