World Cup 2018 Betting Tips

Everybody loves a major international football tournament and Russia 2018 is set to light up the summer when it gets underway on June 14. Between now and then, it is likely you’ll come across numerous World Cup tips and betting advice for the competition, but what exactly should we be looking for?

The qualifiers are over and the next thing to happen is the Group Draw which will let us know what matches will be played and who each team will face. The draw takes place on the 1st of December 2017. Bookmakers have already started their preparations for the showpiece which will take place across 11 different stadiums by pricing up the outright market, where Germany france, and Brazil hold 5/1 odds at winning the tournament. The odds currently suggest it’ll be tight between Joachim Low’s side and Tite’s resurgent Brazil but one things for certain these will be the teams to keep an eye on.

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The Germans will be amongst many pundits World Cup tips due to their immense level of success and their big-game mentality, which has seen them progress on so many occasions such as the World Cup 2014 and more recently the Confederations Cup. 2017’s summer tournament allowed them to showcase a number of potential stars of the future, which displayed their excellent strength in-depth, with Thomas Muller describing his nation as having “an incredible reservoir of players“.

Where to place World Cup 2018 Bets

The majority of Irish bookmakers will have a dedicated World Cup section up and running and each firm is likely to try to entice new customers to their product with a range of welcome bonuses and free bets ahead of the tournament. It can be a lucrative time of year for punters who are looking to open up a new account and we’ll keep you up to date with the latest attractive bonuses and promotions.

Each online bookie is also likely to have their own dedicated World Cup tips section where experts or former players are hired to offer their opinion on all sorts of markets ranging from Golden Ball Winner through to Team X’s stage of elimination.

Ladbrokes offer all new customers a free €50 bet when they sign up and this may be a great way of obtaining a decent balance to begin your World Cup 2018 betting.

At the moment only the outright market is available but once the group draw takes place and we know what teams are up against each other and when, more potential bets will become available. You don’t have to make any betting predictions just yet, but if you spot an early price which you consider worth taking, it may be best to get in ahead of the rest of the field.

What are the important factors which could determine the World Cup 2018 winner?

As always when betting on football, there are a number of factors to consider and take into account before selecting a winner. We will hopefully be able to guide you in the right direction.
Always look for teams who enter the tournament off the back of an impressive string of results as team morale must be high prior to the hectic four week period. If there are rumours of disharmony or reports of a split in the camp emerge it may be best to steer clear of them in the betting.

World Cup tips are often based on team’s previous history in the competition and the likes of Spain, Brazil, Argentina and the favourites Germany all have a tremendous record at these sort of events. The tournament has never been held in Russia previously but during the last two European legs (1998 and 2006), France have been crowned winners including once on home soil.

Finally, many squads are coming off the back of an energy-sapping campaign at club level with the tournament often being staged just 4-5 weeks after the conclusion of the regular European season and it’s not uncommon for many players to arrive patched up or suffering from knocks. It’s always a good idea to conduct some research and find out which players are struggling with injury before offering any World Cup tips.


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