World Cup 2014 Finalists Odds
World Cup 2014 Finalist odds makes for an interesting way to take a look at World Cup 2014 betting. What the To Reach Final market basically offers is a little bit of insurance as opposed to just backing a team to win the tournament outright. The difference there is the team would only need to win three matches in the knockout stage of the competition as opposed to that fourth and final (and most important) one!
So if you can back a team to make it through the group stage and all the way through the tough knock-out stage, just to reach the final, then you’ll have some profit in hand. Of course, the odds in this market won’t be as rich as the outright World Cup 2014 winner, but with the insurance of not having to worry about your backed selection winning the biggest, most high pressured football match in the world, then there is still a lot of value to be taken in there.
Let’s take a look at host nation Brazil for example. The Selecao are trading as 31/1 favourites in the outright winner market for World Cup 2014 betting. But you could take the insurance of them just reaching the final by looking at World Cup 2014 finalists odds which are trading at a price of 7/4. That still represents some good value. The same too of Argentina, who are 2/1 to reach the final of the 2014 World Cup, while out at double that or more in the outright winner market.
But for some punters, the To Reach The Final market in World Cup betting is best suited to an underdog coming though. If you consider the European challenges of Germany and Spain as underdogs compared the South American favouritism taken by Brazil and Argentina, then 3/1 odds on either Spain or Germany just to reach the final looks to be some pretty big value. Belgium are 7/1, Colombia, France, Italy and Uruguay are all around the 10/1 mark, and England are 14/1 shots just to reach the final.
You could also stretch your odds out by taking a look at the Name The Finalist betting market. Again, this is a step back from shooting for a long Forecast bet. Just name the two nations who will be battling it out July 13th at the Maracana, in the 64th and final game of the tournament to land the coveted title. Brazil/Argentina is shortest priced option at 10/1, while Brazil/Spain is at 12/1. The best way to look at his is naturally take a good look at the draw, where the projected semi finals are to be Brazil v Germany and Argentina v Spain.
So there are many alternative ways to look at World Cup 2014 Finalist odds. There is of course, the most heavily populated market of backing a team to win the final in the tourist market, but don’t let the pride of trying to land the big outright winner wager pull you away from that the value which is to be found in alternative markets such as Name The Finalist and To Reach Final.