Daily World Cup Acca Nov 23rd: 7.20 Acca for Wednesday’s Matches
Daily World Cup Acca: Wednesday, November 23rd
The World Cup is well underway, but not just yet for the six teams below. In what will be their opening jaunt into the competition, bettingexpert has covered potential angles into three of the four games from the tournament on Wednesday.
In this article:
- Belgium vs Canada Preview & Best Bet
- Spain vs Costa Rica Preview & Best Bet
- Morocco vs Croatia Preview & Best Bet
- World Cup Acca Odds
Belgium vs Canada Preview
World Cup Group F, Wednesday, November 23rd, 19:00 (UK)
It’s a tricky opener for Belgium. On paper, Canada’s first World Cup for 36 years may come to a crashing halt in the first game. Given the prestigious World Cup mainstays in the opposing dressing room. Yet, dig a little deeper, and Belgium’s national team has flattered to deceive.
In fact, no European team has qualified for the World Cup more without ever winning the trophy. This could be the 14th occasion where Belgium supporters adoringly follow their national team’s exploits from afar before being left disappointed once more. The ‘Golden Generation’ has lost its shine. Only Kevin de Bruyne, an injured Romelu Lukaku, and an out-of-shape Eden Hazard are left holding up the weight of such a tag.
Don’t get me wrong, there’s real strength in the Belgium side, with several impressive components set to take on the world in Qatar. Tielemans, Trossard, Onana, and Doku, to name just a few, are no slouches. The Golden Generation threatened to promise so much, backed up by what could be the best goalkeeper on the planet right now, Thibaut Courtois.
With the weight of expectation seemingly poised to cause an upset, the Canadians assume the role of opening opponents. In CONCACAF qualification, Canada topped the charts and won the lot. En route to Qatar, Les Rouges plundered 23 goals from 21.29 xG. Interestingly, their shots per90 average wasn’t the loftiest, somewhat pushing back on the proposed selection.
Mexico, the USA, Honduras, and Panama, in that order, all posted taller totals than Canada’s 9.90 shots per90. But, even considering that, and the step up in quality they face in the World Cup on match day one, Canada should feel confident of causing the Belgium backline some problems. In Jonathon David, Cyle Larin, and Alphonso Davies, there’s pace in abundance, first and foremost, attacking ingenuity, quality in forward areas, and a genuine want to get at defenders and work the keeper when possible.
Alphonso Davies, for example, should prove to be Canada’s leading man in terms of creativity and keeping opposing defenders busy. Deployed further up the field for Canada, unlike his role at Bayern Munich, expect Davies to be closer to Canada’s box than his own when his nation enters the Belgian defensive third.
In that left-wing position, Davies posted 12.75 dribbles per90 and 5.45 progressive runs during qualifying – more than any other player competing under the CONCACAF umbrella with Qatar in mind. So, Davies is Canada’s outlet. The eye test and the stats prove as much. From a betting perspective, bet365 offers some attractive prices for Davies to be involved in the game.
Belgium vs Canada Best Bet
The shot markets are indeed one. At 2.00 for 1+ shot in the game, it’s undoubtedly one to consider. In qualifying, Davies’ contribution attempts-wise reads as follows: 0 (Mexico), 4, 4, 2, 1, 0 (LWB vs Honduras), 0 (USA).
The standout concerns are the two blanks against Mexico and a crunch match versus the USA, potentially suggesting a lack of a want to shoot versus the big boys. However, Canada found themselves ahead in the first half against the Mexicans and doubled their lead in the second, with the hosts only needing to hit eight shots all game. Against the USA, Canada recorded just six shots with 26% possession – no wonder Davies didn’t get into a shooting opportunity.
Belgium could do similar in stifling Canada, holding onto the ball for extensive periods. Yet, at that price, for one attempt, it’s something I’m taking.
- Selection: Alphonso Davies 1+ Shot
- Best Odds: 2.00 (bet3653)
- Stakes: 10/10
Spain vs Costa Rica Preview
World Cup Group E, Wednesday, November 23rd, 16:00 (UK)
With 76% average possession in UEFA’s World Cup qualification, it’s of no surprise that Spain leads the rest of Europe with the ball at their feet. And we should expect similar in Qatar. There’s certainly no reason to suggest otherwise. Luis Enrique’s side will aim to smother teams in possession in Group E, though that will prove more difficult against Germany and Japan.
