Friday's W.Cup Picks

Along with key trends for each game, our team of writers and handicappers hand out their picks and predictions Friday, June 25, 2010 in the FIFA World Cup.

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North Korea vs. Ivory Coast, 10AM ET

Hopes for both teams making the next round are pretty much shot as Ivory Coast has the potential to tie Portugal with a win, but the goal differential is too great to overcome. In this game though, Ivory Coast has something to play for and it should put together a solid effort against a poor North Korea team.

World Cup Free Pick: Ivory Coast | Best Line: -300

Brazil vs. Portugal, 10AM ET

Both of these teams will be advancing to the next round and this game is essentially to see which team will win the group. Don’t look for either team to be overly aggressive, which we think will lead to a draw.

World Cup Free Pick: Draw | Best Line: +200

Chile vs. Spain, 2:30PM ET

This is a huge game for Spain as it is currently tied with Switzerland for the second spot in the group. Chile is on top with two wins, but both need to play well as a Switzerland win over Honduras by a two-goal margin could really shake things up. Spain entered the World Cup as the favorite to win it all, so you have to expect them to come out strong and win this game.

World Cup Free Pick: Spain | Best Line: -220

Switzerland vs. Honduras, 2:30PM ET

Honduras is out of the World Cup following this game while the Swiss can still accomplish a lot. Honduras has yet to score in the World Cup while the Swiss have just one goal, but we still think with everything on the line, that the Swiss will edge out a win.

World Cup Free Pick: Switzerland | Best Line: -220

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Posted: 6/25/10 8:00AM ET

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