2010 World Cup Predictions

Prior to the 2010 World Cup, there were predictions made about which team would win the tournament. The successful predictions of Paul the octopus was well known, the following more scientific apperoach also did quite well. The predictions listed below used various methods, such as analyzing bookmaker odds and using recent team results and rankings.



2010 Predictions

These predictions predicted the eventual winner Spain as the first or second favorite, though the other favorite team Brazil reached the quarter-final stages where they were knocked out by the eventual tournament runners-up, the Netherlands.

Predictions First Second Third Fourth
Leitner Spain (17.86%) Brazil (15.27%) England (11.95%) Argentina (10.8%)
Goldman Sachs Brazil (26.6%) Spain (15.%) Netherlands (14.9%) Germany (12.7%)
Elo Ratings Spain Brazil Netherlands England
FIFA ranking Brazil Spain Portugal Netherlands
         
actual result Spain Netherlands Germany Uruguay
Paul the Octopus makes a predictionPaul the Octopus makes a World Cup prediction in 2010

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