2014 FIFA World Cup Betting Roundup – July 8

World Cup Betting Brazil

Before the 2014 World Cup got underway early last month, VietBet’s futures odds for this event had Brazil listed as a +250 favorite to win it all as the host country. While there have been a few bumps in road along the way, it is now just two more victories from claiming the crown.

First, the Brazilians will have to get past Germany in Tuesday’s semifinal match as slight +178 favorites. The Germans have been listed as +190 underdogs and the betting moneyline for this match has been set at +218.

Brazil came out of Group A with a record of 2-0-1 and a goal differential of 7-2, but the biggest takeaway was its stunning 0-0 draw against Mexico as a prohibitive -271 favorite. It needed to win on extra kicks in the Round of 16 after battling Chile to a 1-1 draw as a -101 favorite. The Brazilians then went on to beat Columbia 2-1 in the quarterfinals as -133 favorites.
The Germans’ journey to this point included an unexpected 2-2 draw against Ghana as heavy -275 favorites coupled with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over USA as -145 favorites in Group G play. They went on to beat Algeria and France in the knockout round to advance to Tuesday’s match.

The other half of this Sunday’s World Cup Championship will be filled by the winner of Wednesday’s match between Argentina and the Netherlands. VietBet has opened Argentina as a +145 favorite with the Netherlands listed as +230 underdogs. The betting moneyline for a draw has been set at +225.

Both of these teams cruised through group play with perfect 3-0 records. Argentina came out of Group F with a goal differential of 6-3 against Nigeria, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Iran. The Argentinians posted identical 1-0 victories over Switzerland and Belgium in the knockout round to earn a spot in the semifinals.

The Netherlands dominated play in Group B with a goal differential of 10-3 over Chile, Spain and Australia before eliminating Mexico 2-1 as +119 favorites in the Round of 16. They needed kicks in overtime to break a 0-0 draw against Costa Rica in the quarterfinals as -165 favorites.

VietBet has listed Argentina as a slight +220 favorite to win the 2014 World Cup on its betting futures board. Germany is a +260 second favorite followed by Brazil at +275 and the Netherlands at +385.

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