Teams to Qualify from Each Group Betting
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There are many exciting betting markets which have been priced up ahead of the 2018 World Cup and we are paying particular focus to one of the most interesting: Teams to Qualify from Each Group. If you’re looking to have a bet on the tournament but can’t decide on an outright selection, this is a great alternative way of getting involved.
Teams to Qualify from Each Group Betting Odds
Each team has been drawn into a group of four and these have been labelled A-H. The chances of each side progressing to the knock-out stage of the competition varies greatly and important factors such as their opponents and squad depth have both been taken into consideration by the betting sites ahead of pricing up this market.
There are a number of very competitive looking groups at the World Cup 2018 and we have assessed each team’s chances of progressing from their group.
Favourites – Brazil have the best chance of making it through to the next round and will be extremely popular in the betting, despite their short-price. Germany will also be favoured for progression from a relatively straight-forward looking Group F which also contains Mexico and Sweden. Spain and Portugal are expected to dominate at the top of Group B. Other overwhelming favourites include Argentina, who should make it through whilst Belgium have been widely predicted to finish above England in their group.
Competitive Groups – It looks a battle between Uruguay and Russia in Group A with the South American side narrowly favoured. The hosts are deemed to have a decent chance of qualifying for the knock-out round ahead of Egypt. Group H is also relatively open with Colombia and Poland likely to be the pair who finish first and second.
Outsiders – According to the algorithm, Korea Republic have very little chance of progressing whilst Iran’s chances have been written off in Group B. This isn’t surprising considering that they’ve been drawn alongside Portugal, Spain and Morocco. Newcomers Panama have also been priced up for an early exit whilst Costa Rica have been given little chance of progression.
How the Market Works
There are four teams in each group and following the conclusion of this stage (every side plays each other once), the top two will automatically progress to the next round. The market allows each side to finish either first or second in their respective section and therefore continue their participation in the competition. There is a separate market for teams to finish top of the group. The sides occupying the bottom two positions will automatically be eliminated. The Round of 16 will commence on June 30th.
You can find all of the results from the group stage and the updated standings here. If you have bet on a team to qualify for the next round, you should receive your winnings on June 28th once the group stage concludes.
Things to Take into Consideration
If you’re betting on the World Cup 2018 teams to qualify from each group market, there are a number of things to consider before finalising your wagers. Some groups look quite competitive and with such a small number of games (three), one disappointing draw with an outsider can seriously minimise the chances of qualification. If you’re backing Portugal for example, take into consideration that Spain are expected to qualify (see our predictions section) and that leaves just one place up for grabs. You have to be supremely confident that Fernando Santos’ side can occupy that final spot (especially if the price is short).
Always look at qualification opponents. Sweden, for example progressed via a play-off but knocked out Italy en-route to this competition and that could be a good indicator of their chances, particularly against better sides. Denmark struggled to break down Northern Ireland in the first leg of their play-off and this could be a sign that they may find it difficult against teams who set up defensively.
Other Possible World Cup 2018 Bets
Outside of predicting the teams to qualify at the World Cup 2018, there are a number of other betting markets which are offered by UK betting sites and here at BettingTop10, we’ll provide information on some of the most popular.
Outright Winner – The simplest market available and requires bettors to predict which team will lift the Jules Rimet Trophy at the end of the month-long competition.
Top Goalscorer – Which player will fire the most goals during the tournament? Prolific players such as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are always likely to be towards the top of the betting. Ideally, look for a side who are likely to progress to the latter stages of the competition and therefore play more matches.
Final Betting – There are two markets available: 1) Predicting a side to make it to the final. 2) Predicting both of the sides who will take part in the showpiece event on July 15th. The latter will offer much better odds but is harder to get right.
To Reach the Quarter Finals/Semi-Finals – Following on the group betting, it is possible to predict which teams will progress to the final eight/final four of the tournament. The favourites such as Germany and Brazil will be shorter prices in this market however backing an outsider can be hugely rewarding.