Football World Cup odds
The World Cup is the pinnacle of international football and the Football World Cup odds are always amongst some of the best out there.
There have been eight different winners of the world cup and it always throws up a few surprises along the way.
However, the finalists are always teams whose Football World Cup odds prior to the tournament are amongst the shortest…
Back the favourites in the Football World Cup odds
The 2010 World Cup in South Africa may not have been the most exciting tournament in the history of the competition, but it once again showed that you can do a lot worse than backing the favourites in the Football World Cup odds.
Spain started the tournament as European champions and overwhelming favourites to win the World Cup for the first time in their history.
Things looked like going wrong straight away for the Spaniards who lost their opening game against Switzerland.
However, they soon rallied and eventually ended up winning the final thanks to a single Andres Iniesta strike against the Netherlands in extra-time.
That was just the latest instance in which a team amongst the favourites has won the title.
In fact, the closest thing we’ve had to a shock winner in recent years was when Italy claimed the title in 2006 – and even they were relatively short at the start of the tournament.
Of the eight teams to win the tournament, five of them have won it more than once and Spain would become the sixth if they retained their title in 2014.
It would take a brave punter to back against them in the football World Cup odds…