World Cup Odds & Betting Stats

The 2014 FIFA World Cup will surely be one that will be remembered by history. The host country always Brazil has to be considered a World Cup favorite, and the World Cup odds reflect this. Brazil has not hosted the World Cup since 1950 when they came in 2nd losing to Uruguay in the finals. Can Brazil become the 6th host to win the World Cup? Future betting odds suggest it will be.

No real long shots have won the World Cup since 1986, but there have been some long-shot winners of the Golden Boot. Brazil holds the record for the most Golden Boot winners with three with Ronaldo winning most recently in 2002 when he had odds of 16/1.

Here at World Cup Odds we have odds comparison and betting stats for all World Cup matchups, so you can get the best odds value or find those stats that can give you and edge on your world cup wagers.

Our World Cup Odds are gathered from some of the most reputable online sportsbooks in the industry, so you can bet with confidence on all the World Cup excitement from Brazil. Our writing team of football entusiasts will be covering a range of other World Cup bets leading up to and during World cup. Look out for odds articles covering everything from top scorer odds, team specials, proposition odds, plus free bets alerts when a book is offering them.

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Can Holland Triumph in Brazil?

Holland came oh so close to winning their first World Cup in 2010 and while they have a solid squad odds makers are not giving them of a chance in Brazil. This summer they have odds of +2800 to win the World Cup and would it be that surprising if they did not make it out of their group?

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Do Any 2014 World Cup Betting Long Shots have a Shot?

Brazil and Argentina have the best betting odds to win the World Cup, but what about the long shots?

Here is a look at the teams with the worst odds out of every group and their odds to win the group.

The World Cup Odds listed are provided by 5Dimes Sportsbook

World Cup: Group A
Cameroon +2500

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Ghana Flying Under the Radar – 2014 World Cup Betting

Ghana may be the best team from Africa that is playing in Brazil this summer, but even in the Group of Death they may be flying under the radar. Obviously Germany and Portugal, with Christiano Ronaldo, are the two powerhouse teams in the group and the United States has an up and coming squad. However, Ghana has the third best betting odds to win the group and they have a solid team packed with talent.

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Ecuador Not Getting Much Love – World Cup Betting

Even though the World Cup is being held in South America Ecuador not only has major long shot odds to win the whole tournament, but they also have the third worst betting odds to win their group.

Ecuador is one of the weaker groups, but still does not have good odds to win it at +400 with France the favorite at -150 and Switzerland at +275. Overall, the squad has World Cup betting odds of +12500 to win the whole tournament at Bet365.

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World Cup Top Goal Scorer Odds, is El Classico a preview?

Recently in the Copa Del rey Final match between Real Madrid and Barcelona, the three players with the best betting odds to win the top goal scorer in the World Cup were involved.

Lionel Messi remains the top betting choice in World Cup top goal scorer odds at Bet365. He was 7/1 after the April 16 Barca loss to Real Madrid. Brazil's Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal are tied for second at 12/1 odds.

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Colombia World Cup Odds Hold Steady

Colombia is making their first World Cup appearance since 1998 and while host Brazil and Argentina have the best betting odds the Colombians are a solid squad.

They have the seventh best betting odds at +2500 and they have the best odds to win their group.

Colombia was a little lucky to be drawn into one of the weaker groups. They are in Group C with the best World Cup betting odds to win it at -125 at Bet365 followed by Ivory Coast (+350), Japan (+400), and Greece (+700).

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Dangerous Opening Matches for Favorites

The three teams that have the best betting odds to win the World Cup this summer all begin their campaign with dangerous opening matches. Brazil is posted at +300 to win it all followed by Argentina at +400, and Germany at +550.

In their first matches Brazil faces Croatia, Argentina faces Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Germany faces Portugal. The three soccer giants are all big betting favorites in their opening matches, but they are far from cakewalks.

Brazil -350 Croatia +850 Draw +450

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Russia or Switzerland a World Cup Betting Dark Horse?

Russia and Switzerland do not have good overall betting odds to win the World Cup, but each is in a very weak group. Both of these teams have the second best betting odds to make it out of their group. Each are major longs shots to win it all with Russia at +8000 and Switzerland at +10000, but each does have good odds to make it to the knockout phase where anything can happen.

Switzerland

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Italy Longshots in 2014 World Cup Odds

Besides this summer’s host in Brazil, Italy has won the most World Cups, but they are not getting much of a betting shot for this World Cup.

There are eight other countries that have better betting odds than Italy, who are posted at +2800.

However, they are one of the more experienced squads in the tournament with several players that were on their 2006 World Cup winning team.

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World Cup Betting, Odds Stacked against USA

The Americans have high hopes coming into this World Cup, but not only have they been drawn into the Group of Death, but they were less than impressive in their last friendly.

Team USA has not taken the easy route in getting ready for Brazil having beaten South Korea, losing to Ukraine, and still having to face Mexico.

However, after their lackluster 2-0 loss to Ukraine there are still many questions for the Yanks.

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