Gambling in sports prospects for the other three teams may be wide open, however, as the Germans have caught the injury bug that may dim their sports book gambling prospects.
Also among the four teams on the World Cup betting odds board for Group D are Australia, Serbia, and Ghana. While Germany is the “name brand” favorite of the group, Ghana is considered a legitimate threat to move out of the foursome as well.
Germany is synonymous with gambling in sports success on the world stage as they have three FIFA World Cup titles, the last being in 1990. They have also been runners up four times since 1966 and have finished third in that same time span on two occasions, including the last FIFA World Cup in 2006.
Germany’s consistency on the biggest of the big stages is one of the reasons that they often carry a high price on the board with the World Cup betting odds as the general public is quick to look to them just as they would do with the Los Angeles Lakers, New York Yankees, and New England Patriots in other sports.
Ghana was the only African team to make the knockout rounds of the 2006 FIFA World Cup which is what makes them the second sports book gambling favorite in this group. It was their first World Cup and quite a confidence boost heading into the 2010 event.
Serbia could be quite a surprise value with the World Cup betting line as they have a win over 2006 runner up France as part of their qualifying effort. Their 3 losses in 3 games in the last FIFA World Cup is what shoots down their overall gambling in sports appeal.
Australia makes for an interesting World Cup gambling commodity. They made the round of 16 in the 2006 FIFA World Cup and are known as a hard working and fighting crew that will never give up. Their grit and toughness could prove to be an asset, especially against Ghana as that is the team they must beat in this group.