World Cup Soccer Betting Tips from Todd Fuhrman for Quarterfinals

By: Don Best Staff | Thursday, July 3, 2014
World Cup

Brazil Now 2/1 Favorite to Win 2014 World Cup

Many Americans are obviously very disappointed that the United States Men's National Team will not be spending the Fourth of July preparing for a quarterfinal matchup with Argentina on Saturday in the 2014 World Cup soccer tournament. Despite a valiant effort by goalie Tim Howard, who recorded a WC record 16 saves in a 2-1 extra-time loss to Belgium on Tuesday, the U.S. will instead be spectators the rest of the way.

Of course there is still plenty of exciting action remaining for soccer bettors who are looking to make money on the four quarterfinal games scheduled for Friday and Saturday in Brazil. Germany (+145 on the 3-way line) faces France (+210) in the first game on Friday that will kick off at 9 a.m. (PT) followed by Colombia (+350) vs. Brazil (-125) at 1 p.m. (click here to check latest World Cup soccer lines). Saturday will see Belgium (+250) meet Argentina (+115) at 9 a.m. and then Costa Rica (+625) takes on the Netherlands (-200) at 1 p.m. to close out the quarters.

Following is a Q&A with FOX Sports Soccer Betting Analyst Todd Fuhrman on what to look for from a betting perspective in the quarterfinal round of the World Cup...

Q: Brazil has been struggling offensively throughout the World Cup, do you think they got a wake-up call against Chile or can Colombia pull off the upset?

Fuhrman: I definitely think Brazil had their wake-up call, but through 4 matches, they've looked pretty pedestrian. Now you add in a nagging injury to Neymar, and it's a potential game-changer. Colombia's form so far this tournament is much better than Brazil and explains the support they've been attracting in the betting markets. Quietly, they've been one of the better defensive sides, and up front James Rodriguez is making a case for not only the Golden Boot but also the Golden Ball.  However, the price reflects the change in pre-tournament expectations, meaning this could be the optimal time to buy low on Brazil.

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