To anyone who picked Uruguay and Ghana to meet up in the World Cup betting quarterfinals, congratulations, because there aren’t many of you and this quarterfinal matchup has to be most surprising of them all.
Sure, teams like Brazil, Spain, Argentina were all supposed to be among the final eight teams of the 2010 World Cup odds competition but Ghana?…Uruguay?…simply afterthoughts in the minds of most soccer odds makers minds and certainly not meant to advance to the World Cup betting quarterfinals.
But here they are and these two squads are every bit deserving of their place hear amongst the best teams in the World Cup betting competition. However, it does odd that with all the big names left in this group that these two soccer betting minnows should face off so late in the World Cup odds competition.
Ghana has played with a ton of heart, squeaking out draws and wins by slimmest of margins including the team’s most recent Round of 16 victories over the US side. It’s qualified for the quarterfinals by the slimmest of margins and will likely play in its last match on Friday versus Uruguay. Even against the US squad this team was more than fortunate to win and it took an amazing goal in overtime to be the US.
Uruguay, on the other hand, has been solid from the first whistle of this year’s World Cup betting competition. Most sports betting fans didn’t even give this team a chance to advance past the group stage, picking instead soccer betting heavyweights like France and Mexico. But Uruguay played the French to a 0-0 draw in the opener and made mincemeat of Mexico on its way to a 7 point haul in Group A.
This team’s defense has carried it trough to the final eight and it’s allowed just 1 goal through four games and has an impressive +5 goal differential. But arguably the most impressive thing about this team is its finishing ability. No team has done as much with as little as the Uruguayans in this years World Cup betting action. Diego Forlan and Luis Suarez have been amazing in front and virtually every goal this team has scored has been highlight reel quality.
If Uruguay even gets a peak at the goal versus Ghana it will win.