World Cup 2018 betting
World Cup 2018
Everyone is excited for World Cup 2018 and that means World Cup 2018 betting!
The World Cup 2018 is the biggest sports event of the year. In fact, it’s the biggest event of the past four years.
The eyes of the entire world will be watching their teams at the Russia World Cup 2018, as 32 teams compete in the “greatest show on Earth”.
It’s been a long four years waiting for the FIFA World Cup 2018. With its arrival comes plenty of betting opportunities and decent promos.
We’re sharing the ultimate guide to betting on the Russia World Cup 2018, along with all you need to know about the tournament.
World Cup 2018 Betting
World Cup 2018 betting is the gold dust for all punters, and big business for bookies.
There’s no shortage of World Cup bets on any of the well-known sites. The markets for betting on the World Cup are nothing short of impressive.
You can expect outright odds, top goalscorer, amount of corners/yellow cards/injuries in a match, and much more.
The month-long tournament also sees betting sites advertise their best free World Cup bets.
These World Cup 2018 betting types are ideal for new punters, as they’re relatively low risk and World Cup bets offer high returns.
Free World Cup 2018 betting is usually centred on enhanced odds, particularly towards the end of the tournament. However, you do get some solid acca World Cup 2018 odds, so they’re well worth keeping an eye out for.
In the run-up, we’ll be sharing plenty of World Cup 2018 betting tips. But, if you are taking a punt on World Cup football betting, always read up on the stats.
World Cup 2018 betting online, in particular, is constantly updated, alongside breaking news, score sheets and more.
Read up on these World Cup 2018 betting tips before depositing.
However, one of our biggest World Cup 2018 betting tips is to keep tabs on Germany and Brazil.
The 2014 winners, Germany, took their fourth title at the last game and are joint-favourites with the previous host nation, Brazil.
Germany’s world-class team includes the likes of Thomas Muller and Mesut Ozil, whose experience guarantees him a spot on the team.
Likewise, Brazil has got the legendary Neymar, so we expect big things from these two.
We’ll also share the best World Cup 2018 betting odds for more bang for your buck.
World Cup “How To” Bet Guide
When it comes to the World Cup 2018 betting, there’s a load of bets.
We’re breaking it down into all you need to know about the tournament, including where is the World Cup 2018 and how to get your hands on those elusive 2018 World Cup tickets.
Where is the World Cup 2018?
Russia landed the honour of hosting the 2018 World Cup. It’s the first World Cup to be held in Europe in 12 years.
The FIFA World Cup 2018 will be held from June 14th to July 15th, and all but one of the World Cup 2018 stadiums are in European Russia.
There’ll be a total of 64 games played throughout the Russia World Cup 2018, taking place at 12 venues.
World Cup 2018 Stadiums
There are 12 World Cup 2018 stadiums, spread over 11 cities. The largest of all the World Cup 2018 stadiums is Luzhniki, with a capacity of 81,000.
This stadium is hosting the opening and final game, but there’s also Saint Petersburg (68,134), Sochi (47,659) and Kazan (45,379) amongst others.
2018 World Cup Tickets
2018 World Cup tickets are sold in four phases.
Phase one has been and gone, with 742,760 purchased before the November 28th deadline.
There are three more windows of opportunity for 2018 World Cup tickets, and they are December 5 – January 31, March 13 – April 3 and April 18 – July 15.
The second phase between December and January is the “random draw”, where successful applicants will be randomly selected.
The 2018 World Cup tickets are available for as little as £17 for Russian residents, but the cheapest group stages for the rest of us start at £79.
The highest price for 2018 World Cup tickets for the final is £829, and category t3 visitors will get theirs for £343.
World Cup Betting Markets
World Cup 2018 betting markets are massive.
Bookies offer a load of markets for punters, from top goalscorer of the tournament to group stage betting.
Outright betting will always come out on top as the most popular (as does top goalscorer), but we’re sharing other decent World Cup 2018 betting markets to take a chance on.
World Cup group stage betting
Group stage betting is where you could make some good money. The World Cup 2018 draw was held in Moscow and has set the scene for the tournament.
Russia managed to get a relatively easy 2018 World Cup draw, but Uruguay are still tipped to beat them in the group stages.
Every team in the World Cup 2018 groups will play each other once.
The greatest group stage betting is often reserved for the “group of death”; the toughest group.
Group D betting will be big with this title, featuring Iceland, Argentina, Croatia and Nigeria.
