SWC by the book(ies)

2014-07-02 13:39
Cape Town - The SWC is in a two day recess so Sport24 has gone investigating into what the bookmakers are saying about Brazil 2014.

Sport24 perused the odds on offer from local bookmakers, Betflash, in order to gauge what the punters are thinking ahead of the final stages of the 2014 Soccer World Cup.

The Main Prize:

Brazil are still the front-runners to be crowned the 2014 Soccer World Cup champions. Placing R100 on the hosts to win will earn you R300.

Germany are the second best bet at 35/10 while Argentina may be a good option with Lionel Messi playing so well. They are priced at 4/1.

Costa Rica are the least favoured team at this stage at 34/1 odds to take home their first SWC trophy.

The Golden Boot:

Who will walk away as the tournaments leading scorer?

Thomas Muller is bidding to become the first repeat winner, his odds well priced at 4/1.

Lionel Messi is the favourite at 25/10 while Neymar looks like a good bet at 15/4.

Will Brazil reach the final:

Interestingly, bookies don't rate the chances of Brazil to reach the final, offering the low odds of 11/20 while on the other hand 'Brazil to reach the final' is priced at 133/100.

Seems like a good idea to stick some loose change on the Selecao to reach the final considering that the bookmakers still have them as favourites to win... #justsaying

Predict the finalists:

Argentina are the bookmakers favourites to make the final but who will join them?

13/4 on the 'pre-tournament suggested final' of Brazil against Argentina

4/1 is quite generous on Germany joining Argentina in the final.

8/1 on France playing Messi and co. in the final. 

Will there be a first-time Soccer World Cup champion:

No - 3/10 which seems to indicate an old faithful is likely to take home the trophy on July 13.

Yes - 11/5, good news if you have money on either the Netherlands, Colombia or Belgium.

How far will the Netherlands go:

If the Dutch are eliminated by Costa Rica in the quarter-finals, then you will earn triple your investment.

The odds on Louis van Gaal's men losing in the semi-finals are 5/4.

FIVE times your "investment" if you are backing the Dutch to be crowned champions.
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