World Cup

USA Plays Key Matches in Preparation for World Cup

America has a tall task this World Cup playing in the Group of Death with the stacked squads of Portugal, Germany, and a Ghana side that knocked them out of the last World Cup. However, the Americans do not play an easy schedule in their WC preparation, which got off to a good start with their 2-0 win over South Korea.

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Is Brazil a Lock to Win their World Cup Group?

Brazil is not only the favorite to win the World Cup, but they have the second biggest odds, behind Argentina, to win their group.

However, they are not in the easiest group, but are also not in the toughest one.

Brazil is in Group A along with Croatia, Mexico, and Cameroon.

Here are the betting odds for Group A

Brazil -400
Croatia +600
Mexico +800
Cameroon +2500

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Bet365 Has England World Cup Betting Covered

Bet365 is one of the leading online sportsbooks online today and are definitely one of the best for betting on the World Cup. They are based in the United Kingdom, which is why they have a couple of unique bets for the England national team that do not have for other teams playing this summer.

One of the unique bets that Bet365 has is the To Be in the Finals Squad. It is a few months away before the final World Cup rosters are due and you can wager on who you think will make the squad for England.

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World Cup Odds Show South American Long Shots

Host Brazil and Argentina have the best betting odds to win the World Cup this summer, but there are four other teams from South America playing in the tournament. Uruguay, Colombia, Chile, and Ecuador all have qualified for Brazil and all are, pretty much, long shots to win even though Uruguay and Colombia have decent betting odds.

Uruguay

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Is Belgium Really a Dark Horse in Brazil?

Many experts are pegging Belgium to be a dark horse contender in Brazil, but should they be? Ok, so Belgium has not had much success at the international level, to say the least, but they are a very young and talented squad that is loaded with some world-class players. On top of that they are not in a very tough group.

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Home Field Advantage

Soccer is like any other sport in that home field advantage is big and it is no surprise that teams with the top two overall to win the World Cup are from South America. Brazil is the host and has the best overall odds at +300 with Argentina at +400. A couple of other teams from South America also have pretty good odds in Uruguay (+2500) and Colombia (+2500).

In the history of the World Cup the host team has won six times with the last time being France winning in 1998.

Brazil and Argentina have such good World Cup betting odds not only because they plyaing on their home continent, but each team is stacked.

After Argentina and Brazil the next four teams that have the best betting odds to win are all from Europe in Germany (+550), 2010 winner Spain (+700), Belgium (+1400), and France (+2000). Spain snapped Europe’s World Cup road woes, as they became the first European team to win outside their home continent when they won in 2014 in South Africa.

In the four World Cups that have been held in South America a team from that continent has won every time. In those four World Cups Uruguay has two wins, Argentina has one, and Brazil has one.

South American teams have also dominated the Western hemisphere, as they have not only won every one on their soil, but the three held in North America. Brazil won the trophy in Mexico in 1970 and the United States in 1994 and Argentina won in Mexico in 1986.

The World Cup has not been held in South America since 1976 when Argentina won as the host. Odds makers are giving South American teams good betting odds for the top teams, but can a European win their first ever World Cup trophy on that continent? We shall see next summer.

France Looks to Forget 2010 World Cup

France was the biggest disappointment of the 2010 World Cup where they flamed out of group play with one draw and two losses. They came into South Africa after being the runner-up in the previous World Cup. However, this time around in Brazil they have a good squad and they have the sixth best odds at +2000 to win the tournament.
 

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World Cup Stage of Elimination Betting Odds

Bet365 is one of the best betting websites when it comes to soccer wagering and they have many betting options available. Besides the more popular World Cup bets such as which team will win and the top goal scorer they also have many unique wagers. One of those bets is the stage of elimination bet.

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Can England End World Cup Woes? Sportsbook Odds Say No

England is seen as one of the best soccer nations in the world and the Premier League may be THE best league in the world. However, England has not made much noise in the World Cup since they won as the host in 1966 and odds makers are not giving them much of a chance in Brazil.

England has not made it past the quarterfinals since they finished in fourth place back in 1990. In the history of the World Cup England has only made it past the quarterfinals two times in 1990 and when they won in 1966.

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Does Team USA Have a Chance in Brazil?

The Americans finished first in their World Cup qualifying and have high hopes for Brazil, but they do not have good odds to win it or even to get out of their group. That is because they are in the dreaded Group of Death along with Germany, Portugal, and a Ghana squad that beat them in the round of 16 in 2010.

USA has long shot odds of +15000 to win the World Cup of and the lowest odds to make it out of their group at +1200.

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