If you have a look at all the bookmakers odds for which team will win the World Cup this summer in Brazil it’s the same old usual suspects of Brazil, Argentina, Germany and Spain.
Here at footballbible.net we have decided to take a look at the teams and come up with our own reasoning as to who we think might just surprise everyone and come away with the win.
First of all let’s take the defending Champions Spain out of the mix as we feel that they have peaked as a nation, but do have a very good U-21 side that will be ready to compete in Russia 2018.
As for Germany we would expect them to advance from a weak group that includes the USA, Ghana and Portugal, but once they come up against a top South American side they are finished.
In fact if you look at the History of the World Cup when it has been played in South America or Mexico a European team has never won in six attempts and we do not expect it to be any different this time either.
1930 (Uruguay), 1950 (Brazil), 1962 (Chile) and 1978 (Argentina) then when played in Mexico Brazil won in 1970 and Argentina won in 1986.
Arguably the stage has been set for a Brazil vs. Argentina final, but if any team was to have a chance of upsetting the big two it would be one of the following three teams below, and if like us you fancy a bet on one of these outsiders to win the tournament visit Coral world cup favourite odds to make your wager.
Very much of course will depend on how well Monaco’s Radamel Falcao recovers from his injury, but he is not the only star of the team that includes Juan Cuadrado, James Rodriguez and Teofilo Gutierrez.
Colombia’s coach Jose Pekerman loves to play attacking football and if Falcao is on form expect them to emerge from Group C which includes Japan the Ivory Coast and Greece.
Chile shocked England’s football pundits when the beat the “Three Lions” at Wembley in November 2-0 with Arturo Vidal of Juventus and Alexis Sanchez of Barcelona in top form.
Add to this the discipline that coach Jorge Sampaoli has drilled into the team and you have a side that is capable of mixing it with the best of them.
Do we need to say more than Luis Suarez? While also not forgetting PSG’s Edinson Cavani and Diego Forlan who on Saturday, scored two goals for his Japanese club Cerezo Osaka to make it three goals in two games.
Uruguay had to struggle to qualify but now they are there they stand a very good chance of upsetting England or Italy to win group D.
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