Bettors See Brazil as Favorite for FIFA World Cup
05/28/2014 offers an easy translation from betting odds into actual chances for each team in FIFA’s Soccer World Cup. Brazil and Argentina are the favorites.

Online PR News – 28-May-2014 – Rio de Janeiro, May 27th, 2014 – Despite the shortage of soccer stars, Brazil is the great favorite to win the FIFA World Cup. At least this is the opinion of the biggest Internet betting sites users.

In a little more than two weeks for the competition begginning, four dollars are paid, in average, for each dollar bet in Brazil winning the championship, whereas Argentina, the second best evaluated team, would pay five dollars and sixty cents.

In a simpler language, after discounting the gambling companies margins, Brazil would have a 22% probability of winning the Cup, against 15% of Argentina, 13% of Germany and 11% of Spain.

And when the subject is getting through the group stage, Brazil also comes first, with a 90% chance of reaching the round of 16.

But this is when it gets interesting. Brazil’s most likely opponent for the first match in the knockout stage is Spain, the present champion. According to forecasts, the match has a 30% chance of taking place, and if it does, Brazil has 60% probability of winning.

All calculations, with much more details, are now available in, one of the largest sports probability website in World. According to the people responsible for Sport Zest, the math will be adjusted as matches take place or as bettors perception changes.

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