World Cup Betting Tips
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Informative Betting Predictions for the 2018 World Cup
The 21st edition of the Football World Cup will take place from June 14 to July 15, 2018 in Russia, which will be the biggest sporting event of the year. What are the groups? Who are the favourites? How does FIFA's flagship competition work? What are the best odds for betting? What is the prediction for the winner? We have done an analysis.
If many nations are expected this summer to win during the tournament (read below), Spain Isco and Sergio Ramos remains one of the best team for the title according to our football specialists. As for the French, a place in the last four is expected, performance is all right given the competition. In any case, waiting to see what will be the first drama of the World cup, there is a lot of time to think about your predictions. To help you, the whole competition has been analyzed. It’s our gift to you.
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As in every edition, the FIFA World Cup promises great games and intense emotions in the months of June and July. Whether football fans or of course bettors, everyone will have their eyes riveted to the lawns of Russia for a 100% football summer. Without further ado, our experts in predictions have all to expect at the World Cup 2018.
Beginner bettors - How does the World Cup work?
Before getting to the important aspect, let's remember how the World Cup works. Regarding the format of the competition it is simple, 32 countries are divided into 8 groups of four, the first two are qualified at the end of the three group matches. In the same group, each country faces each member, on the various stadiums of Russia.
When all qualifiers are known, the round of 16 starts with the 16 best teams of the tournament. Then the format is the same, the eight winners qualify for the quarter-finals, for the semi-finals and the final. On July 15, 2018, at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, the final will take place. Four years ago, Germany won the competition.
World Cup Final 2018 Tip - France Croatia
After a month of intense and spectacular competition, France and Croatia will try to raise the trophy this Sunday in Loujniki, Russia. A meeting between two nations that know how to play ball, and therefore promises beautiful offensive phases throughout the match. Before the kickoff, which is this Sunday at 17:00 for reminder, the men of Didier Deschamps appear favourites, given series of extra time the Croatians had to play in previous meetings. So, will Mbappé and others confirm their status? Our predictions to come in the next couple of hours, they go live on Sportytrader, go check out our free football betting tips!
- France champions of the World, odds of 19/20
- Croatia champions of the World, odds of 15/4
- France to win 1-0, odds of 9/2
- France to win 2-0, odds of 7
- France to win 3-0, odds of 16
- Kylian Mbappé to score, odds of 2
- Benjamin Pavard to score, odds of 16
Who are the favourites to win the 2018 World Cup?
After seeing the semi-finals, it is time now to focus on the favourites to the World Cup final on July 15th. As expected, France is the nation voted by bettors. But who will it be?
France - At the height of their talent?
After their wins over Argentina (4-3), Uruguay (2-0) and Belgium (1-0) in their 3 knock-out games, France have become the favourites to win the 2018 World Cup. There are many reasons for this opinion. France undoubtedly have the ability to win a second World Cup. Players such as Mbappé, Lloris, Griezmann and Pogba are all in good form and if that continues, the title could be heading to France.
The best value of the market – 4/6 at Bet365
The player to follow: Kylian Mbappé
Croatia - Finally the good year?
After France, Mario Mandzukic’s Croatia will also have their chances for the final coronation of July 15th. Authors of a sensational group stage (3 wins), Ivan Rakitic, Modric and others then relied on good luck to pass the Danish in the round of 16 (win on penalties), against Russia in the quarterfinals and England in the second half of extra time(2-1). Surely the most enjoyable team to watch since the beginning of the competition, the checkered nation will be not to be overlooked in your predictions on the final winner of this World Cup 2018.
The best value of the market – 1/5 at Bet365
The player to follow: Luka Modric
2018 World Cup - The scorers
Often favoured by bettors, the predictions of the best scorers of the World Cup are still offered around the 2018 World Cup in Russia. So, who is favourite according to the bookmakers? Who is favoured by our prediction experts?
Top scorer - Odds
- Griezmann - 33/1 at Bet365
- Kane - 1/16 at Bet365
- Lukaku - 250/1 at Bet365
- Eden Hazard - 200/1 at Bet365
- Mbappé - 33/1 at Bet365
- Modric - 10/1 at Bet365
- Mandzukic - 500/1 at Bet365
The opinion of our experts
Harry Kane is the clear favourite to finish top scorer in the 2018 World Cup. He had a lot to prove coming into this tournament and proved any critics wrong by scoring five goals in his first two games. He has six going into the semi-final and the Tottenham striker is two clear of every other player with two games left to play – a semi-final and then either a final or a third/fourth place play-off – in the tournament. There are other contenders of course with Romelu Lukaku two behind Kane and Mbappé and Griezmann three adrift. One fantastic performance could change everything and if you don’t think Kane will win, there are some big odds available.
World 2018 - alternative bets
To end this look at the betting available on the 2018 World Cup, we are going to look at the best alternative odds offered by bookmakers, the ones that don’t immediately come to mind but could still provide you with a good win.
Combined winner / Top scorer?
2018 World Cup – Who will win the Golden Boot?
A lot of bettors love to place bets on who will score the most goals and win the Golden Boot award. So, who is the current favourite to win the 2018 Golden Boot?
