World Cup 2014 Group Betting Odds
Picking out the winners of the eight groups at Brazil 2014 can be a great source of some profit to jump all over. Naturally you are going to want to head to the Group Winner markets before the big kick off at the 2014 World Cup actually happens, as that is where the best value is going to be found. Alongside picking out a selection in the outright winner market, making predictions on the group winner is a highly popular source of football betting on the World Cup.
So here we’ll take a group by group look at the groups
Brazil to win Group A odds are trading at 1/4 which is pretty overwhelming odds, and it means that the bookmakers, like most followers of the World Cup, would expect the Selecao to come through this test pretty easily. Because of their power, you are not going to grab top value on them, but do they do make an interesting proposition to perhaps throw into an accumulator as a banker. Brazil open against Croatia on June 12th, the curtain-raiser to the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and that should be their toughest match as they then go on to face Mexico and Cameroon.
On the surface of things, Group B betting should be a little closer as Spain and Holland are the main protagonists in the hunt to claim top spot and therefore avoid having to play Brazil in the round of sixteen. Spain odds to win Group B at a price of 4/5 puts them as favourites ahead of Holland in the important race. Neither will want to finish second here, but the enterprising South Americans Chile could well put themselves in the mix as well and are priced at 6/5 to qualify compared to Holland’s 8/13.
Group C could well turn out to be one of the more open groups of the first round of the FIFA World Cup. Colombia odds to win Group C are at 5/6 ahead of the 4/1 price of the Ivory Coast. Japan and Greece are knocking around the group also, and while neither will probably have enough to top the group, they could make a huge nuisance of themselves, leaving the scrap for top spot pretty tough. While the improving Colombia are favourites, it could be a good group to perhaps lean towards an outside shot.
England fans will know all about Group D betting, as the Three Lions have to try and fight off the challenges of Italy and Uruguay. England odds to win Group D are not great, as they are out at a price of 5/2 which makes them just third favourites. Bookies have been split over Italy and Uruguay as to who will take top spot, with both trading at 13/8 in World Cup 2014 Group Betting Odds. England are 4/6 shots to qualify behind the shorter priced options of Italy and Uruguay.
France to win Group E at 4/6 sees them favourites to move through to the knockout stage. The French could be one of the big dark horses of the tournament, even though Germany will likely stand in their way at the quarter final stage. But odds of 7/2 on Switzerland to top the group may not be a bad shot all. They are a highly improved and exiting side, far from the boring neutral play that they showed at the 2010 World Cup.
Argentina to win Group F is not, unexpectedly, priced up pretty short as they have been lumped together with only Bosnia-Herzegovina, Nigeria and Iran. It should be pretty plain sailing for Argentina so you are better off looking at To Qualify, where Bosnia look handily priced at Even money.
There could be a great scrap between Germany and Portugal in World Cup 2014 Group Betting Odds, to take top spot. Naturally, as they are trading as second favourites at 5/1 to win the World Cup outright, Germany odds to win Group G are hot priced at 4/7. That is big supremacy over the price of 3/1 on Portugal to top the group. The USA and Ghana are pretty much going to be making up the numbers.
One of the most evenly matched groups is Group H. That is because there is a tough duel between Belgium and Russia in World Cup 2014 Group Betting Odds. It is Belgium who are 4/5 favourites, with Russia back at 5/2. But will the inexperience of the young Belgium side fall to what is a solid and pragmatic looking Russian side?