Portugal W. Cup Odds

After finishing fourth in the 2006 World Cup, Portugal is looking to get a spot in the finals for the 2010 event, which starts on Friday.

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Portugal World Cup History:

Number of Previous World Cup Appearances: 4

Last Appearance: 2006

Best Finish: Third Place (1966)

All-Time World Cup Record: 11-7-1


According to oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com, Serbia has been given 50/1 odds to win the World Cup. Spain is the favorite coming in with odds of 4/1.

2010 World Cup Qualifying:

Portugal was in the UEFA Qualifying Group 1, where it finished second out of six teams, falling behind Denmark for first. Portugal went 5-1-4, scoring 17 goals and allowing five for 19 points while Denmark had 21. By finishing second, Portugal had to win a playoff stage where it defeated Bosnia-Herzogovina 1-0 in a pair of games to qualify.

Betting Analysis:

Portugal joins Brazil, North Korea, and the Ivory Coast in Group G for World Cup play. Brazil will be tough to get past but Portugal should have the edge on the remaining two teams. Since qualifying for the World Cup, Portugal has went 3-0-1 in friendly competition, defeating teams like China and Cameroon. Portugal shouldn’t have much difficulty getting to the Round of 16, with its key game coming right off the bat with Ivory Coast. Once it reaches the tournament, Portugal has the skills to compete with anyone, it will just have to be consistent all month long. If you are looking for a true dark horse in the World Cup, Portugal may be your team.

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: 6/10/10 5:02PM ET


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