At long, long last, it looks like the US finally has a chance to do some damage in a World Cup betting competition. Year after year the US seems to qualify for the World Cup odds competition from one easiest qualifying regions only to be embarrassed once the soccer betting action gets underway. But not this year, at least not yet as the Yanks not only advanced to the Group of 16 in South Africa, but actually won their Group C over the talented English side.
But the US can’t rest on its World Cup betting laurels and if it doesn’t bring its ‘A’ game against Ghana its World Cup odds dream will be over before it even began. Truth be told, the US won Group C but it didn’t look all that impressive in the process. In three group stage games the US had a record of 1-0-2 and only qualified on a last second goal by team captain Landon Donovan.
But what a goal! For a country with no soccer betting tradition whatsoever that was far and away the greatest moment in US World Cup betting history. It might not be much to other soccer mad countries but for the US it should be a huge momentum builder and carry them onto the World Cup betting quarterfinals.
Ghana is no slouch and this team should put up plenty of competition for the US in their Saturday matchup but you have to like the US in the World Cup odds. Ghana qualified for the knockout stage of the World Cup betting by scoring four points in a weak Group D. Germany knocked off the Black Stars in the final game of group play and won the Group. Ghana did not look impressive in that win, nor in their 1-1 draw with Australia. In fact, Ghana’s only win was an ugly 1-0 victory over Serbia in the opening game.
While barely struggled to make the round of 16 and will enter the competition on a loss the US is flying sky high right now and will come out of the gates firing.
The odds makers have all but declared this match a draw giving the US (7/4) and Ghana (197/100) almost identical 2/1 odds. As such, this should be terrific betting opportunity for soccer betting fans to capitalize on a US win.