New Zealand Cup Odds

Of all the 32 teams playing in the 2010 World Cup, no team is a bigger long shot to win it all than New Zealand.

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New Zealand World Cup History:

Number of Previous World Cup Appearances: 1

Last Appearance: 1982

Best Finish: Group Stage

All-Time World Cup Record: 0-3-0


According to oddsmakers from online sports book, New Zealand has been given 2,500/1 odds to win the World Cup. Spain is the favorite coming in with odds of 4/1.

2010 World Cup Qualifying:

To reach the 2010 World Cup, New Zealand started by winning the Oceania Qualification Group, where it bested teams like New Caledonia, Fiji, and Vanuatu in a six-game series where it went 5-1-0, scoring 15 points. The lone loss came against Fiji, 2-0. From there, New Zealand had to get past Bahrain to qualify. The first meeting between the two was a 0-0 tie and the follow up game saw New Zealand win 1-0 behind a goal from Rory Fallon.

Betting Analysis:

Leading into the World Cup, New Zealand has went 1-3-0 in friendly matches, losing to teams like Mexico, Australia, and Slovenia. New Zealand is entered in Group F with Italy, Paraguay, and Slovakia. In order to just make the Round of 16 to have a chance to win the Cup, New Zealand will have to go at least 1-1-1 in group play, which would require upsets in at least two games. With 2,500/1 odds, there isn’t much to be lost with a bet on New Zealand, but you are pretty much throwing your money away.

2010 FIFA World Cup Odds – June 11-July 11 – South Africa

Spain 4/1    

Brazil 9/2    

England 6/1    

Argentina 13/2    

Holland 10/1    

Germany 14/1    

Italy 14/1    

France 20/1    

Portugal 25/1    

Serbia 50/1    

Ivory Coast 50/1    

Chile 66/1    

USA 80/1    

Ghana 100/1    

Mexico 100/1    

Paraguay 100/1    

Cameroon 125/1    

Denmark 125/1    

Uruguay 150/1    

Nigeria 150/1    

Australia 150/1     

South Africa 150/1    

Greece 200/1    

Switzerland 250/1    

South Korea 250/1    

Slovakia 400/1    

Slovenia 500/1    

Japan 600/1    

Algeria 700/1    

Honduras 1000/1    

North Korea 2000/1    

New Zealand 2500/1 

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Posted: 6/8/10 3:07PM ET


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