World Cup 2018 Betting: A Guide for Canadian Soccer Fans
With less than 12 months until the FIFA World Cup gets underway, fans are starting to look into some of the online betting markets. Germany, winners in 2014, are the early favorites to win the competition according to most World Cup 2018 betting markets. Meanwhile, the likes of Argentina, Brazil and Spain will all be in the running to lift the Jules Rimet Trophy.
Joachim Low’s side are currently 11/2 in World Cup 2018 betting options with Betway and fans will fancy Germany to emerge victorious in Russia. Predicting the outright champions is tough but there is lots of value around if you scour the various markets.
After falling short at the European Championship last summer, Germany will be out to prove a point next summer. Soccer lovers will be wary of a German backlash and they are still near the top of the FIFA World Rankings. With a bit of luck, Germany could go all the way to the final – a result that will make many World Cup 2018 bettors very happy indeed.
How to Bet on the World Cup 2018
In the build-up to next summer’s tournament, almost every bookmakers will have various betting options, promotions and offers for punters. However, the outright market is by far the most popular and this is widely available with most online betting sportsbooks. The likes of bet365, 888Sport and Crown Bet have already priced up online betting markets ahead of the biggest sport in soccer.
Most of the time, these are found under the football or soccer subheadings and they should be fairly easy to find after clicking ‘International’ on the respective websites. In terms of a specific time to place your bet, there is no real guide or strategy – but if you feel that one nation is overpriced it might be wise to place a wager early. After all, World Cup 2018 odds will almost certainly shorten as the competition draws closer.
As previously mentioned, most bookmakers will do their utmost to encourage new custom and they tend to offer enticing promotions ahead of major events – such as the World Cup 2018. Keep an eye out for special sign up offers in advance to give yourself the best insight on when to bet on the competition and various bookmakers reviews can help to narrow down the field. With so many operators around, we can try and help you to figure out where to bet in the build up to next summer.
Where to bet on the World Cup 2018
Many online bookmakers will be able to offer betting odds on the World Cup 2018 event – with all teams included in their markets. The best way to guarantee best odds is by looking at the value before opting for a particular operator.
For now, most World Cup 2018 betting markets are fairly simple but more will appear as the tournament edges closer. Once more teams confirm their participation in the event, betting markets should increase.
Backing a player to win the Golden Ball is always a good option. Until more teams secure qualification for the competition, we may be waiting for markets to open. Another market to consider is naming the finalists. Odds are boosted if you attempt to name both sides that will compete in the showpiece at the end of the tournament – in this case, on July 15.
The best way to go in order to keep an interest throughout is by placing one of these long term bets or by selecting four or five selections and building an accumulator. With a number of online betting selections combined, earnings can be high.
Who will be competing at the World Cup 2018?
As previously mentioned, Germany are likely to qualify for the competition and Low will be quietly confident of securing their spot in Russia. The host nation are granted automatic qualification for the event but plenty of top tier soccer nations will need to go through the group stages to reach the World Cup 2018.
The likes of Spain, France and England are also expected to advance in the Europe section of qualifying but South American giants Brazil and Argentina could flourish. The former five-time winners of the competition always rank highly in the betting markets, while the latter were runners up to Germany four years ago. In World Cup 2018 betting odds, both will be in the mix.
Last but not least, France will head into the tournament as dark horses after finishing second only to Portugal at Euro 2016. Playing in front of an expectant home crowd, Didier Deschamps’ men fell short at the final hurdle but could prosper at the World Cup 2018.