World Cup 2018 Final Betting Odds
There are a number of popular betting markets available ahead of Russia 2018 and many online bookmakers in the UK have already priced them up ahead of the tournament getting underway on June 14th. Whether you’re having a bet on the group winner or on the outright market, BettingTop10 will bring you key information on where to find the best ante-post bets and offers. We take a closer look at the ‘To Reach the World Cup Final’ market.
2018 World Cup Final Odds
There will be 32 sides competing at the 2018 World Cup but only a handful of teams are expectedly to realistically reach the final. The prestigious match will be held at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow and UK betting sites have priced up the 2018 World Cup final with teams such as Germany, Argentina and Brazil predictability amongst the favourites.
How Betting on the 2018 World Cup Final Market Works
This is arguably one of the simplest betting markets available for the 2018 World Cup. Most bookmakers have already priced up each team’s chances of winning the tournament but in this market, your chosen side could be defeated in the final on July 15th and you would still be paid out.
For example, if you chose Brazil, the Selecao would need be required to progress beyond the group stage (as anticipated) and then win their next three matches at the tournament. Tite’s side would need to reach the final of the tournament (the opponent is irrelevant) in order for your bet to be a winning one.
There are additional markets such as ‘Name the Finalists’ and these provide the opportunity to predict both of the sides who will compete in the last match of the tournament. Whilst this is significantly tougher, significantly better odds are available.
Things to Take into Consideration
Before placing your bet on the ‘To Make the Final’ market, there are numerous thing to take into account. Always study a team’s potential route to the showpiece event. If they are likely to bump into big-hitters such as Germany and Spain en-route, this could be potential worrying.
Ideally, you’re looking for a side who face a number of underdogs in the round of 16 and quarter finals and hopefully won’t have to endure extra-time or penalties along the way. This is likely to provoke unnecessary worry and the players may be a little tired next time out.
Avoid backing any team who have been drawn alongside other powerful teams. If they have been drawn in a potentially difficult group and they finish second, a potentially tricky tie awaits in the next round and that could prove to be their downfall.
Other Possible Bets at the Tournament
We’ve already talked about the outright winner of the tournament which is always a popular market and will also be available throughout the event. This simply involves choosing which side will be crowned World Cup 2018 winners. The market is likely to change throughout the group stage and even if you’ve already placed an ante-post wager, you can always have another one mid-way through the competition.
Top Goalscorer markets are also like to be popular and is closely linked to the outright betting market. If a side is expected to progress to the final, their strikers will have more opportunities to find the back of the net and this is something which must be taken into account.
There are also individual markets on each round of the World Cup 2018 including ‘To Reach the Semi-Finals’ and ‘To Reach the Quarters’. These are extremely popular but prices will shorten on the underdogs if they manage to make it through the group stage.
Group winner is another market which is likely to be subject to much discussion. Some teams such as Argentina and Germany have been drawn in easy groups and will be expected to finish on top. They are odds-on to dominate their respective sections and this is ideal for accumulator bettors. Other teams such as Belgium, England, Spain and Portugal have been drawn alongside decent opponents and this make these betting markets far more interesting.