An answer comes from the work of Andreas Groll at the Technical University of Dortmund in Germany and a few colleagues. These guys use a combination of machine learning and conventional statistics, a method called a random-forest approach, to identify a different most likely winner.
You may find an edge or two here, in this article. I don't know, but these guys have done a pretty thorough analysis.
You'll want to download the pdf in the upper right to see the full analysis and favorites.
Thanks, but before I even click the link I am going to guess they ended up on Germany. :):):)
I'm mildly interested in the Cup, but know nothing about betting it. If anyone wants to do a quick primer on it I, for one, would appreciate it. Is it like the NFL with a team getting or giving points or like baseball where you get odds.