World Cup Group A Betting and Fixtures

30th March 2010 | World Cup Betting category: World Cup Betting & Odds
World Cup Betting & Odds

World Cup Group A Betting Preview: Having the host nations in the competition for as long as possible, always adds that extra special feeling to a World Cup. Sadly, the historic 2010 FIFA World Cup, which is being held on the African continent for the first time, looks set to lose their hosts in the group stages.

Group A World Cup Teams: South Africa, Mexico, Uruguay, France

South Africa have not shown any signs that they can cause an upset or be a surprise package through the tournament, and that will be a shame. Maybe playing in front of their home crowd will inspire them to better things, but certainly in terms of odds judgement at the best World Cup Bookmakers, the apparent signs are not there. For Mexico, who go up against South Africa in the opening match of the 2010 World Cup on June 11th, will be taking a relatively young side to the tournament. Mexico finished second behind the USA in the CONCACAF qualification zone, and make their fifth consecutive appearance. Being so young they will be full of vim and vigour, and should play quite open attacking football. France will be favourites to win the group, even though the European side seem a big disjointed and lacking direction at the moment. Coach Raymond Domenech is one of the controversial figures, and you are never sure what you are going to get from him or his team. They clinched their World Cup spot in a play-off against Ireland with the famous Thierry Henry handball incident. In contrast to Mexico, France are full of experience and age. Not a great team when stood up alongside some of Europe’s other entrants, but should get through the group. South America is represented by Uruguay in Group A, and they also needed a playoff to reach South Africa 2010. Much in the vein of Mexico, Uruguay have a core of youngsters that will represent them at the tournament in June. Looking at the Group A World Cup Fixtures, it appears as if their game against Mexico which could decide second place in the group.

Group A Head to Head Betting Info:

South Africa: Lost in their only World Cup match against France. Have not played Mexico or Uruguay at the World Cup.

Mexico: Failed to beat France in three World Cup matches, losing twice and drawing once. Have not played South Africa before. Drew 0-0 with Uruguay at the 1966 World Cup.

Beat South Africa 3-0 in World Cup 1998. Have lost once and drawn once against Uruguay. Beaten Mexico twice and drawn against them once in World Cup History.

Uruguay: Never lost to France at the World Cup, beating them once and drawing against them. Produced a scoreless draw in their only World Cup match against Mexico. Will be the first World Cup match against South Africa.


World Cup Group A - Table

Rank Team Matches / Points
1 Uruguay 3 Matches / 7 Points
2 Mexico 3 Matches / 4 Points
3 South Africa 3 Matches / 4 Points
4 France 3 Matches / 1 Point

Group Stage Fixture List


World Cup Betting at Bwin for Outright Winner of Group A, has hosts South Africa at 7/1, Mexico are at 62/17, Uruguay 62/17 and France are favourites at 4/5 (and 16/1 to Win the World Cup Outright).

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