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FIFA World Cup Betting Guide : Outright favourites and value bets
Who’s going to lift the World Cup trophy on Sunday, Dec. 18, and what are the current betting odds for them to do so?
Odds for not only who will be crowned world champions this winter in Qatar, but also for each one of the eight groups, were posted.
Before you put some wagers down, using odds from Sports Interaction, here’s an all-encompassing guide to everything you need to know about betting on the World Cup.
Betting Favourites to win World Cup
Brazil +271: It’s no surprise to see Brazil come in as the overwhelming betting favourite. Even though they haven’t won the tournament since 2002, they have been on a dominant roll during qualifying and the expectation is for this club to go all the way. As our own Peter Galindo explained in his Group G preview, this is a talented team poised for a deep run.
Argentina +329: This might be a bit of a longshot bet, especially since there is no value to be had here for a team that’s not an overwhelming favourite even with Lionel Messi leading the charge.
France +419: There are some serious question marks surrounding France with N’Golo Kante and Paul Pogba sidelined with injuries. As Tristan D’Amours noted in his preview of Group D, the French have a difficult history with defending their titles and it’s tough to be confident in their chances.
England +480: Can England channel the disappointment from losing the Euro 2020 final and make a deep run? They have a talented squad led by Harry Kane but their recent form has raised some serious questions and there’s not enough value to take a gamble on them at this point.
Spain +482: While there’s no doubting the pedigree Spain brings, their path to the final is going to be tough for this young squad. First, they have to make it out of Group E, which also features Germany, Japan and Costa Rica. Then they likely have to beat Brazil and Argentina to reach the final, so the odds are certainly stacked against them.
Germany +658: Hansi Flick will look to show his squad is more balanced and ready to return to international glory with 19-year-old Jamal Musiala aiming to lead the charge. However, like Spain, it is a tough road for Germany and recent international performances make it tough to see them making a deep run.
Netherlands +723: This Dutch squad has the talent to compete and could be a sleeper pick to do some damage if they play to their capabilities. The question is whether their top players can rise to the occasion and put them over the top.
Portugal +957: Uruguay will give Portugal a tough time in Group H, and they will need to finish first if they want to avoid Brazil in the Round of 16. They will need Cristiano Ronaldo to get back to his dominant form if they want to go far in the tournament.
Belgium +1075: Despite being the second-ranked club, Belgium isn’t seeing much love from bettors. Is this the year the team’s talent reaches its potential, especially if Romelu Lukaku can overcome his hamstring injury? This might be the best value to place a small wager but earn a big return on a team to win it all.
All odds are from BetMGM.
Odds to win Group A
The Netherlands (-250)
Odds to finish top 2 in Group A
The Netherlands (-1400)
Qatar vs. Ecuador (over/under 1.5 goals)
11 a.m. ET Sunday, Fox Sports 1
Qatar to win (+220)
Ecuador to win (+140)
Senegal vs. The Netherlands (2.5)
Senegal to win (+500)
Netherlands to win (-165)
Odds to win Group B
United States (+550)
Odds to finish top 2 in Group B
United States (+100)
England vs. Iran (2.5)
8 a.m. ET Monday, Fox Sports 1
England to win (-275)
Iran to win (+950)
United States vs. Wales (2.5)
United States to win (+155)
Wales to win (+200)
2022 FIFA World Cup
The 2022 FIFA World Cup, also known as Qatar 2022, is an international association football tournament contested by the men’s national teams of FIFA’s member associations, and the 22nd FIFA World Cup. The event is taking place in Qatar from 20 November to 18 December 2022.
Sports betting is the activity of predicting sports results and placing a wager on the outcome.
The frequency of sports bet upon varies by culture, with the vast majority of bets being placed on association football, American football, basketball, baseball, hockey, track cycling, auto racing, mixed martial arts, and boxing at both the amateur and professional levels.
The most basic bets you can place on FIFA gambling sites. Just pick the team that you’re sure is going to win the match, enter your desired stake, and place your wager. If your team wins, you win the bet – they don’t come any simpler than this! If your team loses, however – better luck next time!
Ranked No. 5 in the world, England (+950) are one of the favorites to win the World Cup 2022, behind only Brazil (+375), Argentina (+500), France (+650) and Spain (+850).