Greece shocked the footballing world when they won the European Championships in 2004 but they have failed to live up to expectations since and will be hoping to put themselves back on the footballing map at the 2014 World Cup. Greece were eliminated at the Group stage of the 2010 World Cup Finals, but performed better at Euro 2012 were they managed to qualify from their group before being beaten by Germany in the next round.
Greece finished level on points with Bosnia in their World Cup qualification group, and with a worse goal difference, therefore were awarded second place. The group was a relatively weak one, with the likes of Slovakia, Lithuania, Latvia and Liechtenstein. Greece’s qualification was built on a tight defence, conceding just four goals, all of which came away from home.
Greece odds and betting preview
Greece were priced at 80/1 ahead of Euro 2004 which they ended up winning. That was one of the biggest shocks in International football. For this World Cup the bookies quote Greece at 300/1. The better bets for Greece focus on their tight defence which should see plenty of low scoring goals. Always look at the under 2.5 goals markets for their matches. At odds of 9/4 to qualify, this may tempt many punters given the group draw Greece have – Colombia, Ivory Coast and Japan. Whilst Greece might not have the individual talent of their opponents such as Yaya Toure or Falcao, they do play well as a team which is arguably more important at the World Cup finals.
Best Greece World Cup bets
Best bet on Greece at the World Cup is Greece to fail to qualify from their group
Next best bet on Greece at the World Cup is there to be under 2.5 goals in their opening fixture with Columbia, available at best odds 4/6 with Stan James.
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