NO offence to Russia and Saudi Arabia, but Day Two is when the World Cup really starts to purr.
Not only do Uruguay and Egypt get their campaigns underway but it’s the very small matter of Spain versus Portugal in the evening.
Day 2: Best odds and tips at the World Cup?
Morocco to beat Iran, 5/4 with Sun Bets Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani to score against Egypt, 11/2 with Sun Bets
AFP or licensors Cristiano Ronaldo will go up against teammates and rivals when Portugal face Spain
Egypt vs Uruguay
Uruguay to win to nil: 6/5 with Sun Bets Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani to score: 11/2 with Sun Bets BBC ONE, 1pm Kick-off
This would have been billed as a battle between Luis Suarez and Mo Salah but the Egyptian King’s injury in the Champions League final means he’s likely to play a reduced role.
Salah’s injury is a hammer blow for Egypt so we fancy Uruguay to get the job done comfortably, with a win to nil at 6/5 with Sun Bets.
Suarez and Edinson Cavani could score bucket loads in Group A and are at 11/2 with Sun Bets both to score.
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Morocco vs Iran
Morocco to win: 5/4 with Sun Bets Hakim Ziyech to score anytime: 11/4 with Sun Bets ITV1, 4pm kick-off
Don’t you dare sleep on Morocco, who really could cause a stir and rattle the two European heavyweights in Group B.
We fancy them to see off Iran and are good value at 5/4 with Sun Bets whilst Hakim Ziyech – the Ajax star – is their best player and sits on set pieces too.
He’s 11/4 to score anytime and 6/1 to bag first with Sun Bets.
Portugal vs Spain
Either side to win 1-0: 7/2 with Sun Bets Isco to score and Spain to win: 16/5 with Sun Bets BBC 1, 7pm kick-off
How about this for a mammoth encounter just a day into the tournament?
Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal will do battle with the class and guile of Spain who have been enshrouded by internal turmoil after the departure of their manager this week.
They’re still favourites but we don’t predict a goal fest.
Either side to win 1-0 is 7/2 while an Isco goal in a Spain win is 16/5, both with Sun Bets.