In a World Cup betting field of powerhouses like France, Italy, England and others who would have expected to see a quarterfinal matchup between Uruguay and Ghana? But as the Group stage and round of 16 came and went the previously mentioned European heavyweight were bounced from the World Cup odds action while these two unheralded teams just kept on winning.
Uruguay was a team that entered the World Cup betting with very long odds of simply making it out of the Group stage. Yet they easily made it through the Group soccer betting action, winning their group and then knocking off South Korea in World Cup betting round of 16.
This Uruguayan squad has one or two big names but plays together as a team as well as any squad in the tournament and finished better than any group in the World Cup betting action. It’s a team that plays patient soccer and doesn’t need many looks at the goal to score. That is perhaps this team’s greatest strength and it will likely be enough to get this team into the semifinals of the World Cup odds action.
Ghana has been a team that simply refuses to lose in this World Cup odds competition. After barely sneaking into the knockout stages of the World Cup betting action, this team jumped out to an early 1-0 lead against a favored US side. But the US side bounced back tying the game and then it looked as if the US would go on to domain in the second half of the World Cup match. But Ghana proved to the world that they belong in the World Cup odds quarterfinals by going to defeat the US in extra time and earning a matchup with Uruguay.
When these two teams meet up on Friday Uruguay will actually be the heavy favorite. That’s not something that soccer betting fans expected to see at this stage of the World Cup betting competition but Uruguay has earned it. Diego Forlan has been excellent as have his fellow forwards. This is a skilled team playing well together.
Ghana has played with great heart and done well to advance, but this is where the team’s World Cup betting adventure ends.