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Sportsbooks Stick with Brazil atop World Cup Odds
A pair of victories and a draw put Brazil atop the Group A standings in the opening stage of the World Cup, and the online sportsbooks have them pegged as the favorites to win the tournament with the Round of 16 getting underway on Saturday afternoon.
Brazil sits as the 3/1 favorite at Bet365 on the odds to win the 2014 World Cup as they prepare to take on Chile in the Round of 16 on Saturday – as a big favorite on the betting lines for the contest. The oddsmakers at Bet365 have Brazil pegged as the -185 chalk against Chile, which sits at +450 for the game and at 33/1 to come out on top in the tournament.
Two other South American teams also hit the field in the Round of 16 on Saturday with Uruguay facing Colombia. The Colombians went a perfect 3-0-0 in the group stage and sit as -110 favorites on the 2014 World Cup odds against Uruguay (+310) for Saturday. Colombia has 18/1 odds to win the World Cup at Bet365, with Uruguay back at 40/1 on those lines.
The Netherlands also got through the group stage unscathed with three victories and have scored a tournament-high 10 goals to date. The Dutch are sitting at 7/1 on the odds to win the World Cup right now as they get set to take on Mexico on Sunday in the Round of 16. The Mexicans are back at 25/1 to win the tournament, and they're +260 underdogs for Sunday.
Sunday's action then rounds out with Greece vs. Costa Rica, with the Greeks having advanced to the Round of 16 despite having scored just two goals in three games. Costa Rica is a +135 favorite for Sunday and at 40/1 to win the World Cup; Greece sits at 100/1 odds.
The Monday Round of 16 matchups are Nigeria vs. France and Algeria vs. Germany, with the Germans boasting the top World Cup betting odds out of those four teams at 4/1 at Bet365 right now. France is then at 8/1, with both Algeria and Nigeria longshots at 200/1. France (-220) and Germany (-350) are both big favorites for their games on Monday afternoon.
The final top contender on the 2014 World Cup odds is Argentina, and they'll take their 4/1 betting line into their game against Switzerland on Tuesday as a -225 favorite. Belgium is then a -125 favorite against the United States for Tuesday in the last Round of 16 game. Belgium is at 20/1 to win the World Cup, with the United States at 50/1, and the Swiss at 100/1.