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The 2014 World Cup is down to the final four teams, with the semifinals taking place on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The host-country Brazil is among the four teams still alive, along with Argentina, Germany, and the Netherlands.
Brazil will take on Germany at 4pm ET on Wednesday, with Argentina and the Netherlands getting underway at the same time on Wednesday.
Throughout the 2014 World Cup, Brazil has been the favored team. However, the recent injury to star player Neymar has put a damper on the expectations. Neymar fractured a vertebrae in the quarterfinal game against Colombia.
The end result in terms of the overall betting odds to win the 2014 World Cup has shifted Brazil behind Argentina. The fellow South American country would love nothing more than to win a World Cup in Brazil and grab hold of the title for the next four years.
The betting lines are not far apart between Argentina and Brazil, nor Germany for that matter. Argentina sits at +240 with Brazil and Germany going off at +250. The Netherlands round out the odds at +350. As you can see, all of the payouts are relatively close, but it’s Argentina that has made the jump.
Aside from the odds to win the tournament, game lines for the 2014 World Cup semifinals have also been formed.
The matchup between Brazil and Germany is about as even as it can be on the payouts Odds slightly favor Brazil at +160 ($1 wins $1.60), while Germany is set at +170 ($1 wins $1.70). It’s a virtual pick’em across the board in every category on the payout. Oddsmakers aren’t exactly sure how this one will turn out, and give no inkling on the line.
For those interested, there are roughly one dozen additional game lines with alternate spreads + payouts offered at Bovada. This allows for the payout to shift one way or the other to get the desired.
For the Argentina vs. Netherlands ga,e, the line favors Argentina by a margin significantly greater than the first semifinal. Argentina has been made a +135 favorite compared to the +210 payout for Netherlands.
Below, check out the complete list of payouts available for the 2014 World Cup semifinals.
2014 World Cup Semifinal Odds!