After nine clean sheets during qualifying, Blue Square’s 2/1 about Paraguay winning to nil against Slovakia stands out as an attractive punt.
Both Paraguay and Slovakia drew their opening Group F matches; Slovakia denied victory by a last-gasp New Zealand goal while Paraguay held current champions Italy.
It’s therefore no surprise to see the South Americans as 21/20 favourites to win Sunday's game against the European minnows, and Gerardo Martino’s side will be looking certain to progress to the last 16 for the third time in four World Cups if they can take all three points.
A solid, well organised unit with classy players such as Roque Santa Cruz and Oscar Cardozo provided a cutting edge up front, Paraguay dismissed the likes of Argentina and Brazil in some style during qualification, and they look a good bet to win this match.
Premier League fans will know all about Roque Santa Cruz’s abilities in front goal, and having appeared from the bench against Italy as he continues to recover from injury, he should be in line to start this one in a three-pronged attack.
He is a 5/1 shot to score the first goal of the match and 11/8 to score at any time, both of which look like decent prices. It was Wigan’s new signing Antolín Alcaraz who scored his country’s goal last time out, his first international strike after just seven caps, and if you fancy a repeat here from the defender with an eye for goal, he is a 25/1 chance for the first strike.
Slovakia looked certain to mark their first appearance in a World Cup finals as an independent nation with a win having taken the lead against New Zealand, only to be stunned by Winston Reid’s injury time leveller.
The Slovakians are a well drilled, technically sound side who are tough to break down, but they are lacking in creativity and will struggle to make an impression against Paraguay as an attacking force – if they have any intention of trying to win this match that is.
A 14/5 shot to take all three points here, Vladimír Weiss’s team would surely settle for one, and I'd certainly go for Under 2.5 Goals at 8/15 in this one as they are bound to keep things tight for as long as possible.
Slovakia’s main man in attack is Robert Vittek, scorer of that goal against New Zealand, and he is the shortest priced of the Slovakians along with Stanislav Sestak in the First Goalscorer market at 9/1, though it is Bochum’s Sestak who is the more prolific. With an impressive 11 goals in 34 caps, Sestak has a really good record in club football and could be a tempter to score any time here at 5/2.
The match kicks off at 12.30 BST and is live on BBC One and bbc.co.uk.