With the World Cup knocking on the door of punters all around the World, the fervour about potential winnings is as high as dreaming that your nation can win the World Cup itself. Betting on the premier tournament in football is a dream for fans of sports betting, as with the action packed month, there are almost immediate chances to boost your winnings or reclaim any unfortunate lost stakes. There are 64 matches in total which will be played in Brazil between June 12th and July 13th, making for a wealth of betting opportunities. Utilising the great services which online bookmakers provide, can make betting on the World Cup all that much enjoyable.
There are plenty of markets out there already on the internet for the FIFA 2014 World Cup, and more likely than not, you can find great options with your favourite online bookmaker. The count down to the Brazil 2014 is firmly on, and the European domestic seasons will be done before we know it, and the final preparations for World Cup campaigns will be gathering full steam. Already you can find good special free bet and bonus offers and other promotions for the World Cup from Online Bookmakers, as well as individual match prices for the Group games, odds on the Outright Winner and specials
Where to look for bargains and tips when it comes to World Cup Betting? Some sound advice to take note of, is of course to bet with your head and not your heart. Take a look at the list of World Cup winners, and out of all the numerous nations which have entered the World Cup throughout its history, only seven of them have actually won it. It really is a monumental achievement to win the World Cup, and that is where pedigree and continuing class comes in. Brazil (5/1 at Bet365) lead the way, having won the tournament five times, with Spain, the current holders, close behind with four World Cup triumphs. Brazil are one of the favourites to win the title again, and they have the class and quality to do so. As they are in a tough group, it will be worth jumping on them as an outright winner before the tournament starts. Once they get a couple of games under their belt, their price will shorten.
But a lot of the hype is surrounding the potential of there being a new name on the trophy in 2014. This is one of those rare years where there could be a first time winner. Spain are co-favourites at the bookies to win the World Cup (17/4 at Bwin), and they are oozing quality at the moment. Again, taking an early price on them will be better than waiting. They don't have too difficult a group, with Chile being the ones who could push them the hardest. Beyond Brazil and Spain, England (9/2 at Paddy Power and Argentina, both of which have favourable group draws, will be in the hunt, and then the rest of the strong Europeans who have World Cup Pedigree. Italy (16/1 at William Hill) should not be counted out in any way, as they won't give up their crown easily. They may be understated, they may not have as many recognisable names, but they are a tight unit and know how to win. They can be picked up at very generous prices at the moment.
Some of the best early tournament betting will come from Group Outright bets. Such is the quality of the seeded teams, it shouldn't be hard to pick winners in this field. While the prices will be shorter on the favourites, naturally, it's a great chance to build some accumulators, such as building on England (4/11 at Paddy Power), Spain (4/11 at Paddy Power) and France (11/10 at Ladbrokes) as group winners for example. The second placed teams, which will equate into "To Qualify" bets are a great tip to look for. There's usually an upset somewhere, and the South American teams such as Chile (9/2 at Bet365) and Paraguay (6/11 at Bwin) have a lot of "dark horse" potential for betting on "To Qualify".
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