World Cup Group C betting preview
World Cup Group C odds, tips and free bets
England, USA, Slovenia and Algeria make up Group C. England are the clear favourites to win this group with the best odds around being 4/11 available with Skybet and Paddy Power. England’s qualification into the world cup finals was almost perfect winning every game until defeat in Ukraine after they had already qualified. This incredible winning run included a memorable 4-1 victory away to Croatia. Fabio Capello has certainly instilled a winning mentality into this talented group of players. England have the ability to beat anyone on their day, and with players such as Rooney and Gerrard, England should have the ability to break down even the most stubborn defences eventually. A good bet may therefore on England to pick up maximum points at 2/1 (bwin.com).
The bookies strongly expect the USA to be the team to qualify alongside England with 7/10 (bwin.com) offered on them finishing either 1st or 2nd. They also had a fairly comfortable qualifying campaign and always looked like qualifying. They have qualified from the group stage at the last 2 World Cup finals’ and therefore clearly have the capability to do so again. They have some good players such as Tim Howard and Landon Donovan, however, given the quality England have and it looks likely that they will qualify in 2nd place.
Slovenia are certainly outsiders to qualify compared to England and USA. This is only their 3rd major international finals and they are yet to win a game in such a tournament so their ambitions are likely to be fairly low. Bwin.com are offering 9/4 on them qualifying from group C which doesn’t seem great value considering their previous experience in major tournaments. On the other hand, they did manage to beat a very capable Russia side over 2 legs in a play-off to qualify and they can be a tough team to break down, however the quality of England and USA should be too much over the duration of the group.
Algeria, the final team in group C also look like no hopers in this group. 4/1 is being offered on their progression to the next round by the majority of bookmakers. Although Algeria had a decent qualification campaign, including a surprise victory against African Cup of Nations champions, Egypt. They will surely struggle against the likes of England and USA though. Few of their players have played at the top level and they may suffer from inexperience against top teams. Nadil Belhadj (Portsmouth) and Madjid Bougherra (Rangers) will have to try and share their experience amongst the rest of the squad. A good bet regarding Algeria could be on them getting fewer than 2.5 points at 20/19 with expekt.com.
Tips for Group C
England to top the group with USA 2nd- 11/8 (SKYBET)
England to finish on maximum points- 2/1 (bwin.com)
Algeria to finish on fewer than 2.5 points- 20/19 (expekt.com)
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