World Cup Betting Odds – Current Prices See England drifting

15th June 2010 | World Cup Betting category: World Cup Betting & Odds
World Cup Betting & Odds

World Cup Bets See Shift In Odds

How are your 2010 World Cup Predictions looking so far? While World Cup Betting has been flooding onto the action at South Africa 2010, but with the first round of group opening matches nearly completed, it’s time to look at the movers and shakers. We have just about seen every team so far in action, and while the action has fallen into the cagey tournament opening mode, things are expected to ignite once the race for qualification gets hotter. Teams will have to come out and attack just that little bit more, and caution will be thrown to the wind. So, where does that leave your World Cup bets? If you are betting on individual matches, then there should be an increase in results over the next coming week, and by that, I mean there should be less likelihood of drawn matches, so that is something to consider. Teams like France, Italy and England need to get wins under their belt to ensure qualification to the second round, after they all drew their opening South Africa 2010 fixtures. Indeed there has been a lot of parity around the tournament so far, with only Germany stepping up to the plate and showing some great attacking ambition.

Taking a look at the outright odds for World Cup Betting, Germany are one of the nations who have had their odds shortened. Premature? Maybe, because their 4-0 victory was only against Australia who were down to ten men, but Germany, as tipped here, could be a real dark horse threat to win the tournament. If you do fancy a World Cup bet on them, then the time to do it would be now. After their impressive goal fest, the only team to do so, so far, they have shortened to 9/1 at Totesport, level on World Cup odds with Holland who can be taken for the same price at BetFair. France, who were never realistically in the running when it came to odds, have drifted out further and are now best priced at 28/1 at SportingBet to pull off a miracle and win the World Cup. Longer odds have also started appearing for defending Champions Italy, after their less than impressive opening draw against Paraguay. The Azzuri are out at 20/1 at Skybet, while most other online bookmakers have maintained their price around the mid-teens. Argentina have held their group as third favourites, but there has been a little movement in them shortening in World Cup odds, as you can get then for around 5/1 at some online bookmakers, but the best price of 13/2 are still available at places like William Hill.

What of England? No, they weren’t impressive. Is there room for improvement? Yes. But they have taken a bit of a beating in the World Cup odds, as they have seen Germany move ahead of them. Fabio Capello’s men, who only managed a disappointing draw against the USA, have drifted out to as much as 10/1 at Boylesports, while some bookmakers are being more optimistic by keeping their price around seven or eight to one. If you haven’t backed England yet to win the tournament yet, you’ll be well advised to get your World Cup bet on them right now, as their odds will probably shorten again if they beat Algeria comfortably on Friday, which they are expected to do. 10/1 on England is the longest they have been for a while, and you may as well take advantage of that little bit extra if you are going to have a punt on them to come good. They have clear problems to address after the opening match, and now the focus will be on Fabio Capello and what he can do to fix them.

Well, that has been the main movement among the outright World Cup odds, with the two favourites, Spain and Brazil yet to play at the time of writing. But their odds will certainly be cut anyway when they pick up their expected opening wins. Spain are best priced at 15/4 at Bwin while Brazil are best priced at 9/2 at Bet365. Whoever you are going for, the sooner you get your bet down, the better odds you will be able to secure. In the Top Goalscorer market, there hasn’t been a lot of movement, apart from Brazil’s Luis Fabiano rightly having his odds cut down to 10/1 at Ladbrokes. Going up against North Korea in their opener, there is a chance he could get well ahead in the race. Germany’s out of form striker Miroslav Klose, who has a proven record for his country, is now 16/1 at Boylesports, while England’s Wayne Rooney, who has not scored for his country since last September has had his odds stretched out to 16/1 at SportingBet. Spain’s David Villa still dominates at 6/1 at SkyBet. If you want to track all of the latest odds from South Africa 2010, remember, you can keep up to date with all the latest World Cup Odds right here.

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