World Cup group betting

June 7, 2006
By Sean Smith

The first group gives us an opportunity for a value wager.

Germany (1.4 at Bet 365) as hosts of the tournament are huge odds-on favourites to progress at the top of their group.

History is on the Germans' side. Hosts tend to do very well in the early stages and progression is almost assured.

But Germany have not beaten a major footballing nation for six years and questions remain as to whether Jurgen Klinsmann's efficient side ...

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