Three weeks of World Cup betting action is down the hatch and there have been some massive changes in the World Cup odds. Sure, there are some teams that have maintained their position atop the soccer betting odds list but there are as many or more that have fallen by the sports betting wayside after a disappointed and abbreviated stay in the World Cup betting competition.
England, a team that entered the 2010 World Cup odds action as a 9/1 outright favorite, ahs to be the biggest disappointment for soccer betting fans, but hardly the only one. Italy was awful as was FIFA’s world #3 Portugal, but no team was as disgraceful as the French. The French selection entered the World Cup betting action as one of the top six or seven teams in most of the sports betting lines. This team than failed to win a single game or even score a single point as it went on strike and was bounced from the World Cup betting action after 3 games.
But among the teams that remain there are a handful of national sides that have lived up the expectations and many cases even exceeded them.
Spain entered the World Cup odds action as the front runner in the soccer odds at roughly 4/1 and now seen its chance improve to 3/1 after it’s Round of 16 win over Portugal. Brazil is now the team with the best soccer betting odds of winning the World Cup at roughly 5/2 on most online betting sites.
Argentina has been the most exciting team in the World Cup betting action so far and despite some shaky defense this team is the third favorite in the sports betting odds to win the tournament (5/1).
Its quarterfinal opponent Germany is next on the World Cup odds list and the experts like their chances. At 7/1 the German side is right near the top and after impressive outings so far in the World Cup betting competition there’s no reason not to think they can’t win it all.
Holland is next in the order and faces surprisingly long World Cup odds of nearly 8/1. But this is based more on its draw (World Cup betting favorite Brazil) than its results on the pitch so far.
Uruguay (18/1), Ghana (47/1) and Paraguay (52/1) are basically afterthoughts.