2014 FIFA World Cup Betting Roundup – July 2

World Cup 2014 Betting Costa Rica

The 2014 World Cup field has been reduced to the final eight teams and while the United States was eliminated in a tough 2-1 loss to Belgium in extra time, upstart countries such as Columbia and Costa Rica have worked their way into the tournament’s quarterfinals.

VietBet closed the US as +335 underdogs for this past Tuesday’s match while Belgium was listed as +101 favorites. The betting moneyline for a draw in that match was set at +243. Argentina started the day’s action with a 1-0 victory over Switzerland as a -170 favorite to claim one of the two remaining spots in the next round.

World Cup action resumes this Friday afternoon with a huge matchup between Germany and France starting at 12 p.m. (ET). The Germans knocked-off Algeria 2-1 to advance as -310 favorites while the French cruised past Nigeria 2-0 this past Monday as -231 favorites on VietBet’s closing moneyline. Germany has been opened as a slight +147 favorite over France, which comes in as a +225 underdog. The World Cup moneyline for a draw in this match has been set at +227.

In Friday’s other game, Columbia will try and keep its impressive run to a World Cup title alive as a +388 underdog against tournament favorite and host country Brazil, which is listed as a -120 favorite. The betting odds for a draw are set at +273. The Columbians are a perfect 4-0 after beating Uruguay 2-0 as a +120 favorite. Brazil comes into this match with a tournament record of 3-0-1 after squeezing past Chile 1-0 as a solid -181 favorite.

VietBet has yet to set its moneyline odds for Saturday’s opening match between Belgium and Argentina so be sure to check the site as the best place to wager on the World Cup for US Players. It has set the odds for the second match of the day with the Netherlands listed as heavy -194 favorites against Costa Rica. The betting moneyline that Costa Rica pulls off the upset and advances to the semifinals has been set at +677 and the odds this match ends in a draw have been set at +337. The Netherlands come into the quarterfinals with a perfect 4-0 record, while the Costa Ricans have gone 2-0-2 in tournament play.

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