World Cup 2010 - Betting
The time for the 2010 FIFA World Cup betting can start now. Such is the spread of markets already available for the World Cup, punters can take full advantage of early, long prices before the tournament starts. The World Cup 2010 tournament kicks off on June 11th, with the opening fixture between hosts South Africa and Mexico, and once teams get their campaigns under way, prices will inevitably shorten at the bookmakers. The historic World Cup, the first to be held on the African Continent, promises to be a true spectacle of the beautiful game, with South Africa keen to put on a show that their people and their nation can be proud of.
One of the main betting field on the World Cup, which attracts occasional betters as well as those who frequent bookmakers with their wagers, is the Outright Winner market. Fans always want to have a patriotic wager on their nation to win the World Cup, even if the odds, form, status and everything suggest that they are rank outsiders. This is a time where people bet with their hearts and not their heads, and it is excusable. This is the beauty and the attraction of the World Cup, where 32 nations come together in battle, in an attempt to win the greatest prize in football. The road for that to happen is tough, and for the fans, especially those who have money on the games, it is nothing less than exhilarating. For the 2010 FIFA World Cup, European Champions Spain are the outright favourites with the Bookmakers, and their form through qualification, certainly seems to back that up.
So tough is it to win the World Cup, just take a look at the exclusive list of winners through history for proof, that the winner, when betting on the World Cup with your head, will come from a very small, select group of competitors. The familiar faces are there again, with World Cup legends Brazil close behind Spain as one of the favourites. England and Argentina are putting forth strong cases to challenge for the World Cup and beyond those four, the rest of the chasing pack (Germany, Italy, France, Holland, ...) start to drift out into double figures. The thing to look at when deciding who to lay your money on as outright winner at an early stage, is not just about form, it is about looking at the Group opponents and full schedule for the progressing rounds. Of course, it will be all about speculating on who should win, but at least it can offer some guidance of the level of opposition that will be met in the latter stages.
The Group stages offer a lot of great potential in betting, with strong teams playing weaker opposition. In-depth match previews, which offer team news, form and stats, are ideal for helping punters understand the possibilities of outcomes. When it comes to making the best of your money when betting on the World Cup, the more you can stay abreast of situations and team news, as well as studying the all important statistical information that can help sway betting decisions, the more chance at better rewards you will have. The more informed a punter is, the better armed he is to reap the benefits of online football betting.
Throughout the 2010 FIFA World Cup itself, and even in the time leading up to the great football showcase itself, utilising information about the best bookmakers, can even make your money go further. The World Cup is a competitive business for online bookmakers, and there will be, and there are now, plenty of offers and promotions to be taken advantage of. Keeping abreast of the best bookmaker promotions can pay dividends on your World Cup betting. The right World Cup Betting website, where everything is in one place, can be the twelfth man on your betting team.
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The 19th World Cup Tournament - Fifa World Cup 2010 took place in South Africa (11 June - 11 July 2010).
The World Cup 2010 matches were played in 9 south african host cities:
Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Pretoria, Port Elizabeth, Bloemfontein, Nelspruit, Polokwane and Rustenburg
32 teams have qualified for the tournament and played in the following 8 groups (group winners in bold).
After the group stage the following matches were played as quarter finals:
Uruguay 2 v South Korea 1, USA 1 v Ghana 1 (Ghana proceed 2-1 after extra time), Germany 4 v England 1, Argentina 3 v Mexico 1, Holland 2 v Slovakia 1, Brazil 3 v Chile 0, Paraguay 0 v Japan 0 (Paraguay proceed on penalties 5-3), Spain 1 v Portugal 0
In the quarter-finals the results were:
Holland 2 v Brazil 1, Uruguay 1 v Ghana 1 (Uruguay proceed on penalties 4-2), Argentina 0 v Germany 4, Paraguay 0 v Spain 1
In the semi-finals the results were:
Uruguay 2 v Holland 3, Germany 0 v Spain 1
Uruguay 2 v Germany 3
And in the big final Holland met Spain for the final decision.
Holland 0 v Spain 0 (Spain won 1-0 after extra time)
There had been quite some suprises in that tournament. Italy and France being kicked out after group stage, Italy losing against Slovakia in the decisive match, England being held to a draw by Algeria, Switzerland beating Spain and some more.
That's what soccer betting is about, getting a feeling for possible surprises and betting on them. Try to find out in which bets there might be value.
But also if you had bet on Spain to win the title before at odds of about 6 you could make a nice win of 500£ for a 100£ bet.
Other interesting things of World Cup 2010: Topscorer was German youngster Thomas Muller with 5 goals. Diego Forlan from Uruguay was named best player of the tournament.
The mascot's name was Zakumi (a leopard).
Let's see what the next tournament World Cup 2014 in Brazil will bring us.
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