After four long years the 2010 World Cup odds wait is finally over. In just one day, less than 24 hours the biggest sports betting event in the world will get underway and the first whistle of that first game between South Africa and Mexico cannot come soon enough. With a two games on the calendar for Day 1 of the 2010 World betting action Friday’s action is somewhat limited but the real fun starts on Day 2, June 12th with a host of exciting soccer betting matchups on the schedule.
No game on Day 2 is bigger than the World Cup betting matchup in Group C when the US and England go head to head in battle of former colony vs. former colony master.
England has the upper hand in this matchup by a wide margin, at least in the World Cup odds action. The English are roughly 2:1 favorites coming at 8:15 odds on most soccer betting boards. The US is long shots in the 2010 World Cup odds action at 13:2 in this matchup.
However, as this is the first game of the World Cup betting for both teams nerves are likely to play a huge role in the outcome of this sports betting matchup.
For the US it’s a good thing to that they’re playing the most difficult team in the Group stage first as that’s when it will have the best chance to upset the more highly favored English squad. Both teams have not had the opportunity to become use to the playing in the World Cup betting yet and the hype surrounding the event, and so the footing will be somewhat equal.
Sports betting fans should expect a somewhat sloppy game with plenty of errors. The first game or two for most games is when the kinks are worked out and the players get a good feel for the terrain.
The US should have striker Josie Altidore back in the starting lineup and this will give the team a huge boost as he’s the only scorer with world class ability on the US squad and he’s got good size to match up with the stolid English defenders. The English squad is still reeling from the loss of captain and defensive stalwart Rio Ferdinand.
If the US can take advantage of the loss of Ferdinand and Altidore and Co. can find the net early the US has a chance to win this game. England will be playing with immense pressure on their shoulders and this game may be a great chance for the US team to steal a win.