At the time of writing, Italy remain at around 18-1, on average, to win the World Cup. You may think this is understandable; the Azzurri aren’t generally thought to be a strong squad despite their convincing 2-1 win over England.
Also, you may think there are stronger teams left in the tournament. Brazil remain favourites to win overall despite a generally lacklustre couple of games, whilst Germany have come in a little, understandably, after their easy win over Portugal. Argentina remain joint second favourites with the Germans after their opening win against Bosnia-Herzegovina, whilst the Dutch have come right in to around 10-1 after their incredible 5-1 drubbing of the Spanish. The holders, meanwhile, who were fourth favourites before the tournament began at around 5-1, have drifted all the way out to 12-1, whilst France are 16-1 shots after their convincing 3-0 opening win against Honduras. Continue reading Italy still look good value