Top Five Bets For The 2010 World Cup

Five World Cup Bets Not To Be Missed Out On

With the domestic seasons now coming to an end it is truly the time to concentrate fully on the World Cup, which is now only a month away. It seems we have been looking forward to this for many years (well, four in total) and with just one month to go until the biggest sporting event in the world it is time to have a gamble on the World Cup if you haven’t had one already.

Now is the time to examine the best five bets at the World Cup. Many people who don’t normally bet will probably only be familiar with the outright world cup betting and also perhaps the World Cup Golden Boot betting but there are many other betting markets that offer better value and are easier to call than predicting the outright winners.

The best bet at the World Cup is in the Stage of elimination market, which involves betting on when any of the teams gets eliminated. The best bets will come on teams that you think are sure to get out of the group but probably aren’t good enough to get to the semi final, that leaves just the Second Round and Quarter Final for those teams to go out.

Paraguay look to be a strong and underestimated team going to the World Cup and they are better than Slovakia and New Zealand who are also in their group, any probably even Italy. If Paraguay win their World Cup group, which they are well capable of doing, they are likely to play either Cameroon or Denmark in the next round, this would offer a very winnable game.

In the Quarter Final things will be too tough for Paraguay and they are very likely to go out, and Paraguay leaving the World Cup at this stage is a great bet at around 7/2, the same sort of odds you would get on Spain winning the entire tournament.

In the same market of stage of elimination Chile look the second best bet of the World Cup 2010 to go out in the Second Round. In Chile’s World Cup group are Spain, Honduras and Switzerland. Chile are clear second best and almost guaranteed to get finish runner up. In the Second Round of the World Cup they will probably draw Brazil, but even if Brazil do not win their group Chile will play Ivory Coast or Portugal. Chile are almost certain to go out with a tough second round yet are around the 11/8 mark, much too big a price.

The stage of elimination is such a good market to bet on that it is also where the third best bet of the World Cup comes from. Many think France have an easy group this year against South Africa, Uruguay and Mexico but that actually looks very hard. The hosts always do well in the World Cup and South Africa should go through and that leaves just one more spot for teams to qualify, and both Uruguay and Mexico are capable of giving France a good game. We have seen France struggle through Euro 2008 two years ago and also in World Cup qualifying and they will struggle again in Group A, they are around the 11/4 mark to play just three games at the World Cup and that is a value bet.

We have already mentioned South Africa, they have a massive advantage playing at home, don’t forget that outsiders South Korea got to the semi finals at home in 2002. For some reason South Africa are the outsiders in Group A. They look sure to get more than their fair share of refereeing decisions go their way and it is hard to see them not qualifying, they may even win the group but it is best to play it safe and take the 9/4 on them to simply qualify.

South Africa are also the subject of the fifth best bet for the World Cup. The best African team betting has Ivory Coast as the favourites. They have a very tough group with Brazil and Portugal in there and should they beat Portugal to the second spot they will play Spain in the second round, that’s them out! Despite this fact they are evens with some bookies whilst South Africa are a best price of 16/1 despite the fact they could easily reach the quarter finals on home soil.

The good things about these best five World Cup bets is that all should be settled before the semi finals get underway. The further you go in the World Cup the more luck is needed so betting on the shorter term markets is well worth it and it should pay off, literally!

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