CrystalBalls Week 6: World Cup

Sport

It’s the biggest event in the sporting calendar! A feast of fun, thrills, spills and chronic underachievement for England! Let’s see if the OxStu team can at the least turn a profit in South Africa.

Stephen Bush: England to finish second in Group C
»7/2
Hesitant against Mexico, and reliant upon own goals to triumph against Japan, expect England to struggle against the USA, blow a lead against Algeria, and have a blank day against Slovenia.

Steve Dempsey: Nicklas Bendtner to score the winner in the World Cup Final
»400/1
After an underwhelming season with the underwhelming Gunners, Bendtner will rise like the proverbial phoenix with the World Cup winning goal…probably a tap in or a bundle over the line.

Sam Rabinowitz: France to go out in the group stages
»2/1
Woefully inept in qualifying, relying on that handball to get past a superior Ireland. Expect France to come a cropper in the group stages.

Josh Davis: Robin van Persie to get the Golden Boot
» 22/1
The skilful Dutch master is painfully underrated at 22/1.  Shades of Bergkamp in 1998?

Holly McCluskey: USA to reach the finals
»220/1
USA! USA! USA!

Tom Rowley: Football to be the sport played at South Africa
»Evens
“It’s soccer, right? That’s this year’s thing.”

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