FIFA World Cup 2018 Betting Guide

The FIFA World Cup is just a few short weeks away and we couldn’t be more excited! Hosted this year in Russia, we are looking forward to bucket loads of nail-biting action, shock wins and losses, and all the sports betting action you can handle.

With 32 teams competing in the “greatest show on earth”, the FIFA World Cup 2018 betting action is guaranteed to be hot, hot, hot with plenty of online sportsbooks running thrilling promotions. Here are top tips to guarantee your FIFA World Cup betting success.

Tips for Successful World Cup Betting

There will be no shortage of World Cup betting action on all the top sportsbooks and if you haven’t already done so, be sure to create an account with one of the best in the business.

With an outrageous number of betting markets on offer, punters will be treated to outright odds, top goal scorer, number of corners or yellow cards in a match, and so much more.

The month-long tournament is also an excellent excuse for online sportsbooks to advertise their free bets and you should make sure to take advantage.

World Cup 2018 Group Stage Betting

The group stages are always an excellent opportunity for winning bets especially if you’re new to FIFA World Cup betting as every team in the World Cup 2018 group stages will play each other once.

The greatest group stage betting is often reserved for the “Group of Death” – the toughest group to beat – which this year seems to be Group D containing Argentina, Croatia, Iceland, and Nigeria.

However, Group of Death online betting doesn’t appear to be as clear-cut as in previous tournaments as each group has 2 strong teams in each.

Golden Boot Betting Tips

The Golden Boot is awarded to the top goal scorer at the FIFA World Cup and the best online sportsbooks will offer futures on this prediction.

As we edge closer to the final match on the 15th of July, the Golden Boot wagers will be coming in fast and furiously.

Golden Boot wagers are incredibly popular and you should expect to see the likes of Neymar, Messi, and Ronaldo amongst the favourites to win.

Key Match Betting Tips

As always, Brazil and Germany remain the favourites when considering key matches. Germany are considered the favourites at this time with their opening match against Mexico and are obviously expected to defend their title.

Brazil is second amongst the favourites and they will play their opening match again Switzerland – of course the odds of Switzerland winning this game are not looking good!

England and Belgium also present premium betting opportunities so be sure to go for the big-ticket items on their matches.

World Cup 2018 Futures Tips

We are hearing plenty of rumblings that Germany is expected to win the 2018 FIFA World Cup, but at the very least we can expect plenty of non-stop action as they fiercely defend their 2014 title.

With one of the strongest squads in the tournament, thanks largely in part to Muller and Ozil, Germany presents fantastic opportunities for futures betting, but they are expected to catch some flack against Brazil.

Some online sportsbooks are even tipping Brazil as the 2018 FIFA World Cup winners, but at this point only time will tell!