After 13 games of the 2010 World Cup there have been six drawn games and an alarming lack of goals and excitement .
Whilst bookmakers are enjoying the World Cup courtesy of the fact that the draw generally goes unbacked in 90 minute betting , armchair viewers across the world are becoming increasingly bored with the defensive tactics being employed by most teams .
Sven Goran Erikkson’s Ivory Coast display Tuesday afternoon was typical of the unimaginative tactics that are being employed as teams are too scared to lose their opening game .
Ivory Coast effectively smothered the game from the beginning and will now find qualification from Group G very difficult .
Only one game in the opening six days of the World Cup 2010 has produced more than two goals and hardly any have produced attacking football .
It is no suprise therefore that tournament top scorers’s Germany have been cut in the outright betting and are now top price 9/1 with Blue Square . Germany albeit against poor opposition from downunder produced by far the best attacking display so far in the tournament .
Elsewhere Holland have continued to shorten and are now best price 8/1 with Bet365 and the odds on England winning this World Cup are quite rightly drifting every day and England are now available at 9/1 with Sportingbet .
The tournament is now desperate for goals and excitement , hopefully Brazil and Spain are ready to provide it