Argentina are strong contenders for group D betting, at odds of 4/6.
Group A betting is in favour of Uruguay, with 6/5.
Group B betting is all about Spain at betting odds of 4/6.
Group C betting is tipped in France’s favour, at 1/3.
Brazil are ranked top for group E betting (⅓) and Germany for group F betting (10/21).
Group G betting is centred around England, with odds of 10/11.
Finally, Colombia top group H betting at odds of 7/5.
These group stage betting odds are subject to change in the run-up to the World Cup 2018 groups games.
Golden Boot Betting
The Golden Boot is awarded to the top goalscorer in the World Cup, and almost all major betting sites offer top golden boot betting odds.
The 2014 World Cup saw Colombia forward, James Rodriguez, take home the Golden Boot after scoring six goals in five games.
Bets on Golden Boot are legendary, and you can expect the likes of Neymar and Messi as the favourites.
Most bookies have got Messi to win the Golden Boot title at odds of 5/1,
with Neymar to win Golden Boot a close second at 7/1.
Bookies are already taking bets on Golden Boot winners, and England’s Harry Kane is in the top players, with best odds of 16/1.
Cristiano Ronaldo is also tipped with golden boot betting, at odds of 7/1.
Antoine Griezmann is at 9/1 and Lukaku at 12/1. Golden boot betting on the final two, Suarez and Robert Lewandowski, offers 14/1 and 33/1 respectively.
Key Match Betting
Brazil and Germany remain the favourites when it comes to key match betting.
Germany is tipped as the favourites, with an opening game against Mexico.
They’re expected to defend their title with this match, with the best odds at 4/7 as the winners of the game with Unibet.
The odds of a draw are a massive 69/20.
Brazil is second in line to the throne, with their first match against Switzerland.
The odds for Brazil to win are priced at 3/10, with Switzerland to win at 15/2.
England is the other key match betting opportunity to look out for.
Group G, thought to be Belgium’s, is now expected to be dominated by England.
Gareth Southgate’s team has their first match against Tunisia, with odds for them to win at 4/11.
England are the biggest movers in the group, with their odds going from 25/1 to 10/11.
They’ve got a favourable group for the squad, featuring Panama, Belgium and Tunisia, so they may be worth taking a chance on when it comes to key match betting.
Outright Winner World Cup 2018 Betting
Germany to win the World Cup is what we’re hearing in the run-up.
The defending champions have one of the strongest squads in the tournament, along with attackers, Muller and Ozil.
At outright betting odds of 5/1, they are the favourites. Placed in group F, they’re are predicted to smash through Mexico, Sweden and South Korea with group outright betting odds of 10/21.
However, they’ve got stiff opposition with Brazil’s national side.
Some major betting sites are tipping Brazil to win the World Cup, with Paddy Power, Bet365 and William Hill ranking their outright betting odds at 5/1. They’ve got Neymar, the world’s most expensive player, and the left foot of Fernandinho to send them on their way.
Germany 5/1 (Betway)
Brazil 5/1 (William Hill)
France 6/1 (Paddy Power)
Spain 8/1 (Betway)
Argentina 9/1 (Coral)
Belgium 12/1 (Black Type)
England 17/1 (Unibet)
Italy 20/1 (188bet)
Portugal 28/1 (William Hill)
Uruguay 33/1 (Paddy Power)
Chile 40/1 (188bet)
England Specific Betting
Our home nation hasn’t won a World Cup since 66, but we’ve still got big hopes for Southgate’s side.
No World Cup is the same without England World Cup betting, and we’ve got one of the world’s best strikers to carry the trophy home.
Lauded by Zidane as a “complete player”, Harry Kane is our star player, and one to consider when it comes to England World Cup betting.
He scored five times in six appearances for England during qualifying for Russia 2018, and he’s one of the top eight players for Golden Boot betting at 16/1.
For outright England World Cup betting, the best odds you’ll get are with Unibet and 888sport.
The odds are 17/1 for England to finally take the trophy back where it belongs, but these may change in the run-up to the group stages.
Our last game against our neighbours, Scotland (the world’s oldest international fixture) at Wembley, saw us win 3-0 with an epic header from Sturridge into the far corner.
Speaking of, you can get some good odds for top goalscorer with England World Cup betting.
Keep your eye out for our England World cup betting tips and odds towards the run-up to the “greatest show on Earth.”