Predicting the World Cup 2010 Winner

Of the 32 countries lining up for the 2010 edition of the World Cup, happening this June 11 to July 11, only 2 will play the final match on July 11th.

However, just like in ‘Highlander': there can only be one!

Who will be the winner of the World Cup 2010 in South Africa?

That’s the question on everybody’s mind, including Mr. Beckham here on the left, who does not look to happy when the U.S. tied with England on June 12.

The answer to this question is not only relevant to football fans around the world trying to hit the jackpot both on online and offline gambling places, but also relevant to online marketers who are doing extensive SEO and SEM work throughout this month to catch a piece of the World Cup search engine pie (for more details refer to this article on the implications of the World Cup 2010 to online marketers).

Here are some specific probabilities that will help both football fans and online marketers predict who will win the World Cup 2010.

William Hill, PLC

The odds of the winner are provided by William Hill, PLC. First a bit of background about this organization, so that we understand why we should take this odds into consideration.

Founded in 1934, William Hill is one of the best-known names in the gambling industry, providing gaming and betting services across three channels: online, on the high street and on the phone. They have been listed on the London Stock Exchange (WMH.L) since 2002 and employ over 16,600 people in the UK, Ireland, Israel and Bulgaria.

In October 2008, this company established William Hill Online, the leading European online gaming and sports betting business. Their online sportsbook serves customers from over 175 countries, offering six languages and 11 currencies. Just in 2007 they took online bets from 169 countries for over 60,000 events (350,000 markets) and over 30 sports.

Odds of Winner of World Cup 2010

Here are the specific odds of becoming the world champion for each participating team:

Odds Team
4-1 SPAIN
6-1 ENGLAND
6-1 ARGENTINA
9-2 BRAZIL
10 – 1 HOLLAND
14 – 1 ITALY
14 – 1 GERMANY
16 – 1 FRANCE
22 – 1 PORTUGAL
33 – 1 IVORY COAST
50 – 1 SERBIA
66 – 1 CHILE
80 – 1 U.S.
80 – 1 URUGUAY
80 – 1 MEXICO
80 – 1 GHANA
80 – 1 PARAGUAY
100 – 1 CAMEROON
100 – 1 NIGERIA
125 – 1 SOUTH AFRICA
125 – 1 DENMARK
125 – 1 AUSTRALIA
150 – 1 GREECE
200 – 1 SOUTH KOREA
200 – 1 SWITZERLAND
250 – 1 JAPAN
250 – 1 SLOVAKIA
250 – 1 SLOVENIA
400 – 1 ALGERIA
750 – 1 HONDURAS
2,000 – 1 NEW ZEALAND
2,000 – 1 NORTH KOREA

Surprised? Shocked. Let me know what you think on the comments section below.

Takeaway

Everybody wants to catch some of the rewards of correctly predicting the champion of the World Cup 2010. Online marketers should start optimizing their sites with the teams that have the highest probability of winning and then work their way down the list.

Good luck and I hope that your favorite team wins!

Damian Davila

Ideas and concepts from Damian Davila, Ecuatoriano thriving in Hawaii. Pro marketer and blogger. Find him at @idaconcpts on Twitter.

3 Comments

  1. Panito! Interesting article ;)
    I must say I don’t agree on the first odd for the Winner of the 2010 World Cup….but will see. I guess ;)

    I’m also writing an article related to this hot summer topic in my blog and linking you from there.
    Saludos!

  2. Que fue panita!
    Glad to hear that you liked the article.
    I didn’t make the odds, it was all William Hill! ; )
    Best of luck to Mexico on the next matches.
    Let me know about your article, so I can RT you on Twitter.
    Un abrazo,
    Damian

  3. American, portuguese decent.

    Also looks like some of the teams advancing will probably be

    Mexico, S. Korea (because I can’t see greece beating Argentina), Argentina, England, USA, Germany, Ghana, Netherlands, Paraguay, Brazil, Portugal, and Chile.

    Those are some of the teams that I’m almost sure will make it, unless USA and England somehow get defeated by Algeria and Slovenia.

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