Portugal v Brazil (Durban) 3pm
Brazil will definitely head the group if they draw or win today. Lose and the Portuguese leapfrog them into top spot. To qualify, the Ivory Coast need to score a hatful against the North Koreans and hope Brazil do the same to Portugal.
North Korea v Ivory Coast (Nelspruit) 3pm
Should be comfortable for Drogba and Co.
Ivory Coast WIN
Chile v Spain (Tshwane/Pretoria) 7.30pm
Chile just needs a draw to head the group. If that happens, and Switzerland beat Honduras in the other match, Spain would be out. If Spain and Switzerland both win, the group will be decided by goal difference, with Chile the likely losers. Chile and Spain will qualify if today’s matches are both draws.
Switzerland v Honduras (Mangaung/Bloemfontein) 7.30pm
They did well to beat the Spanish but were outplayed by Chile. Can the Swiss roll Honduras over?
Prediction: Switzerland WIN
The World Cup Bafana Bafana 2010 prediction success rate after yesterday’s games: 20/44
So I didn’t successfully predict the outcome of a single game yesterday. I wonder if this octopus can do any better!