The 2018 World Cup will take place in Russia between the 14th June and 15th July. It will be the first World Cup to be held in Eastern Europe and the first anywhere in Europe since Germany in 2006.
There will be 32 teams participating in the tournament, 31 of which must qualify to join Russia, who qualify automatically as hosts of the event.
The 2018 World Cup will have a total of 64 matches, which will be played in 12 different stadia across 11 cities in Russia. The final will take place on the 15th July in Moscow at the Luzhniki Stadium. So lets take a look at World Cup 2018 betting tips!
The World Cup is rarely won by a team considered to be an outsider, therefore it is wise to look towards the favourites when placing a bet.
What are the 2018 World Cup predictions? Germany are currently the bookies favourites to win the 2018 World Cup. The defending champions have taken control of their European qualifying group and should have no problem making it to Russia. However, you must go back to 1962 to find the last time a team won back-to-back World Cups, which shows history is against Germany.
Now let's take a look what betting odds for World Cup 2018 bookmakers have prepared. Germans at 5.50 with Bet365 make a tempting bet. They also won UEFA Euro U-21 Championships and Confederations Cup. Joachim Löw has plenty of great players to choose from when building his World Cup ultimate team. We predict that they may actually win the tournament.
Brazil are the last team to win two World Cup finals in a row and have secured their place at the 2018 World Cup. Having been embarrassed in-front of their own fans by Germany in 2014, Brazil have recovered well and sit top of South America qualifying.
Brazil have reached the quarter-finals or better in each of the last six World Cup finals, winning two of them but have not reached the final since 2002. Brazil once again look like a team capable of going deep at the World Cup and can be backed at 5.50 to lift the 2018 World Cup in Moscow.
Other nations considered as strong contenders include Spain (7.00), Argentina (10.00) and France (7.50).
2. Bet on World Cup Winner
Bookmakers also give you the opportunity to bet on World Cup 2018 winner. One country which has a team packed full of talent yet to reach its full potential at major finals is Belgium. They are in a strong position to qualify from the group and boast a tremendous team, including the likes of Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne, Thibaut Courtois, Vincent Kompany, Raja Nainggolan and Romelu Lukaku.
If Roberto Martinez can get this group of players as a team, they could lead Belgium to their first World Cup title. You can back Belgium at 12.00.
Another European nation worth considering is Portugal. This will be Cristiano Ronaldo’s final attempt at winning the World Cup and having helped his team to the 2016 European Championship, they certainly have what it takes to win at major tournaments. However, with Pepe, Bruno Alves and Jose Fonte all aged 34 or over by the time the 2018 World Cup begins, they may struggle defensively. Portugal are 26.00 to win the World Cup.
If you've read any World Cup 2018 top goalscorer predictions you know that players like Messi and Ronaldo are the favourites in this category. And you know what? You can place a bet on this market as well!
Almost all, if not all bookmakers have World Cup football betting available at their sites. From the big players like Bet365, William Hill or Unibet to the small ones that are struggling to survive.
Being probably the most popular sporting event in the world, no wonder that World Cup is attracting so much attention.
We wanted to give you our World Cup betting tips 2018, so you could not only be a part of this amazing event, but also get a little profit out of it. Not only FIFA should earn some money out of it, right?
4. Bookmaker World Cup 2018
We strongly advise you to only use those betting sites that are well-known and reputable, just for your safety.
There are couple of those, who offer really good World Cup betting odds and are top of the market. Probably the most popular bookmaker in the world: Bet365 offer some interesting markets for World Cup matches, with pretty nice odds and what is most important in this case a security that your winnings will be given to you.
How many stories have you heard about someone not getting their money back from the bookmaker? Right, we also did. Even if you prepared and read all of the World Cup 2018 predictions available online, placed a bet on some matches and won, it all goes for nothing if you cannot withdraw all of that winnings, right?
Keep an eye on all the odds for the 2018 World Cup, as there will be movement in the prices as teams play on the Group Stage. Don’t forget to open an account at JohnnyBet and become part of the community for free. Why not join the Tipsters League and see if you can predict the winner of the 2018 World Cup? What tips for World Cup 2018 can you give?
Which bookmaker has the best World Cup betting offers according to you? What predictions for this tournament do you have? Let us know in the comments section below.
And as always, we encourage you to read about sure betting tips so you are better prepared not only for World Cup betting but also for other sports!