Heading into the 2010 World Cup betting action, there is much ado about Group G, the so-called “Group of Death.” Boasting the likes of Brazil, Portugal and the Ivory Coast, on paper, this group certainly had the look of a killer. And so far, it’s proven to be as talent rich as any group in the World Cup odds competition so far.
But Group H could also challenge for that title as Chile and Switzerland have made strong showings so far in the soccer betting action and could even edge the soccer betting favorite, Spain, from the World Cup odds competition.
Tiny Switzerland pulled off one of the biggest upsets in World Cup betting history by dispatching with Spain 1-0 in the opening match of Group H play. Spain was a 4:1 favorite to win the World Cup betting title heading into tournament and the Swiss team was considered little more than an annoyance along the way.
But through two games Chile sits atop this group with 6 points and Switzerland and Spain sit tied at 3 points apiece. This group is still very much in play and soccer betting fans won’t know who’s through to the knockout stage until Friday.
That means the Swiss vs. Honduras match up has huge significance for the overall World Cup betting competition. The Swiss must win to have any hope of advancing to the group stage. If the Swiss win and Spain draws or loses, Switzerland will advance in the World Cup odds competition. If the Swiss win and Spain also wins, Chile, Spain and the Swiss will all be tied with 6 points and the two teams with the highest goal differential will advance.
It’s imperative for the Swiss that they not only win but score a heap of goals versus Honduras as well as it’s +/- 0 at the moment goal differential, trailing both Chile (+2) and Spain (+1).
Honduras, a soccer betting minnow, has already been eliminated from the World Cup betting action but it could play spoiler to the Swiss. The Hondurans are long shot at 121/20 in this game but it might be worth taking those odds or at least a draw in this game (341/100).