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We love the World Cup, we love money.

Please provide as much discussion as possible. Hype for the World Cup is now in full force and I cannot wait until we get underway.

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I've had a bet at William Hill on the teams to finish bottom of their groups. Most of them are straight forward barring two which will be arguable. Anyway, I went for:

Cameroon: 8/13. (a)

Australia: 1/4 (b)

Greece: 6/4 ©

Costa Rica: 1/10 (d)

Honduras: 2/7 (e)

Iran: 4/9 (f)

USA: 10/11 (g)

Algeria: 4/6 (h)

£3.10 returns £102.

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I jumped on that Messi top goalscorer price that was mentioned in the betting thread and also done the following group forecast for who'll progress from each group (on bet365) -

Brazil and Mexico 6/4

Spain and Chile 15/8

Colombia and Japan 9/4

Uruguay and Italy 15/8

France and Ecuador 15/8

Argentina and Bosnia 1/1

Germany and Portugal 4/6

Belgium and Russia 4/6

50p returns £440 ish.

Will probably also do some sort of acca on group winners/qualifiers and possibly one on who'll finish bottom per group.

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Is that in any order? Or does Brazil finish 1st and Mexico 2nd etc?

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Benzema at 33/1 could be a decent shout for Golden Boot, is in form for both club and country and France have a nice group which provided they win it would be followed up with the runner up in Argentina's group. I'd have thought France won't be sharing the goals around too much either unlike Argentina for example.

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Is that in any order? Or does Brazil finish 1st and Mexico 2nd etc?
Yeah, it's just who progresses out of the group, the placing of the sides is irrelevant (in terms of who tops it and who's 2nd).

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Is it with William Hill? It says 'straight forecast' which just made me question it really

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Benzema at 33/1 could be a decent shout for Golden Boot, is in form for both club and country and France have a nice group which provided they win it would be followed up with the runner up in Argentina's group. I'd have thought France won't be sharing the goals around too much either unlike Argentina for example.

I had a top scorer bet on him during the Euros. Also had a massive bet on him to be France's top scorer. How many goals? Zero, ****ing zero. Not that I disagree with him being a good choice, but there's no chance I'm going to bet on him this time :D

Haven't done anything yet but eggs are going to be firmly in the Messi basket - top scorer @ 8/1, Argentina @ 5/1 and Messi/Argentina @ 16/1. Hopefully there'll be some decent enhanced prices about though, Paddy Power most likely.

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Deserve it for betting on Benzema. He's terrible for France. Hasn't been good since his first 10 games or so.

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I think whoever starts for Colombia upfront could be a potential bet for top scorer with the group they have

so that could be Falcao which is probably unlikely due to the injury he suffered in January (he's 25-1 up to 40-1 with some) or maybe Jackson Martinez who has been in great form for Porto this year and is a pretty good 50-1 going up to 80-1 with some bookies. Potential to go further if they top C as they'd play the runner up of D which is winnable

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Deserve it for betting on Benzema. He's terrible for France. Hasn't been good since his first 10 games or so.

Think he missed a few sitters too, the *******. Only needed 1 goal for him to be top scorer for France (dead-heat) and he couldn't manage it :(

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Edin Dzeko is 80/1 for the Golden Boot on Paddy Power so I'm going E/W on him. Nigeria and Iran in the group stages so he could have 3/4 by then and if they come 2nd the best team they would face would probably be France in the next round. Obviously coming into it in good form as well.

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The only bet I have had so far is 10/1 for Spain to win the World Cup. It was an enhanced offer and I couldn't refuse those odds. :)

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I jumped on that Messi top goalscorer price that was mentioned in the betting thread and also done the following group forecast for who'll progress from each group (on bet365) -

Brazil and Mexico 6/4

Spain and Chile 15/8

Colombia and Japan 9/4

France and Ecuador 15/8

Argentina and Bosnia 1/1

Germany and Portugal 4/6

Belgium and Russia 4/6

50p returns £440 ish.

Will probably also do some sort of acca on group winners/qualifiers and possibly one on who'll finish bottom per group.

oh dear so is group D (Italy, Uruguay, England and C.Rica) abandoned then.

That's good for group C then who I guess will go straight to quarter finals.

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Stuck a tenner on Dzeko to score 4 or more goals in the tournament with Skybet at 40/1. Was one of the countdown offers.

Also same amount on at leats 1 European team to progress from each group. Hoping Greece and Croatia get through as the others are more certain.

