Betting on the 2018 Soccer World Cup in Russia
In a few days, the 2018 Soccer World Cup will kick off, and as always, sports fans from all over the World will be watching, and of course also betting on the various fixtures. Most of the soccer betting is being done online nowadays, and the betting on the Soccer World Cup is no exception.
Betting the 2018 Soccer World Champion
Betting the winner of the FIFA World Cup before the tournament even starts is just one of the options available. With teams like Italy and The Netherlands "sidelined" due to their failure to qualify, there are a few "usual suspects" that can be called favorites. Let's take a look at our go-to online sportsbetting site Bet365. They usually offer the best odds, and here are some of the top favorites and the odds on them winning this event:
- Brazil 5.0
- Germany 5.5
- Spain 7.0
- France 7.5
- Argentina 10.0
Personally, I would put my money on Team Germany rather than Brazil (you may remember what was one of the most memorable matches in World Cup history - the semi-final of 2014). Or, you could go with one of the dark horses like Croatia (35.5 odds). England has a great team as well, and with odds of 19.5 might be a good bet, although they traditionally have not performed so well in recent cups.
More World Cup betting options
If you want to go for some "safer" betting options, you could go for bets like "Germany to reach the quarterfinals" (1.5), or "Brazil to reach the Final" (3.25) and so on. Personally, I like to do combo bets predicting the results of multiple group stage matches (winner or draw, not the exact score!). By combining 3 or 4 matches in one bet, you get great odds and excellent payouts when you pick the right matches.
Another especially exciting option to bet during the Soccer World Cup in Russia 2018 is the so-called in-game betting. Since you are going to be wtaching many a match anyways, why not make it more interesting by placing a wager on things like "who will score next", or "which player will get the next yellow card" etc.
This is an option that not many sportsbooks offer, but Bet365 has an exceptionally wide range of in-game betting. Those options, of course, are available only after the kickoff. In my opinion, this is one of the best ways to make money - all you have to do is a good eye on what happens during the match to make a profitable choice.