World Cup Odds on William Hill SportsbookPublished May 2, 2010 by OCR Editor
Tournament begins on June 11, with the African teams shaping up for a big showing.
The 2010 World Cup in South Africa is fast approaching, and the William Hill sportsbook is taking bets on every possible scenario.
Spain remains the outright favorite for the tournament, at 4/1, trailed by Brazil, 5/1, England, 11/2, and Argentina, 7/1.First Round's First
But it is the betting on the group stages that we recommend taking a look at, with the first round of the tournament reduced to eight groups of four, and every team in with a chance of winning their group or qualifying in the first two positions.
The "group of death" at World Cup 2010 is Group G, featuring five-time world champions Brazil and modern day powerhouses Portugal and the Ivory Coast, as well as North Korea.
Brazil is 4/7 to win the group, although we think Portugal at 10/3 and Ivory Coast at 7/2 are both good value to win the group.
In qualification odds, Brazil is 1/7, Portugal is 4/6, Ivory Coast, 8/11 and North Korea considered highly unlikely at 12/1.
Germany is unsurprisingly the group favorite at 5/6, but Serbia, 10/3, Ghana, 4/1 and Australia, 7/1, are all considered chances of taking top spot.
Ghana at 5/4 to qualify in the top two spots is good value, with the African teams set for a strong showing in the first World Cup on the continent.
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