Here at BettingTop10, we’re counting down the days until the 2018 World Cup gets underway in Russia. There are a number of popular markets available on the tournament including top goalscorer, to reach the semi-finals and group-winners yet despite this, outright betting on the competition remains the most popular by some distance. We take a detailed look at the chances of the five favourites in the ante-post market and analyse the reasons why they could clinch the Jules Rimet Trophy on July 15th.

3 Reasons France Could Win the 2018 World Cup

France have been unlucky in recent years but they are being tipped for a tilt at the title this time around. The Euro 2016 runners-up are priced at 6/1 in the betting and will be many punter’s fancies for the event.

  1. Huge strength in depth. France aren’t short on talent and they can call on multiple attacking players including Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann, Olivier Giroud and Ousmane Dembele. All of these players are likely to be prominent in the top goalscorer market.
  2. There is plenty of experience in that squad. Many of these players featured at the previous tournament and play week in-week out at the top level.
  3. Didier Deschamps has helped steady the ship since taking over in 2012 and there is unlikely to be a repeat of the fall-out which occurred in 2010.