Amid all the big names like Brazil, Spain and Argentina there are handful of mid-level soccer powers in this World Cup betting competition that are capable of opening some eyes and turning some heads. Two of those teams that come to mind are Chile and Switzerland, two teams that didn’t necessarily enter the World Cup betting competition at the top of the World Cup odds list, but both are more than capable of making a deep run in this tournament.
All soccer betting fans on the planet are obviously aware of what Switzerland brings to the table after its incredible defeat of the World Cup betting favorite Spain in its Group H opener. In what will go down as the biggest World Cup odds upset in decades the best team in the tournament was knocked off 1-0 by a team that was among the worst teams in the tournament according to most soccer betting experts.
But Switzerland should not have been dismissed so easily by the World Cup odds makers as this team has been quite impressive over the past few years. It qualified rather easily for the World Cup betting competition and is ranked #25 in the world by FIFA. What it lacks in razzle dazzle it more than makes up for in discipline and patience and that might just be enough to get this team out of the Group Stage and into the knockout round of the World Cup betting this year.
The Swiss will face a very tough challenge, however, against Chile a team that dominated the World Cup qualifying betting in the South American region against the likes of Brazil and Argentina. The Chileans opened up the 2010 World Cup betting campaign with a 1-0 win over soccer betting minnow Honduras to grab the country’s first World Cup betting victory in close to a century.
Soccer betting enthusiasts do not want to miss this game as it will feature two of best mid-level talents in the world and both teams play with a purpose. Chile is the slight favorite in the World Cup odds at 11/8. A draw between these two teams pays out 9/4 and against two such evenly matched squads, that’s probably the smartest soccer betting play on this match.