The first match of the 2010 World Cup betting action will see South Africa the host Country playing Mexico at Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg in a game that gives the South Africans the chance to be heard for their team, country and this tournament. Few have given the South Africans a chance to get out of the first round, but lest not forget that they have not lost a match since mid October and in the warm up games they beat Columbia, Guatemala and Denmark. In addition they will have a huge advantage with the opening ceremony and t he noise from 90,000 Vuvuzelas (better know as African stadium horns) and they will be supported by the nation and continent in the 1st game of the 2010 World Cup.
The opponents in the matchup the Mexicans in the friendlies lost to England but beat the reigning World Champions Italy 2-1. With their fee style of team play under Coach Eriksson and a mix of veterans and very talent young players such as Hernandez and Vela they become a tough team for the South African host to beat.
At Present the World Cup Odds makers have MEXICO at PK (-125) and SOUTH AFRICA a PK (-115) with the Over 2 (-150) and the under at 2 (+110) and on the Money Line MEXICO is (+150) with SOUTH AFRICA at (+ 165) and the Money line for the DRAW at (+210).
In the SECOND and final MATCH UP of the Opening Day OF 2010 WORLD CUP we have URUGUAY Playing FRANCE.
The French have many concerns on the opening day match up as in their friendlies they needed luck to take than past Ireland and lost to China’s second team which makes them appear as a team to leave Group early. With Injury to Diarra and Henry on the bench and trying to implement a 4-3-3 formation complicates matters.
On the other side we know that Uruguay was World Cup winners in 1930 and 1950 but this is their 2nd final since back in 1990 some 11 years ago. They have a top world class scorer in Forlan and Captain Lugano and Tabarez are in the best of form. So with that said we know the Uruguay has the shooting skill and with France struggling and in a somewhat new formation this may present an early shock to the World Cup betting fans.
At Present the Odds makers have FRANCE at PK (-220) and URUGUAY at PK (+150) with the Over 2 ½ (+110) and the under at 2 ½ (-150) and on the Money Line FRANCE is (EV) with URUGUAY at (+ 230) and the Money line for the DRAW at (+215).