World Cup betting is the ultimate opportunity for punters. There’s no better game than the world’s most prestigious football tournament. Over 4 billion people are expected to follow the matches and the 32 different countries, so expect plenty of top World Cup bets in the run-up to July.
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World Cup Betting Offers 2018
It’s no exaggeration to say there are thousands upon thousands of World Cup betting opportunities with different bookmakers. With the sheer amount of World Cup betting offers out there, you could make a small fortune. The markets for World Cup betting are enormous, with the most popular betting offers already attracting plenty of punters.
Betting Odds: Outright winner of the tournament odds are some of the most common World Cup betting offers, available at most major World Cup betting sites. In simple terms, this is betting on who is going to win the full tournament. These types of World Cup bets are usually placed before the tournament starts, but can still be placed during the games. The odds for outright winners are usually higher, and you’ll find most World Cup sites offer similar odds for this type of bet.
Enhanced odds are also fairly popular for players, and you’ll see a whole load as the World Cup starts. Enhanced odds are short-term offers where the odds are vastly increased for a particular bet, such as German to win etc.
Top goalscorer is another favourite when it comes to World Cup betting, with England’s Harry Kane sitting in the top eight players to walk away with the most goals. Most World Cup betting sites have got Messi as the top goalscorer, with Neymar coming in a close second.
Top 8 players for top goalscorer:
Lionel Messi 10/1
Timo Weber 20/1
Cristiano Ronaldo 20/1
Gabriel Jesus 20/1
Antoine Griezmann 20/1
Sergio Aguero 25/1
Harry Kane 25/1
Best Betting Sites for the World Cup 2018
There are plenty of sites out there offering top World Cup bets, but there are always a few names that outrank any other competitors. Bet365 is a trusted name for football betting, and the sheer amount of World Cup betting markets make them one to watch.
The World Cup category is clear and simple, with all the group stages odds clearly highlighted. That, and they constantly update their blog with tips and updated stats of the World Cup teams.
William Hill is a legend for sports betting, particularly football. You can expect excellent odds for Outright, To Reach the Final and Top Goalscorer markets, along with decent offerings for the group stages. William Hill also offers a live streaming service, which will be dominated when the World Cup arrives in July.
World Cup bets are covered well with Ladbrokes, another one to recommend for football betting. This site is known for its footy markets, with thousands to choose from and plenty more for the World Cup. They offer all the standard markets, along with some unique odds. You can also expect the live streaming service to compliment their in-play World Cup bets.
Coral is a name everyone expects for World Cup betting. The coverage of footy is exceptional, with fixtures updated daily and streamed live for punters. Their in-play betting options are incredible and will be massive come the World Cup.
Live Betting on the World Cup 2018
Live betting is a fairly standard offering on the market. You can’t begin to compete with other World Cup sites without having this service. The likes of Ladbrokes, Bet365, William Hill, Coral and so many more offer this option, and we’d expect nothing less.
One of the most popular in-play markets for the World Cup is next goalscorer. While the match is on, you’ll find loads of sites offering odds on the next goal and who scores it. The odds for this are, typically, fairly high. Some sites may even offer cash out, so you can cash out your bet before it happens – just in case it didn’t come off.
Likewise, you’ll get common markets on the next corner, injury and red/yellow card etc. The in-play betting markets can vary massively for each site, so do your research. The above sites, however, are all competitive and have live streaming available for players, so you don’t have to miss on any action.
World Cup 2018 Winner
Germany is tipped as the outright winners of the tournament. The defending champions have a solid squad for the World Cup, with the likes of Muller and Ozil. The team has also seen an injection of fresh legs with younger players. The team is in Group F, with not much competition. The advantage of European soil doesn’t go a miss either, and Bet365 have their outright odds at 9/2.
Germany has got big opposition in Brazil. Some major sites are even ranking them to defeat Germany, with players like Neymar (the world’s most expensive player) and Fernandinho travelling with the team. Brazil finished their campaign for the World Cup with 10 wins and two draws. They’ve also won the World Cup on European soil before, and William Hill has their odds at 5/1.
Group C team, France, are predicted to smash their way through the group stages and could even go on to win the tournament. France did it before in 1998, and they’ve got that all-important European soil advantage. The national team has been slightly plagued with injuries and a bad season from Griezmann, but Paddy Power has them at 11/2.
Spain is in the top four and will be in the run-up with a seriously strong squad. They won their first-ever title in 2010 and are taking a strong squad, tipped to win Group B. Betfair has their odds at 8.8. Lastly, you’ve got England. Our star player, Harry Kane, might finally bring the trophy back where it belongs. Our last World Cup qualifier saw us win 3-0, with an epic header from Sturridge in the far corner. The odds for England to win are currently 16/1 with Bet365.