Europe has dominated the Club World Cup since 2007, and it seems that it will continue in the 2015 edition as Barcelona are the favorite to win the title.
In the past eight editions, only one American team has been able to win the title. Corinthians defeated Chelsea 1-0 in Japan with a goal from Paolo Guerrero. Last year, Real Madrid defeated San Lorenzo 2-0 in Morocco and gave the UEFA their seventh championship in this competition.
Barcelona will try to win the title for the third time in their history after they did it in 2009 and 2011. They reached the final in 2006 but lost 1-0 to Internacional. The last time a team from the same country lifted the cup in consecutive years was 10 years ago when Sao Paulo and Internacional did it.
In the 2015 Club World Cup Betting News, Los Blaugranas are favorites to win the tournament and are listed with 1.14 Odds. They come to this tournament with a streak of 14 straight games with no defeat, but they have not been able to win in the past three.
Barcelona will face Guangzhou Evergrande in their debut, and they are heavily favored to get the victory, despite not having Brazilian striker Neymar, who will be out due to an injury. The Chinese squad defeated America in their first game by 2-1, with a goal from Paulinho in the last minute of play.
The Catalans are rated at 1.1 Odds to win this match, while the Tigers are with 23.0, and the draw is with 9.0.
River Plate are located in the second place in the betting Odds to win this tournament. They are listed at online sportsbook Bodog with 9.0. They will try to become the first Argentine squad to win it, as three have advanced to the final (Boca Juniors, Estudiantes and San Lorenzo).
Los Millonarios will play their first game against Sanfrecce Hiroshima, and they are favorites to advance to the next round. They are the team with the most titles in the history of the Argentine top flight with 35 championships, 10 more than their biggest rival Boca Juniors.
The team led by Marcelo Gallardo is listed with 1.92 to get the victory and advance to the final, while the Japanese side is with 4.3 and the draw is with 3.3.
If both teams meet the expectations, it will be the third time that a Spanish and an Argentine squad will define the title. Barcelona defeated Estudiantes de La Plata six years ago by 2-1 with goals from Pedro and Lionel Messi.
Guangzhou Evergrande are in the third place with 21.0 Odds, while Sanfrecce Hiroshima are in the fourth with 34.0. The Tigers won the championship in the Chinese Super League with 67 points, two more than Shangai SIPG.