Spain reclaim place as World Cup Betting Outright Favourites

4th July 2010 | World Cup Betting category: World Cup Betting & Odds
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European Champions Spain have again stretched their legs at the top of the World Cup 2010 betting chart. After coming into the tournament as outright favourites, their less than emphatic run of results, saw their price lengthen in comparison to Brazil and Argentina, who had theirs shortened. Spain though have had the last laugh over the two South American power houses, as they both fell by the wayside in the Quarter Finals, while Spain ambled on unconvincingly to the World Cup Semi Finals. Spain are now back as favourites to win the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and the best price around on them at the moment is Spain 2/1 at SkyBet to be lifting the trophy on July 11th in Johannesburg. They have a mighty tough task in their semi final though, as they take on the tournament’s most exciting and in form team, England’s conquerors, Germany. The Germans have been scoring for fun, and their young, dynamic team have looked very impressive. As they are going head to head with Spain in the Germany v Spain semi final and are not starting as favourites in the World Cup betting for that match, they sit behind Spain in the outright market. There are still worth a good punt though, especially as they are priced at 9/4 with SkyBet. Out of a four horse race, that is not bad at all.

Germany are priced the same as Holland 9/4 at Victor Chandler at the moment. This says even more about Germany, as Holland have the perceived easier task of taking on Uruguay in their semi final. Taking on the favourites Spain, Germany are priced evenly with the Dutch, which suggests, and rightly so, that the Germans are much better than Holland. Out of the four teams which remain in the hunt for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, neither Holland nor Spain have played particularly well. They have been winning their matches, but not playing any world beating football or running out as emphatic winners. Germany on the other hand have been firing goals in, left right and centre, and look a much stronger bet than the two of them. They are not favourites, simply because they are inexperienced compared to Spain, but out of the Spain v Germany semi final, you would realistically expect the winner of the 2010 FIFA World Cup to emerge.

The other team which should not be overlooked, is Uruguay, the last South American team standing. Come the quarter finals, South America looked to be dominating things with four teams left in. However, the Europeans came through strongly to take three of the remaining four spots in the tournament. So Uruguay are left flying the South American flag, and while controversy surrounds their striker Luis Suarez for punching Ghana’s last ditch attempt at a winner off the line, the Uruguayans are fully deserving of their spot in the semi finals. They are a phenomenally hard working team, but not as expansive of exciting to watch as other nations. They are more than capable of beating Holland in their semi final, simply because they have the capacity to outwork the Dutch, but they are now rank outsiders to win the tournament, out at 13/1 at Bwin to win the World Cup. Are they worth a punt? They are the underdogs, but yes, even if you get them down as an each way bet, at the price they are, they are probably worth a dabble.

Here are some 2010 FIFA World Cup Stats to draw some comparisons to help your World Cup Betting.

Team Outright Odds W D L GF GA Top Goal Scorer
Spain 2/1 at Bwin 4 0 1 6 2 David Villa, 5
Germany 9/4 at SkyBet 4 0 1 13 2 Tomas Mueller, 4
Holland 9/4 at Victor Chandler
5 0 0 9 3 Wesley Sneijder, 4
Uruguay 13/1 at Bwin
3 2 0 7 2 Luis Suarez, Diego Forlan, 3

To Reach World Cup Final Odds
Netherlands: 1/3 at Totesport
Spain: 4/5 at Stan James
Germany: Evens at Totesport
Uruguay: 13/5 at SportingBet

Name the World Cup Finalists

Spain/Holland: 17/11 at Bwin
Germany/Holland: 17/10 at Stan James
Spain/Uruguay: 6/1 at Bet365
Germany/Uruguay: 13/2 at SportingBet

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