On June 12th, 2010 the football World Cup will once again take place. The field for the World Cup this year is very good, and the betting odds reflect that. There is no huge favorite this year. The same can be said for the odds on the winner of the Golden Boot, which is given to the top goal scorer during the World Cup. There are four teams that are all very close to being the favourite, and there are several players that are close to being the favorite to win the Golden Boot as well.
Spain is the current favourite to win the 2010 football World Cup at 7/2. This means that if you risked £200 you would win £700. While Spain has a great team, it could be argued that Brazil, who comes in at 9/2 odds, should be the favourite. In fact, in the FIFA World Rankings, Brazil is the number 1 ranked team, while Spain comes in second. Spain has to play Switzerland, who is ranked 24th, in their first game. Brazil, on the other hand, plays Korea Republic, who is ranked 47th.
Argentina comes into the World Cup at 13/2 odds to win. They are currently ranked 7th in the world, and could be a very good value at those odds. Their first game is against Nigeria, who is currently ranked 21st. England is another team that has good odds for a very good team, as they come into World Cup play at 7/1 odds. They are currently ranked 8th in the world, and they first play USA, who is ranked 14th in the world. Out of the top four teams, England has to face the toughest competition the soonest.
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Golden Boot Odds 2010
The odds for the Golden Boot are tight as well. David Villa, from Spain, comes in as the favorite with 9/1 odds. This season, he scored a highly impressive 34 goals in 48 games started. Next, Wayne Rooney comes in with 10/1 odds. He has been spectacular this year, and ended up second in the Premier League in scoring. He ended up with 40 total goals this year. Superstars Lionel Messi and Luis Fabiano both come in with 12/1 odds. Messi is the defending world player of the year and has scored an amazing 49 total goals this year. Luis Fabiano is the best player for Brazil, one of the best teams in the World Cup, and has 21 goals this year. Another great bet with good odds is Cristiano Ronaldo at 16/1.
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All in all, there are a lot of things to watch for as the football World Cup begins. It is important to keep in mind that just because these teams and players are the favorites, they are not guaranteed anything. However, the favorites are usually favored for a reason. Not only does the World Cup provide numerous games and endless entertainment, it can offer the opportunity to make a little money as well.