World Cup 2018 Guide to Australia’s Top Bookies
The Socceroos might not always be a firm fixture at the soccer World Cup, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get in on the action as an Aussie. With many of Australia’s top online betting sites filling their virtual shelves with odds and offers during the quadrennial tournament, you’ll find plenty of ways to boost your bankroll in 2018.
Indeed, as the cream of the association football world heads to Russia on June 14, 2018, to compete for the prestigious Jules Rimet trophy, you can get a front row ticket here at BettingTop10. Thanks to our affiliations with Australia’s leading online sportsbooks, we’re able to bring you more action throughout the tournament. From the Socceroos’ attempts to get through the qualifiers to the 32-day tournament itself, our partnerships allow us to bring you more soccer action than ever before.
What’s more, we’ve got a crack team of soccer savants on the case to make sure you get the best information, tips and betting insights from now until a winner is crowned on July 15, 2018. Indeed, when you scroll through our 2018 World Cup betting hub, you’ll get the lowdown on the Australian national team’s progress as well as every other team in the mix. If the Aussies are there, will they fair better than Brazil 2014 when they failed to get out of the group stages?
Although we can’t give you the answer right now, we can provide you with our expert opinions, predictions, the latest betting odds and, when all is said and done, the final result. Basically, if you want to watch the World Cup unfold from the comfort of your Aussie abode, we’ve got everything you need.
World Cup Betting Our Way
Our partnerships with Australia’s leading online betting sites give some unique insight into their best deals. Depending on the types of bet you like or the site you’re most comfortable with, we’ll be able to point you in the right direction with our recommended platforms. To give you a taste of what you can expect from now until the conclusion of the FIFA World Cup 2018, here’s a look at the latest deals with our top three Aussie sportsbooks:
William Hill: One of Australia’s largest online bookies is already pulling out all the stops when it comes to the 2018 World Cup. Although it’s currently saving its outright bets until the qualifiers are over, William Hill is offering consistent odds on Australia’s progress through the satellite rounds.
From odds of 3.00 against Japan to 1.06 for the September match against Thailand, William Hill is the place to be for Australia’s World Cup progress.
Unibet: You deposit $20 and get $100 to play with when you join Unibet AU using our secure link, but what you can bet on when it comes to the World Cup? Well, at the moment you’ll find markets covering qualifiers in Europe and South America as well as outright winner odds (Germany are the favorites at 6.00) and team selection specials.
SportsBet.com.au: If you look beyond SportsBet’s bumper AFL section, you can collect a “soccer whopper coupon” and fill it with plenty of FIFA World Cup 2018 bets. At this stage in the game, qualifying betting, outright winner and group betting are all available. And, if you’re interested, the odds on Australia’s finest are currently 201.0 to win the tournament.
All the Latest World Cup Odds
Every online bookmaker we work with will be updating its odds on a regular basis. If Australia loses to Japan, the odds will shift for the next match. If Germany suffers a shock defeat over in Europe, the outright betting markets will shift. Staying on top of these trends isn’t easy, which is why we’ve created a dedicated FIFA World Cup 2018 odds page.
Here you’ll get an overview of the latest and greatest odds from our partner sites. Using this as a starting point, you can then go off and explore the markets a little more, confident that you’re seeing the best betting lines of the day.
BettingTop10 World Cup Tips
Can Australia’s players replicate the national team’s performance from 2010 when only just missed out on qualifying from the group stages or will they flop as they did in 2014? This is something you’ll need to think about as the tournament moves closer. In fact, it’s something you’ll have to think about for all the teams involved.
Inside our tips section, our soccer experts will give you their insights into all the top teams, the latest stats and the best betting offers. Using this information in conjunction with our daily odds, you should be able to refine your picks and get more for your time online. Although we can’t provide all the answers to every question you might have, the knowledge on offer should help you form your own opinions.
BettingTop10 World Cup Predictions
Can Australia’s players replicate the national team’s performance from 2010 when they only just missed out on qualifying from the group stages or will they flop as they did in 2014? This is something you’ll need to think about as the tournament moves closer. In fact, it’s something you’ll have to think about for all the teams involved.
Inside our predictions section, our soccer experts will give you their insights into all the top teams, the latest stats and the best betting offers. Using this information in conjunction with our daily odds, you should be able to refine your picks and get more for your time online. Although we can’t provide all the answers to every question you might have, the knowledge on offer should help you form your own opinions.
World Cup Betting Tips
Regardless of whether you’re betting on the Socceroos or another FIFA World Cup team, you need to follow a set of basic principles. Although the odds will change and form will come and go, the following tips should stand you in good stead however the action is flowing:
- We’re Here to Help: The only reason we’ve created a World Cup 2018 betting hub is so you can get more out of the event. It doesn’t matter if you’re a seasoned pro or a novice, our betting hub provides a great way to catch up with the latest results, learn a bit more about the best bets and find the most lucrative odds and offers. Basically, the information is all here, so don’t be afraid to use it.
- Take It Slow: Don’t blow your roll in the first few days of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. There will be 32 days of action and multiple matches per day when the tournament kicks off in Russia, so be prepared to take things slow. Indeed, it’s often the case that the best Aussie online sportsbooks save their best odds and bonuses until the knockout stages.
- Collect the Best Bonuses: We’ve already told you that United AU will be giving you $80 free when you sign up, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. When the World Cup 2018 finally kicks off, there will be dozens of daily offers for you to claim. From no lose bets and enhanced final odds to accumulator deals, you can unlock a ton of added value when you check out our partner sites.
The World Cup 2018 Schedule
When the World Cup kicks off in Russia on June 14, 2018, the world will be watching. So you can stay in touch with the event from this side of the world, we’ve listed the general schedule below. Using this, you can play your betting activities each day as the 32 teams play for a place in the final:
- Group Stages = June 14 to June 28 x4 matches per day
- Round of 16 = July 30 to July 3 x2 matches per day
- Quarterfinals = July 6 X2 matches and July 7 x2 matches
- Semifinals = July 10 and July 11
- Third Place Playoff = July 14
- Final = July 15
World Cup Facts
To help get you in the mood for the next World Cup, we’re going to leave you with a few interesting facts. Once you’re done reading these, we’d suggest checking out the rest of our World Cup coverage as well as the latest deals on our partner sites:
- Australia didn’t enter the World Cup between 1930 and 1962.
- The 1974 World Cup in Germany was the first time the Socceroos playing in the main event.
- To date, the 2006 World Cup was the best performance by an Aussie Team (they reached the Round of 16).
- Australia’s biggest ever world cup qualifier win (as of 2017) was 31-0 against American Samoa.
- The current Jules Rimet trophy will need to be upgraded or changed in 2038 as it will run out of space for the winner’s names.