2014 World Cup Odds to win / Outright Winner
Most online bookmakers have Brazil and Argentina pencilled in as the teams to beat in 2014 World Cup betting, as the two South American nations have taken strong favouritism. On the other occasions that other World Cups have been in the continent, a South American nation has lifted the crown, combine that stat with the genuine strong, talented squads that both have, then you can see why bookmakers are afraid of them.
Brazil have taken big ante post favouritism since the draw was announced, trading at 3/1 with neighbours Argentina hovering around the 5/1 mark. Backing up those two are the two strongest challengers to come from Europe, with Spain and Germany leading the way. The UEFA zone of course sends the largest contingent of teams to the World Cup, but even with that, they haven’t been able to touch Brazil and Argentina in the 2014 World Cup Winner Odds.
There is a difference of course between early bird odds posted ahead of the tournament start, to the prices which could be picked up during it. If you fancy a flutter ahead of time, then it is the way to get some longer odds. In World Cup 2014 betting, the bookmakers really only see one of four teams having a look in to win the title. Behind power of Brazil and Argentina, only Spain and Germany have really been backed into any kind of contention at around 6/1.
Who will win World Cup 2014? Winner Odds before the tournament (at Bet365)
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Last update: 9 January 2014
Look beyond the main four in World Cup 2014 betting and you will find some really good outside chances. Belgium excite, along with France, Colombia and Italy. England, like Holland and Portugal have been struggling to make an impact in the market, hovering out around the 30/1 mark in ante post prices. Still, if you fancy the big guns to stutter this time around, those outside shots and dark horses are pretty good odds to snap up.
While there will not be many varying prices available from one Bookmaker’s to the next, the World Cup odds themselves may be presented in different ways. One of the most common forms of betting, especially across Europe is the decimal system. The United Kingdom prefers to use fractional odds, and North America will more likely than not be using Moneyline odds. They basically all add up to the same thing, but in order to bet properly, you will need to know how to read the betting odds for the world Cup laid out before you.
Decimal Betting Odds
When looking at decimal odds, the number you will be reading will be the amount which, in the event of you winning, will be paid out to you. If, for example, you are looking at the odds of England to win the World Cup on Bet365. There they are listed at 33/1 (fractional), with the decimal odds being equivalent to that of the fractional odds, plus one. So, in decimal terms, England are 34.00 to win the World Cup. bet £1 and you’ll get £34 returned to you, which includes the stake
Fractional Betting Odds
Much favoured in the UK, fractional odds will usually appear on British Bookmakers sites. If the chance of your team winning is less than 50/50, then it will be expressed in “against” fractional odds. For example, Italy are 28/1 against to win the 2014 World Cup at the moment. This means, that if by some miracle they did, and you had a £10 bet on it, you would stand to win your stake back, plus the amount of your stake multiplied by the odds against that event happening. In this case that would be 28. So £10 x 28 = £280, plus the initial £10 stake, so your return would be £290.
It’s also very interesting to see how World Cup Outright odds change during the tournament, so here you can find the odds as they were before the first kick-off.