Intertops Sportsbook Expects World Cup Opening Win for Brazil But Wonders if Home Team Can Handle the Pressure
London, United Kingdom, June 08, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- They’ve won more World Cup titles than any other country (five) and they’ll enjoy home-advantage this time around -- the heat is really on Brazil to win the 2014 tourney. Intertops Sportsbook (http://www.intertops.eu) bookmakers strongly favor the home team (-303) to beat Croatia (+900) in the World Cup opening match on Thursday, but they aren’t entirely convinced the Selecao can live up to the enormous pressure to win the title.
“Brazil does, of course, have a good chance of going all the way,” observed an Intertops bookmaker, “But their South American rivals, Argentina, will also be a big threat, especially if superstar Lionel Messi can find his top form again after his rather disappointing end to the season. Who knows – but I somehow doubt the Cup will be coming back to Europe this year!”
No European team has won the title in South America and several top European players are struggling with injuries that could seriously affect their country’s chances, including reigning World Footballer of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) and Spain’s prolific goalscorer Diego Costa. Another title hopeful France has already lost the services of Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery with a back injury.
“One European team we’ll really be watching is Belgium,” he said. “They haven’t made a splash in big tournaments since the 1980 European Championships, but have a highly talented team full of players who star for top clubs across Europe. Much is expected of them!”
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