USA are now a very strong outfit and have a good combination of technical ability as well as pace and strength throughout their team. They are regulars at major tournaments these days, reaching the knock out stages of the 2010 Finals in South Africa. However, repeating that achievement in Brazil will be tough task as they have been drawn in what looks to be one of the toughest groups alongside Germany, Portugal and Ghana. It is therefore no surprise to see Ladbrokes offer odds of 250/1 about USA winning the World Cup.
USA odds and betting preview
With such a tough group, it is difficult to see the USA progressing. Odds of 2/9 about them failing to qualify are too short, but the value could lie in backing the USA to get just a single point at odds of 3/1 with Coral. We expect both Portugal and Germany to have too much for the States, and a draw in their game against Ghana looks like the most likely result.
The USA squad has a lot of experience, with many players having over 100 International Caps. However, their players tend to play for lesser teams, such as Jozy Altidore of Sunderland and Clint Dempsey, recently of Fulham. Their performances rely more on squad unity rather than outstanding individual talent, and unfortunately for the USA they probably require both of these assets to qualify from their group.
Best USA World Cup bets
Best bet on USA at the World Cup is USA to finish runners up in Group C
Next best bet on USA at the World Cup is USA to be eliminated at the quarter final stage
USA World Cup odds
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