An exciting and eventful Soccer World Cup lies behind us. For fans and sports betting operators alike, this event had several surprises in store.
The favorite Brazil managed to get to the semi-finals, only to get a bloody nose from Germany in a historical 7-1 defeat.
Unexpected results occurred as early as in the group stage. In group D Costa Rica managed to come out on top before Uruguay, while England and Italy had to pack their bags for the journey home. Portugal could not manage to come through in the group stage as well.
Probably the biggest disappointment on the Iberian Peninsula was the result of defending champion Spain. After a 1-5 defeat against the Netherlands and a 0-2 against Chile, the race for the cup was over for Spain.
Surprises didn’t stop after the group stage. Some games unexpectedly went into overtime, like the match Germany – Algeria or Netherlands – Costa Rica. The game Brasil – Chile even had to be decided during the penalty shoot-out.
Germany deservedly won the world cup, due to the continuous good performance of the German national team.
Big events like the world- or European cup are often a delicate issue for sports betting operators and bookmakers. The increased presence in mainstream media can be used for marketing purposes, but placed bets focus on only a few matches.
For wingo, the world cup wasn’t only an absolute sports highlight, but also a very successful event. Due to the experienced risk management team, wingo partners and customers can be very pleased with the outcome and can continue to rely on the quality and the services of wingo in the future.