Twice he has ignored Brazil and twice it has cost him - Diego Maraotter has learnt his lesson.
After a week-long hiatus, Diego Maraotter was straight out of his pen and confident in picking Brazil to triumph over Chile at the Football World Cup tomorrow.
So sure was he that he even hazarded a casual little swagger across a rock before darting towards the Brazilian flag.
He could not even be put off when his WAG came bounding over, urging him to pick Chile.
Diego simply responded with a dismissive sniff.
Though he currently leads his pundit rivals, our football writers Sam Worthington and Tony Smith, 6-5 they were bullish about their future chances.
Worthington is also picking Brazil, and reckons with Neymar in full flight and an entire nation urging them on, the hosts should prevail in an attacking game.
Ditto Smith, who is following the crowd and picking a 2-1 Brazil victory.
They won't be catching Maraotter yet.
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