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Martin Green
Martin Green
The Guru
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated almost $33,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season. For Martin Green media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.
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World Cup | Korea Republic 0 @ Uruguay 0 | 11/24 | 1:00 PM UTC

Uruguay -130

LOSS

ANALYSIS: Uruguay has a terrific team featuring José Giménez, Federico Valverde, Rodrigo Bentancur, Luis Suárez and Darwin Núñez. Uruguay looks like a dark horse to win this tournament, and it should be capable of qualifying for the knockout stage. However, it may need to beat South Korea to do so, as it then faces tricky games against Portugal and Ghana. The South Koreans will take a risk by starting talismanic forward Son Heung-Min in this game, as he is coming back from injury and he will not be fully fit. This should be a tight game, but Uruguay's firepower could ultimately lead it to victory.

World Cup | Croatia 0 @ Morocco 0 | 11/23 | 10:00 AM UTC

Croatia +105

LOSS

ANALYSIS: Croatia defied expectations to finish as runner-up at the last World Cup. A couple of key players have retired since then, but the Croats still boast a great deal of quality at midfield, including the peerless Luka Modrić, Mateo Kovačić and Marcelo Brozović. They should dictate the pace of this game, giving Croatia a great chance of getting its World Cup campaign off to a successful start. Morocco is a decent team, with pace and flair on attack, but Croatia is more experienced on the big stage, which ultimately could make all the difference.

UCL | Benfica 6 @ Maccabi Haifa 1 | 11/02 | 8:00 PM UTC

Benfica -145

WIN

ANALYSIS: Benfica have already wrapped up qualification for the knockout stage of the Champions League after delivering a string of impressive results. However, they could still finish top of their group, so they will be motivated to beat Maccabi Haifa. It finished 2-0 to Benfica when these teams met in Lisbon, and the Portuguese team should secure another victory in this match. They are unbeaten in all competitions so far this season, and if they field a strong starting 11, it is hard to see Maccabi Haifa coping with their attacking threat. Maccabi Haifa are coming off a 7-2 defeat to PSG, so confidence levels could be low, and the odds on an away win for Benfica look tempting.