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World Cup 2014 betting: odds on Cameroon to win Group A

Cameroon is an underdog to advance from Group A and their overall World Cup 2014 odds hover around 5000-1.

Jamie McDonald

While Cameroon is in the same group as Brazil and have the worst odds to win the group, they are a physical squad that have a chance facing Mexico and Croatia, who struggled in qualifying.

Samuel Eto'o is the biggest offensive threat on the squad and needs to play like he did at Inter Milan a few years back for the African nation to advance to the round of 16.

Cameroon Odds to win World Cup 2014: +50000
Cameroon Odds to win Group A: +2500

While Eto'o is a solid striker the defense may be the strength of the squad, which will be key facing Mexico, Brazil, and Croatia in group play. After qualifying for the World Cup Cameroon has looked less than impressive in their last three friendlies losing to Tanzania, playing to a draw against Ukraine, and getting crushed 5-1 facing Portugal.

World Cup Prediction for Cameroon

While Cameroon has looked less than impressive in their World Cup tune-ups they have a chance in group play. However, Brazil, who they are very overmatched against, will crush them.

Their first two matches are against Mexico and Croatia and while they have a legit shot to take points away from both of those matches, which they may, they will still not gain enough to advance to the knockout phase.

How Cameroon got to the World Cup

Cameroon did not have the easiest time qualifying for this summer needing a win over Tunisia in the CAF playoffs. Their offense did not look good in the qualifying process and in six matches they only had eight goals.

However, in their big match at home facing Tunisia after the 0-0 draw away they came up big winning 4-0, which punched their ticket to Brazil. Overall, in qualifying Cameroon had seven wins, one loss, and two draws.

World Cup Qualifying Results

02/06/12 Cameroon 1 - 0 Congo DR

10/06/12 Libya 2 - 1 Cameroon

23/03/13 Cameroon 2 - 1 Togo

09/06/13 Togo 0 - 3 Cameroon

16/06/13 Congo DR 0 - 0 Cameroon

08/09/13 Cameroon 1 - 0 Libya

13/10/13 Tunisia 0 - 0 Cameroon

17/11/13 Cameroon 4 - 1 Tunisia

World Cup Group Play Schedule

Fri 13/06/14 Mexico vs. Cameroon - Estadio das Dunas

Thu 19/06/14            Cameroon vs. Croatia - Arena Amazonia

Mon 23/06/14 Cameroon vs. Brazil -  Nacional

Team Key Players

Samuel Eto'o - FW Chelsea - The veteran striker is the main scoring chance his team has and has to pressure the opposing defense in group play.

Alex Song - MF Barcelona - Maybe the best player the squad has and the attacking MF has to help Eto'o out on the offensive side of the pitch as well as play solid defense.

Joel Matip - DF Schalke 04 - Mato is a young up-and-coming star who leads the solid defense that will be pressured in group play, especially facing the dangerous attacks of Mexico and Brazil.