2014 FIFA World Cup Betting Roundup- June 18

Last Thursday marked the start of the 2014 FIFA World Cup with host country Brazil getting things underway with a 3-1 victory over Croatia as a -305 favorite on VietBet’s closing moneyline in a Group A matchup. In a stunning turn of events for the +250 favorites to win the World Cup, Brazil played Mexico to a 0-0 draw this past Tuesday as a -271 favorite. VietBet’s closing moneyline on a draw was +445.

Germany came into this tournament as a +550 second favorite to bring home the World Cup and so far so good with a 4-0 shutout of Portugal on Monday in Group G action as a slight +124 favorite. The Germans will now face Ghana on Saturday as -345 favorites.

The United States is also in Group G and it started its run towards a World Cup title with a thrilling 2-1 victory over Ghana this past Monday as a +210 underdog. The Americans will be back in action this coming Sunday in a match against Portugal. VietBet has opened the United States as a prohibitive +512 underdog for that contest. The US team came into the 2014 World Cup at +250 odds to win its group and at +10000 odds to win it all.

The third-favorite to win the World Cup at +325 is Argentina. It opened play in Group F with a hard-fought 2-1 victory against Bosnia-Herzegovina this past Sunday as a heavy -221 favorite. Argentina now faces Iran in its second game this Friday night as a prohibitive +790 favorite. The odds on an unlikely upset by Iran are set at +3134 on VietBet’s latest betting board.

Spain came into the World Cup as a -150 favorite to win Group B and as a +550 fourth-favorite to win it all. It may have been a bit overvalued in both cases after getting hammered 5-1 by the Netherlands in a rematch of the 2010 World Cup Championship. Spain closed as a -116 favorite in that match and it has been opened as a -184 favorite for Wednesday’s match against Chile.

Italy and Costa Rica each won their opening game in Group D and they will now face-off against one another in a crucial match on Friday afternoon. VietBet has opened Italy as a -192 favorite with Costa Rica listed as a +684 underdog. Later in the day this Friday, France will square off against Switzerland as a -127 favorite in a Group E showdown after both countries won their opening match.

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