Betting on World Cup groups is not only fun, but highly rewarding, but even more so on the Group of Death.
Group D has been dubbed the “Group of Death” right after the draw was completed. And quite rightfully so, considering it consists of England, Costa Rica, Italy, and Uruguay. Besides the inventors of football, and the 4-time winners Azzurri, Costa Rica and Uruguay have plenty of talent and will to make it all the way to the final.
Extreme competition for two qualifying places makes betting under British gambling laws on this particular group quite an experience. And while the football fans in England have low expectations of their team, betting on Roy Hodgson’s players can still be a good idea, especially since Luis Suarez is not fit yet to fully shine for Uruguay.
World Cup betting Group D
Naturally, Costa Rica are considered to be the outsiders of the group with 10.00 odds from online sportsbooks in United Kingdom to qualify for the last 16. The odds for them to win the title in Brazil are even more amazing: 2501.00, they are the least expected nation to lift the trophy.
Betting on Group D at World Cup
• Group of Death delivers pretty interesting betting odds
• Many online sportsbooks in United Kingdom are already accepting bets
• Uruguay’s chances are a bit overrated at this point
Italy are the favorites to win the first place in the group with 2.62 odds from Betway, while Uruguay are next with 2.75 and England are right behind them with 3.10. When it comes to qualifying from any position, all three teams got pretty equal odds: 1.40 for Azzurri, 1.50 for Oscar Tabarez’s men, and 1.57 for the Three Lions.
Luis Suarez is still recovering from knee procedure and they say he will only be able to join the team for their third fixture, which is against Italy. Thus those who bet on sports in the United Kingdom can really consider the 2.50 odds for Uruguay to be eliminated at group stage a smart bet.
For at least 2 games La Celeste will be playing without their captain, who not only provides goals, but serves as an inspirational figure as well. And considering Uruguay have qualified for the tournament through playoffs, the 29.00 odds on them winning the World Cup seem a bit overrated now.
This can easily turn the tables for England, heading to the competition with their heads down and expectations low. The odds on the Three Lions to fall at group stage are 2.25, but reaching the quarters will provide their fans and punters with a 2.87 payout.
Interesting and rewarding bet on England is for them to take the second place while Italy takes the first one in the group. This event will pay at 5.50, and considering the above-mentioned facts it seems like a very probably outcome.
The bookies will also pay at 1.91 for England grabbing 5 points in the group, which is something those looking for safe bets should pay attention to. At the same time there’s 2.10 odds for Uruguay earning not more than 4 points.
More interesting betting offers lie in the dual forecast market. England and Italy making it to the last 16 pays at 3.20, while Italy and Uruguay going through will deliver a 2.62. Italy can of course stay behind as well, in case Uruguay and England go through, the bookies will pay at 3.20.
An unlikely event when Costa Rica will make it together with Italy or Uruguay is valued at 34.00 odds, while Costa Rica together with England pays at 41.00. Group D is second from the bottom in terms of odds for becoming the highest scoring group of the tournament. Their odds of producing a shower of goals equals to 9.00.
The biggest betting offers are still in the group forecast market. 151.00 odds are given for an event when Costa Rica finishes 1st in the Group and England 2nd. In case Costa Rica goes 1st and either Italy or Uruguay second, the bookies will provide a 126.00 payout. England 1st and Costa Rica 2nd pays at 67.00.
If Costa Rica places 2nd and either Italy or Uruguay go first, the payout is 41.00. England making it out of the group as winners and either Italy or Uruguay reaching 2nd pays at 7.00. Either Italy or Uruguay 1st and England 2nd – delivers a 6.00 payout. Italy 1st and Uruguay 2nd pays at 5.00, should the teams change places – 5.50 odds are given.