Betting Spy: Get on Spain now to win World Cup

Grant Prior 11 years ago
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Watching England beat Brazil got my betting mind racing to the World Cup and a quick look at the odds unearths what should be one of the punts of 2014.

Hosts Brazil are the tournament favourites at 7/2.

But that price is based on reputation rather than reality because they looked a fairly ordinary side at Wembley on Wednesday night.

You could have been forgiven thinking both sides had swapped shirts before the kick-off because England looked far pacier and inventive.

Of course the Samba Boys will be a lot sharper when things kick-off for real in Rio next year.

But current World and European Champions Spain look a great bet to me at 11/2.

I’m sure that price will only get shorter as the tournament approaches and it dawns on everyone that Spain are the best team on the planet and are becoming ruthless at winning tournaments.

The same could be said of Barcelona in the Champions League and I wouldn’t put anyone off a Spain/Barca double which pays a very tempting 18/1 at current prices.

The bookies are convinced Man Utd are going to win the league this year and it’s certainly theirs to lose.

There will be a few twists and turns to come and one of those could happen on Sunday when Utd host Everton.

The Toffees are a tough outfit and seem a bit of value at 4/1 to pull off a surprise at Old Trafford.

Man Utd have ridden their luck in a few recent games and could have one eye on next week when they visit Ronaldo and Real Madrid.

Hopefully Everton will fund a great sporting weekend which culminates in one of those dream Sundays.

A quick brunch to line the stomach before a day in the pub enjoying West Ham beating Villa and England rolling over Ireland in the Six Nations.

I’m sure one of those two might let me down.

I’ll give you a clue, it won’t be the 15 big lads.

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Running Total for all 2013 bets to a £10 stake:   £-60.00

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