28 May 2014

Africa: 2014 Fifa World Cup - Group B Preview - Spain, Netherlands, Chile, Australia


Group B has the possibility to offer up an upset or two and, if you're the betting type, you might fancy a punt on Chile to progress ahead of the Netherlands.

Group B could be one of the most interesting groups in the 2014 World Cup. It is almost one of the most important groups to win. Even if you don't care about the big teams and the plucky Chileans, South Africans who like to indulge in cross-continental Schadenfreude can always indulge in this group if for no other reason than to laugh at Australia. Only, as we have learnt from Bafana, do not dance until you know for certain what the results are.

Who is playing and what are their odds to advance?

Group B is an interesting one with Spain, Netherlands, Chile and Australia playing each other. Pitting the finalists for the 2010 World Cup together early on offers the perfect, lazy "revenge" narrative before the tournament even gets properly tasty. Sports betting site Pinnacle has the following odds for the teams:

Spain: 84%

Netherlands: 59%

Chile: 48%

Australia: 9%

Winning this group is very important

Of course topping groups will be important for everyone,...

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