World Cup Group Stage - Where to BetPublished June 15, 2010 by OCR Editor
William Hill, Betfair and Titan Bet, all offer range of options.
Wondering where to bet on the World Cup group stage and what to bet on? There's no shortage of options, with William Hill, Betfair and Titan Bet all offering the full array of betting options.
All the major bookmakers are offering odds on tournament winner and group stage winner, but it's worth checking out the specials too.
At Titan Bet, customers are being given the option not just of betting who will qualify for the tournament's second round but also on who will fail to qualify.
In group G betting, for example, North Korea is the favorite not to qualify, at 1.05, ahead of Ivory Coast, 1.82, Portugal, 2.14, and Brazil, 6.50.
William Hill is allowing customers to bet on the number of points each team will win in the group stage.
For example, Chile, which is drawn against Spain, Switzerland and Honduras, is 4/1 to win six points (which would most likely occur with a loss against Spain and wins in the two other games). The next most likely scenarios are four points, 11/4, and three points, 9/2.
Over at Betfair, money is being taken on what position each team will finish in their respective group. For example, England are 1.63 to finish first in Group C, despite tying the opening fixture with the United States. In order, the odds for second are 3.00, for third are 7.6 and for fourth a distant 25.Upcoming Matches
Visit these sportsbooks and place bets on today's matches:
New Zealand vs. Slovakia
Cote d'Ivoire vs. Portugal
Brazil vs. North Korea