World Cup Day 14 Betting Recap: South Korea Pull Tournament’s Biggest Upset Over Germany
World Cup craziness continued on Wednesday as Germany were eliminated by South Korea, 2-0, in the final group match. It was the biggest moneyline upset (+1850) in the last three World Cup tournaments.
Here’s a look at all the betting results from Wednesday.
Match #44: Brazil vs. Serbia (Group E)
Result: Brazil 2-0 Serbia
Moneyline: Brazil -206
Spread: Brazil -1 (-125)
Total: Under 2.5 (+102)
Brazil took care of business, 2-0, in a match that Serbia really needed to win. The tournament started so well for Serbia, grabbing a win over Costa Rica and leading, 1-0, early against Switzerland, but fell apart after that.
Paulinho opened the scoring in the 36th minute and Thiago Silva added the second in the 68th minute to put the game out of reach. The win put Brazil at the top of Group E and they’ll face Mexico in the Round of 16.
Match #43: Switzerland vs. Costa Rica (Group E)
Result: Switzerland 2-2 Costa Rica
Moneyline: Draw +263
Spread: Costa Rica +1 (-105)
Total: Over 2.5 (+120)
Two late goals sent this game over the total of 2.5, and it was a penalty kick own goal into Switzerland’s net in stoppage time that rewarded contrarian bettors on the draw. Yes, you’ll probably need to see it to understand:
Switzerland still advanced with the result and will play Sweden in the next round.
Match #42: Germany vs. South Korea (Group F)
Result: Germany 0-2 South Korea
Moneyline: South Korea +1850
Spread: South Korea +2 (-117)
Total: Under 3 (+122)
Defending World Cup champions Germany were eliminated in shocking fashion by South Korea, 2-0.
South Korea closed +1850 on the moneyline, and an exact 2-0 scoreline was listed at +8000.
Germany to finish last in group F was listed at +2500 before the tournament. They were -1500 to advance, and +800 not to advance. Incredible payouts for anyone that took a shot.
Germany hadn’t missed a knockout round in their World Cup history, a streak of 16 consecutive tournaments.
Match #41: Mexico vs. Sweden (Group F)
Result: Mexico 0-3 Sweden
Moneyline: Sweden +251
Spread: Sweden +0.5 (-145)
Total: Over 2.5 (+120)
Sweden looked like they were going to win this one from the onset and outplayed Mexico for massive portions of the match. Despite a scoreless first half, the Swedes had plenty of chances to get on the board.
They wasted little time in the second half, though, scoring in the 50th, 62nd and 74th minutes to go up 3-0 and cashing for contrarian over (2.5) bettors.
The 3-0 exact scoreline for Sweden to win was listed at +3300 odds.
Sweden and Mexico advance from Group F and will await the final Group E matches to determine Round of 16 opponents.