Costa Rica? Well, that shouldn’t be as difficult. The final CONCACAF country to qualify have an uphill task ahead of them in this tournament. Before a ball is kicked, one can safely predict that against the big boys, a bracket that all three nations in their group may fall into, Costa Rica will deploy a low block and aim to frustrate and distinguish attacks.
When approaching the Spain vs Costa Rica opener, any value in the betting markets has dissipated as the competition grows closer. At 1.14 for the victory or 1.30 to score 2+ goals, it goes without saying that said markets should be avoided if keen to get Spain onside. So, we must be clever in terms of market selection and attempt to figure out the byproduct of intense Spanish pressure towards a compact Costa Rican low block.
Spain vs Costa Rica Best Bet
For me, that value lies in the throw-in market. With Spain on the ball throughout and likely commanding the lion’s share of possession, there shouldn’t be the same ample opportunities for Costa Rica to pressure Spain into challenges, mistakes, and misplaced passes. Of course, said mistakes will come. Most throw-ins will likely not be borne from a Costa Rican player picking the ball up and getting at the Spanish full-back, for example.
In their recent Nations League fixtures, a tournament where countries are pitted against a similar standard of opposition, Spain’s fixtures oversaw 15.66 average throws to the other team. That throw-in total fits perfectly to bet365’s line here, though Costa Rica doesn’t exactly match up to the likes of Portugal, Switzerland and the Czech Republic.
With the drop down in quality and the expected nature of how both sides approach the fixture, Under 15.5 throws looks like a handy market to have in our arsenal here.
- Selection: Under 15.5 Costa Rica Throw-Ins (TRACKED BET)
- Best Odds: 2.00 (bet365)
- Stakes: 12.5/10
Morocco vs Croatia Preview
World Cup Group F, Wednesday, November 23rd, 10:00 (UK)
The Moroccans come into the first game of the tournament as underdogs. The 2.05 price around Croatia’s neck compared to the 3.75 for the Africans suggests it’ll be a walk in the park for those from Europe, right? Potentially, although there’s enough in this Morocco team to keep Croatia on their toes, that’s for sure.
With Vahid Halilhodzic out of the door as manager, Hakim Ziyech returns from international exile, which is a massive boost for the nation. The Chelsea winger joins Achraf Hakimi, Sofiane Boufal and Youssef En-Nesyri as the European-playing quartet most recognisable to the broader audience.
With Belgium not quite the force they should be, there’s room for this Moroccan side to manoeuvre towards 2nd spot in the group. Instead of taking a result here against a Croatia team that may ultimately prove too strong, let’s hang our hat on them to have a real good go.
The proposed selection focuses on two players that will stand over dead ball opportunities. Hakimi will likely take free-kick duties first and foremost, but Ziyech will fancy them too. The latter will be keen to prove a point and, as Chelsea fans will know all too well, annoyingly for most, is that Ziyech will shoot from anywhere. If he gets a sniff of a chance, he’s pulling the trigger. Hopefully, the shackles are off for the former Ajax winger with instructions to work the keeper.
Morocco vs Croatia Best Bet
Full-back, Hakimi, will be up and down the wing all afternoon against the Croats. Like Ziyech, besides the prospect of dead-ball opportunities, he’s also one to unleash a strike when heading towards attacking areas. In the recent African Cup of Nations, Hakimi hit 2, 5, 1, 2 and 0 attempts in his five outings. As his nation’s star man, the PSG full-back could feel more of a willingness to make something happen, potentially leading to that one shot at goal.
For me, this Morocco side is an unknown entity on the World stage; hence, this is not a tracked bet. Regardless, the 1.80 looks reasonable from where I’m sitting, though I’d like to watch the tournament unfold before upping the volume of bets.
- Selection: Hakimi and Ziyech 1+ shot each
- Best Odds:1.80 (bet365)
- Stakes: 7.5/10
Odds as at 12:00 November 22nd, 2022. Odds may now differ.
Daily World Cup Acca: Wednesday, November 23rd
- Belgium vs Canada – Alphonso Davies 1+ Shot
- Spain vs Costa Rica – Under 15.5 Costa Rica Throws
- Morocco vs Croatia – Hakimi and Ziyech 1+ Shots
Acca Odds: 7.20
Odds via bet365 as at 12:00 November 22nd, 2022. Odds may now differ.
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