Nigeria W. Cup Odds
Despite long odds to win the 2010 World Cup, Nigeria is in a good position to make a run deep into the month of play.
Japan World Cup History:
Number of Previous World Cup Appearances: 3
Last Appearance: 2002
Best Finish: Round of 16 (1994/1998)
All-Time World Cup Record: 4-6-1
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com, Nigeria has been given 150/1 odds to win the World Cup. Spain is the favorite coming in with odds of 4/1.
2010 World Cup Qualifying:
Nigeria qualified for the World Cup by starting with a six-game winning streak in Group 4 of the first round of qualifying in the CAF. Nigeria scored 11 goals during the stretch and allowed just one. From there, Nigeria entered Group B where it went 3-0-3 to win the four-team group and advance on. There Nigeria bested Tunisia, Mozambique, and Kenya. The Nigerians scored nine goals and allowed four during the final round.
Nigeria is playing in Group B with Argentina, South Korea, and Greece. Based on the odds, Nigeria is the second best team entering the group, so a spot in the Round of 16 is very possible. Since qualifying, Nigeria has went 2-0-2 with wins over the Congo and North Korea. Should Nigeria reach the tournament format, it will take a great effort to win it all, but any team can beat another team in a one-game situation. While the odds are intriguing at 150/1, it is still a long shot for Nigeria to win the Cup.
2010 FIFA World Cup Odds – June 11-July 11 – South Africa
Ivory Coast 50/1
South Africa 150/1
South Korea 250/1
North Korea 2000/1
New Zealand 2500/1
Posted: 6/9/10 7:36PM ET