World Cup 2018 Betting Tips
The World Cup 2018 is set to be a sensational tournament, captivating viewers of all nationalities around the world. Every football fan is likely to have a strong opinion on the winners and losers at the event and have their own World Cup betting tips but here at Betting Top 10, we’ll tell you what to look for when it comes to selecting winning teams.
2018 World Cup Betting Top Bookies
32 teams are set to compete in Russia, making for a very competitive group stage which is likely to set up a potentially mouth-watering final. Germany have been priced up as early favourites following their success in the tournament back in 2014, which included one of the great World Cup matches of all time, a 7-1 demolition of Brazil.
Joachim Low’s side are likely to be amongst many punters World Cup betting tips, but favourites don’t always have a good record in this competition and better value might lie elsewhere.
Where to place World Cup 2018 Bets
Every online bookmaker will have the main outright market for the tournament priced up ahead of the event. 32 nations have been drawn into eight groups of four teams, with the top two in each progressing to the knockout stage.
More markets will become available as we move closer to the start of the competition, with most online betting companies dedicating their own section to the prestigious tournament. They are also extremely likely to employ experts who will analyse each team’s chances and provide in-depth World Cup betting tips. It’s advisable to read and absorb a range of these thoughts ahead of the tournament before making your mind up.
There are many terrific UK bookmakers who will be offering incentives ahead of Russia 2018 and it can be a potentially lucrative time of the year for new customers. For example, William Hill and Sky Bet now offer their own request services which can be accessed via social media. These allow punters to decide their own World Cup betting tips and markets (you can be as ambitious as you wish) and the traders will offer you a price accordingly. For example, if you wanted Brazil to be the eventual winners, England to be the beaten finalists and Germany to crash out in the semi-finals, you would be offered odds on this and you’ll be able to place the bet via your William Hill or NetBet account.
What do factors could determine the World Cup 2018 winner?
There are many things to consider before deciding on your World Cup betting tips and it isn’t something that can be settled on after just a few minutes of research. Football is a very unpredictable sport and unexpected twists and turns may be around the corner at any point, however basing your selection on the quality of players and squad morale will definitely push you in the right direction.
Germany and Brazil have the best record in the competition, whilst Spain have also been successful over the last ten years. Brazil are aiming to bounce back from a forgettable tournament four years ago. They have benefited from a change of coach as Tite replaced Dunga and successful guided them through the qualifying stage.
Argentina are usually popular in punters’ World Cup betting tips and savvy bettors will have noted that the excellent Jorge Sampaoli has recently been installed as coach. The former Sevilla man won’t allow his superstars to underperform and as fifth favourites they could be a decent selection. He’s already made his mark on the side, leaving out Juventus star Gonzalo Higuain. Managing these tournaments is a key element to progression and England fans may question whether Gareth Southgate has the capacity to motivate his players and push them to the next level.
Injury news is always worth considering. Many of the European sides arrive at this tournament following the conclusion of a tough domestic campaign, and knocks, strains and bumps are par for the course. If one side has a number of key players absent, who regularly make them tick, it may be best to avoid them in the betting.
Our final betting advice for the tournament would be to consider a side’s potential passage to the final. It’s easy to find the resources which allow you to map routes through the tournament. For example, if you fancy England on the outrights you may wish to consider that they could face both Brazil and Germany before possibly reaching the final.