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Holland Denmark Odds Preview

Netherlands is the big favorite in their match Monday against Denmark and it is not hard to see why, as they scored 10 goals in their last two World Cup tune-ups AND Denmark will be without their best player.

Netherlands vs. Denmark Odds Preview - Current Match Odds

Netherlands Preview | Denmark Preview

Bovada has Netherlands as the favorite posted at -208 and Denmark at +550 with a draw at +300 and a goal total of 2.5.

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World Cup Roundup with Match Odds

The home team kicks off the tournament Friday and the biggest betting event of group play goes Saturday as World Cup 2010 starts in South Africa.

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Friday Matches - Mexico vs. South Africa

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World Cup Friday Opening Match Previews

Tomorrow the World Cup begins and in the tournament opener Mexico faces host South Africa and 2006 finalist France faces Uruguay.

Mexico vs. South Africa

Bovada has this match as near even odds with Mexico posted at +155 and South Africa posted at +175 with a goal total of 2.5.

According to FIFA rankings Mexico ranks 17th and South Africa ranks 83rd.

South Africa has a tough task to make it out of Group A, as the biggest thing they have going for them is their raucous home crowd.

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England vs USA Betting Predictions

England's battle with the USA highlights the opening weekend of World Cup 2010 and Sports Interaction betting analyst Al Dannity breaks down the scenario for Saturday's match. Bob Bradley’s USA are underdogs at +500 at Sports Interaction and with good reason.

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World Cup Wagering Paradise

Soccer is not a tough game to bet on, as typically a moneyline is used and they also use a regular line and we will look at both, as well as the other betting options you have when wagering on soccer.

Moneyline

We will look at a Group C match up on Saturday for an example when the USA faces England in the first World Cup match for each team. The moneyline at Bovada has England at -200 the USA at +485 and a draw at +325.

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World Cup: Group and Overall Winner

The World Cup starts this Friday so now is the time to make your futures bets on who will win the groups and the whole tournament.

Here are the odds to win each group at Bovada.

Group A 

France is the favorite to win Group A, but they did not look good in qualifying and may have a tough task. Mexico recently beat Italy in a friendly match and they may be a good dark horse pick.

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World Cup Adidas Ball Controversy

Over the last couple of weeks the ball that will be used in the World Cup has been criticized, but will the ball have any affect on the odds?

For the last couple of weeks the Adidas “Jabulani” ball that will be used in the World Cup has been complained about by several players. Adidas came out and was shocked at the criticism, as the company had unveiled the ball months ago in several leagues and all the feedback had been positive.

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World Cup Injuries: Are the Odds Affected?

Injuries are nothing new to soccer, but as the World Cup is near several teams have big players that will miss some matches in the tournament and some that will not be able to play this summer.

Germany’s odds to win the World Cup have gone down, as they were at +1200 a month and a half ago and now Bovada has them at +1400. The big news for the Germans is that their best player will not play, as Michael Ballack was injured at the end of the English Premier League season and will not be playing in South Africa.

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World Cup Friendlies Roundup

A week before the World Cup begins teams are playing in friendlies to tune up and three of the teams that have the good odds to win in South Africa played yesterday and none of the teams looked that great even though two of the three won.

Mexico 2 Italy 1

Italy are the defending champions, but looked a bit sluggish in a 2-1 loss to a Mexico squad that has looked impressive as of late and may be a good dark horse pick to go far this summer.

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World Cup Betting Contest Listings

The World Cup is not only the biggest sporting event in the world, except for the Olympics, but it is also a bettors’ paradise with all the contests available.

Sportsbook.com has the $1 Million World Cup Predictor contest that can get you a huge payday, as you can win 1 cool million and a slice of the $10,000 in guaranteed prize money. In the $1 Million World Cup Predictor contest you have to predict the finishing order for each of the eight groups in the World Cup.

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