2018 World Cup Semi Final Odds
The 2018 World Cup in Russia gets underway on June 14th and there are numerous markets available with online betting sites in the UK. We take a closer look at the Semi-Final market which is set to be one of the key betting heats ahead of the tournament. The groups have been drawn and the odds have been set and we focus on a number of sides who should be able to reach the final four.
2018 World Cup Semi-Final Odds
Each bookmaker in the UK will price up the majority of markets ahead of the tournament. We have compiled a list of the latest odds for the 2018 World Cup Semi-Final market with the price on each team to progress to the final four. The usual protagonists of Brazil, Argentina and Spain and holders Germany are all listed prominently but sides like Portugal, England and Belgium are likely to offer much more value.
How Betting on the World Cup 2018 Semi-Final Works
The Semi-Final market is generally considered one of the better World Cup 2018 wagers as your chosen side only need to progress as far as the final four in order to receive a pay-out!
If your team crash out in the Semi-Finals, it is purely academic as the bet has already been won and the winnings have been collected.
Teams must progress beyond the group stage and then win their subsequent two games in order to reach this stage of the competition.
You can follow the progress of each team at the 2018 World Cup here at BettingTop10, where we will be updating the results and standings on a daily basis.
Things to Take into Consideration
If you’re betting on the Semi-Finals market, simply visit the website of one of the top UK bookmakers and search for the 2018 World Cup betting markets. Each team’s chances of making it to the latter stages will be reflected in their odds.
If you’re betting on this market, do take into consideration the propensity of each team to reach this stage. Even though Brazil haven’t won the World Cup since 2002, they usually do make the final four, even if it did end in humiliation in 2014. England rarely make it beyond the Quarter-Finals and without sides such as the Netherlands and Italy, it could be an open tournament.
Always check to see if head coaches have a record of overachieving with International sides. Some managers simply have a knack of getting the best out of a seemingly average bunch of players and this could be a good indicator of performance. Underdogs are always a good price to reach this stage of the competition.
Other Possible World Cup 2018 Bets
There are a number of other betting markets which are offered by UK betting sites and here at BettingTop10, we bring you information on some of the more enticing possibilities.
Top Goalscorer & Most Assists – These markets focus on individual performance with players, who are expected to shine on the biggest stage usually listed prominently in the betting. In order for these bets to land, players must out-score all other competitors.
To Reach the Quarter Finals / Qualify from the Group Stage – These markets rely on sides reaching a particular stage of the competition. Two sides will qualify from each section during the group stage and although there are prohibitive odds on some of the bigger outfits, this is a fun market which is ideal for accumulator bets. The Quarter-Final market relies on sides reaching the last eight of the competition.
Final Betting – There are two markets available here and the first is just the small matter of predicting BOTH of the sides who will participate in the final. The second is just predicting one of the two sides involved in the showpiece event.
Outright Betting – This is likely to be the most popular betting heat at the World Cup 2018 and this is simply predicting which side will win the tournament. Some big prices are available on perceived outsiders in this market.