Just as most World Cup betting experts predicted heading into the 2010 World Cup England and the US both advanced from Group C and qualified for the upcoming knockout stage of the World Cup odds action. But it wasn’t quite as the soccer betting odds makers expected as the US, not the highly favored English squad, won the group and will now play the second-place team from Group D –not the winner.
And while all of the teams advancing to the knockout stage of the World Cup betting action are highly-skilled, and there are no easy games from here on out in the soccer betting competition, there isn’t a team on the planet that wouldn’t rather play Ghana (as the US will on Saturday) than Germany.
England, as a reward for its second place finish in Group C of the World Cup odds competition will face Germany winner of the Group D on Sunday.
Both the US and England deserved to advance through to the next stage of World Cup betting as they proved when they had to that they were the class of the group. They may have waited until the very last second –especially the US- to prove their worth but when the pressure was on both teams came through.
For the US, the group result was a fantastic achievement considering that they had a goal wrongfully discounted against Slovenia that would have put them through after two games. But with a last minute goal in the soccer betting matchup on Wednesday the US not only advanced but won the group, something no one in the sports betting world expected prior to the World Cup betting competition.
For England the results weren’t disastrous as the team still advanced to the knockout stage of the soccer betting, but they certainly weren’t good. England entered the World Cup betting competition as one of the favorites to win the entire tournament but the team looked terrible, barely able to score and mediocre on defense, barely making it through to the next round.
But the good news for the English is that the slate is wiped cleaned and the World Cup betting competition starts all over in the knockout stage. Hopefully for England this team can finally get on track and hopefully for the Yanks, they’ll keep playing the way they’ve been playing.