FIFA World Cup 2014 Odds
(The Spread) – Spain is coming off a Euro 2012 championship but The Red Fury isn’t favored to win FIFA World Cup 2014.
Oddsmakers currently list Brazil as a 7/2 favorite over Spain and the rest of the field to win the FIFA World Cup in 2014. Spain has the next best odds at 9/2 while Argentina is 6/1 and Germany is 8/1. Holland and Italy are both 16/1 to win, respectively, while England is 18/1 and Uruguay is 22/1.
Spain was virtually unstoppable at Euro 2012, running through France, Portugal and Italy in the Knockout phase to win this year’s title. In a matchup that was supposed to be more competitive Spain crushed Italy 4-0 in the Final, as David Silva, Jordi Alba, Fernando Torres and Juan Mata all scored for The Red Fury.
Continuing with the FIFA World Cup 2014 odds, France and Portugal are both 25/1 to win, respectively, while Chile and USA are both 40/1 to win, respectively. Belgium is 50, while Mexico, Paraguay and Russia are all 66/1, respectively.
Some of the long shots include Colombia, Croatia, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Serbia, whom are all 100/1, respectively. Denmark and Turkey, meanwhile, are both 125/1 to win, respectively, while Cameroon, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Japan, Nigeria, Norway and Sweden are all 150/1 to win, respectively.
While Italy is coming off a loss to Spain in the Euro 2012 Final match, Germany and Portugal lost in the semi-finals while the Czech Republic, France, Greece and England all lost in the quarter-finals. Russia, Poland, Denmark, Netherlands, Croatia, Republic of Ireland, Ukraine and Sweden failed to make it out of their respective groups at Euro 2012.
Spain, of course, won the 2010 FIFA World Cup (which was their first), while Italy won in 2006 and Brazli won in 2002. Brazil also won in 1994, 1970, 1962 and 1958.