With the start of the 2014 World Cup Championship right around the bend, fans are lining up to place their bets on their favorite teams. While speculating is running rampant, there are a number of viable techniques to utilize for selecting the best bet. For starters, it is always smart to look at the current world cup odds, before making your selection.
Current World Cup Odds
- 3/1 Brazil
- 9/2 Argentina
- 11/2 Germany
- 13/2 Spain
While these are the most up to date world cup odds, it is important to check for yourself since the odds often change frequently during the lead up to the big game. These numbers should play a major role in your betting process. While the favorite is usually a safe bet, many times the favorite never wins the tournament. Betting on a favorite will usually earn you very little money unless you place a massive bet.
When you begin considering which team to bet on, the odds are important but not always a viable source of information. You should also consider the match ups. For instance, a particular team might be the favorite to win, but has lost every game to the opposing team in the opener. This will put the odds on favorite at a risk of dying out in the first round. Look at the 2010 championship, many of the favorites were eliminated in the first round.
When selecting a team to bet on, it is important to find a team that has a legitimate shot at winning. However, if you’re only going to be betting a small sum, make sure you bet on a team with the right odds. For instance, at twenty to one, France would make a good underdog bet. You would earn a significant purse if France happened to pull off the upset.