The thing about the World Cup betting when it reaches the knockout stage is that there are generally no easy teams left in the competition. But this year it’s been a crazy tournament and there is definitely a hierarchy of the teams remaining in the World Cup odds competition. At one end of the competition you have the heavily favored teams like Spain (3/1) and on the other end you World Cup betting afterthoughts like Paraguay (55/1).
And strangely enough these two teams will square off on Saturday in the World Cup betting quarterfinals. Obviously Spain is the huge favorite in the World Cup odds heading into this match, as it should be.
Paraguay barely qualified for the quarterfinal match with a penalty shoot out win against mid-level team Japan. And it only got into the Round of 16 actions after winning a lackluster Group F which was one of the weakest in the World Cup betting action.
Spain on the other hand, despite a shocking opening game loss to tiny Switzerland in its first game of the 2010 World Cup betting action has been highly impressive. It went on to win 2 must win games –one of them against a very good Chilean side. In the Round of 16 it faced the toughest opponent of the draw, Portugal, and dispatched its Iberian neighbor and World #3 with little trouble.
Now it appears as if it’s got its ticket punched into the World Cup betting semifinal action as well. The World Cup odds makers have made Spain a 13/25 favorite to beat its South American opponent. The second closest soccer betting line in the World Cup betting quarterfinal action is a distant 49/50.
The crazy thing about Spain is that it hasn’t even played up to its potential yet. Fans have been waiting for the perfect match from this Spanish side, or at least a top notch performance, and this team hasn’t come close to producing it. Perhaps against the Paraguayan side this Saturday World Cup betting fans will finally get to see what this team is capable of.