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Online Sports Gambling - Cameroon has Upset Potential

Online sports gambling upsets and surprises are among the reasons that the World Cup is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year.

Online sports gambling fans looking for world class excitement and potential for unforgettable finishes would do well to consider Cameroon as a sports gambling commodity.

Cameroon will not be a favorite with the World Cup betting line as they enter action in group E with The Netherlands, Japan, and Denmark but they have the potential to bring top value and huge profits if they can spring an upset or two along the way.  As Africa’s most successful national team they have the potential to do just that!

“The Indomitable Lions” will be entering their sixth World Cup with an opening game on Monday, June 14 against Japan followed by a match on June 19 with Denmark and a June 24 match with the favored Netherlands.

Cameroon became the first African team to reach the quarterfinals in 1990 when they eventually lost to England in a tight and hard fought affair.  They have never advanced beyond the group stage since, however, which has devalued their overall online sports gambling appeal.  Cameroon currently ranks 19th in the FIFA world rankings.

Cameroon has won the Africa Cup of Nations four times and padded their World Cup gambling resume with a gold medal in the 2000 Olympic Games.

One of the reasons that many handicappers consider Cameroon a sports gambling favorite to emerge from the Group stage is that they have undeniable physical talent and ability.

Alex Song is a player that is considered by most to be able to take over a game all by himself and is a star for the highly respected Arsenal club of the English Premier League.  Achille Emana is another key asset.

One cause of concern, however, with many World Cup gambling handicappers is manager Paul Le Guen.  He has had both high profile success and failure but is known as a coach that can work with young players.

Cameroon closed strong in their online sports gambling qualifying stage thanks to Guen taking over for Otto Pfister after the team stumbled out of the gate.

Although The Netherlands will be favored over Cameroon with the World Cup betting odds to win the Group the Indomitable Lions may bring better board value.