Everyone knows which teams are the favorites to win the 2010 World Cup betting tournament. Spain is a huge favorite in the soccer odds at 4/1, as is five-time World Cup wagering champ Brazil at 5/1. The usual list of suspects is also near the top of the sports betting odds with Italy, England and Argentina all among the 2010 soccer betting favorites.
But the group of teams that receives very little attention from the online sports betting community and perhaps deservedly so is the group of teams in this year’s World Cup betting competition with the longest odds of winning the tournament.
Every year there is that small handful of teams that have a snowball’s chance in hell of winning even a single game, let alone the entire soccer wagering tournament. In fact, some teams are so far out their depth that many sports betting fans wonder why they’re even featured in the World Cup odds at all.
The 2010 World Cup betting is no exception to this rule and in fact there is perhaps a larger group of ‘no contenders’ this year than in recent years.
The team leading this list of soccer odds afterthoughts is North Korea. There’s not a lot to say about the North Korean soccer betting squad as not much is known. The team plays only in a few soccer betting tournaments a year and none of the players play in a foreign league. But this team will no doubt give maximum effort –if the players don’t all defect- and this squad could actually be a bit of a wild card in the World Cup betting. But at 2000/1 soccer odds it’s not a favorite.
New Zealand comes in with the same 2000/1 odds, and these long soccer betting odds are well deserved. The team came out of the easiest qualifying region and has no remarkable players. Honduras is has the third worst soccer betting odds at a more reasonable 750/1, but it would be a miracle if this team wins even one game. Joining the bottom five in the sports betting odds is Algeria, another team that will likely not win a single match.