BettingTop10’s 2018 World Cup Guide for Ireland’s sports fans
Every four years the football world comes together for the biggest sporting event on earth and, as you’d expect, Ireland’s leading bookmakers pull out all the stops.
That’s right, when the World Cup rolls around, you can count on the leading odds makers to bring you more bets, bonuses and bags of added value.
World Cup 2018 Betting Top Bookies
Naturally, with so many things going on at once, the job of deciphering the best bets, picking out the latest tips and generally staying on top of the action isn’t easy. Fortunately, that’s what we’re here for. Using our expert eye, we’re able to bring you a complete World Cup 2018 breakdown. From tips on how to bet to where you should be betting, we do it all.
Basically, if you’re looking forward to the greatest football show on earth and you want a few cheeky punts on the side, stick with us and our complete guide to Russia 2018.
World Cup Betting Our Way
The most important step in our World Cup betting journey is the place you’re going to ante up. Our top rated partners are the obvious starting point, so let’s take a quick look at the options you’ll find at our top operators:
Boyle Sports: Boyle Sports’ markets start long before the main event gets underway. Thanks to qualification betting as well as the site’s €50 Free Bets, you can make a pretty penny before you start to speculate on groups, outright winners and individual match results.
Bet365: With Germany currently leading the betting at 11/2, bet365 is going big on its outright win market. As well as having the power to request odds for this market, you can bet on individual groups as well as teams to reach/not reach the final stages – and even in-play in the form of live bets. New customers can also claim a Free Bets bundle worth up to €200.
Ladbrokes: Get your bankroll rolling before the competition starts with Ladbrokes group qualification markets. Covering live satellite events from Ireland to Iran, these preliminary markets are a great way to size up the top prospects before you take a punt on the site’s outright winner options. Newly registered users can also get a Free Bets bonus worth €50.
All the Latest World Cup Odds
One of the most important aspects of any bet, whether it’s on the 2018 World Cup or another sporting contest, is the odds. Doing your research and picking out the perfect bet types to complement your research is important, but if the odds aren’t in your favour then you’ll have wasted your time.
To help give you a quick overview of the tournament, we collate the latest and greatest odds throughout the competition. By clicking through the BettingTop10 World Cup hub, you’ll see a list of betting lines that’s updated on a daily basis.
The BettingTop10 World Cup Tips
Running alongside our collection of odds is a predictions page. Penned by experts and covering every top team and player, our World Cup betting tips will help guide you towards the most profitable options.
In fact, when you combine our weekly tips with the wealth of stats out there and our daily odds updates, you should be able to find the perfect bets for your bankroll and personal preferences.
World Cup Betting Tips
To help you get the most out of our betting hub, as well as the competition itself, we’ve prepared a few general tips for you. Although you’ll need to combine these with any information and insights that arise during the tournament itself, the fundamental concepts should apply in all situations.
Use Us: OK, it might not seem like the most sophisticated tip you’ve ever read, but the reality is that it can be easy to think you know it all. One of the biggest mistakes football bettors make is to assume they have all the answers. Unfortunately, the opposite is true. Indeed, because there’s so much going on during the World Cup, it’s almost impossible to stay on top of everything that’s happening.
Fortunately, we have multiple resources that allow us to gather more information than one fan ever could. Take advantage of this. Even if you think you already know the answer to something, it doesn’t hurt to confirm it through our expert predictions, daily odds or any of our other World Cup resources.
Don’t Go Too Hard Too Early: The group stages are always exciting and it can be tempting to plough a lot of money into the betting markets at this point. Unfortunately, this isn’t the best way to play. Although there’s often scope to hit a few long odds winners when smaller teams cause an upset, the best odds and bonuses often appear in the knockout rounds. Moreover, you’ll typically have more information to work with by the time the group stages are over, which means you should be able to make better picks.
Don’t Miss the Best Bonuses: As we’ve said, the World Cup is a time of plenty in the online betting world and that means you’ll find more bonuses than usual. Our mission is to bring you all the latest bonuses so you don’t have to go off and search for them yourself. The best bonuses range from Free Bets, money back on losing bets and enhanced odds to acca insurance and extra credits for making a deposit. Make sure you take advantage of our tips because these deals will help keep your bankroll in the black when fortune flows against you.
The 2018 World Cup Schedule
The 2018 World Cup is set to kick off in Russia on June 14, 2018 and finish 32 days later on July 15. In total there will be 32 teams in the mix and play will take place in 12 venues across 11 host cities. During the group stage, you can expect to see around four matches per day between June 14 and June 28.
By the time the Round of 16 gets underway on July 30, the World Cup 2018 schedule will switch to two matches per day until eight teams filter into the following race to the finishing line:
- Quarterfinals = July 6 X2 matches and July 7 X2 matches
- Semifinals = July 10 and July 11
- Third Place Playoff = July 14
- Final = July 15
World Cup Facts
Before you rush off and starting sizing up the latest odds and offers we’ve collated inside our World Cup 2018 betting hub, we want to inflame your imagination with some facts.
Although these are some of the more interesting tidbits we found, you may be able to use this knowledge to bolster your picking skills when the action moves to Russia in 2018.
- 3.2 billion people watched the 2010 World Cup (that’s almost 50% of the world’s population).
- The World Cup was suspended in 1942 and 1946 because of World War II.
- Brazil has played in every World Cup and also holds the record for the most wins.
- Lucien Laurent scored the first ever World Cup goal on July 13, 1930.
- The current Jules Rimet trophy (introduced in 1974) will run out of space for the winning team’s name in 2038.
So that’s about it. If you’re ready to bet on the World Cup and get the most out of the football’s most exciting tournament, make sure you stay tuned to BettingTop10 in the build-up and all the way through the 2018 showdown.