World Cup 2018 Betting options
The early outright World Cup betting markets suggest Germany are favourites to secure successive titles in Russia at the 2018 tournament. Brazil were the last side to secure back-to-back titles in 1958 and 1962, with Tite’s side priced up second in the betting at odds of 7/1 with William Hill.
Joachim Low’s side defeated Argentina in the final, although the competition’s most memorable moment surely arrived at the semi-final stage when the host nation Brazil were humiliated 7-1 at the hands of the eventual winners.
Brazil have actually replaced their conquerors at the top of the latest FIFA rankings, which were published on August 10, despite losing their latest game against rivals Argentina.
How to Bet on the World Cup 2018
It couldn’t be easier to locate the World Cup betting markets, which will be advertised under ante-post football or future bets on the majority of bookmakers’ websites. If you haven’t already opened an account and are searching for a new one, take a look at our bookmaker reviews and make sure you take your time before deciding where to bet, ensuring you pick the best site for your needs as well as taking advantage of the free bets on offer ahead of Russia 2018.
The World Cup doesn’t start until June 14 so there’s plenty of time to place any bets ahead of the World Cup, however, you may want to snap up the best price ahead of the rest of the pack.
Many bookmakers will also offer new customers a bonus or promotion when they sign up so make sure you take advantage of this when browsing the World Cup betting odds. All of the matches will be shown live so it will also be possible to place in-play bets whilst following all of the action.
Where Can I Bet on the World Cup 2018?
The majority of online sites have markets available for the World Cup betting, with varying odds depending on each nation’s chances of landing the title. Betting markets can usually be found in the football section of each bookmaker’s site with more betting options to follow as we get closer to the tournament.
Clicking on ‘International’ in the football section will locate all of the World Cup betting markets with Boylesports, where they display current prices for each of the qualifiers alongside the aforementioned outright markets.
Other World Cup 2018 Betting Markets
Nearer the time, each nation will be drawn into various groups and the teams will have their own individual price to progress to the latter stages of the competition based on the supposed difficulty of their opponents.
Top Goalscorer, First Team to be Eliminated and To Reach the Final are all different online betting markets available and they will all gradually be priced up as squads and groups are announced by each nation. Many sites will provide in-depth analysis and betting tips as we move closer to the start of World Cup 2018.
World Cup betting accumulators are an extremely popular way to keeping an interest throughout the tournament. It is possible to place group winners into an accumulator, which is a terrific way of bumping up your possible returns ahead of the event commencing.
Which teams will be involved in the World Cup 2018?
As hosts, Russia automatically qualify for the tournament and have been priced up at 33/1 with Ladbrokes for success on home soil. After a disastrous Euro 2016, the National Team were under pressure to perform and they managed to reach the semi-finals of 2017’s Confederations Cup which showed progress under their new regime.
The favourites in the World Cup betting are Germany and they top their qualifying group by some distance and will be aiming to justify the market backing. They could be joined by one of Northern Ireland or Czech Republic from Group B.
Brazil’s improvement under Tite has been noticeable and they look set to book their place in the tournament, although it’s been a rocky road for neighbours Argentina, who have replaced coach Edgardo Bauza with Jorge Sampaoli in an effort to improve their fortunes and guide them to success.
Poland, England, Spain and France all look likely to feature at the tournament and have all been priced up in the betting accordingly. Spain won the tournament in 2010 and will be looking for success under new coach Julen Lopetegui.
The Republic of Ireland and Serbia are also in decent positions to qualify for the tournament and could be dark horses to progress from their respective groups at the World Cup 2018.