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    Anyone have a strong opinion who will win this year? I like Uruguay as a long shot. The World Cup draw was very good for the Uruguayans. They will play in Group A, the easiest of the tournament, with host Russia, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. The predictions are encouraging for them. If Uruguay is capable to win its group avoiding Spain in the round of 16, the chances of reaching the semifinals for the second time in eight years are very probable for the South American team.

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    love the world cup and really pissed the united states isnt in it. long shot id take columbia at 28/1 or even england at 16/1. realistically id put a little more on spain since i like them to have a much better performance than last time at 7/1. clear favs are france, brazil and germany followed by spain and argentina. i think spain is worth the play. they should be able to win their group pretty easily or at least advance along with portugal.

    50 on columbia 28/1
    50 on england 16/1
    200 on spain 7/1

    i will absolutely hedge if the opportunity presents itself
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    Out of all the groups, this has to be one of the most fascinating. Colombia and Poland will certainly be backed by many to progress but Japan and Senegal will have a lot to say about that. What tips do you guys have for this group? And ofc is somebody wanna get the best odds from different bookmakers - just look up right here on mobile betting aps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VJIADIS View Post


    Out of all the groups, this has to be one of the most fascinating. Colombia and Poland will certainly be backed by many to progress but Japan and Senegal will have a lot to say about that. What tips do you guys have for this group? And ofc is somebody wanna get the best odds from different bookmakers - just look up right here on mobile betting aps.
    I took Colombia @ 33-1 back after the draw. I think they have a good shot to make the semis especially with Falcao back. Poland is very overrated - who did they beat to get in? Lichtenstein?

    Senegal to qualify @ 2.37 is a good bet IMHO and Poland to not qualify @ 2.20 but most futbol futures have so much value sucked out of the line - especially in that screen shot - the Poland 2 way @ 2.20/1.61? Really? Whatta spread!


    I have Colombia and Senegal advancing.
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    I like Brazil to win it all. I am Peruvian myself and say this is the best squad Brazil has had since 2002 when they beat Germany. As long as Brazil has a healthy defense and don’t have to rely on Thiago Silva and David Luiz to play back there then they will make it to final. Brazil potentially plays Germany in quarterfinals and Brazil will get payback. I hate that France, Belgium, England all fold in these big games so I do not see them in any final scenarios. Messi could meet Brazil in the final and lose again. That would be so poetic because it will potentially be his last World Cup. Spain would be my other dark horse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klutch View Post
    I like Brazil to win it all. I am Peruvian myself and say this is the best squad Brazil has had since 2002 when they beat Germany. As long as Brazil has a healthy defense and don’t have to rely on Thiago Silva and David Luiz to play back there then they will make it to final. Brazil potentially plays Germany in quarterfinals and Brazil will get payback. I hate that France, Belgium, England all fold in these big games so I do not see them in any final scenarios. Messi could meet Brazil in the final and lose again. That would be so poetic because it will potentially be his last World Cup. Spain would be my other dark horse.
    Yeah, for me there is Brazil and then everyone else - so banking on a bad call or some sort of fluke and Brazil somehow gets knocked out somewhere in group of 16 or quarters I honestly think just about everyone that makes it to the round of 16 has a potential shot - some more than others. Spain, Germany and France have a decent shot at the top of the odds lists but for long shot teams that should get out of the group I like Colombia and Croatia - super long shots Iceland. Would have loved to see Chile qualify, very fun to watch them ditto Italy.

    Throwing out medium chalks Argentina, England, Belgium, Portugal, Russia, Denmark and Mexico. All of which are too disjointed IMHO.

    To the OP Uruguay was robbed vs Denmark in the semis in 2010 - the year Forlan won the golden boot - I'm not much of a "FIX!" kinda guy but that was pure robbery. Colombia knocked URU out out last cup. I think Uruguay has a good shot, revenge and the taste of being close - but 30-1 seems a bit undervalued. If playing that angle perhaps wait for better odds once public money starts to come in on more popular teams.

    Currently my book has Poland at 35-1 and Colombia @ 40-1 - not sure but it seems like a lot of POland love coming in.
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    I like Belgium, or the possibly of a first time winner this year. Priced at around +400 most sites offering that.
    Belgium is around +1000 and I think they might be worth a shot.

    Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne could both be candidates for golden ball (best player award)
    Romelu and Eden could both be in the mix for golden boot (top scorer)
    Courtouis is going to be a candidate for golden glove too. Just a lot of promise in this team for me.
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    I seriously want Brazil to win.
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    I want Colombia to win cuz i have been there 2x...............most beautiful country/people in the world!!!
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    I am go for Brazil every match. And hope till won Cup.
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    My prediction is Spain to reach Semis, Portugal to reach Quarter Finals and Germany to win it.
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    I have taken Belgium at 12's I feel they have the talent to match it with any of the "big" teams at the top of the market...people will say they've never achieved anything but they said the same thing about Spain a while back, it has to start somewhere.

    My best longshots would be Uruguay 33/1 they are not going to be overwhelmed playing anyone...I can also get 66/1 Poland and I think its a good price...I'm having a think about Croatia around 40/1
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocinante View Post
    Yeah, for me there is Brazil and then everyone else - so banking on a bad call or some sort of fluke and Brazil somehow gets knocked out somewhere in group of 16 or quarters I honestly think just about everyone that makes it to the round of 16 has a potential shot - some more than others. Spain, Germany and France have a decent shot at the top of the odds lists but for long shot teams that should get out of the group I like Colombia and Croatia - super long shots Iceland. Would have loved to see Chile qualify, very fun to watch them ditto Italy.

    Throwing out medium chalks Argentina, England, Belgium, Portugal, Russia, Denmark and Mexico. All of which are too disjointed IMHO.

    To the OP Uruguay was robbed vs Denmark in the semis in 2010 - the year Forlan won the golden boot - I'm not much of a "FIX!" kinda guy but that was pure robbery. Colombia knocked URU out out last cup. I think Uruguay has a good shot, revenge and the taste of being close - but 30-1 seems a bit undervalued. If playing that angle perhaps wait for better odds once public money starts to come in on more popular teams.

    Currently my book has Poland at 35-1 and Colombia @ 40-1 - not sure but it seems like a lot of POland love coming in.
    Brazil in Europe at short odds has not had a profitable history
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    Every team is good but according to the game, I think Brazil or Switzerland may win this world cup.
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    Dog to Go Deep:

    Uruguay
    Denmark

    Sleepers:

    Senegal
    Nigeria Super Eagles
    (African squads always display talented players & play so hard. They tend to not fear anyone)
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    Here's my World Cup futures. (also posted this in my thread.) Nothing real shocking here that others haven't predicted throughout the Internet. I've grouped them by units played. My thought process is this:

    --Germany, Brazil and France are rightful favorites. If everything goes to plan, Germany has the easiest road, with Brazil and France on the other side of the bracket. I'm concerned about Brazil, however. They have a tendency to choke in group stages, and if they finish second would face a group-winning Germany in the first round. Finally, if that happens, then France has the easy path to the finals.
    --I like England, Belgium and Colombia as longshots. England and Belgium should cruise through their group, which also includes Tunisia and Panama. One of those teams will get Colombia and the other Group H advancing country. I am hoping to have two of these three countries in the quarterfinals, and then can hedge against them if necessary.
    --I like Morocco, Peru, Iceland and Costa Rica as live dogs to advance to the knockout stage. Peru (Group C) and Iceland (Group D) have the best chances. Peru is a team on the rise that played very well through qualifying. Iceland is somehow media darlings yet still underrated. Morocco could sneak past perennially overrated Portugal if the Portuguese are still looking back at a loss to Spain. Costa Rica has the best goalie in Keylor Navas and a group that includes the methodical Swiss and Serbia (chances to win 1-0) and the chokeable Brazil.
    --Playing Peru, Morocco and Iceland to go over point totals, coinciding with my thought that they advance. They could not advance and still hit the point totals. Panama can beat Tunisia; I think at +150 I'll get better odds here than once they play in the final match of the group stage.

    5 units
    Colombia O4.5 points -160
    Iceland O2.5 points -105

    4 units
    Germany advances to quarterfinals -210
    Peru O3.5 points -105

    3 units
    France to win +645
    Morocco O2.5 points -135

    2 units
    Brazil to win +415
    Germany to advance to semifinals +107
    Peru to advance to knockout +153
    Iceland to advance to knockout +295
    Panama O1.5 points +150

    1 unit
    England to win +1695
    Belgium to win +1095
    Colombia to win +4490
    Morocco to advance to knockout +320
    Costa Rica to advance to knockout +395
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