Throughout the World Cup punters will be able to back a dabble of the day which combines multiple markets from one match into one selection.
Thursday’s selection is a 22/1 (23.0) pick from Argentina v Croatia which takes place in Nizhniy Novgorod.
dabble of the day: Both teams to score, each team over 3.5 corners, a penalty to be awarded and Javier Mascherano to be carded.
Both teams to score looks like a solid way to start putting together a multiple for this game. Argentina’s opening match against Iceland showed just how vulnerable the South American side are in defence and while they have the firepower to make an impact themselves, it’s difficult to see either side keeping a clean sheet.
Jorge Sampaoli’s men racked up seven corners on matchday one and their need to force the issue due to that stalemate means there should be plenty more in this game. Croatia averaged 5.5 corners per game in qualifying and this line landed in seven of their 10 matches en route to Russia.
The introduction of VAR has seen the penalty count rise to 10 at the time of writing, more than one every other game. Both sides saw a spot kick-awarded in their opening Group D match too although this bet doesn’t require the penalty to be converted, simply given by the officials and taken.
Javier Mascherano completes the 22/1 (23.0) dabble of the day and with good reason. The 34-year-old looks set to continue in defensive midfield and was cautioned five times in South American qualifying.
In total the former Barcelona man has been given 37 cards in 136 appearances and with Croatia’s dynamic midfield that tally could be set to rise in a high-pressure match.
Back Thursday’s dabble of the day at 22/1 (23.0) here