The odds to win the World Cup 2014 will be changing on the daily with 3 group games being played most days. The line you’ll get each morning may not be the same as you’ll see later in the day and the overall winners lines will be taken down during games too, meaning that if you see a price you like at any given time, jump on it while you can. So who are the favorites, who are the underdogs and who are the teams that a little smart money is going on at long odds?
The usual suspects are of course all in the mix to lift the trophy with the South American powerhouses of Brazil and Argentina leading the way, and it’s worth noting that a World Cup finals played in South America has never been won by a European team. At present odds on Brazil are around the 4.33 mark with the Argentines not far behind in 4.50. So what of the European contingent? Reigning champions Spain got off to the worst start possible and got hammered by the Netherlands 5-1 meaning that their odds shot out to 15.00 however should they qualify from the group, which they should do, then expect that line to come right back in, and if you fancy Spain then now is the best possible time to get on them.
Germany are the top European pick with odds at 5.00 with the Netherlands at 13.00, France at 17.00, Italy at 19.00 and Belgium at 26.00. England suffered a defeat at the hands of Italy meaning that they’re out there at 29.00 however a win in their next game against Uruguay would change that. Just a quick look at those numbers sees that the bookies can’t see much further than Brazil, Argentina and Germany and many think that with Brazil only scraping a draw against Mexico and not looking too hot, that it’s only home soil advantage keeping those odds so short, and if it’s a South American team you’re looking to back then the smarter money is on Argentina.
Germany will of course want to spoil the Latin American party and will qualify through a group that contains the USA with ease, and many feel that they can break the mould and be the first team from Europe to win in South America. There could be a few surprises and maybe Colombia or Chile could cause them with both teams looking to get clear of the group stage you just never know. Colombia are at 34.00 with Chile at 41.00 and for a wild outside each way bet then how about Mexico at 101.00...they coped with Brazil well and will get to the knockout stage. As mentioned, the lines will be changing all the time and what may look like great value in the a.m, may not look so sweet in the evening, so if you see something you like, take it while you can.