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?

There are still a number of qualifiers to take place ahead of the tournament that will skew the outright market significantly prior to getting underway. 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 are the early favourites for success. The odds currently suggest it’ll be tight between Joachim Low’s side and Tite’s resurgent Brazil.

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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 qualifying results are confirmed and groups are decided, 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. One recent example was a supposed divide amongst Austria’s squad ahead of a crucial World Cup qualifier with the Republic of Ireland, which saw a flurry of money for Martin O’Neill’s men. The match ended 1-1.

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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