Slovakia and Paraguay are not traditional World Cup betting powerhouses, but so far in the 2010 World Cup odds action these teams have been about as good as any other teams. Neither team has lost a game yet in the Group stage of soccer betting. Both have put a point on the board. That’s not a bad result so far through one game and if one these teams grab victory and 3 points in this matchup they will all but certainly be through to the knockout stage of the World Cup betting action.
Tiny Slovakia is the smallest country in the World Cup betting action this year and it’s truly remarkable that a country of just several million people can produce such a quality soccer betting side. This team eked out a 1-1 draw with New Zealand in its opening game and let a great chance to put 3 points on the board slip away. Arguably the worst team in eth World Cup odds action this year, Slovakia should have won that game.
It now faces a relatively daunting task against South American soccer betting Paraguay. Paraguay easily qualified and has looked sharp in the past few months of soccer betting competition. It entered the World Cup betting action as roughly 80/1 favorite to win the Cup and looked terrific in its opening game in the World Cup odds.
The Paraguayans played the defending World Cup champion Italian side to a 1-1 draw in what was one of the biggest shockers so far in this soccer betting tournament. The team’s defense was superb and it played a very smart and calculated game on offense.
Paraguay enters this game as the heavy favorite in the World Cup odds. A Paraguay victory pays out 11/10. There is almost no way that little Slovakia will win this match but stranger things have certainly happened in the World Cup betting action. An unlikely Slovakian victory pays out 29/9.
The best scenario that Slovakia could hope for is a draw which pays 12/5 and isn’t so farfetched as neither team is a great scoring threat and draw isn’t unimaginable. Still, the smart money is on Paraguay as no South American team has yet to lose a game and they’ve won every game they’ve been favored in.