The 2014 FIFA World Cup, the 20th edition of the tournament, will be held in Brazil through the months of June and July. It will be the second time that Brazil has hosted the World Cup making them the fifth nation to do so.
Twelve cities will host matches played between the 32 competing nations, with Spain looking to be crowned World Cup champions in back to back tournaments following their victory in 2010. To do so, the reigning champions will have to overcome the home nation Brazil, who bookmakers have listed as firm favourites.
2014 World Cup Betting Tips
As you would expect, the FIFA World Cup is one of the biggest betting events in the world and betting interest for Brazil 2014 is certain to reach record levels. Millions of dollars, pounds and euros will be bet throughout World Cup 2014, with bookmakers set to offer a fantastic range of betting markets for each of the 64 matches to played during the Brazil World Cup as well as outright winner, group winner and qualification markets.
The bettingexpert community of tipsters love betting on the World Cup and will be keen to find the betting value through every stage of the 2014 tournament. Whether it's predicting the winner of the 2014 World Cup, tipping the winner of a group stage match or which player will score the most goals at Brazil 2014, whatever the betting market, whatever the odds, our community of tipsters will provide their analysis and post the best World Cup 2014 betting tips you'll find anywhere.
How To Bet On The 2014 World Cup
Betting on the World Cup can be challenging, and betting on the 2014 World Cup in Brazil will be no different. However, due to the immense popularity of the tournament and the number of inexperienced punters betting on the World Cup, shrewd bettors can often find value betting away from the traditional World Cup powers such as Brazil, Spain and Germany.
It may not be fashionable to bet against a team like Brazil at home in the 2014 World Cup, but with the pure weight of money being bet on them with everyone taking any odds, the best of the value is likely to be with the opposition. When placing your bets for the 2014 World Cup, always consider betting away from the crowd.
World Cup Stats
- Brazil have scored 210 goals in 97 World Cup matches, giving them an average of 2.16 goals per game, second to Hungary who have averaged 2.72 goals per match.
- Brazil hold the record for the most wins at an individual World Cup, with seven wins in 2002.
- Italy hold the record for the most drawn matches in World Cup history, with a total of 21, while England and Germany have each played in 19 draws.
- 31 nations have gone through a World Cup tournament without losing a match.
- Both Brazil and Germany hold the record for most appearances in a World Cup Final, each appearing in the tournament decider on seven occasions including 2002 where they met in the Final.
- Scotland will not appear at the 2014 World Cup. But they do hold the record for most World Cup appearances without advancing from the 1st Round, doing so on eight occasions.
2014 World Cup Betting Odds
So who do the bookmakers see as the favourites to win the 2014 World Cup in Brazil?
The home nation will enter the World Cup as favourites, with fellow South Americans Argentina just behind with European giants, Germany and Spain not far off the pace. Meanwhile, everyone's favourite World Cup 'dark horses' Belgium sit fifth in outright tournament betting for Brazil 2014.
Below are the bookmaker odds of the top 10 nations for the 2014 World Cup.
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