World Cup 2018 Betting

Taking place every four years, the World Cup is the pinnacle of international football. 32 teams from various continents across the globe take part for a festival of football and due to it's popularity, betting on the World Cup is a big thing indeed.

Ever since the first tournament in 1930, the competition has grown and grown to form its current state today and can now boast as being the most widely viewed sporting event on the entire planet, exceeding even the Olympics. From individual games, to the outright winners to how far England will (Or won't go..) there are stacks of betting opportunities to be across a grand total of 64 games.

However before the main competition itself takes place, there is the small matter of the qualification process to worry about and with that comes another bundle games taking place in various months in the leading up to the finals.

The 2018 competition is being held in Russia from the 14th June to the 15th July. It will be held across 12 venues in 11 host cities with the qualification process under way. At this early stage, Russia are the only country to have sealed their qualification as the host nation.

Who will be the favourites?

With Russia the only team confirmed to take part, it remains only speculative at this stage to look at which teams could go all of the way. Players, managers and form could all be very different between now and the tournament getting underway but nonetheless the bookies are still on the case already. If you can glance far in to your crystal ball and make a bold prediciton at this stage, you could well take advantage of longer odds than those that will be available by the time the tournament comes around.

Germany won their fourth title in Brazil in 2014 and as reigning champions, they will go to Russia as favourites. After the Germans, are South American duo Argentina and Brazil who are usually competing amongst the latter stages of the World Cup but it's worth factoring in that sides from South America are not always that strong when playing on European soil.

How to Use Your Free Bet on the 2018 World Cup

As we mentioned earlier, there are a wide variety of bets available on the World Cup in 2018 starting off with the qualifiers. You can bet on the individual qualifying games, who will win each of the groups and ultimately whether teams will qualify for the finals.

Then comes the real deal of the tournament itself and all the markets that come with it, including;

  • Tournament winner
  • Will teams qualify for the finals
  • Will teams fail to qualify for the finals
  • Group Winners 
  • England's stage of elimination
  • Finishing in the top two in their qualifying group
  • Individual match betting
  • First Goalscorer
  • Correct Score
  • Half-Time/Full-Time
  • Both Teams to Score
  • Tournament/ Winner top goalscorer double