FiveThirtyEight, the website founded by American statistician Nate Silver, gives the U.S. team a 76 percent chance of reaching the round of 16, commonly referred to as the knockout round.
The New York Times was more optimistic, placing those odds at 78 percent in its "The Upshot" blog, well above European favorites like Italy and Portugal, which have 65 percent and 10 percent chances of making it to the next round, respectively, according to the newspaper.
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Not all market players are optimistic however. "Psychology does play a big role in trading but if you're a professional investor, you should have discipline and not let [sports] euphoria cloud your judgment," said Chris Weston, chief market strategist at IG.
"Markets are in a good spot without the World Cup given the combination of what we're seeing in the corporate sector, record level of buyouts and the fact that the Fed is not looking to tighten anytime soon," he continued.
So, what are the odds for a U.S. World Cup victory?
"Well, even though Bund yields are lower than U.S. yields, I still think the odds of Germany winning are higher," said Mizuho's Varathan.