Paraguay has been one of the most pleasant surprises in the World Cup betting so far. In fact, the entire South American contingency has been outstanding in the World Cup odds competition thus far. Of the five South American teams in the World Cup betting action this year, not a single team has lost yet, winning every single game but two, which ended in draws.
Considering the talent on these squads and the very difficult qualifying process they go through in that region it shouldn’t bet all that surprising that teams are winning against the World Cup betting competition. But Paraguay has a chance to clinch Group F on Thursday with a win against soccer betting light weight New Zealand and that wasn’t want the World Cup odds experts were expecting.
With a team like defending World Cup betting champ Italy in the group most soccer betting aficionados expected the Azure to take the top spot. But Paraguay looks like a lock to at least draw against New Zealand in the upcoming World Cup odds matchup, a result that would likely give them the group title.
But it seems more likely that Paraguay will defeat the Kiwis giving it 7 points in group play, good enough to lock up the number one seed and advance to the knock out round of the World Cup betting competition.
New Zealand has shown a lot of guts in this tournament first playing the Slovakians to a 1-1 draw and then holding the defending World Cup betting champs to a 1-1 draw as well. If it could hold Paraguay to a 1-1 draw as well it would still have a chance to advance to the knockout stage, so long as Slovakia beats Italy –an unlikely prospect.
If the Kiwis want to keep their World Cup betting dream alive they’ll have to defeat the mighty Paraguayans. Paraguay enters this soccer betting match as overwhelming favorites (1/2) while the New Zealand squad faces an uphill battle (38/5). A draw pays 7/2 and that might be a reasonable bet to take.
But the truth of the matter is, the Paraguayans are playing some of the best soccer in the tournament and they should beat the Kiwis and lock up Group F.