The Asian Cup started this morning, hosts Qatar going down 2-0 to Uzbekistan. Predictably, I'm going to get my gambling hat on for this.
Here's the tournament win market from Sportingbet:
Australia, South Korea $5.50
Saudi Arabia $8.50
China, North Korea, Qatar, Iraq $21.00
UAE, Bahrain $26.00
Matches coming up:
Kuwait vs China: Kuwait $2.75, China $2.55, Draw $3.10
Japan vs Jordan: Japan $1.29, Jordan $10.00, Draw $4.85
Saudi Arabia vs Syria: Saudis $1.67, Syria $5.00, Draw $3.50
India vs Australia: India $26.00, Australia $1.07, Draw $9.00
South Korea vs Bahrain: S.Korea $1.67, Bahrain $5.00 Draw $3.50
Group Win Betting:
Group A: currently suspended
Group B: Japan $1.80, Saudi Arabia $2.25, Syria $13.00, Jordan $15.00
Group C: South Korea $1.95, Australia $2.00, Bahrain $10.00, India $41.00
Group D: Iran $1.90, Iraq $4.25, North Korea $4.25, UAE $7.00
I sense some value in Group D makrets if you look past Iran, in an open group. Suggest taking Australia in overseas markets where you should get better value.
I'll have more on teams and predictions as we go.