World Cup Group H betting preview
World Cup Group H odds, tips and free bets
Group H contains the European Champions; Spain, Chile, Switzerland and Honduras. Clear favourites to top this group are Spain at 4/11 (Paddy Power). Realistically it is hard to look any further than Spain to win this group. They are possibly the best team in the world at the moment with an unbelievable amount of talent available to them. They breezed through qualification winning every single game scoring 28 goals whilst only conceding 5. The strike-force of Villa and Torres is possibly the most feared partnership in world football and together they are capable of ripping any defence to shreds. The midfield is full of creativity and endeavour making them a formidable force. Their problem in previous major tournaments has been the ability to perform on the big stage. This demon was put to bed they went on to win the 2008 European Championships. 15/8 can be found on them walking away from Group H with maximum points (SKYBET) this may well be worth a few quid.
Chile are the favourites to qualify alongside Spain at 4/6 (Totesport). Chile have failed to qualify for the previous two World Cup finals’ and this may lead people to believe that they are going to pose little threat to the more established nations in the tournament. However, this view could not be further from the truth. Chile had an excellent time in qualification, eventually finishing only 1 point behind Brazil in the South American pool. Victory over Argentina in qualification certainly showed the world that they are a very capable team and they will be a force to be reckoned with in this group.
Switzerland are the bookies tip to finish 3rd in the group. Totesport are giving them odds of 6/4 to qualify from group H. Despite winning their qualification group, they were in one of the weaker groups and are unlikely to pull-up any trees in South Africa. At the back they have former Arsenal players Senderos and Djourou who despite their relatively young ages have played together for a long time. However, both are prone to mistakes in big games and they may find keeping clean sheets difficult against the other teams in this group. 56/19 with expekt.com may be a wise bet.
Honduras complete Group H. This is only their second appearance in the World Cup finals and as a result, 11/2 (expekt.com) can be found on them progressing to the second stage. They made it to the finals on goal difference over Costa Rica in the North and Central America qualification group. Although they don’t have the greatest strength in depth, they do have some capable players in the squad with the likes of Wilson Palacios, Maynor Figueroa and David Suazo who all play in Europe. These players will be vital for Honduras if they hope to cause any upsets in this group.
Betting tips for Group H
Final order of the group as follows, Spain/Chile/Honduras/Switzerland- 21/4 (bwin.com)
Spain to finish with 9 points- 15/8 (SKYBET)
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