What’s happening at the World Cup today?
Slovakia v Paraguay (Mangaung/Bloemfontein) 12.30pm
How conceding in the last minute against New Zealand will affect Slovakian morale remains to be seen. Their opponents should certainly be buoyed by the point gained against Italy. Whoever wins will probably qualify but it’s the Slovakians who need three points most – they play Italy last.
Prediction: Slovakia WIN
Italy v New Zealand (Nelspruit) 3pm
OK, the defending champions aren’t much good, but they should have enough in their limited armoury to see off New Zealand. Right?
Prediction: Italy WIN
Brazil v Ivory Coast (Johannesburg) 7.30pm
This is a tough one to call. The Brazilians barely got out of second gear against South Korea, while the Ivory Coast rode their luck against Portugal. Demanding final games are just days away, so both must do much better today. Hopefully this means we will see lots of attacking and a high scoring draw.
The World Cup Bafana Bafana 2010 prediction success rate after yesterday’s games: 11/26