WORLD CUP BETTING: The odds continue to fluctuate in the World Cup outright, can people have really lost faith in Italy already? The Dutch won and the Clockwork Orange is ticking.
Italy were cagey in the 1st half and frankly bereft of ideas, even the Cantenaccio cracked from a simple headed free kick. But the introduction of Camoranesi and co injected some much needed inspiration into the Italians, showing they could compete, which would surely have kept the outright from hitting 20′s.
Italy have been eased to 4/7 from 1/2 to win the group with Skybet while they simultaneously cut Paraguay to 1/3 from 4/9 to qualify to the last 16.
Japan were cut from 12/1 to 8/1 to top Group E with Totesport after the Blue Samari defeated a very disappointing Cameroon.
Earlier in the day, the Netherlands defeated Denmark 2-0. The Dutch did not receive the same hype as Germany about their slightly workman-like defeat of the Danes but it was enough for Ladbrokes to cut them from 9/1 to 7/1 for the outright.