Betting odds ahead to the 2022 World Cup
In the next few weeks, we will find out the last few teams who have booked their place at this year’s World Cup.
This year’s tournament looks to be a cracking renewal with many top sides looking to bring that famous trophy home. Here, we break down the top betting odds ahead of what is sure to be a fantastic tournament.
Betting odds ahead of the 2022 World Cup
The online bookmakers have all installed Brazil as the early favourites for the tournament, and it’s easy to see why. Brazil are a team loaded with attacking talent which will be spearheaded by Neymar. Still only 30, Neymar has announced that this will be his last ever World Cup and he will want to go out with a bang.
The Brazilians have been placed in a group alongside Cameroon, Serbia and Switzerland and despite there being some tough games it should be a group that Brazil eases through.
There are one or two defensive frailties that many of the top international sides will believe they can exploit, but if Brazil bring their ‘A game’ they could be really tough to beat.
Next in the betting come England. There have been many false dawns over English teams in the past but this England side reached the semifinals of the World Cup back in 2018 and only lost on penalties in the finals of Euro 2020.
Hoping they can go one better this time around, England will be hoping that star striker Harry Kane will be able to add a second successive Golden Boot to the one he won back in 2018. It looks like England have been handed a dream draw with Gareth Southgate’s men facing off against Iran, the USA and one of the Ukraine, Scotland or Wales. A mouthwatering clash against France could await in the quarterfinals but make no mistake about it, England have a real chance to end almost sixty years of hurt.
France are only the third favourites to reclaim their trophy and win a third World Cup overall. They could be the value bet of the tournament. A team loaded with talent, Kylian Mpabbe will be hoping that he can make the World Cup his stage and cement himself as the world’s best player.
With stars such as Paul Pogba, Antoine Griezmann, Karim Benzema and Ngolo Kante you write France off at your peril. Drawn in a group with Denmark, Tunisia and a team yet to be decided, France will be tested, but should have more than enough to qualify out of their group.
The team that might represent the best odds are Germany. The Germans are a deadly tournament team and currently can be backed at around 11/1. New boss Hansi Flick has flooded the team with a perfect blend of talented youth alongside some grizzled veterans. Germany has a team full of stars and will turn up to Qatar fully believing they can win yet another World Cup title.