With the European club season ending last weekend, the football action is set to be limited over the next few months. However, the Confederations Cup in Russia is will start later this month, offering some exciting viewing as` eight teams from across the globe fight for glory a year out from the World Cup in the same country.
Looking at soccernews.com for tips for betting & matches, it is hard to see past current world champions Germany for another triumph in Russia. Joachim Low’s side boast an array of household names and the European nation have a host of exciting young players coming though the ranks to challenge for a place in the national reckoning. The longest odds available for Germany to win the competition are 5/2, showing just how highly Die Mannschaft are fancied this summer.
Low’s men will have some strong sides to face however, with their most likely challengers set to be South American champions Chile at odds of 3/1. The Copa America winners have plenty of attacking talent in their side and on there day are capable of beating anyone – as Argentine have found out frequently in the recent past.
Euro 2016 winners Portugal will attempt to build on last summer’s success and build momentum ahead of the World Cup – the European side are at odds of 10/3 to taste glory. The Iberian nation have the current Ballon d’Or holder in their ranks in the form of Cristiano Ronaldo, who will want to add another trophy to his burgeoning list of achievements.
Finally, the two teams from Australasia are expected to be cannon fodder in their respective groups. Australia have some dangerous players but are inexperienced, with Ange Postecoglou’s men at odds of 55-1 to cause an upset. However, New Zealand come in as rank 500-1 outsiders, despite Leeds United striker Chris Wood leading the line for them.