In the World Cup 32 teams will battle it out for the title and in the tournament there are eight groups (A-H) with four teams in each one. The top two placing teams in the group will advance to the Round of 16. This is called the knockout stage, as after the group stage it is single elimination for the rest of the way. Betting on the group winner is just what it says, as you are wagering on a team you think will win their specific group. There are the eight groups (A-H) and at a legitimate sportsbook you will find winner odds for each one of the groups. The odds will change for the teams leading up the tournament and when it is taking place as well depending on how that team is performing. In qualifying for the knockout stage a team has to finish first or second in the group, but for the winners bet you have to pick the team that will win the group to have a winning wager. 2018 World Cup Group Winner Odds Group A In Group A is host Russia, who have the second-best betting odds to win after Uruguay. Have to take Uruguay to win the group in one of the weaker ones along with Egypt and Saudi Arabia.