- Griezmann – 25/1 at Bet365
- Kane – 1/7 at Bet365
- Lukaku – 250/1 at Bet365
- Eden Hazard – 200/1 at Bet365
- Mbappé – 25/1 at Bet365
- Modric – 10/1 at Bet365
- Mandzukic – 500/1 at Bet365
How to predict the Football World Cup?
- Study the shape of players before the World Cup
- Watch carefully the groups of the first round
- Analyze the potential opponents of the teams
- Consider the history of nations
- Do not play under the influence of emotion
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The FIFA World Cup 2018 Groups
After qualifying campaigns contested, the best nations of the world have qualified for the group stage of the 2018 World Cup. What were the draws? Who is favorite to finish at the top of his group? To finish second? Who to bet on during this initial phase? We give you our tips.
Group A - Russia, Egypt, Uruguay, Saudi Arabia
In this group A of the World Cup, it was finally Uruguay who managed to pull out of the game With three wins in as many games, 5 goals scored for no cashed, the Celeste impressed with its realism and ability to concede few opportunities behind. Apart from the Celeste, it is finally Russia who takes the second qualifying place, ahead of Saudi Arabia and Egypt, disappointing. Thanks to wide successes against the Saudis (5-0) then the Pharaohs (3-1), Artem Dzuyba and others have managed to gain entry in to the World Cup knockout matches. Far from being trivial, especially when we remember the doubts emitted by us before the start of the competition.
Group B - Spain, Portugal, Iran, Morocco
As announced by our experts, it was finally the Spaniards who finished first in Group B, ahead of Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo. After a spectacular first match between the two top teams in the world (3-3), the result will have been more sluggish for both nations, but in the they got there: the qualification for the knockout stage was acquired. From group B, we will also remember the beautiful game produced by Morocco despite the low number of points gleaned (only 1), and the Iranian ease to shake the two behemoths. Appointment in 2022, hopefully, these two nations will make some clear progress in the next few years.
Group B - The opinion of our football experts
Not surprisingly, the odds are not very interesting in this second group. On paper, Spain's Sergio Ramos and Ronaldo's Portugal are of course favourites, according to the bookmakers, far ahead of Morocco and Iran. If we were to advise you on a tip for this group, Spain's first place would be our number one choice.
Group C - France, Denmark, Australia, Peru
After a first phase without much suspense, finally, it is the French and Danes who qualified for the knockout stages in this group C. First, thanks to two victories (2-1 Australia, 1-0 Peru) and a Nil all draw against Denmark (0-0), the Blues have logically taken the place of leaders, but not too convincing in the group. Peru, who won the last match against Australia (2-0), as look good, just like Australia, that was not expected. So we have a face off the two favourites. Hats off to these two nations.
Group D - Argentina, Croatia, Iceland, Nigeria
Argentina are hot! Qualified on the last day for the knockout stages of the competition, they took second place in group D behind Croatia, fabulous from A to Z. Nigeria, who were not far off qualifying also, however, did not have enough to advance, as Iceland who defeated Messi and company on the first day. The suspense was at its height, and that is what we recognize as World Cup football. See you in four years for the Super Eagles and the Vikings, for others the adventure continues!
Group E - Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia
Without real surprise, it was Brazil and Switzerland who got their qualifying tickets in this group E. After a draw between the two nations during the first day (1-1), the Brazilians, as did the Swiss, made up for it against the Serbs and Costa Ricans on the following days. If Serbia's Nemanja Matic are unworthy, Costa Rica has relied on Keylor Navas too much to hope for something.
Group F - Germany, Sweden, Mexico, South Korea
Germany will not have escaped the curse: the reigning World Champions are eliminated in the first round! After a sluggish group stage, the Nationalmannschaft saw Sweden and Mexico book the qualifying tickets for the knockout stages, and even finished in last place behind South Korea. A South Korea who has particularly paid the luxury of humiliating Neuer and company on the last day (2-0), making history in the competition. The fall is hard for the Germans, but they will know how to get up!
Group G - Belgium, England, Tunisia, Panama
At the end of a perfectly controlled group phase, it was logically the Belgians and the English who obtained their qualifications in this group. First with three consecutive victories - including the last 1-0 against the English - the Red Devils impressed to be now labeled of favourites to the final coronation. Harry Kane scored in the first round for England after previously finishing top scorer in the World Cup qualifiers of the World Cup. Panama, which did not show much hope, and Tunisia, rather pleasant to watch, go out of the competition.
Group G - The opinion of our football experts
Predicting a qualification does not make much sense in this group. As we know, Belgium and England should seize the two qualifying tickets, but it remains to be seen who will finish first. The Belgians seem above the English in their quality but also the individual talent. With opening games against Panama and Tunisia, Eden Hazard and others could take the lead over the English before the clash of the last day. Bet on the first place for the Belgians. See our England vs Belgium tips.
Group H - Poland, Colombia, Senegal, Japan
Finally, in the last group of this World Cup 2018, Colombia and Japan took their places in the next stage of the competition. At the end of a crazy race, for which only Poland will be disappointed, it is sadly Aliou Cissé’s Senegal who were out of the World Cup, heads held high. If anything was to be retained from this last group, it would be the qualification of the Japanese, the beautiful game produced by Colombia and the sadness of the Poles, far from meeting the expectations of the observers. Hoping to see better from the White Eagles in Euro 2020.
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World Cup 2018 : the best odds
Checked odds on 05/28/2018