Every 4 years comes the biggest soccer sporting event in the world – the FIFA World Cup and this event is set to take place in Russia this year in 2018. 32 nations have qualified for the event and will compete to take home the World Cup on the 14th June.
Bookmakers Top Teams to Win
After the performance of the 32 nations in the qualifying rounds, bookmakers across the world have decided on the top 5 nations expected to win the World Cup. These nations are:
What Bets Can I Place?
Punters around the world will be placing bets on the World Cup and here’s the different bets that you can place.
This is the simplest and the most popular form of betting on the World Cup. This bet is just a matter of selecting the nation you think will win any particular game in the cup. Selecting the favourite is a safer bet, but being the favourite they won’t pay out as much. Betting on the underdog will yield a higher pay out if they win but is a longer shot as to whether they can pull it off.
This bet relates to the total number of goals scored in any given match in the World Cup. Bookmakers set a total number of goals for each match and then you can place a bet for over that amount or under that amount. Depending on how many total goals are scored will see whether your bet pays out.
For a spread bet you’re wagering on how far the spread of the final results will be for any given match. This means you need to pick the number of goals difference between the winner and loser of the match.
For this bet, you need to select the correct nation’s team that will win the entire World Cup in 2018. There are odds set for each nation and you can be set to possibly get a hefty win if you select the overall winning team for the entire tournament.
This bet gets much more specific, as it allows you to bet on any number of factors that can occur during a game. This is an exciting, fun bet for many and is a great way to spice up the game. You can bet on things like how many goals a certain player will kick in a game or even how many total matches a specific nation will win across the competition. The flexibility and creativity of the props bet finds it appealing to many punters!
Most of the above bets must be placed before the game starts and the odds are better for the overall wins if you bet before the competition starts. Once the teams have begun their matches it becomes far more apparent as to who’s going to win the match, which player will kick the most goals, and so on, so the odds at this point are much lower and won’t payout as much.
They can however be exciting to get in on once the action is under way and even though the odds are lower you often have a much better chance of backing a winner. For this reason, you can utilise the Live Bet which can be made once the tournament has started or even after a live game is underway.
Where to Bet
Get onto the U-Bet Free website today to check out the current odds and free bet offers amongst the leading bookmakers for this year’s FIFA World Cup.