CONFEDERATIONS CUP: SPORTSBOOK ODDS
Note: The Sportsbooks listed below are ordered by the potential monetary benefit for betting the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup. Although all sportsbooks listed below are in good standing, players may wish to view the SBR Rating Guide for overall ratings and utilize the SBR search feature for detailed sportsbook history.
FIFA Confederations Cup match betting:
Brazil vs Japan: Sat 6/15
If you're looking to bet Brazil, Pinnacle Sports is currently offering the best available price at -345 ($345 bet returning $100 in profit). A bet on Japan is also most beneficial to place with Pinnacle as a $100 bet returns $1,008. However, factoring in the sign-up bonus factor, Bookmaker is currently offering a 15% Freeplay bonus for new player accounts up to $2,500. While their individual payout may be lower, your position increases in value with the accompanying bonus attached to the initial deposit.
Mexico vs Italy: Sun 6/16
A $100 bet on Mexico returns $235 at Pinnacle Sports. However, a consideration that should be made is that online sportsbook Bet365 pays just a cent less, and offers a considerably more robust in-play betting platform. Bet365 has round the clock live betting on most all markets, and will offer in-play for the duration of the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup. Conversely, the same scenario presents itself when weighing the most valuable shop to choose for a wager on underdog Italy. Pinnacle Sports has the line at +133, while Bet365 and BetOnline are locked in at +125.
Spain vs Uruguay: Sun 6/16
Spain is the clear favourite in their showdown with Uruguay. Across the board, at least a $159 bet would need to be entered for every $100 in profit. This makes bets on the underdog and draw more valuable. Line shopping through the best available betting odds, the best options for a bettor fancying a bet on Spain would be a toss-up between Bet365 and Pinnacle Sportsbook. A bet on Uruguay returns at least $500 in profit in most every shop on the grid, while a winning position on the draw would rake in at least $275.
Nigeria vs Tahiti: Mon 6/17
Tahiti is by far the biggest underdog of the opening round of the 2013 Fifa Confederations Cup tournament. On the shorter end, a $100 bet returns $1,400 and $1,500 respectively at online sportsbooks Bookmaker and Ladbrokes, while others on the list return a jaw-dropping $2,480+ on the same bet. The draw is also quite the bankroll booster, paying a minimum of $800 at every shop on the list. Bettors who wish to back the favourite would do well to wait until the match begins and hope for Nigeria to get off to a slow start. A shop which offers in-play betting like Bet365 or WillHill might make a more attractive number available after the opening whistle sounds.
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