Best World Cup 2014 Bets

8th May 2014 | World Cup Betting category: World Cup Betting & Odds
World Cup Betting & Odds

What are some of the best World Cup 2014 bets going around the circuit? Well first you will want to quantify what is exactly meant by a best bet. We are not talking here about landing a massive profit by picking out a large-priced dark horse wager. Those don’t come up often enough to warrant a lot of interest, instead we are going to be focusing on those bets which are the best balance between value and high chance of happening.

So we will be overlooking a lot of the major markets like the Golden Boot winner and looking far deeper into your football betting for the summer.

We will touch on the World Cup outright market because there is a good way to play this, as long as you avoid Brazil. You can take an even wager on Argentina 5/1, Germany 6/1 and Spain 7/1 to cover yourself. If you placed a £2 stake on each of them the minimum you would get back would be the £10 profit on Argentina, minus the £4 combined stake on Germany and Spain. Why do your World Cup betting this way? It is because it is far more value than laying Brazil (1.25 at Betfair).

Of course this is ignoring Brazil. Why? Brazil are just too short in the outright winner market at 3/1 to warrant throwing a lot of money at. Far too short in fact for a side with a lack of genuine competitive football under their belt over the last twelve months, and one which is still a relatively green side. No-one knows just how they are going to be handling the pressure and the weight of expectation in their own back yard. A serious lack of defensive midfield stability could hurt them, so they aren’t infallible.

One of the Best World Cup 2014 bets is a price of Even money on the winning Confederation being CONMEBOL (South America). Everyone should have already noticed the statistics which reads that only South American nations have won the World Cup when it has been hosted on the continent. Breaking this bet down further, it really is a 50/50 shot between a South American team and European one landing the title. So it is Argentina and Brazil v Germany and Spain. Tough not to back one of the two from host confederation to come through.

Successful World Cup football betting isn’t just about picking out the winner. There are some strong banker bets screaming value without even looking at the final. The To Reach Semi Final market is chockablock full of value, with Brazil and Argentina at 5/6, with Germany Even money. For here you will want to take a look at the draw a little bit. Brazil should breeze through to the semis to potentially meet Germany, who should also have an easy path to the final four.

In the bottom half of the draw, Argentina, given the squad they have should be untroubled en-route to the last four, where a meeting with Spain is on the cards. The Spaniards perhaps are the outsiders there. Italy could throw a spanner in their works, and the Italians look the best outside shot to make the final four at 5/1 in the bottom half of the draw. The best outside shot in the top half would be the French at 4/1.

You’ll notice a trend that the best World Cup 2014 bets are ones which will give you the most coverage for the best price. Some bookmakers are offering a Top 3 Finish market, where again, you can snap up some easy looking value. Brazil are 4/5, ARgentina 6/4, Germany 9/5 and Spain at 2/1 to finish in the top three at Brazil 2014. Group C looks a genuine shot to be the lowest scoring group at a price of 9/4, with Colombia, Greece, Ivory COast and Japan in there. Group H looks the second best bet with Russia, Belgium, South Korea and Algeria.

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