Brazil World Cup odds shorten after trouncing Spain
Sunday’s Confederations Cup Final at the Maracana was supposed to be a chance for Brazil to show they could compete with the world’s best, but it was Spain who left with their tails between their legs as the hosts smashed the World and European Champions.
After a 3-0 masterclass Neymar and co are now 10/3 favourites to win the World Cup on home soil next year. Paddy Power offer odds of 12/1 that it’ll be the same teams in the final in a years’ time
The Brazilians had a clean sweep of wins during the tournament and although they went into the final as slight favourites they emerged from it as clear favourites for World Cup 2014. Neighbours Argentina are 9/2 second favourites and Spain, after needing a penalty shoot-out in the semi-finals to get past Italy, are third favourites at 11/2. Brazil’s poster boy Neymar is currently at odds of 10/1 to be top scorer in the 2014 tournament after four goals in the Confederations Cup.
The way in which Brazil dispatched of all competition during the tournament will give some heart to Roy Hodgson after his England side drew 2-2 with the samba stars at the Maracana in May. England are 22/1 to win the World Cup behind Italy at 20/1, Belgium at 18/1, Holland at 18/1, and Germany at 11/2.
A Paddy Power spokesman told Football Betting News; “Brazil blew Spain away on Sunday night and destroyed La Roja’s 29 game unbeaten run. We’ve got odds of 12/1 that it’ll be the same two sides contesting the World Cup Final next year, if Brazil remain as hosts that is.”