Who will win Brazil 2014 World Cup?

26th May 2014 | World Cup Betting category: World Cup 2018 Betting Predictions
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Who will win Brazil 2014 World Cup? that is the question on everyone’s lips as the big action in South America is right on our doorstep. June 12th sees the big kick off with Brazil v Croatia, and the opening match of the tournament will give punters the chance to see the outright favourites in action right from the get the go. The atmosphere in Sao Paulo will no doubt be electric, with such a party mood behind Luiz Felipe Scolari’s Selecao playing on home turf. Will they come out and turn on the style to get a convincing three points in the bag?

Brazil are 3/10 favourites with online betting site Bet365 to land the win in that opening group game, with the Europeans well out at 12/1 heavy underdogs. The talent that Brazil do have in their squad is remarkable, not only with their special star in Neymar leading the forward line (and Scolari has done a great job of making him the focal point tactically of their attack), but their midfield looks like it could run all day and all night, an important factor in the heat of the tournament. The likes of Chelsea’s Ramires and Willian will add tremendous energy to their challenge.

So it is little surprise that Brazil are such heavy 3/1 favourites in the World Cup outright winner market, as home advantage has to give them an extra edge. So many punters aren’t really looking much further than the host nation in thinking about who will win Brazil 2014 World Cup? But of course, the beautiful game is sometimes unpredictable and just because Brazil do looks as if they have all the stars aligned to shoot for their sixth FIFA World Cup title, it doesn’t diminish the strength of other nations.

Those other nations were are talking about in particular are Argentina, Germany and Spain. If you are wondering who has the best attack heading to Brazil 2014, then Brazil’s great South American rivals Argentina have it. Sergio Aguero. Gonzalo Higuain. Angel di Maria and of course, the one and only Lionel Messi. That is some massive firepower in their ranks and they could simply catch fire from the get go. Favouring Argentina is the fact that they have such an easy group stage, only having to face Bosnia, Iran and Nigeria. It should give their forward ranks some easy games to hit top form before the knockout stage.

But the same can be said of Brazil who only have to play Croatia, Mexico and Cameroon. So not only do the two South American challengers have highly impressive squads, overflowing with some of the best talent in the world, but they could have easy runs to the quarter finals as well. So there is reason why they are being back so heavily. The fact that a Brazil v Argentina World Cup Final in the Name The Finalists is the market leading option at 10/1 says a lot.

With the two powerhouses leading the outright winner market, there is value in covering yourself with South America as the Winning Continent at 10/11 with Bet365.

What about the main European challenges? The difference between the challenges of the two strongest European nations and that of the South American big guns? Striking power. The strength of Spain and Germany’s attacks are through their fantastic midfielder. Germany are really lacking a genuine number nine, and while Spain potentially have one in Diego Costa, he’s green around the ears at international level, not having played a competitive internal match yet. Both are strong, both have the style and depth of squad to challenge, and big questions will have to be answered if they fall before the final four. However, going back to who will win Brazil 2014 World Cup, and it has to be a straight shot between Argentina and Brazil.

Who out of those if you had to break it all the way down and pick a winner?

Argentina just look to have more forward options and a stronger midfield, and Lionel Messi could yet win the biggest title of his glittering career.


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