WORLD CUP BETTING: Current World Champions Italy crashed out of the group stages yesterday after succumbing to Slovakia and the Netherlands made it 3 from 3. World Cup market moves.
Slovakia sent Italy tumbling out of the World Cup last night in an absorbing encounter in which the Slovakians eventually won 3-2. Italy, about 20/1 8th favs pre match for the tournament, and defending champions, were limp and seemingly uninterested until the 70th minute, by which time they were 2-0 down.
In reaction to that, the Netherlands have been constricted to 6/1 from 8/1 by William Hill and Coral have taken a similar path by going to 13/2, also from 8/1. Bet365 take a more moderate stance at 7/1 as the market’s best.
England and Germany are neck and neck in the betting. Betfred have relaxed their initial 8/1′s about them both to 10/1 and their is nothing to split the two.
Portugal have experienced a small cut, 20′s down to 18/1 with Ladbrokes and 888sport and Japan are another mover after the qualified ahead of Denmark – Skybet went from 100/1 to 66/1 but they will still be considered outsiders.