World Cup 2018 Betting: BettingTop10’s Guide
Germany have unsurprisingly been priced up as favourites in the early World Cup 2018 betting markets, with Joachim Low’s side aiming to become the first side since 1962 to wrap up successive titles. Brazil suffered a humiliating loss to the champions on home soil back in 2014 and they are likely to be seeking revenge this time around.
William Hill have Brazil priced up as second favourites for success in Russia ahead of Argentina and Spain in the World Cup 2018 betting markets. It’s set to be a fascinating tournament and there is plenty of value to be found in the outright markets.
The Selecao have won eight successive qualifying games under their new coach and have conceded just twice in that run and have recently returned to the top 5 of the FIFA Rankings as a result. It’s no surprise to see them so prominent in the betting.
How to bet on the World Cup 2018
There will be hundreds of betting options prior to the tournament getting underway in June 2018 but the outright market is the main one available with online bookmakers. Betfair, Bet365 and Crown Bet all have their online betting markets priced up ahead of the summer tournament.
These can generally be found under the football or soccer subheadings and, after clicking on ‘International’, it should be simple to locate. There is no particular recommended guide about when to bet, but if you’ve got an early tip or strongly fancy a side for success, it’s possible to pick up extra value through placing your bet ahead of the pack.
Most online bookmakers will always encourage new customers to join their website and they will offer enticing incentives or promotions in order to encourage betting on the World Cup 2018. It’s always best to keep an eye out for special sign-up offers which will boost your balance ahead of the tournament. Our bookmaker reviews will help point you in the direction of the best operators and advise you on where to bet.
Where to bet on the World Cup 2018
Most major online bookmakers will be able to offer betting odds on the World Cup 2018, with all nations included. Make sure you shop around to unearth the best possible price before settling on a particular operator. You can find the top 10 betting operators on our site.
More markets are constantly being added as we approach the World Cup 2018, now that the teams have completed the qualifying stages to confirm their participation in the event and named their squads to travel to Russia.
Betting Options for the World Cup 2018
Naming the finalists is one of the many popular markets available on the tournament. Odds are significantly improved if you can name the two sides that will participate in the showpiece at the end of the competition. Accumulators are often the way to go if you want to keep an interest throughout the tournament. This would involve picking several betting selections and combining them. If they all land, you win.
These are likely to involve opting for markets such as Group Winners or To Qualify from Group B for example.
Who will be competing at the World Cup 2018?
The host nation always automatically qualifies for the tournament but 31 other teams battled it out in tough qualifiers in order to secure their place at the World Cup 2018. The betting suggests that Brazil will be a force to be reckoned with and their recent form under new boss Tite is both impressive and eye-catching. Argentina are always popular in the betting markets and they did beat the aforementioned Brazil 1-0 in a recent friendly clash.
France, who have enjoyed a continuous presence at the tournament since 1994, have plenty of talent at their disposal but are behind Spain in the World Cup 2018 betting markets. France could be dangerous if Didier Deschamps can manage his star players throughout the tournament.
Finally, Belgium’s potential has caused bettors to continually support them in the market but they’ve always disappointed. Spaniard Roberto Martinez will be hoping to cause an upset with his talented side at this World Cup although they will need to avoid another slow start. That said, they are currently fifth favourites in the betting.
Australia will meet with Peru, who are joining the tournament for the first time since 1982. Peru are already having difficulties since their captain and main goalscorer, Paolo Guerrero will miss the World Cup after failing a drug test. It will be interesting to see if the Peru side can match their 1978 performance, when they reached the quarter finals.
The Socceroos will also be meeting Denmark, who clinched the last qualifying place with a 5-1 win over the Republic of Ireland. The Danes may be a tough nut to crack, sitting at 12th place in the Fifa rankings, with the Aussie team are 39th.