Brazil and Spain made joint favourites for Confed Cup
Ahead of the second round of matches in the Confederations Cup Brazil and Spain have been made joint favourites at 11/8 to lift the trophy.
Brazil went into the tournament initially as favourites and after dispatching Japan on Saturday take on Mexico this Wednesday. Brazil are 2/5 favourites for the match with Mexico at 15/2. The CONCACAF representatives need at least a draw to stay in the tournament and will be relying on Javier Hernandez who is at odds of 11/4 to score at anytime.
Brazil will be looking to Neymar for goals with the flip flopping star at 4/1 to hit the net first. Bookmaker Paddy Power have a money back special offer in place on Wednesday - If Neymar scores the last goal in this match, Paddy Power will refund all losing 1st/last goalscorer, correct score & scorecast singles on the game!
In Wednesdays other match Italy take on Japan with the AFC representatives also needing at least a draw from the game to avoid an early tournament exit. Italy are the 4/6 favourites for the match with the draw at 11/4 and Japan at 9/2. After a perfect free kick at the weekend against Mexico Andrea Pirlo is 10/1 to score the first goal in the game whilst Mario Balotelli, Italy’s other goalscorer on Sunday, is 11/4 to score first for his team.
After Spain beat Uruguay the World and European Champions have moved to being joint favourites with Brazil at 11/8. The odds on the other nations to win outright are as follows:
7/1 - Italy
14/1 - Uruguay
33/1 - Mexico
40/1 - Nigeria
50/1 - Japan
2500/1 - Tahiti
A Paddy Power spokesman told Football Betting News; “Despite Tahiti’s goal scoring celebrations on Monday night they aren’t our new favourites to win the Confederations Cup. That honour goes to Spain who have moved to 11/8 with Brazil to take home the World Cup warm-up trophy.”