England is the odds-on favorite in World Cup betting to win the group while the United States is the clear second choice.
World Cup odds list England at -325 to win Group C while the United States is 4-1. Slovenia is 9-1 while Algeria is 14-1. On paper it seems like England and the United States should have little trouble advancing to the knockout round from this group. England is actually the third choice overall at 5-1 in World Cup odds to win the overall title. Why they are given so much respect is somewhat of a mystery considering they usually choke in the World Cup. England does not have a premier goalkeeper and they have a number of injury concerns. Ashley Cole may not even play for the team. On paper this England team is overrated but overall Group C is weak so England should win it.
The United States is looking to get past the group stage this time. They may even have a chance to win this group. It probably all comes down to their opening match against England to decide the winner of this group. That match on Saturday, June 12th is likely to get a lot of attention around the world with England the favorite. The United States comes into the World Cup with a lot of confidence and unlike England, they are undervalued. The U.S. beat Spain last year at the Confederations Cup and led Brazil in the final 2-0 before losing 3-2. The U.S. has a better goalkeeper in Tim Howard than anything England has and Landon Donovan is a premier player.
Slovenia is not totally without a chance in this group because they can play defense. Their defense is capable of giving England and the United States some trouble and Slovenia does have Robert Koren and Milivoje Novakovic. Algeria didn’t do much in the Africa Cup of Nations and they may not be any better in the World Cup. The team simply can’t score.
Group C is all about England and the United States in World Cup odds. England is completely overpriced while the United States has some good value in World Cup betting. Slovenia is not without a chance while Algeria will be doing well to get even a single point.