World Cup 2010 Betting Preview

Massive anticipation and excitement in the build up to the World cup 2010 South Africa draw that's recently been completed and for betting enthusiasts, the results of that draw throws out some great antepost value in various World Cup markets, most notably the "Top goal scorer" market.

Soccer fans and football punters, layers, compilers, traders from all round the world tuned in to see the World cup draw that took place on Friday 4th December, to see their potential/ final opponents while watching the draw unfold and astute bettors would have been on the ball to pick out early prices in exploitable markets before the bookmakers/odds compilers had enough time to reorganise their pricing and markets.

The draw itself live from Cape Town was exciting stuff as predicted and as usual threw up some mouth watering prospects both in terms of betting and viewing. Definitely some top value bets on offer and standout picks. No "group of death" for England though as they were once again arguably hit with the easiest passage into the final stages.

The World Cup 2010 South Africa group draw
Group A: South Africa, Mexico, Uruguay, France
Group B: Argentina, South Korea, Greece Nigeria
Group C: England, America, Slovenia, Algeria
Group D: Germany, Australia, Serbia, Ghana
Group E: Cameroon, Denmark, Japan, Netherlands
Group F: Italy, Paraguay, Slovakia, New Zealand
Group G Brazil, Korea, Ivory Coast, Portugal
Group H: Spain, Switzerland, honduras, Chile

Most notable value betting market for me after that group draw is definitely the "World Cup Top Goal scorer" market and you'll already have to look towards the 2 favourites for Spain(Villa and Torres) in a group that looks easy for the reigning European Champions 2008. What that draw has done though is increased the value on Nic's Picks favourite for the Top scorer gong (pre draw)- Luis Fabiano, who has drifted to best price 16's on William Hill. Get in early for a long price on Jermaine Defoe currently @ 33's if you think Capello will go with him alongside Rooney in the South Africa Finals. 1 to keep your eye on may be Liverpool's Dirk Kuyt @ 66's who will lead the line if Robin Van Persie's injury troubles continue. Goals look promising for the dutch in their group. The Italian no. 1 striker whoever that may be come June may be 1 to watch too.

In the Outright World cup South Africa 2010 win betting 2 teams I had noted for good value dark horses are also big time on the drift after being drawn in really tight looking groups and the real "group of death". Those teams are Ivory Coast(33) who could go well over on their own patch and Serbia (80) who have the type of team to advance in this type of knockout format, with a very strong unit and serious aerial threat.

More in depth preview and Antepost World Cup 2010 betting Picks coming soon....

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