The World Cup 2018 Information and Betting Odds

World Cup 2018

The Soccer World Cup is one of the largest sporting events in the world. 32 of the world’s best soccer teams fight it out to win first place. The World Cup is run by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) There are some great odds and money to be made when it comes to betting on the World Cup. Check out our betting offers and free betting sites.

The FIFA World Cup is the world’s most widely viewed sporting event and this year it will be held in Russia. The World Cup is held once every four years. The last Soccer World Cup was held in Brazil in 2014 and was won by Germany — who defeated Argentina in extra time, 1-0.

History of the World Cup

This is the World Cup’s 88th year. It began in Uruguay in 1930 when FIFA began an international football tournament. Football had been dropped from the Olympic games as it was at that time unpopular in the United States.

In the first World Cup series the match was won by the hosting country. There were initially only thirteen teams invited to play by FIFA.

In 2018 the Soccer World Cup is to be held in Russia, and runs from 14 June to 15 July, giving us over a full month of non-stop entertainment and countless betting opportunities. Brazil has won the Cup four times so far, and hosted it for the second time in 2014. In each tournament a group stage is played, followed by a knockout stage with 16 teams consisting of group winners, runners-up and the four best third placed teams. Groups go from A-H.

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The Socceroos

Australia’s first attempt to qualify for the Soccer World cup was not until 1965, and they did not make qualification until 1974. Australia is currently ranked at 39th in the world and their Group G opponents are France (9th) Peru (11th) and Denmark (12th). This gives them long odds but the team are fit and they have won twice against this group.

Australia has previously tied France at the MCG in 2001 and beaten Denmark in 2010. As you will see in the betting odds, Australia is definitely marked as an Underdog in this years’ cup. Dimi Petratos, Josh Brillante, Tim Cahill and Andrew Nabbout are all part of the preliminary team. The 32 players will be reduced to 26 next week when their rigorous pre-tournament training in Turkey begins.

2018 Betting Odds

The world cup has a number of ways to bet and some fantastic betting odds on our free betting sites. The current tied favourites are currently Brazil and Germany. They have the best odds at $5.50. Futures betting odds are current as of 9 May 2018.

Team

Odds for Win

Germany

$5.50

Brazil

$5.50

Spain

$7.00

France

$7.00

Argentina

$10.00

Belgium

$11.00

England

$17.00

Portugal

$26.00

Uruguay

$29.00

Others

$34.00

All Teams Odds

Qualifying teams and their odds are:

Team

Odds for Win

Germany

$5.50

Brazil

$5.50

Spain

$7.00

France

$7.00

Argentina

$10.00

Belgium

$11.00

England

$17.00

Portugal

$26.00

Uruguay

$29.00

Russia (host)

34.00

Croatia

$34.00

Columbia

$41.00

Poland

$67.00

Denmark

$81.00

Switzerland

$126.00

Egypt

$126.00

Mexico

$126.00

Sweden

$151.00

Serbia

$201.00

Nigeria

$201.00

Peru

$201.00

Iceland

$251.00

Japan

$251.00

Senegal

$251.00

Australia

$301.00

Iran

$501.00

Costa Rica

$501.00

South Korea

$591.00

Morrocco

$591.00

Saudi Arabia

$751.00

Tunisia

$751.00

Panama

$751.00

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