Group H with Honduras, Chile, and Switzerland should be a cakewalk for Spain.
As a result bookies have pushed them to the top as 4:1 odds on favourite to win the World Cup. Second on the list England with a 5:1 shot at the title after drawing the USA, Slovenia, and Algeria. Behind them Brazil, five times champion in Group G the "Group of Death " with Portugal, North Korea, and Cote D'Ivoire with a 11:2 chance of winning their sixth title.
The bookies are expecting to smash the one billion pounds ($1.66 billion) barrier in British betting turnover, according to a William Hill spokesman. Bookies consider this the most open World Cup and the interest and hype has gone through the roof.