Gambling in sports anticipation is at a fever pitch regarding Spain as they are the overwhelming sports book gambling favorite to win Group H and move on towards a shot at the Cup.
Spain will be one of the big favorites with the World Cup betting odds to go all the way along with Brazil, England, and Germany as they try to win their first ever FIFA World Cup.
As highly favored as Spain is, it is interesting to note their lack of overall success in the FIFA World Cup as they have never made the final and their best finish was fourth place all the way back in 1950. In 2006 they made the round of 16.
Spain makes for a large gambling in sports success as the European champions, which is what has caught the attention of everyone heading into FIFA World Cup action. Spain won all ten of their qualifying matches and they have never lost to any of their three pool rivals.
Chile, Switzerland, and Honduras are the other teams in Group H that are facing long World Cup betting odds due to the misfortune of being in the same group as Spain.
Chile is led by Marcelo Bielsa and finished a strong second in the highly demanding South American qualification group and just one point behind sports book gambling favorite Brazil.
Switzerland may not be a popular choice with the World Cup betting line but they are a solid team that may bring better than expected board value to the FIFA World Cup and Group H.
Switzerland has plenty of new young players that are highly regarded which could add to the value equation and German coach Ottmar Hitzfeld has restored confidence that the team can win.
Honduras will be a gambling in sports long shot as they are in just their second ever FIFA World Cup appearance. Wilson Palacios is highly talented and could emerge as a big name and asset in World Cup gambling. Veteran Carlos Pavon is another reason that this team led by coach Reinaldo Rueda may surprise.