For South Africa the 2010 World Cup betting has been dreams come true. For the country, obviously this is one of the biggest historical events to ever take place on South African soil and importance of this has little to do with soccer betting action.
For the South African national team the event has also been extraordinary as the team opened the World Cup betting action in the very first game of the entire 2010 World Cup against Mexico and played the much higher regarded team to a draw for the hometown fans.
On Wednesday the team will go head to head with another more highly regarded team, Uruguay.
Uruguay enters the World Cup betting as a somewhat middle of the pack favorite with roughly 120:1 odds of winning the tournament outright. It’s a team that has no real shot winning the World Cup but with a good result here and there in the Group stage could pass through to the knockout rounds.
In its first game Uruguay played 1998 World Cup betting champion France to a 0-0 tie and with three points against the South African Squad would make greatly improve its chances of advancing with France and Mexico both with just 1 point each after their first match and headed for a June 17th showdown.
But South Africa obviously has a huge amount of support from the vuvuzela toting locals and will be a tough team to beat for any team in this soccer betting competition. After its draw with Mexico this team will have even more confidence heading into their second game of the World Cup betting against Uruguay. Mid-fielder and Everton star Steven Pienaar should give the Uruguayan defense fits and open the offense for his teammates.
Uruguay’s best weapon is world class striker Diego Forlan who generally plays well in international competitions. However, if South Africa can prevent his teammates from getting him the ball he’ll be useless and the defense and can afford to gamble as the Uruguayan’s lack any other dependable weapons around the goal.
Uruguay is slightly favored in this match but watch for South Africa to come out strong and possibly win this match; at the very least tie with the South Americans.