Sports gambling fans will have their choice of 32 teams that are broken apart into eight groups of four teams each and Group A is a loaded online sports gambling division. Group A for this year’s World Cup betting event is comprised of host South Africa and traditional powers Mexico, Uruguay, and France.
It is a group that has all of the potential for close and exciting matches within and with the possibility of the winning team going all the way to the championship game.
While South Africa has not had a lot of historic success with the World Cup odds they are an improving team and will be highly motivated to show well at home. South Africa did not begin competing in World Cup action until 1998 and in 6 matches they have 1 win, 3 draws, and 2 losses.
They have never advanced beyond the first round. Benni McCarthy is their top player with 35 career goal.
Mexico will be a dangerous sports gambling commodity in the World Cup this year. Mexico has made the round of 16 in the past four consecutive World Cup tournaments with its best finish in 1986 when they made the quarter finals. Cuauhtemoc Blanco leads the team with 38 career goals.
Uruguay is another respected commodity to make a World Cup football bet with and has won two World Cup championships although none since 1950. Uruguay has struggled in recent years but appears poised to make a strong comeback this year. They last saw action in the World Cup in 2002 and went winless in 3 games.
France will receive considerable sports gambling attention in the World Cup this year as they made the final in 2006 and won the World Cup championship in 1998. Thierry Henry is their leading goal scorer with 51.
France and Mexico are considered the co favorites in this group although South Africa’s recent performance in the 2009 Confederations Cup gives them hope to be a spoiler and a hidden board value for gamblers.