As the final qualification matches for the World Cup finals in South Africa play out teams will be fighting tooth and nail in the competitions for a spot in the tournament. Anyone familiar with soccer knows that there are certain teams that are listed as heavy favorites in many a sports book, but that betting online on those teams is also full of many surprises.
Betting online on Brazil seems the safest bet, as experts like their chances in South Africa. This is hardly surprising considering that Brazil is the most dominant team in betting online history. With an impressive win over the US in the recent Confederation Cup (online betting dress rehearsal for the World Cup) Brazil is no doubt the team to be in the betting online odds. With that win the team also took over the number one spot in the world rankings and convinced many doubters.
But there are also several other top teams including Spain, the team that Brazil supplanted in the betting online rankings. Spain had previously played more than three years without losing an online betting match. They had also spent two years as the top team and captured a European championship. Spain is favored among many champs to bring home the country’s first betting online victory.
Holland is another team that is high in the betting online world rankings, but has a lower profile than the Brazilians or the Spanish. With no major hardware won in recent years, this team has quietly climbed to number three in the betting online rankings. This roster is very dangerous with top players in both the front and back, arguably the most talented line up in mix, but has been inconsistent in some betting opportunities in recent years.
One team that could be a wild-card when betting online on the World Cup rolls around is England. This team has not done anything World Cup online betting since the ‘60’s but this could all change in the 2010 online betting pool. After failing to qualify in 2006 the English are seeing red and having one of their best qualifying runs in decades. Full of top players, the English have always struggled with athleticism and finesse but that is changing.
The dark horse among the dark horses and long shot with great potential is the US. The team came out of nowhere to beat Spain in their semifinal match up at the Confed Cup and they could continue to surprise when the betting online action gets underway in South Africa.