2017 Confederations Cup Odds

2017 Confederations Cup Odds

The Confederations Cup is not extremely popular, but it’s a nice primer for next year’s World Cup. The Confederations Cup is a quadrennial warmup tournament hosted by the upcoming World Cup host, which is currently Russia. Teams qualify by winning their Confederation tournament and this year’s field consists of:

Russia (UEFA) 2018 FIFA World Cup hosts
Germany (UEFA) 2014 FIFA World Cup winner
Australia (AFC2) 2015 AFC Asian Cup winner
Chile (CONMEBOL) 2015 Copa América winner
Mexico (CONCACAF) 2015 CONCACAF Cup winner
New Zealand (OFC) 2016 OFC Nations Cup winner
Portugal (UEFA) 2016 Euro winner
Cameroon (CAF2017) Africa Cup of Nations winner

The eight teams are put into two groups, with the top 2 teams advancing from each. Here are the groups and odds to win the group:
Group A: Portugal (-115), Mexico (+270), Russia (+275), New Zealand (+10000)
Group B: Germany (-105), Chile (+135), Cameroon (+650), Australia (+1800)

Here are the latest odds to win the tournament via 5Dimes, and it’s pretty wide open at the top with Portugal, Germany and Chile leading the way:

CountryJune 15June 12May 27
New Zealand+50000+50000+50000

Portugal are now the favorites to win the tournament despite their odds not fluctuating much over the last couple of weeks. Chile and Mexico have both seen their odds improve slightly over the last couple weeks. Germany, on the other hand, have moved from +205 to +260.

Russia will be tough simply because they’re playing at home, but I envision Mexico and Portugal advancing from Group A. I’m going with the chalk in Group B as well with Germany and Chile advancing– both teams are strong and will take this competition seriously. My picks to win this tournament were put in a couple weeks ago, and they were Chile (+320) and Mexico (+1100), but make sure to shop around for the best line because odds will differ across the market.

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Dan McGuire

Dan McGuire is the Operations Manager and soccer specialist at Sports Insights. You can find him on Twitter (@ArsenalDMC) and he can be reached directly at dan.mcguire@actionnetwork.com.

  • Wolfram Krause
    06/05/2017 at 7:24 pm

    The Germans don’t care about this tournament except to give newer players international exposure. I expect they will not win it with this crop of players, but they will be ready for World Cup 2018 (when it matters). Remember that countries who have won this tournament did not win the World Cup in the following year.

  • Richard Bernardo Jr.
    06/15/2017 at 11:42 pm

    The fact that this tournament is being played in Eastern Europe is important. This gives Portugal, Germany & Russia the “home” advantage. Germany is fielding more of a B squad but will probably still be the most talented team there. I think Portugal will keep there tremendous run going. Portugal & Russia advance from Group A; Germany & Chile from Group B. Portugal & Germany into the final where Portugal (Ronaldo) somehow find a way. All that said Russia as hosts shouldn’t be taken lightly and Mexico have the quality to surprise. Don’t know much about Cameroon or Australia. New Zealand are the only team that really can’t/shouldn’t get a point. All in all an interesting field. Would have loved to see the USA competing. The OFC should really not be getting a slot in this tournament. Would rather see a coinflip/playoff between UEFA, CONCACAF & CONMEBOL runners-up for the final spot. France, USA or Argentina would add so much more than New Zealand…

  • Lal Baba
    06/23/2017 at 5:23 am

    I have never seen that kind of tortoise before. Thanks for the informative article.

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