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New Zealand Bets On South African SuccessPublished June 24, 2010
New Zealand started the World Cup underdogs, but can bet on finishing with some respect.
New Zealand has surprised people so far in this World Cup. Two very respectable draws, one with the mighty Italy, means that qualification for round two is within our grasp. But perhaps the most difficult challenge awaits - Paraguay on 24th June.
The Paraguayans don't know what to make of the unexpected Kiwi threat - and have employed a little pre-match psychological intimidation. According to Paraguay striker Roque Santa Cruz, his team is already looking beyond us to the quarter finals. And by the way - we shouldn't forget that they've already beaten Argentina and Brazil on their way to the South African tournament.
The Bookies' View
It seems that the experts agree with Santa Cruz. Odds at 888 Sport online sportsbook are 4-9 for a Paraguayan victory, with New Zealand in with a 7-1 chance of winning.
Whether or not New Zealand get to the knockout stages, 888 has plenty more excitement in store for us, including varied betting markets and up-to-the-second live betting opportunities on all matches.
We also recommend that you check out William Hill's online live scores table, to help you make the best strategic bets.
888 World Cup Promos
Midnight on June 24th (the day of the big Paraguay game) is the deadline for entry in 888's football raffle. Just register and place bets with odds of 1.5 or more. Prizes include VIP football holidays, 3D screen TVs, free bets at 888 and football goodie vouchers. If you've never bet online before, World Cup 2010 is the time to start!
World Class Casinos
Some of the World's best online casinos, including Swiss Casino, are running World Cup promos. For the duration of the tournament simply register at Swiss and place bets on its superb range of internet casino games - you'll be in with a chance of winning a luxury break in a 5-star hotel.