FIFA Brazil 2014 World Cup
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As the FIFA World Cup 2014 looms over the footballing world, the magnitude of the event wreaks havoc with supporter’s plans for the next summer. Schedules are being adjusted, weddings are being cancelled, and jobs are being lost, all for the ecstatic feeling of becoming an integral part of this massive event. The stadiums are not ready, the qualified teams are not known yet, but the build-up to what will certainly be a fascinating occasion for any football fan is already in full flow.For us, gamblers, now is the perfect opportunity to do our early homework and be fully prepared for the intensive FIFA 2014 betting that hopefully will make us wealthier.Since there are still a few qualifying rounds to be decided, now it’s time to keep a sharp eye on the usual powerhouses such as Spain, Germany, Argentina, England and Brazil. You should pay close attention to the underdogs as well. Teams like Belgium, Russia and Colombia amongst others are blessed with talented players that could spring some major upsets. Bookmakers such as bet365 have already chosen their favorites, pricing the hosts Brazil at 3.33 odds, the world champions Spain at 5.00 odds and Germany at 7.00 odds (as of 15.05.2013).The 2014 World Cup betting may seem straight-forward, but it’s all but that. Here, at Sports-Betting-Winners.com we have prepared for you a breakdown of the teams to watch next summer upon which we’ll be offering you the best 2014 World Cup tips. By the end of this year, the World Cup group stages will have been drawn, so stay tuned, and we’ll empower you with everything you need to know to profit from the FIFA 2014 World Cup. As for now, grab a cup of tea or coffee and read our early betting suggestions.
Don’t trust Brazil to deliver
The hosts are under massive domestic pressure to bring back home the trophy after two underwhelming World Cup campaigns in Germany and South Africa. Luiz Felipe Scolari’s team has recently won the 2013 Confederation Cup by defeating Spain in the final game, despite the fact that, before this tournament, they didn”t play any official matches since the 2011 Copa America and in the friendly matches they did play they were rather unconvincing, particularly in the strikers department. Fans have placed all their expectations on Neymar, but if his performances in Europe are to be taken seriously, he may struggle against organized teams in the later stages of the competition. Brazil’s main assets are its talented midfielders and center-backs. We expect Oscar, Hernanes and Lucas Moura to shine in the early matches, having a rock-solid defensive partnership in Thiago Silva and Dante behind them.
Spain are running out of gas
The reigning World Cup and European champions are still the team to beat. Sitting comfortably at the top of FIFA’s rankings, “La Furia Roja” hasn’t shown many signs of regression in the ongoing qualifiers. However, no one can ignore the hectic schedule of Real Madrid’s and Barcelona’s team members. Players like Xavi, Iniesta, and Sergio Ramos could be burned-out at the start of the tournament. Vicente del Bosque is short on strikers, as David Villa is miles away from its best form, while Fernando Torres is out of sorts at Chelsea. We still expect Spain to do well at the FIFA 2014 World Cup, but they may come just a bit short in the quest to retain their crown.
Dark horses Italy are the team to watch
You should never write Italy off at any major tournament, especially this current young squad guided by a shrewd motivator and tactician. Cesare Prandelli has managed to rebuild the Italian national team that won the World Cup in 2006, by blending youth and experience. The successful Euro 2012 campaign has become a testimony to his abilities and hard work. Italy are priced at 22.00 odds to win the competition (as of 15.05.2013), but I doubt you’ll find many punters willing to lay them.
The Germans are in prime position to win the World Cup
Few years ago the Germans were tipped to win major silverware, but so far their highly-rated generation has failed to live up to fan’s expectations. Sure, consecutive 3rd places in the last World Cups are by no means a failure, but the manner in which they capitulated in the decisive encounters had raised some question marks over their fragile mental strength. With Bundesliga living its “Golden Age”, Joachim Low’s team has arguably reached its peak. This is their main advantage over the likes of Spain and Brazil. Everything is in the Germans’ hands; all they have to do is avoid the chronic mental collapses. Their attacking philosophy and technical level is on par with any big team.
These are the best FIFA 2014 predictions with just a year to go till the World Cup. Make sure you come back when the fixtures are released for more insight and valuable tips.