World Cup

Nigeria - Odds to Win 2014 FIFA World Cup

Nigeria has played in two of the last three World Cups and finished in the bottom of the group both times. However, they are coming off a win in the 2013 African Cup of Nations and they are not in the toughest group, well after Argentina.


Japan - Odds to Win 2014 FIFA World Cup

Japan is not getting much hype for getting out of their group, but maybe they should be. First of all they are not in the toughest group and the team has already won the Asian Cup. Ivory Coast and Columbia are in the group and both clubs are attacking ones and the tactical Japan team may give them major headaches.

Japan finished first in Asian qualifying and they have many quality players. They have made it to the last 16 in two of the three last World Cup tournaments and it would be no shock if they did so again.


Ivory Coast - Odds to Win 2014 FIFA World Cup

Ivory Coast had to be happy to be drawn into a pretty weak group in Brazil after being drawn into the Group of Death in South Africa. They have the star power and have been called the "golden generation", but they have not really won any big tournaments. Still, with the likes of Didier Drogba, Yaya Toure and Salomon Kalou you cannot count them out this summer.

The Elephants have the star power and a great attacking squad, but are seen as a very immature team, one that chokes under pressure, and their World Cup record is less than stellar.


England - Odds to Win 2014 FIFA World Cup

England has advanced to the quarterfinals in two of the last three World Cups, but they have not advanced further than that since they won in 1966. They have a lot of pressure on them and there is pressure on them to advance further than they did in South Africa when they were a disappointment and did not move past the round of 16.   


France - Odds to Win 2014 FIFA World Cup

After being the runner up for the 2006 World Cup the French were the major disappointment in South Africa in 2010 losing to South Africa and Mexico coming in last in the group.

They narrowly missed on qualifying for the World Cup this time around and the pressure is on them in Brazil. However, France has the best odds to make it out of their group, which is one of the weakest in the draw with Switzerland, Ecuador, and Honduras.


Switzerland - Odds to Win 2014 FIFA World Cup

Switzerland won their European qualifying group and was a surprise first pot team that has the second best odds to make it out of their group in Brazil. The Swiss are in one of the weaker groups this summer with France, Honduras, and Ecuador.


Iran - Odds to Win 2014 FIFA World Cup

This is the fourth trip to the World Cup for Iran and they have never made it out of the group stage. They play a defensive scheme where their best chances to score come on the counter-attack. They are well coached by Carlos Queiroz, but they are not a physical bunch and the depth of their squad is a major concern.

Iran is the long shots to make it out of the group and while beating Argentina simply will not happen Iran has a chance against Bosnia-Herzegovina and Nigeria with their solid defense. Iran is one of the lowest ranked FIFA team in the World Cup.


Honduras - Odds to Win 2014 FIFA World Cup

Honduras is playing in their second World Cup in a row, but even playing in a weak group Bet365 has them as the second worst odds to win the tournament. They have never won a World Cup match and will that change in Brazil?

Honduras does have a solid offense, but their defense is an issue and a bigger issue is the fact they do not have any big stars on the field. They can take some confidence heading to Brazil with solid qualifying showings against Mexico, the U.S. and Costa Rica, who are all in the tournament.


Netherlands - Odds to Win 2014 FIFA World Cup

Netherlands breezed through European qualifying and they could not have been happy to be drawn into the same group with Spain, who they lost to in the 2010 World Cup final. Still, the Dutch are favored to make it out of group play and they have one of the best offensive squads in Brazil.


Greece - Odds to Win 2014 FIFA World Cup

To say Greece has a great defense is an understatement, as in World Cup qualifying they only conceded a grand total of four goals. However, their offense is the key issue and has been since they shocked the world winning the 2004 European Championships. The is hope though, as Konstantinos Mitroglou is the best forward they have had in years and the young striker has a lot of pressure on him.

Greece is not in the toughest of groups, but their defense will be tested by the attacking styles of Colombia and Ivory Coast in group play.