US Fans Betting on 5th Ranked Team to Win World Cup
Maybe some people pay attention to those FIFA rankings after all. That might explain why an American gambling company says that nearly 20% of total wagers have been placed on the United States team winning the World Cup – second only to bets on Brazil. Perhaps the American betting public has been duped into thinking that their team actually is the 5th best in the world or perhaps it is merely a case of patriotism gone wild.
Whatever the case, you have to think that even Wayne Rooney wouldn’t bet on the Yanks given the group that they are in.
You can get a 4-1 payout if the US wins from Group E. We wouldn’t bet on that to happen but it does seem like a wiser bet than picking them to win it all.
If there is anyone who is willing to put money down on the US winning the World Cup, I’d be happy to take your money. I’ll even give you better odds than 90-1.