World Cup Betting Offers
The World Cup 2018 is about to begin in Russia, and football fans from all over the world will be getting ready for the action to kick off. This is one tournament that brings together both football fans, and non-football fans, with millions watching every game where possible. Those who are big football fans can get set to enjoy a wonderful period, with up to four games per day across what is going to be a month full of delight for them.
Betting on the tournament is going to be very popular, whether that is ahead of the tournament with bets on who will win outright, who will score the most goals or who will win each group. However, on top of that you will also find many betting opportunities on the individual games every day, and with multiple games taking place on most days, you will be able to put together selections to form doubles and trebles if that is the way you like to bet. There is something for everyone when it comes to betting at the World Cup, be sure to get involved and enjoy yourself.
Who Can Win the World Cup?
Going into the World Cup you will probably have heard or read many opinions about who will win the tournament held in Russia this year. It looks to be one of the most wide-open events we have seen in recent years, with many in with a chance and in particular, we have five top quality teams who look to have a genuine chance of doing well.
Those five teams are Brazil, Germany, France, Spain and Argentina. There is no doubt that regardless of your thoughts going into the World Cup, these are five top quality teams. A win for any of these five would be no surprise at all, and anything other than the winner coming from this group would be classed as a mini shock.
Germany comes into the tournament as the reigning champions and will be looking to defend their crown. The team that won the 2014 World Cup will go down as a vintage German team, and we have seen changes due to retirements ahead of this tournament. They do have experience left in the team though, and those players are going to be key if Germany are to retain their title.
Brazil have a score to settle going into the 2018 tournament, after their embarrassing defeat to Germany on home soil in the last World Cup. They have an exceptionally talented team going forward and look sure to score goals, especially if Neymar plays a full part as expected. If they can remain relatively tight defensively, then it is expected that the Brazilians will be involved towards the end of this World Cup.
If you are looking for a team that appears to be a complete this summer then France are the ones for you. They are extremely solid all over the field, can play defensively if needed but also have plenty of attacking talent at their disposal. They also have a point to prove, after losing Euro 2016 on their home soil to Portugal. That tournament was supposed to be a shining light in French football, it almost was but France just failed to get over the line.
If you want World Cup controversy then Spain are the team for you, they have sacked their manager right on the eve of the tournament. He has signed for Real Madrid after the tournament, which he is able to do, but the Spanish FA are not happy he has done it all without telling them. They have decided he is best out of the way, and go into the tournament without him. This will be a huge test for Spain to work in the pressurised environment of a World Cup, which having this to deal with on top.
Argentina made very hard work of qualifying for this World Cup, much to the surprise of many people. However, the bottom line is that they did qualify for the finals, and now they are here they have a clean slate to work with. There is no doubt that they have a fantastic attacking line-up, that will score goals against the very best, but whether they can win the World Cup or not will depend on their defensive abilities. Should they show that then they have a genuine chance of winning this World Cup.
How Will England Do?
England are a very interesting team going into the World Cup this year, and perhaps importantly they have two key things going in their favour.
The first is expectations, for the past few major tournaments, the fans have expected England to go all the way. They have been expected to play better than what they actually are, and this year things are very different. Everyone wants England to do well in the World Cup, but few are actually backing them to do well, and expectations have been lowered substantially. That lack of pressure is only going to be a positive for the England team as they look to do well this summer.
The other big thing in their favour is that England often needs time to ease into a tournament. They are not usually quick starters. Their tournament begins with games against Tunisia and Panama, giving them an opportunity to ease in and pick up six valuable points.
Those points will be enough for England to qualify from the group, and as far as things working out for them go, they have gone very well so far.
World Cup Betting Odds
The five teams named above as the five most likely to win the World Cup are the front five in the betting going into the tournament. Brazil are just edging favouritism ahead of Germany but there is little to choose between them at the head of the market, at 4/1 and 5/1 respectively. Spain and France come next, both available at 7/1, while Argentina round off the top five and they can be backed at 10/1.
Those looking for England will be able to back them at 18/1 to win the World Cup, probably the biggest price they have been for a major tournament in a couple of decades. Expectations are relatively low, and the price reflects that, so some may think they are worth an outside punt.
World Cup Betting Offers
Ladbrokes – England to reach knockout stages 50/1
If you think England can get into the knockout round, which looks highly likely, and you want a new betting account then Ladbrokes may just have an offer you can take advantage of. They are offering those who open a new account 50/1 on England to reach the group stages of the tournament. This is to a maximum of £1, but means you can build up a nice betting bank should they make it, ready for you to use during the latter stages of the tournament.
Coral – Brazil to win the World Cup 60/1
Those fancying Brazil to do well this summer and needing a new betting account should take a look at this offer from Coral. They are offering 60/1 on them to win the World Cup, a huge price and one that is certainly better than anything else you can pick up anywhere. The bet is to a maximum of £1, but you can get involved with one of the favourites of this tournament at a huge price.
William Hill – Bet £10 on tournament winner, get £5 free bet every time they win
If you are looking to place a wager that could give you a lot more than just the winnings then this is a great offer to look at from William Hill. This is open to new and existing customers, so everyone can take part and qualify you have to place a bet of £10 or more on the team you think will win the tournament. After doing this you can sit back and relax. Every time your team wins a game at the tournament, you will be given a free £5 bet to spend. This means if you back a team that wins all three group games, straight away you have £15 in free bets to spend, and potentially a lot more to come in the group stages.
Paddy Power – Bet £10 on top goal scorer, get £2 free bet every time they score
If you are looking at the top goalscorer market then this offer is the ideal way to get involved in a great way. If you place a £10 bet on a goal scorer, then you will receive a £2 free bet every time they score a goal. If your player does well and scores five goals, that is £10 in free bets meaning you have received back the money you initially staked if you placed a bet of £10. The top goalscorer market is always popular with punters, and this is a great offer to use.