What’s the best bet for Group A at the upcoming World Cup? Let’s take a closer looks at the groups.
Betting on World Cup come in all shapes and sizes, moreover, with the competition closing in by the day wagering is intensifying at all land-based and online sportsbooks in the United Kingdom
and worldwide. Naturally, the peak will be reached when the group competition will kick off on June 12. Let’s check out what are the ups and downs of betting on Group A.
World Cup betting Group A
Yes, the hosts are in Group A. Brazil are in pretty good form, not the best that we’ve seen from them over many years, but still a mighty opponent to any other team on the planet. It is only natural that Luiz Felipe Scolari’s men are the favorites to win the trophy at the majority of bookies under British gambling laws. Their current odds to win for the record sixth time are 3.75. Way better than anyone else, with the closest one being Argentina at 5.00.
Other “lucky” teams to be drawn alongside are Cameroon, Croatia, and Mexico. Naturally, the favorites to win the group are the Canarinho with 1.25, moreover the price on them going through to the next round is a dismal 1.05, which is a very safe bet, albeit with a very small payout.
Croatia is next in line to win the group, but with much longer odds of 8.00, while Mexico is right on their heels with 9.00.
No surprises that Cameroon have very slim chances of winning the group at 26.00 odds for those desperate ones who bet on sports in the United Kingdom looking for adrenaline.
Betting on Group A at World Cup
• Brazil are the favorites to win the group and the World Cup
• Many online sportsbooks in United Kingdom are already accepting bets
• Quite interesting single bets and combos can be found at online bookies
This is actually setting up quite a good battle for the second spot in the group between Croatia and Mexico. And also providing punters with quite a safe bet on Cameroon finishing bottom of the group – 1.73. Considering Volker Finke’s men didn’t manage to win a single game in their last six fixtures against teams from outside Africa.
Another set of interesting odds is for Cameroon to earn not more than 1 point in all three games – 2.25, and for Mexico to earn 3 or 4 points – 2.15. These betting offers look quite tempting considering the likelihood of the outcomes.
The Selecao’s odds of 2.20 on finishing the group with at least seven points are quite tempting too. Meaning that the game between Mexico and Croatia will be the deciding one for who’s joining Brazil in the knockouts. Mexico has won just 2 games in their last 10 matches, that’s why Croatia’s chances look better and the 2.00 odds on them qualifying from any position are a healthy bet.
The dual odds in Group A are also quite interesting. The easiest prediction is Brazil and Croatia qualifying, which pays at 2.25. Brazil and Mexico deliver a 2.35 payout, while slightly less likely outcome of Brazil and Cameroon – at 6.00.
Naturally, there’s also a chance of Brazil not qualifying, not a big one, but still. Croatia and Mexico going through pays at 34.00, while Croatia and Cameroon being the lucky two from Group A – at 67.00, and the least probable outcome, Mexico and Cameroon qualifying will deliver a 81.00 payout.
The really impressive odds for Group A come among group forecast lines. The 2.75 odds on Brazil 1st and Croatia 2nd, as well as 2.87 odds on Brazil 1st and Mexico 2nd are not really tempting, but nonetheless safe. The fun starts with Brazil 1st and Cameroon 2nd – 6.50.
Croatia 1st and Brazil 2nd is quite rewarding with 11.00 odds, more so Mexico 1st and Brazil 2nd – 15.00. And of course the 67.00 odds on Cameroon winning the group and Brazil making it through from the second place are quite good, albeit such an event is hardly on the cards.
Naturally, the group forecast odds without Brazil in them are very impressive. Either of Mexico and Croatia winning and the other going through as runners up pays at 67.00. Croatia 1st and Cameroon 2nd already offers quite hefty 101.00 odds, while the event where Mexico wins the group and Cameroon are 2nd brings 151.00 odds. Cameroon winning and either Mexico or Croatia 2nd pays at 201.00.