|| || The 2018 World Cup begins on June 14th and looks set to be one of the standout sporting events of the summer. It takes place in Russia and the tournament will be watching by millions of soccer fans around the world. There will be 32 teams competing at the 2018 World Cup and they will all be vying for the Jules Rimet Trophy. The group stage begins with Russia vs Saudi Arabia in Moscow and will run until June 28th. Following the draw on December 1st, each side has been assigned a group (A-H) alongside three other team. Each side will play one another during the group stage. The top two in each section will progress through to the knock-out round which begins on June 30th. There are 12 venues situated across Russia which will hosts games throughout the competition. The Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow will host the opening game and the final. The countdown is on and many online betting sites have already compiled a number of betting markets ahead of the event. We take a look at some of the most popular markets which have been priced up for the tournament and we focus on the latest odds and favorites. We will also bring you our predictions for the prestigious event and provide reasons for each selection.