There are a plethora of bets available at this year’s World Cup in Brazil as the bookies go into overdrive looking at new and exciting markets to offer. One mainstay is to bet on a team to reach the final and there are a couple of approaches worth considering. For our analysis of the outright betting in the “To Reach the Final” market read on – you’ll also find some nice betting tips and the best available odds too!

This market can be used to back an outsider that you don’t feel has a great chance of actually being the outright winner of the World Cup but who could perhaps sneak into the final. Alternatively you could simply place a bet on the team you think will do really well and could win but where you are prepared to accept lower odds with the insurance that they only need to make the final.

For the former category there are loads of decent contenders and betting on a team such as Belgium, packed with Premier League stars, seasoned Italy, mercurial France or perhaps, just perhaps, England, could well pay off. Those four are priced at betting odds of 9/1 (Ladbrokes), 10/1 (Ladbrokes), 10/1 (BetVictor) and 14/1 (BetVictor) respectively although our main tip for this market is Chile at a whopping 22/1.

In terms of backing a team more certain to make the final, we fancy that Argentina offer real value in the outright betting at better than 2/1 on the betting exchanges. They could well face Brazil when they get there and so betting on them to reach the final, rather than win the World Cup outright, could prove a great bet.

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