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Loss of Neymar pushes Argentina to World Cup Top Chalk at Bodog

Perusing the updated World Cup championship odds at Bodog, we find that Argentina is the newly annointed favorite to take home the title. Brazil losing Neymar, due to a broken vertebra in his back, is a big reason why the hosts have been knocked off the top perch for the first time since before the tournament began. Prior to semifinal action opening, with Germany battling Brazil on July 8, 2014, at 4:00 PM ET, let’s discuss the updated prices.

Argentina: Different South American squad is new favorite

For the first time since thrilling 2014 FIFA World Cup action began 26 days ago, Bodog bookmakers have pushed Brazil off the top favorites perch. Argentina, our pre-tournament Championship pick, is now a slight favorite over the hosts and co-second favorite Germany. The Lionel Messi led White and Sky Blue have seen their price drop from +400 on June 12 down to their current line which sits at +240 at the Bodog sportsbook – almost cut in half.

Brazil losing Neymar impacts the Bodog Outright Winner betting lines

Although the Neymar injury has definitely affected the betting board, Argentina deserves full credit for their rise to the top. The critics who pointed to Argentina having a lack of defense are singing a different tune as Los Gauchos were in full control during their impressive 1-0 quarterfinal win over Belgium. As shown below, Germany and Brazil are co-second favorites while a less than inspiring Netherlands squad are now the biggest pups on the block. We are still squarely on the Argentina bandwagon but will avoid these prices as they don’t offer any value. That said, for the best odds on Argentina to capture the Cup – act on these Bodog prices before semifinal action begins.

FIFA 2014 World Cup – Bodog Outright Winner Updated Odds

FIFA 2014 World Cup - Bodog Outright Winner Updated Odds

 

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