World Cup 2018 Predictions
The World Cup 2018 is taking place across 11 different venues in Russia and gets underway on June 14. 32 teams will be competing for top honours, including defending champions Germany, who are aiming to successfully defend their crown following their success in Brazil.
2018 World Cup Betting Top Bookies
Here at Betting Top 10, we’ll be keeping you updated with all of the major incidents and news ahead of the summer tournament and bringing you any eye-catching changes in the betting markets – as well as bringing you our World Cup predictions and free bets as we get closer to the event.
Many pundits are already making their World Cup predictions for the 2018 tournament with Germany and Brazil dominating the market early on, with the latter looking very impressive under new manager Tite.
How are the favourites decided?
Traders will use a variety of techniques to decide which teams are selected as favourites. Recent form in qualifying games are always a good indicator in these kind of markets, and many World Cup predictions are often made on how each nation performed in their group.
Previous history is also a factor that can help determine the market. Only eight teams have ever been successful at this tournament and there are a number of sides who don’t possess the winning mentality and often crumble under pressure. England are one of the many sides who have previously won a World Cup, but their recent history and results suggest they may struggle to get beyond the semi-final stage of the competition so they are priced up accordingly.
Other World Cup predictions are based on historical statistics. For example, prior to Germany’s victory in Brazil in 2014 no European team had won the tournament when it was staged in South America. Brazil and Argentina were heavily fancied to lift the trophy, but the Germans beat both to claim their fourth World Cup success.
Who are the favourites to win the World Cup 2018?
Germany are unsurprisingly priced up as favourites for the tournament and are top of many people’s World Cup predictions due to their recent success in major tournaments. Their triumph in Russia at the 2017 Confederations Cup has seen them emerge as solid favourites for the 2018 showpiece.
Spain, France and Portugal are other teams who will be backed to win the tournament, whilst Colombia are quietly fancied by others to cause an upset.
Brazil’s recent form has seen them installed as second favourites in the football odds following their almost exemplary record since Tite took over from Dunga in the dugout.
Which other teams are in the betting?
The groups for the 2018 World Cup have now been drawn and a quick look at recent qualifying results and tables will help you with your World Cup predictions.
Argentina had a largely disastrous qualifying campaign, but they eventually sneaked through and are fifth favourites in the betting.
France and Spain are also well-fancied, whilst Belgium are priced up prominently in the World Cup betting and many punters will want to support the Red Devils as potential winners in Russia.
Hosts Russia are one of the outsiders in the betting and will need to bounce back from a forgettable Euro 2016 campaign which saw them finish bottom of their group and many people doubt their ability to succeed on home soil.
England are priced up at 20/1 for success, which is around the same odds as Euro 2016 winners Portugal.
More Crucial Betting Information to Come
As we get closer to the tournament, we’ll bring you World Cup predictions as well as breaking news involving any managerial changes or key injuries to squad members. Markets will include which player will win the Golden Ball and who will finish top of their group, and we’ll bring you details of these before and during the tournament. There are plenty of different types of bets to help you enjoy a profitable tournament and we can’t wait for it all to begin!