Current World Cup Betting Prices

26th May 2010 | World Cup Betting category: World Cup Qualification Previews & Predictions
World Cup Qualification Previews & Predictions

Current World Cup Betting Prices are well worth looking over at the moment, as there are still some nice prices to be picked up at your online bookmaker. Outright Betting Markets are always top of the list when it comes to World Cup Odds and this is because it always fun in picking just that one winner out of a large field. Picking the World Cup winner from the 32 teams entered is something of a prestige for football punters, and the earlier you get your bets on these markets, the better the price you will be able to pick up. The cream really do rise to the top on the World Stage, and while there are much fancied dark horses and underdogs in the betting, it is relatively unrealistic to think that a side such as Chile, will be able to overturn enough of the top teams in the World to lift the trophy. That’s why they are out at 66/1 at BetFred, while the likes of Spain and Brazil, who are clear favourites, are so very short at around 4/1. There is a gulf in class in technical ability, development, tactics and the quality of player available. This all adds up to that football X-factor of consistency and big match temperament.

The current World Cup Betting Prices on the Outright Winner market has Vicente Del Bosque’s Spain edging things as favourites at 4/1. The European Champions have all the class needed to win the tournament, even if they are still waiting on the fitness of some key players such as Cesc Fabregas, Iniesta and Torres. One thing Brazil have that Spain do not, is their name on the trophy. It’s on there five times, and that is why they will always be at the front running. Brazil look an incredibly strong bet right now, priced at 5/1 with Paddy Power and that is a fantastic price to jump on. Coach Dunga has them in solid defensive mode, with some lethal counter attacking forwards in the mix. Beyond those two, it looks as if the only other realistic winner if you are basing judgements on odds alone, is either England or Argentina, both of which can be taken at around 6/1. That is fairly close to the favourites, but both England and Argentina have their visible flaws. It is a lot harder to find any weakness in the Spanish or Brazilian set ups. Behind them, you have the strong trio of Europeans including defending champions Italy at 16/1, Germany at 14/1, and increasingly interesting bet of Holland, who are shortening a long way to 12/1.

Outright Betting does not have to end on simply the outright winner of the World Cup of course. Current World Cup betting odds on the winner of the Golden Boot will attract a wealth of bets, but it is even harder to land than naming the winning nation. Each side in the tournament has at the very least two goal scoring forwards in their squad, and a good attacking midfielder in the Frank Lampard mould. Spain’s David Villa is favourite to finish as top scorer, and is at 9/1 with Sky Bet. Argentinean wunderkid Lionel Messi, England’s Wayne Rooney and Brazil’s hotshot Luis Fabiano are all around the 10/1 price range, showing how close a contest it is. These are favourites, simply because their teams are expected to go deep in to the latter stages of the tournament. The more games played, the more chance there is of scoring more goals. But it is not always the case, as a surprise figure usually pops up and sets the World stage alight. Remember Russia’s Oleg Salenko scoring 5 goals in one match and going on to win the Golden boot in 1994 with a total of six? Well Russia never even made it out of the group stage then. But this is 2010, and maybe the goalscoring hero in South Africa will be Didier Drogba? Maybe Inter Milan’s Champions League final hero Diego Milito?  Why not Peter Crouch? Or Nilmar? Or Anelka? Or Sniejder. The unpredictability of this market make it extremely fun, challenging and rewards with some great prices. In other words, a World Cup betting dream.

Betting on the World Cup at some bookmakers like Totesport for example, offers a different option to picking out an outright winner of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. They, along with some other online bookmakers, are offering a World Cup Win Market to 4 Places. So, if you are still slightly hesitant about England’s ability to win the World Cup, taking them at a price of 11/2 to finish in the top four is a decent alternative, in a sort of extended each way bet. In the current World Cup betting prices for this market, Brazil are at 4/1 and Spain are at 7/2 which again, offers decent coverage on teams running as outright favourites. If you want to get a little more technical an go ahead and pick out the World Cup Finalists, then you can do so at most online bookmakers. For example, Brazil/Spain to reach the final is 11/1 at Bet365, while an England/Spain bet is 15/1 at Bwin. These are naturally extended odds, due to the fact that you are trying to pick two teams out of the hat. In order to study this market more closely, you’ll want to study our free download of printable World Cup fixtures chart because you will want to avoid picking teams that are likely to run into each other before the final. The bets are out there waiting to be taken. The odds are still generous and tempting. With just over two weeks to go until kick off, the time to get your bets on, is now.

 



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