Sports gambling handicappers looking for a potentially good surprise online sports gambling board value may want to consider the host South African team.
South Africa may not be synonymous with World Cup betting success but that could very well change this year under the direction of team manager Carlos Alberto Parreira, who is not only pleased with how his charges are playing but also not afraid to say that his team is ready to make South Africa proud.
Of course the lofty sports gambling aspirations of South Africa will not be easy to attain as they will begin World Cup betting with a match against a loaded team from Mexico. South Africa ended World Cup preparations with a win over Denmark 1-0 in what is called a “friendly” match in soccer circles.
“We respect everyone, but we fear nobody,” said Parreira. If you had asked me five months ago if we were ready, I would have told you ‘no we have a long way to go’. But today I’m happy with the progress, we are up there, we are ready for the task that awaits us. We still have time to work on one or two things, but overall, I’m happy.”
South Africa is lucky to have Parreira as coach, as he is one of the most respected leaders in all of sports gambling with a 1994 FIFA World Cup title to his credit.
Parreira said that when he took the job in South Africa, his biggest challenge was to give them their own World Cup football betting identity. He is also pleased that the team is entering the World Cup with plenty of confidence.
The sports gambling win over Denmark will play a large part in South Africa’s overall confidence as Parreira said that they are a good team and that it was a huge challenge to overcome.
Morale was terrible in South Africa when Parreira took over as coach and they were a long shot with the World Cup betting odds. That is no longer the case as the native fans are stopping the coaching legend asking him to make the country proud and with the hope that he will be able to do just that.