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Rupert Wyman 19th Jun 2010 - 17:09

Brazil to see off the Ivory Coast

This tournament has yet to see a clear favourite emerge. Argentina are the shortest price after a steady but not spectacular start. Up-front they have the impressive Higuain, Manchester City's  Tevez, the world beater Messi and Maradona's son in-law Aguero sitting on the bench.

In attack Argentina are nothing less than mesmerising, they are 9/2 to win the competition outright but they do not have the balance in their team that their South American counterparts Brazil possess.

Brazil are managed by Dunga, who in his time was a useful defensive midfielder. Unlike Maradona, he ensures that Brazil have a solid base that gives Robinho and Kaka something to work off.

In defence they have the awesome and towering Lucio, he got the better of the Ivory Coast's Drogba in Inter's last sixteen clash with Chelsea and he could be one of the few players again that may contain the Drog.

Drogba is 9/1 to score the first goal but he is not even definite to start after his injury trouble and he may find the Brazilians very miserly in defence.

If he does not start, Dindane and Kalou will lead the attack for the Ivorians. They are both great forwards but they are not prolific in-front of goal.

Tevez's Manchester City clubmate Robinho, is starting to look like the player he once was at Real Madrid. It is a timely revival for Dunga and he could prove to be one of the players of the tournament.

Brazil are priced at 8/13 to beat the Ivory Coast and it will depend on the form of Kaka and Robinho. They will find tomorrow's match against the Ivorians tougher, they are a more resilient and tougher side than North Korea.

They will not be able labour to a victory against the Ivorians and in a World Cup that has produced a good few surprise results, the Ivory Coast are 5/1 for the win, but that appears a little too short for me.

There has been a lack of goals this tournament but the 6/5 for over 2.5 goals in the match appeals to me because of the array of attacking talent on show.

Both teams To Score is 6/5, the price should lengthen before the off if Drogba does not start.

Brazil should have enough quality to beat the Ivory Coast and they are 5/1 to win the competition, a good price if Kaka regains his form and Robinho stays interested.



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