Brazil Still Favourite To Win at 3/1

Published on June 7th, 2014 4:05 pm EST
The 2014 World Cup is now just mere days away - can you believe it?

After years of patiently waiting, fans will finally be able to immerse themselves in a straight month of World Cup action starting on June 12th when Brazil squares off against Croatia. This will kick off a smorgasbord of football that will last into mid-July.

As the World Cup draws ever closer, punters are increasingly getting their bets down for the tournament. Most gamblers will wait until just before the tournament starts to place their bets - this makes sense, as you never know when a key player can fall to injury. For this reason, the World Cup odds have seen a flurry of movement over the past week.

First off, let's start with the list of the teams who have seen zero movement in their odds to win the World Cup since the start of the year:

Brazil, 3/1
Bosnia, 150/1
Greece, 250/1
Nigeria, 250/1
Cameroon, 750/1
Australia, 750/1
Costa Rica, 2500/1
Honduras, 2500/1


Now let's take a look at the teams who have seen their odds change since the start of June. We will list the country, their current odds and their odds before the most recent move:

Argentina, 4/1, 9/2
Germany, 6/1, 11/2
Spain, 13/2, 6/1
Belgium, 20/1, 16/1
Uruguay, 25/1, 28/1
France, 25/1, 20/1
Portugal, 28/1, 25/1
Holland, 33/1, 28/1
Russia, 100/1, 80/1
Mexico, 150/1, 200/1
Croatia, 200/1, 150/1
Ecuador, 200/1, 150/1
USA, 250/1, 150/1
Ghana, 250/1, 200/1
Algeria, 2000/1, 1000/1
Iran, 2500/1, 750/1

The biggest moves of note - Argentina has inched up slightly and is now just behind Brazil in the list of favourites to win the tournament. In addition, Germany and Spain have both fallen off slightly.

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