Bet on the FIFA World Cup 2018
It is Russia that are the hosts of the FIFA World Cup 2018, and this quadrennial international football tournament is being held from the 14th of June 2018 through to the 15th of July 2018.
There is a total of 32 teams taking part in the final stages of this football tournament, and in total there will be no fewer than twelve different venues the matches will be played at.
As there are going to be a total of sixty four individual matches being played in those 12 different venues there are of course going to be a plethora of different betting opportunities available to you, and with that in mind below I will give you an insight into both the outright winner markets and also some of the more unique types of bets and wagers you can place too.
For reference, the winner of the World Cup is also going to instantly qualify for the FIFA Confederations Cup which is being held in 2021.
One thing I would strongly advise you to do if you are thinking of betting on any matches during the World Cup 2018 is to shop around, for all betting sites are going to be offering a range of special promotional offers to tempt you to place a bet with them.
The best valued betting bonuses which can include free matched bets and free consolation bets are going to be reserved for sports bettors who sign up as a new customer of those betting sites, so hunt around for the best offers and deals is my advice!
Win and Each-way Betting on the FIFA World Cup
Whilst there will of course be plenty of individual matches you can bet on during the FIFA World Cup 2018, you may fancy placing a bet on just one team to win or finish in the top two positions in this major football tournament.
If that is the case it will be the outright betting markets you should be checking out, and to ensure you get the best odds available you should ideally place your bets before the tournament starts.
When betting each-way you will get one half of the win odds if your chosen team does make it through to the final, on the place part of such a bet, and you will of course get paid out at the full odds you took on the win part of such a bet.
Currently there are two teams that are the favourite to win the FIFA World Cup 2018, and those teams are Brazil and Germany at 9/2, however France at 11/2 and Spain at 13/2 are attracting a lot of money too.
Due to the international nature of the World Cup, many punters are going to want to bet on their own home team and some other countries that will tempt plenty of punters to place a bet on them are Argentina at 9/1, Belgium at 10/1, England at 16/1 and Portugal at 25/1.
The odds will change on this betting market once teams begin to get knocked out of the tournament, however a few other bets you may fancy placing for a little bit of betting value include Uruguay at 25/1, Colombia at 28/1 and possibly Croatia or Russia at 33/1.
All other teams are currently 40/1 bar with the total outsiders being both Panama and Saudi Arabia at 1000/1.
Other Ways to Bet on FIFA World Cup Matches
All sportsbooks, betting sites and bookmaker’s sites are going to be making available to you a huge number of different types of bets and wager you can place on any individual match being played during the FIFA World Cup 2018, so let me give you an insight into just some of those types of bets you can place.
A correct score bet will see you simply having to predict the final score of any one single match, and the odds available will be quite tempting too. You can also bet on what the outcome of the game will be at half time and full time too.
Such a bet will call of you correctly predicting whether either team will be leading at half time or whether it will be a draw at the half time whistle and when the game ends.
You will also be able to bet on the total number of corners awarded, the number of penalties given and whether a player will be given a yellow or red card too. Another popular type of bet is to predict whether a player will score one or more goals.
Past Winners of the World Cup
In the last five World Cup finals there have been five different teams that have won the trophy, and as such it is anybody’s guess who will win that event this year! Back in 2014 when this tournament was last played it was Germany who beat the other finalist that being Argentina with a final game score of 1–0. Four years before that match back in 2010 it was Spain that beat the Netherlands with a final score of 1–0, and keep in mind that all betting sites will let you place a correct score bet on all this year’s games too.
2006 saw Italy take on France, however that game ended with a score of 1–1 and therefore it was down to a penalty shootout that the winner was determined by, and it was Italy that were finally crowned the winners after that penalty shootout!
Brazil lined up against Germany in the 2002 World Cup final and after a seemingly easy match on reflection, Brazil beat Germany 2–0.
You may also be interested to learn that Brazil also did manage to make it through to the final game back in 1998, were they played against France, however luck was not on the side of Brazil that day for they took a hammering from the French side who beat them 3–0!