World Cup Group E Betting


Switzerland

Odds: 100.00

Qualifying form: Finished seven points clear at the top of their group, albeit a weak one that contained only Iceland and Slovenia by means of real competition.

Previous best: Quarter-finals in 1934, 1938 and 1954.

Key man: Xherdan Shaqiri

Has struggled to nail down a starting spot at Bayern Munich but the diminutive playmaker remains the star man in the Swiss setup.

Potential wildcard: Granit Xhaka 

This dynamic midfielder can turn defence into attack in an instant. A very dangerous player, the Borussia Monchengladbach man is one that opponents should be wary of.

If they were a musical act they’d be…

Keane - A relatively inoffensive bunch, who are never going to set the world alight, but can sometimes surprise you with their quality.




Ecuador

Odds: 150.00

Qualifying form: Squeezed into the automatic berths after some impressive home wins. Infact, only Argentina were able to prevent the clean sweep of home wins.

Key man: Antonio Valencia - The Manchester United winger is Ecuador's captain and most influential player.

Potential wildcard: Felipe Caicedo - One of Ecuador's highest ever scorers, the Lokomotiv Moscow striker knows where the goal is.

If they were a musical act they'd be...

Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Only look really good when playing (on) Higher Ground.




France


Odds: 25.00

Qualifying form: Didier Deschamps' side did it the hard way, fighting back from 2-0 down on aggregate to win their play-off against Ukraine.

Previous best: Winners on home soil back in 1998. 

Key man: Frank Ribery  

The Bayern Munich wing man is enjoying the most consistent spell of his career. Having starred in their run to the 2006 final, which they lost on penalties to Italy, he'll be keen to go one better this time around. 

Potential wildcard: Olivier Giroud 

Seldom a first choice starter for his country, Arsenal's striker is in great form so far this term. Les Blues will create chances in the final third and if Giroud can continue his club form and transfer it to the international stage next summer then he could fire France to glory in Brazil.  

If they were a musical act they'd be...

Robbie Williams - At their best in the late '90s, this often dysfunctional beast is still capable of sporadic greatness.



Honduras


Odds: 2000.00

Qualifying form: Not bad. Won four and drew three of their seven matches, finishing behind USA and Costa Rica and ahead of Mexico.

Previous best: First round in 1982 and 2010

Key man: Carlo Costly - Only three Hondurans have scored more times than Costly. With 30 goals from 68 games, he is their main goal threat.

Wildcard: Emilio Izaguirre - WIth Champions League experience and plenty of international caps under his belt, Izaguirre adds some real quality to the Honduras defence.

If they were a musical act they'd be...

Arcade Fire - Familiar, but you'd need to consult Wikipedia to find out who the members are.



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