World Cup Odds:
Spain still odds favorite against Germany
The 2010 World Cup is reaching the
culmination we have all been waiting for, the Final, but first
this week the final four will clash for the top two spots. On
the 6th Uruguay will face off the Netherlands, who are having a
great run at the 2010 World Cup, despite being far away from
favorite at the beginning of the competition. And on the next
day millions all over the world will have the chance to watch
the clash of the 2010 World Cup titans - Germany vs. Spain. Both
semi-final games are guaranteed to be a delight for the soccer
connoisseur, but naturally the Germany vs. Spain game will
attract the most attention, a game worthy of being the final for
the World Cup.
Therefore we will start with the betting
odds review of the 2010 World Cup semi-final game Germany vs.
Spain. It is obvious for everyone keeping up with the World Cup
from the get-go that the Spaniards had a really hard time in the
competition, making it through the stages, but not with the
“gusto” many had expected from what was (and still is) the
favorite team to win the 2010 World Cup. On the other hand, the
Germans did not enjoy the love of the odds makers, who used to
place Germany among the top 2 favorites almost every World Cup.
But the young team led by Joachim Loew have clearly shown they
are a group of footballers out for the win and the game against
the star-laden Spain will sure be one for the books.
And speaking about books, let’s check
the latest 2010 World Cup odds on the Germany vs. Spain game.
Starting with the popular online sportsbook
Bodog Sports, we find that
Spain remains the favorite to win the World Cup with odds 2/1 as
well as the favorite to win the semi-final game against Germany
- Spain is sitting on +155 odd to win the game, while Germany is
once again the underdog with odds +170 to reach the World Cup
Final game. Granted the odds on the Germany vs. Spain game are
far from the usual “long-short” we are used to, the odds makers
are still going with Spain as the favorite and will stick to
their guns, unless a betting pattern emerges to give Germany the
edge by the 7th. Draw in regular time will pay out on +225 odds,
which is once again much smaller payout that one would expect
for a draw. We also compared those odds with the Germany vs.
Spain odds at another popular sports betting website,
Bookmaker, and found out that
the betting odds on this semi final game are exactly the same as
those at Bodog Sports.
As far as the other semi-final game,
Uruguay vs. Netherlands, the odds are much more predictable.
According to the bookmakers at Bodog Sports, the Netherlands
will have little problem continuing their great run and reaching
the final of the 2010 World Cup. At Bodog the Dutch team is
listed with the -165 odds to win the semi-final game tomorrow,
while Uruguay is holding the whopping +550 odds to deliver an
upset in the semi-final game; the draw in regular time will pay
out on +250 odds at the sportsbook.
Here are the latest odds on the 2010
World Cup winner, as posted by
Spain - 2/1
Germany - 11/5
Netherlands - 11/5
Uruguay - 10/1
Clearly not much of a surprise here with Germany and Netherlands
splitting the odds to win the 2010 World Cup and Uruguay as the
big underdog for the tournament, Of course, those odds will
change drastically once the Germany vs. Spain game has drawn a
winner, but at this point the payout difference is quite tight
as shown by the World Cup odds posted by the bookmakers. Betting
will be available both before and during the semi-final games -
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