BETDAQ bettors trade £77.4m in opening World Cup rounds
The buzz created by the FIFA World Cup has been reflected in the betting, with £77.4m being matched via BETDAQ so far – an average of £1.38m per game.
There has been a trend of close matches generating higher volumes of trading, and despite being a dead rubber, England’s final Group G match against Belgium has been the most traded game, with £2.76m matched on England’s 1-0 defeat.
This was closely followed by £2.6m being matched on England’s thrilling victory over Colombia in the round of 16, where Gareth Southgate’s men advanced after winning on penalties, following a 1-1 draw.
The most popular fixture not involving England was Spain’s 1-0 win over Iran in Group B, where £2.27m was traded.
The top three wins of the tournament thus far all came in the group stage, with the largest being a sum of £43,774 from a bet on Sweden to beat South Korea, which paid off after the Swedes won 1-0.
Significant wins of £36,061 and £33,000 respectively were achieved as a result of Serbia’s 1-0 win over Costa Rica and less than 2.5 goals being scored in Croatia’s 2-0 triumph over Nigeria.
Shane McLaughlin, Managing Director, BETDAQ said: “We are delighted with the activity we have seen during this year’s tournament, which was not least helped by the favourites not having it all their own way in the group stage, with Germany being knocked out and Argentina struggling to make it through.
“With England advancing to the quarter-finals, we expect to see the high levels of betting continue this weekend, as we continue to offer a 2% commission on all exchange bets.”
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