World Cup Betting – Ivory Coast vs Japan In Group C

I’m intrigued on what Japan could bring to the table in the 2014 World Cup at Brazil as they bring, perhaps, the best generation in Japan soccer history to this tournament; their first game is against Ivory Coast on Saturday June 14th, at the National Stadium Mané Garrincha, in Brasília, at 9 PM ET.

shinji-kagawa-keisuke-honda-japanI’m intrigued on what Japan could bring to the table in the 2014 World Cup at Brazil as they bring, perhaps, the best generation in Japan soccer history to this tournament; their first game is against Ivory Coast on Saturday June 14th, at the National Stadium Mané Garrincha, in Brasília, at 9 PM ET.

Japan has shown over the last few years a tremendous development in their soccer style and has jump to be one of the most aggressive teams in Group C.

“The important stuff starts from now,” Shinji Kagawa told reporters after Japan’s first training session in Sorocaba, Brazil on Sunday. “All my body is thinking about is the first game.”

“For Japan, you bear the expectations of the country, so it’s a different kind of pressure,” Kagawa said. “On a day to day level at Manchester United, they’re always demanding results and you’re competing with lots of players.”

Ivory Coast won’t let Japan win this game that easy; the Africans are on their third World Cup in a row, but failed both times before to advance to the next round; to be fair they were in death group in 2006 and 2010.

‘I really believe we can get into the last 16,’ said Ivory Coast star Didier Drogba. ‘This is our objective. I’m not going on holiday with 23 friends.’

The soccer odds have Japan +200 to win; Ivory Coast +180 and the draw is at +220.  The game total is at 2.

Frank Lorenzo

MTS co-founder Frank “Let It Ride” Lorenzo has been betting on sports since he was legally allowed to do so. (Did he do so before then, too? No comment.) He enjoys very strong coffee, neon lights, and passing on his wealth of betting knowledge to anyone who will listen.