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 has the eighth best odds (+2500) to win the World Cup and they have a solid squad, but they are in a tough group. They are tied with Italy for having he best odds to win the group at +163 with England at +225 and Costa Rica at +5000.

Uruguay has two World Cup wins and they won the last time the tournament was held in Brazil, but that was back in 1950. Still, with the offense they have they may be dangerous.


Colombia is also at +2500 to win the World Cup and while Uruguay is in a tough group Colombia is in one of the easier ones. They have the best odds to win their group at -125 followed by Ivory Coast (+350), Japan (+400), and Greece (+750).

The team has a solid offense led by FW Radamel Falcao and they have a good midfield, but the defense is a concern.


Chile is at +5000 to win the World Cup and they are in a tough group with Spain and Holland, who faced each other in the final in 2010. In Group betting odds Spain is at -138 followed by Holland (+250), Chile (+400), and Australia (+3300).

Chile caught fire in qualification after Jorge Sampaoli took the reigns as the manager and the squad has a good offense led by Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona. They use a ton of offensive pressure to win and their offense is key since the defense is the weakness of the squad.


Ecuador has the worst overall World Cup betting odds at +12500 and while they are not in the toughest group they only have the third best betting odds to win it. They play in Group E where France has the best odds at -150 followed by Switzerland (+275), Ecuador (+400), and Honduras (+3300).

Ecuador is playing in their first World Cup since 2002 where they advanced to the knockout phase. They have a solid squad that plays good team defense, but it was a big blow when the best striker Christian Benitez passed away last year.