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World Cup Betting: Group D

World Cup Betting: Group D


While Costa Rica is going to be hard pressed to do much, the other three nations will provide plenty of entertainment. Here are the odds to see who will make it out of Group D.

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The Italians did well during qualifying, finishing top of a group that included Denmark, the Czech Republic and Bulgaria.

Manager Cesare Prandelli has a discliplined squad with an offensive flair, and the Italians are favoured to win the group with odds of 1.33 to advance out of Group D.

Uruguay comes in next at 1.44. The South Americans made it to the semifinals in South Africa but struggled during qualifying, only booking their ticket to Brazil after beating Jordan in a two-legged playoff. Still, with arguably the best striking duo in the entire tournment with Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani available, this is a team that could win the group.

England is ranked third by bookies to move on, yet still pay under evens with William Hill listing the team at 1.67 -- which is largely due to U.K. bettors laying money with their hearts. Roy Hodgson has his work cut out for him here, and it will be interesting to see if England can handle the Amazonian heat when it faces Italy in their opening match.

CONCACAF representative Costa Rica did well during qualifying, finishing second to the United States. This will be the Ticos' fourth World Cup, and although they advanced back in 1990 don't expect them to move on from here. They are paying 9.00 to prove everyone wrong.