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2014 FIFA World Cup Betting
The World Cup will be in Brazil in the summer of 2014 and there is no lack of bets that you can make.
The most common World Cup bet is the match bet where you will wager on which team will win and you can also bet on the draw. The favored team in a match bet will have lower odds than the underdog and the draw bet will usually have the best odds unless there is a major favorite in the match. The draw can be an attractive wager for this bet, as over 30% of soccer matches end in a draw.
Some of the other popular bets for the World Cup include the totals (over/under) bet, futures bet, and the halftime bet.
The totals bet is easy to understand, as you will wager on if the total number of goals scored by both teams is over or under the posted amount by the sportsbook. Typically for a soccer totals bet the total is set at 2.5 goals.
The futures World Cup bet is a popular one and one you will make this type before the tournament begins. The most popular totals bet for the World Cup is betting on which team will be the overall winner. In the 2014 World Cup host Brazil has the best odds to win the World Cup at 4.5/1 with 2010 champion Spain with the second best odds at 5/1. There are other futures bets you can make such as for the Golden Boot (top goal-scorer in the World Cup) and betting on which team will win each group.
The halftime bet is an easy one to understand, as you are wagering on the outcome of the match after the first half. In this bet you can bet on a team to be ahead in the first half as well as the draw.
The World Cup is the biggest sporting event in the world and because of this there are tons of betting options. The aforementioned wagers are the most popular ones, but there are so many types of bets for the World Cup matches. All the matches played in the World Cup will also have many proposition bets with more available for the finals and semifinals.
When the World Cup draw is announced on December 6th of this year the sportsbooks will begin positing the many World Cup bets.