Algeria W. Cup Odds

It has been over 20 years since Algeria last played in the World Cup, but the country looks to shock the world starting on Friday in the 2010 World Cup.

Bet 2010 FIFA World Cup

Algeria World Cup History:

Number of Previous World Cup Appearances: 2

Last Appearance: 1986

Best Finish: Group Stage

All-Time World Cup Record: 2-3-1

Odds:

According to oddsmakers from online sports book SPORTSBETTING.com, Algeria has been given 700/1 odds to win the World Cup. Spain is the favorite coming in with odds of 4/1.

2010 World Cup Qualifying:

Algeria took part in the Group C qualifier. It went 4-1-1 during qualifying play to finish ahead of Egypt, Zambia, and Rwanda to advance to the World Cup. Algeria actually tied with Egypt and had an equal goal differential, so it was forced to win a playoff, 1-0, to advance to the World Cup.

Betting Analysis:

Algeria is in Group C along with England, USA, and Slovenia. It will be tough for Algeria to reach the round of 16 with two reasonable teams in England and USA competing for the top two spots in the group. Algeria will need to win over Slovenia and hope for a tie or another upset in its remaining two games. Algeria is 10-6-2 in its last 18 games leading into the World Cup, but most of the games were not against World Cup qualifiers. With 700/1 odds, the payout would be nice, but you would need a miracle to hit it.

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 

Bet 2010 FIFA World Cup

Posted: 6/8/10 5:34PM ET

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