EDIT: A few folk have asked where the Dzeko offer is.....Its no longer available as they took it down along with a number of other countdown offers this afternoon.

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SWEEPSTAKE

Anyone?

Think rfm has said in the OTF betting thread that he's going to organise one at some point.

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Wish I could have a flutter out here...

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Stuck a tenner on Dzeko to score 4 or more goals in the tournament with Skybet at 40/1. Was one of the countdown offers.

Also same amount on at leats 1 European team to progress from each group. Hoping Greece and Croatia get through as the others are more certain.

What does that return?

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Wish I could have a flutter out here...

Can't you use any internet sites?

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Can't you use any internet sites?

Nope, banned.

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Not had a full look at betting yet but Uruguay at 28/1 to win is an interesting each way punt. With the World Cup being in Brazil it will give all the South American teams (maybe not Ecuador though) a chance to progress to the latter stages. The main money will obviously be on Argentina and Brazil but the spotlight will be on those 2 more and maybe a dark horse will find the going a little easier with the pressure off.

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Think I have £5 on Aguero @ 16/1 to top scorer from ages ago, not sure how well that will go down since he turned into glass at the end of the season.

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Sorry, £400 exactly

From a fiver? It's not a bad bet, only one I'm concerned about is Croatia.

Nope, banned.

That's so ****.

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From a fiver? It's not a bad bet, only one I'm concerned about is Croatia.

It'll be a Mexico Croatia fight for second but i think Croatia will do it

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From a fiver? It's not a bad bet, only one I'm concerned about is Croatia.

Nope, tenner as well. It was 39/1. Its a good shout providing Greece and Croatia get through. Pretty confident on the other groups.

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Anyone who doesn't want to back Argentina or Brazil should probably be going to Coral (unless you're one of those that hates them :D):

Bet up to £25 on the World Cup winner and if they lose but Argentina or Brazil win they'll refund your money as a free bet :thup:

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Thomas Muller is 33/1 to be the tournaments top goalscorer (with SkyBet). I think that's good odds considering he has a good goal-scoring record and Germany are bound to do well.

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England to win the world cup seems like easy money at 33/1 with a view to laying off surely we won't be that long if we qualify from our group.

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yeahh the quintessential thread for the world cup.

Still picking out my bets. Holland at 36/1 looked pretty good outside odds to win the world cup, considering this obsession with Van Gaal!.

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Portugal to finish bottom of their group 12/1. Considering how much difficulty they had scoring in the Euros, and they're in a hard group. Maybe a worthy outsider.

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England to win the world cup seems like easy money at 33/1 with a view to laying off surely we won't be that long if we qualify from our group.

Do you work for SI? :D

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Any value in RVP top scorer at 33/1? Not a straight forward group but I think he could grab a few. Chile play quite an open game so he should get chances. Australia not the best of teams so could get a couple there. If they can top the group ahead of Spain I think they can have a decent run.

Obvious problems around his fitness but trying to find an outside bet worth taking a chance on rather than just going with Messi

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Had my first real look at the World Cup groups and a first prediction of what I think is likely today.

The 4 shortest odds teams to make the quarter final are the 4 I have definitely there (Brazil, Germany, Argentina, Spain), but the odds for all 4 to do it is just over 4/1 at bet365 which is higher than I expected, so this is bet #1. Edit, except it's not because I'm not allowed to do it as an accy :bowdown:

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Is that new customers only, text offer or something similar? Imagine it will also be max bet of around £20.

He is still best price 8's atm.

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Me and some mates have teamed up for a laugh. All chipped in a tenner each (12 of us) and opened a 365 account. I've made a spreadsheet to track all of us, each person is free to bet their £10 and any winnings how they like but whatever is in the account at the end of the World Cup we split evenly. 100% bonus from 365 too.

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Me and my brother did this during the last World Cup, except with Betfair, and started with £100 each, managed to get to about £500 before cashing out.

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Yeh it's cool, all in a group whatsapp conversation for it aswell so the banter is pretty decent.

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If you put a bet on a team to win the world cup with bet365 do you get a cash out option?

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I've already got an account with bet365 so that's why i put them. Was just a question in general really.

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If you put a bet on a team to win the world cup with bet365 do you get a cash out option?

I imagine you would but might be worth checking on the live chat. :)

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Don't think you do. afaik it's only on games that go live in-play. I've got ante-post league bets etc and none have been able to cash out on.

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