Italy World Cup Odds

The defending World Cup champions, Italy, look to repeat as champions when the 2010 World Cup begins on Friday.

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Italy World Cup History:

Number of Previous World Cup Appearances: 16

Last Appearance: 2006

Best Finish: Champions (2006/1982/1938/1934)

All-Time World Cup Record: 44-14-19

Odds:

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BroburySports.com, Italy has been given 14/1 odds to win the World Cup. Spain is the favorite coming in with odds of 4/1.

2010 World Cup Qualifying:

Italy qualified by winning UEFA Group 8, which featured six teams. The Italians went 7-0-3 during the 10-game stretch, scoring 18 goals and allowing seven. Italy had a solid team effort throughout as Alberto Gilardino led the team with four goals while four others contributed two.

Betting Analysis:

Italy has some of the best success in World Cup history with four championships and 44 total wins. It has reached at least the round of 16 in the last eight World Cups. For this year’s event, Italy is in Group F with Paraguay, New Zealand, and Slovakia. The field looks pretty easy for Italy to get through, so it should have a promising seed in the tournament. From there, it will need to be at its best and with teams like England and Brazil dealing with injuries and lacking top players, Italy deserves strong consideration for your bet. With 14/1 odds, you have to like what this team brings to the table.

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 8:25PM ET

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