Brazil favourites after Spain loss

17 June 2010 07:21

Brazil are the new 9/2 favourites to win the World Cup after Spain's shock loss to Switzerland.

The Euro 2008 champions have been eased from 7/2 before their 1-0 defeat in Durban to 5/1 by Paddy Power although Spain's overall chances are not too badly damaged with prospects of qualifying from the group still at 1/3.

Brazil are now the market leaders are 9/2 and could now be Spain's second round opponents should Del Bosque's team not win Group H. The Spanish are 9/4 not to make it to the knockout stages.

Paddy Power himself said: "It's the biggest shock of the World Cup so far and punters have taken a right kick in the cojones with that loss today. But there's a long way to go yet and Spain are still in the hunt – at least for now."

Although unlikely, Switzerland are now 125/1 to win the World Cup from 200/1 before today's sensational victory.


As well as Spain's drift to 5/1 Germany are now 7/1 from 9/1, leap-frogging England into fourth favourites.

9/2 Brazil

5/1 Spain

6/1 Argentina

7/1 Germany

8/1 Holland

8/1 England

14/1 Italy

25/1 France

33/1 Portugal

45/1 Ivory Coast

55/1 Chile

125/1 Switzerland

Spain Latest

1/3 To Qualify

9/4 Not to Qualify

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Source: DSG