Well, after nearly three weeks of World Cup betting action the field is starting to get pared down and the only the best of the very best remain. After dozens of games, a handful of rotten calls by referees and non-stop symphony of vuvuzela blowing the World Cup betting field has been whittled down to just eight teams, all vying for the biggest prize in sports betting.
The final eight is riddled with predictable soccer betting powerhouses, as usual, but there is also a handful of unexpected teams that are still around and still have a shot –albeit a long one- at bringing home a World Cup betting title.
Its little surprise that 5-time World Cup odds champ Brazil is still around. This team is not only playing well but it’s the soccer betting odds favorite to win the whole shooting match (5/2). This team will meet up with Holland another superpower in the World Cup odds competition in the quarterfinals for what should be best game so far in this year’s World Cup betting.
Early World Cup betting favorite Spain, despite dropping its first game to tiny Switzerland is still firmly in the hunt and at 3/1 soccer betting odds is almost as likely in the eyes of the sports betting gurus to take home the Balon d’Oro as the Brazilians. Spain will square off against Paraguay; the weakest team left in the draw (45/1) and should advance to the semis.
Argentina is another team that World Cup betting fans can’t be all that surprised to see in the final eight as this team is loaded with talent and has been the most consistently exciting team to watch in the World Cup action. Germany also made it through and should provide the first real test for the Argentine side in this year’s World Cup betting action.
The last of the World Cup quarterfinal matches will consist of two relatively surprising teams. Ghana is the lone African squad left in the tournament and has outlasted more highly favored sides like the Ivory Coast and Nigeria. The Ghanaians will square off against a very solid looking Uruguayan squad for a spot in the World Cup final four betting action.