Only eight teams remain on course for football’s biggest prize
Thursday 29th June 2006
The Quarter Finals of the World Cup signals the business end of the competition, with eight of the best sides in world football prepared to battle it out for the biggest prize in sport. PinnacleSports.com, the leading online sportsbook, has announced updated odds on the eight remaining teams, but there are no surprises at the top.
Brazil have been favourites to lift the World Cup for the sixth time, even before a ball was kicked in this year’s tournament, and at PinnacleSports they remain firm favourites at 5/2. Argentina and hosts Germany are second favourites, although they play each other tomorrow afternoon, both currently at 9/2, with Italy, who arguably have the easiest passage to the Semi Finals, at 13/2. England are next at 7/1, who must overcome Portugal (14/1) if they are to have any chance of lifting the trophy this summer, followed by France at 11/1, and outsiders Ukraine at 55/1.
PinnacleSports.com offers a comprehensive menu of World Cup betting options available online with limits of up to $50,000. For each match Pinnacle Sports offers three-way betting, low-margin Asian handicaps priced to 1.5%, exact scores and over/under total goals scored. Bettors will also find a wide variety of in-running action on games, as well as proposition bets on each match.