Heading into the 2010 World Cup betting action almost everyone penciled France in as the winner of the Group A competition. But as the World Cup odds competition got underway a very different narrative played out and France has been arguably the biggest disappointment of the 2010 World Cup betting so far.
Instead of heading up the Group A standings, the French team has instead decided to indulge in its national pastime –striking! And with the French side’s DOA performance so far in the World Cup betting and a potential no show in its final Group A match versus South Africa Mexico and Uruguay have instead climbed to the top of the Group A standings.
Mexico has been impressive so far throughout this World Cup betting competition playing host South Africa to a 1-1 draw in the opening match of the 2010 World Cup odds competition. It was even better in its 2-0 dismantling of France later in the week and looks like team that can do some real damage in the World Cup odds competition this year.
But as good as Mexico has looked, it’s the Uruguayan squad that actually leads Group A on goal differential. After playing France to a scoreless draw 0-0 in their first match of the 2010 World Cup betting action Uruguay came to life against a feisty South African side, defeating the host country 3-0 on a terrific performance by striker Diego Forlan.
Neither Mexico nor Uruguay needs a win when they meet on Tuesday to advance to the knockout stage of the World Cup betting action. A draw would give each team a point and with 5 points each they would qualify for the next round, Uruguay #1 and Mexico #2.
It’s hard to imagine that either side is going to go out and play to aggressively, with both teams looking to avoid injury and yellow cards. These teams might both look to play subs for much of the game and simply hold on for a 0-0 draw.
Or in a battle for the #1 seed, these teams might also play at full strength as the difference between being the #1 seed and the #2 seed could be a big difference in the level of completion the teams will face in the knockout round of the World Cup betting.
The World Cup odds makers have no clear favorite in this game with both Uruguay (18/5) and Mexico have similar odds (3/1). A draw pays nearly even money (5/6) but look for Mexico to get the outright win.