Brazil, Spain Lead Confederations Cup BettingPublished June 14, 2013 by OCR Editor
9th Confederations Cup kicks off in Brazil on Saturday June 15.
The 9 th FIFA Confederations Cup kicks off in Brazil on June 15, with the hosts starting as favorites for the tournament alongside the defending World Cup and European champions Spain.
Confederation Cup Preview
Brazil will be under pressure on two fronts when it faces Japan in the opening match of the Confederations Cup. FIFA officials will be looking to see that the country is ready for next year's World Cup, while fans will have high expectations from Felipe Scolari and his Selecao.
While Group A is the Group of Death featuring Brazil, Japan, Mexico and Italy, Group B is a case of how far for Spain as the defending World Cup and two-time defending Euro champion faces off against Uruguay, Nigeria, and wait for it Oceanian champions Tahiti, that's right Tahiti.
William Hill Betting
William Hill will be there offering punters betting on all the Confederations Cup matches. With a couple of days to go till the tournament, this online sportsbook offers the following title odds: Brazil 6/4, Spain 7/4, Italy 7/1, Uruguay 8/1, Mexico 11/1, Nigeria, 20/1, Japan 33/1, Tahiti 5000/1.
In other betting, Brazil's Neymar, Spain's David Villa and Uruguay's Luis Suarez are 8/1 equal favorites for tournament top goalscorer, the odds of a goal being awarded or rescinded due to goal line technology are 8/11, and Luis Suarez is 4/9 to be playing for Real Madrid and 9/4 to be at Liverpool on September 3.