World Cup Betting

Jul 9, 2463 days ago

Spain v Holland Predictions and Preview

World Cup Final 2010

According to David Beckham, hindsight is a wonderful thing! If only we’d all taken notice of the form book coming into the World Cup then finalists the Netherlands and Spain would have stood out like the thumbs of a hitchhiker at the end of his gap year! Both teams waltzed through their qualifying groups without dropping a point. The Dutch are on a long unbeaten run which includes six victories in South Africa, while Spain’s only defeats in the last two years came in last summer’s Confederations Cup (against the USA) and in their opener against the Swiss in Durban, which caught everyone by surprise.

Jul 9, 2463 days ago

Netherlands v Spain Betting Tips and Predictions

2010 FIFA World Cup Final (Sunday 11th July 7:30pm)

To date, I’m afraid I ain’t done as well as Paul the Octupus, nonetheless, let’s concentrate on some World Cup Final betting tips.

Holland 11/4 v Spain 11/10 – (Draw 11/5)

Since 1983, Holland and Spain have met on four occasions. It’s the Dutch who have the upper hand, winning three. Holland make their 3rd appearance in a World Cup Final whereas Spain encounter the greatest sporting occasion on our planet for the first time. Here’s some betting tips.

Jul 9, 2463 days ago

Germany v Uruguay Preview and Tips

Germans Better Equipped for Successful Swansong

Having gone out of a tournament like the World Cup at the semi-final stage, it must be difficult for players to raise themselves for another game a matter of days later.

Uruguay have had 24 hours longer than Germany to get over the disappointment of not taking the final step into what would have been the biggest match of their careers but it may not save the South Americans from another evening of relative disappointment in the third place play-off. What will be playing on the minds of both sets of players is that they probably didn’t do themselves justice in the semi-finals.

Jul 9, 2463 days ago

Spain v Netherlands – World Cup Betting

World Cup Top Goalscorer Daily Preview

This World Cup has been something of a bonfire of reputations. Looking at the pre-tournament top goalscorer betting, it’s staggering how many of the favourites have had a tournament to forget. Lionel Messi, Wayne Rooney, Fernando Torres, Cristiano Ronaldo, Diego Milito, Didier Drogba, Kaka; the list goes on.

However, the man who headed the betting market before the tournament began also heads it as we head into match 64 of the tournament.

David Villa was an 8/1 chance to sop score in South Africa before a ball was kicked. The Valencia striker (as he was then) had won the Golden Shoe at the 2008 European Championships with four goals, and with his country the ante-post favourites to lift the World Cup, he was the obvious choice to top score.

Jul 8, 2464 days ago

Holland v Spain – World Cup Final Betting Tips

World Cup Final Betting Tips

Sunday 11 July – WC Day 31

So, after 63 matches and a month of intriguing football, the nineteenth World Cup Final is upon us. Spain play the Netherlands in the showpiece event at Johannesburg’s Soccer City stadium on Sunday evening.

It was 6/5 before the tournament began that we would have a first-time World Cup winner and, sometime on Sunday evening, one of these two European powerhouses will become the eighth nation to have their name inscribed on the famous trophy.

Jul 8, 2464 days ago

Uruguay v Germany – World Cup Playoff Preview

World Cup Daily Preview – Saturday 10 July

Can there be a match in world football that players want to play in less than the World Cup Third/Fourth Place Play-Off?

A match to decide who effectively wins the ‘bronze’ medal, Uruguay and Germany will take to the field in Port Elizabeth on Saturday night still licking their wounds after narrow World Cup exits.

Uruguay exceeded all expectations by reaching this stage of the tournament, although losing by the odd goal in five to the Netherlands will hurt considering they were missing a handful of first team regulars.

Jul 8, 2464 days ago

Online Betting Preview – Playing the Odds

Playing the Odds

Welcome to our weekly column where we try and seek good value in some longer odds bets.

Review

When you have backed a golfer at 16/1 to win a tournament, seeing them at the top of the leaderboard with four holes to play is a great feeling. That’s how I felt on Sunday as Martin Kaymer negotiated the back nine in Versailles…until double bogeys on the 15th and 18th hoes meant he finished T6 – not even good enough for an each way profit.

Still, I correctly identified three of the World Cup semi-finalists for an 8 point profit. Not bad!

1pt Spain to win the World Cup Final 1-0 at 5/1

Jul 8, 2464 days ago

Online Betting Odds – Weekly Sports Preview

Betting Previews

Weekly Sports Betting Preview

Football

So, after 62 matches and thirty days, we finally reach the nineteenth World Cup Final this Sunday.

First up, however, is the match that no-one wants to play in, never mind to win. The third/fourth place play-off takes place in Port Elizabeth on Saturday night with Uruguay and Germany playing for pride. Joachim Loew’s side are 8/11 to prevail in this one – but frankly, anything could happen.

It was 6/5 before a ball was kicked in South Africa that a new name would be added to the illustrious roll call of World Cup winners in 2010. If you took those odds then you are already celebrating a profit as neither the Netherlands nor Spain are previous world champions and so we will have an eighth name added to that select list on Sunday night.

Jul 8, 2464 days ago

Germany v Uruguay – World Cup Top Goalscorer Betting

World Cup Top Goalscorer Daily Preview

Despite both being eliminated from the 2010 World Cup by the odd goal in an even semi-final, the tournament is not yet over for either Uruguay or Germany. The two former winners have the matter of a third/fourth place play-off match in Port Elizabeth on Saturday evening to determine who wins the bronze medal.

For four strikers with realistic ambitions to win the World Cup Golden Shoe award, it is also an important night as it is their final chance to add to their goals tally.

Jul 7, 2465 days ago

World Cup Betting – Germany v Spain Preview

Spain to Edge Classic Semi-Final

It’s the classic encounter, counter-attacking Germany’s organisation and efficiency against Spanish flair and adventure. A replay of the 2008 Euro final, the second World Cup semi-final promises to be every bit as close this time around. Whether the man who settled that first game will be in Spain’s starting XI in Durban remains to be seen, however. Fernando Torres was substituted yet again in Spain’s quarter-final win over Paraguay after yet another laboured performance and coach Vicente del Bosque, who has been steadfast in his support of the Liverpool striker so far, must now be having second thoughts.

Jul 7, 2465 days ago

Spain v Germany Predictions – Goalscorers

World Cup Top Goalscorer Daily Preview

There can be many national managers forgiven for not understanding or catering for the threat of the young Bayern forward Thomas Muller at this World Cup. The 20 year old had only won two caps prior to the tournament, didn’t feature in Germany’s winning European under 21 side and didn’t even make the Germany page in the 2010 Panini World Cup sticker album.

Muller has scored four goals in Germany’s imperious march to the semi-finals including two in their 4-1 defeat of England and the opener in their thumping 4-0 quarter final win over Argentina in Cape Town.

Jul 6, 2466 days ago

Germany v Spain – Semi Final Betting Tips

Wednesday 7 July – WC Day 27

For about six months I have been writing articles like this one outlining the countless reasons why I don’t believe that Spain will win the 2010 World Cup. From historical precedents (they were European Champions when going out of the 1966 World Cup in the first round) to recent form (failure to beat Northern Ireland, Paraguay, Nigeria, South Korea, Yugoslavia and Austria in recent World Cups), I felt that there was no way the Spanish would win their first World Cup.

Well, although they are now in the semi-finals I am going to stick to my prediction.