The waiting is almost over as Coral release the latest Brazil v Croatia odds, with the latest Coral free bets offer indicating that the bookmaker will offer 2/1 on the host nation playing the game in YELLOW shirts!
You may have read the headline wrong but the well known UK bookmaker is setting the bar higher when it comes to World Cup free bets as their PR department goes for the jugular in a very competitive market place.
With plenty at stake both on and off the pitch, there’s another battle going on in the online world of betting, as well known UK brands fight it out for a considerable slice of the pie.
Paddy Power and William Hill have already announced offers this week, and with Coral joining them there are plenty of incentives for punters and fans of the beautiful game to get on board and pick up some free cash along the way.
With the game set to be the opening spectacle to the tournament, there is no doubt that we will see the host nation in their famous green and yellow strip.
With over £1bn set to be bet on tournament from Brazil, competition is indeed fierce as bookmakers look to set themselves apart from the competition.
PR and advertising departments look to have thought long and hard as to the best offer to attract new customers, and it seems that Coral have really come up with something new this time.
As for the game itself, it looks a one sided affair with all the attention on the hosts, and their star asset Neymar.
The striker has looked a little out of sorts following his move from Santos to Barcelona, and after finding the net only 9 times during his spell with the Catalans this season the 22yr old has plenty to live up to.
That said, playing in front of his adoring home fans and with the comforting arm of manager Phil Scolari should see Neymar hit the heights which we all expect of him.
He will no doubt be ably assisted by Hulk and Fred, who both offer a considerable threat going forward, and of course the guile of Oscar in midfield should see Brazil home comfortably.
Much of the Croatian attacking play will come from Luka Modric, who had an outstanding end to his season in La Liga, helping Real Madrid to secure the Champions League prize.
A massive blow however will be the loss of Bayern Munich striker Mandzukic, who will miss the game following a suspension – his physical prescence up front will be missed by the Croatians, who can be backed at around 12/1 to secure the three points in the World Cup opener.
Its all set to be a classic few weeks of top quality football from the shores of Rio, and its one month in which SqueakyBumTime.com are looking forward to.