What a wild ride it’s been in Group C of the World Cup betting action. It’s actually one of a handful of groups where every team is still in play in the top two teams won’t be established until the final day of play in the World Cup betting group on Wednesday. And what a contrast this group has been to the original prognostications of the World Cup odds makers.
Everyone expected England and the US to breeze through the group stage of the World Cup betting action. Obviously, that has not happened and neither team has played well. England, in fact, has played especially awful and nothing like the 9/1 favorite in the World Cup odds that it was made out to be.
But on Wednesday England can at least put the disappointment of first two World Cup betting game behind it (1-1 draw with the US, 0-0 draw with Algeria). The scoreless draw with Algeria was especially ugly with star striker Wayne Rooney actually cursing English fans after the game. That Algeria, arguably the worst team in the World Cup odds action fought the mighty English to a draw was an unthinkable thought a month ago.
And it’s also reason for Slovenian hope as well. The Slovenian squad has proven that it won’t be intimidated in the World Cup betting action and even if it is the smallest country in the soccer betting tournament it certainly hasn’t played like it. After defeating Algeria to open the World Cup betting it went out and played the US to a 2-2 draw, a game that many soccer betting experts agree should have been a US victory, but that matters little now.
Still, playing against desperate English side the Slovenians simply don’t have the weapons to keep pace with this team. That’s why you can expect the team to study tape of the Algerian draw and try and play the same conservative and frustrating style of play that held the English to a 1-1 draw.
Be that as it may, the English are huge favorites in the World Cup odds (1/2) in this match and it’s hard to picture this team not advancing to the knockout round. Look for Stevie Gerard and Frank Lampard to finally play well together and Gerard to get the offense going early.