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Australia odds and free bets for 2010 World Cup
Australia are rank outsiders to win the World Cup, with Victor Chandler providing best priced odds of 150/1 for victory in the final. Achievement for Australia would be to equal their best finish at a World Cup – a last 16 place, which happened 4 years ago.
It’s highly unlikely that Australia will get to the final of this year’s competition, so I’m going to focus on their group – Group D. They have been pitted against Germany, Serbia and Ghana in what looks like a tough group to escape from. There are no easy games in this group and you would think matches against Serbia and Ghana will shape their destiny. Australia are outsiders to win the group at 17/2 with bwin.com, but perhaps a more interesting market sees them 5/2 with Sky bet just to qualify from the group stages.
Australia received byes in round one and two and were automatically entered into the third round of qualification in the Asian zone. They finished top in their group, before proceeding to finish first in their group in the fourth round of qualification.
The statistics show that Australia’s strikers are not prolific in front of goal, so the onus falls on attacking midfielder Tim Cahill to find the back of the net. Cahill is the master of ghosting into the box unnoticed and is a clinical finisher, especially with his head. He has a record of a goal every other game for his country and is the top goalscorer in the squad. Paddy Power have provided odds of 10/3 for Cahill to be the top Australian goalscorer at the World Cup. These odds look fantastic and worthy of putting some money on.
If Australia had been handed an easier draw, you could definitely see them progressing from the group stages. As it is, I think Germany, Serbia and Ghana will have too much quality for them. Unfortunately, I think the Aussies will be eliminated at the first hurdle and Paddy Power are offering best priced odds of 4/9 for a group stage elimination.
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