Australia W. Cup Odds
After going through a lengthy qualifying process to reach the 2010 World Cup, Australia is ready to make it all worth while starting on Friday.
Australia World Cup History:
Number of Previous World Cup Appearances: 2
Last Appearance: 2006
Best Finish: Round of 16 (2006)
All-Time World Cup Record: 1-4-2
According to oddsmakers from online sports book SPORTSBETTING.com, Australia 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:
Australia had a lengthy road to qualifying for the 2010 World Cup. It started with qualifying through AFC where it opened in Group A. Australia went 3-2-1 in group play advancing to the next round along with Qatar. From there, Australia joined Group A in round two and went 6-0-2 to win the group and qualify for the World Cup. Australia scored 12 goals and allowed just one in that stretch to score 20 points in the group.
Since qualifying, Australia has picked up wins over New Zealand and Denmark while losing to the United States. With its long road to get to the World Cup, Australia has grown accustomed to playing in high-pressure games. While the talent level will certainly pick up, Australia has a chance to make some waves this month. Joining Germany, Serbia, and Ghana in Group D, the door is open for a run, the Aussies just need to be at their best. Certainly putting your money on Australia is risky, but the payout would be large enough to where you wouldn’t need to gamble much.
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 7:22PM ET