Heading into the 2010 World Cup betting competition England was highly favored to run away with the Group C soccer betting competition. England was ranked third in the World Cup betting odds with just powerhouses Spain and Brazil ranked ahead of it in the online wagering odds. Then England lost several key players, had some internal turmoil and then worst of all, struggled to play the US to a 1-1 in the opening match of the World Cup betting action.
Now with Slovenia actually leading the group with 3 points, Group C is wide open and England will have to fight a fierce battle in the remaining two games of group play if it’s still going to win this group.
The result of the June 16th World Cup betting matchup between the US and Slovakia will be huge in determining which team wins Group C.
The US squad has to be very confident after playing England to a draw in its opening World Cup betting matchup versus England. Chances are this team will play even better in against Slovakia as it will open the offense a bit without fear of the counter attack and get its best players more involved in the flow. Landon Donovan made barely an impact on the offensive end of the US’ first game as mostly stayed back to help neutralize England’s attaching mid-fielders.
But soccer betting fans should expect he and Clint Dempsey to attack more and push the offensive pace of this game. Also, expect newcomer Edson Buddle to get the start or at least play significant minutes against the Slovakians as he seems to have a real nose for the goal. Against England the coach Bob Bradley went striker Robby Findley and his speed to wear down the English defenders but look for Buddle to get his chance in the next soccer betting matchup.
Slovakia, coming off a 1-0 win versus Algeria, is actually leading Group C at the moment with 3 points. If it could muster even a draw with against the favored US side its chances of advancing would be pretty good. However, Slovakia, the smallest country in the World Cup betting odds, simply doesn’t have the depth or athletes that the US does and will likely be steamrolled.
A long shot at 61/20, Slovakia’s best hope is for a draw (12/5).
Look for the US to impress with a big win in this World Cup betting matchup.