The World Cup begins June 11th from South Africa and no one has more odds and props than BroburySports.com. We start our award-winning coverage with a look at the group odds.
South Africa is the home country, but they’ll have a very hard time advancing as the long shot here. France made the final in 2006 before losing to Italy.
South Africa 5/1
Argentina always has plenty of talent and this year is no exception. Greece is looking for payback after missing the 2006 World Cup.
South Korea 9/1
This is a very favorable draw for England, who has the Americans as the second-favorite in the Group. Team USA needs to advance to the second round to keep making strides.
The Germans are a solid all-around team once again. They finished in the top-3 in the last two World Cups. Serbia, Ghana and Australia look to battle for the other spot.
Netherlands has never won the World Cup, last finishing as runner-up in the 1970’s. The other three teams aren’t conceding anything and Netherlands advancing is not a given.
Italy is the defending champs, but this team is not as strong as prior versions. Paraguay hasn’t had much prior World Cup success, but they should advance this year.
New Zealand 50/1
Brazil has the most World Cup titles with five, last winning in 2002. Portugal and Ivory Coast are fortunate that early-exit North Korea is in this draw.
Ivory Coast 15/4
North Korea 100/1
Spain is the favorite in the whole tournament and thus the heaviest favorite out of any Group. Chile looks like the toughest competition out of the rest.