After drawing the toughest group in the 2014 World Cup, Australia is expected to be sent home from Brazil without achieving a win. Sportingbet Australia has priced the Socceroos a $3.50 chance to win a game, with no wins a short priced favourite at $1.28.
The Socceroos face 2010 World Cup champions Spain, 2010 World Cup runners-up The Netherlands and strong South American contender Chile in the group stage.
“As much as we would love to see the Aussies do well in Brazil, we can’t see them winning a game against Spain, The Netherlands or Chile,” Sportingbet’s Michael Felgate said.
“Our best hope is against Chile and Australia is rated a $5.50 outsider to win that match. A win against any of the teams in the group stage would be a monumental achievement.”
Australia’s draw is so tough, Sportingbet has opened a market on whether the Socceroos will even score.
“We have the Socceroos $1.18 to find the back of the net at least once in their three group games but we expect plenty of interest in the Aussies going goalless at $4.50,” Felgate said.
2014 AUSTRALIA WORLD CUP MARKETS Sportingbet Australia
Will Australia win a game?
No – $1.28
Yes – $3.50
Will Australia score a goal?
Yes – $1.18
No – $4.50
Will Australia remain pointless?
Australia V Chile
Australia V Netherlands
Australia V Spain
Will Australia qualify for knockout stage?