2018 World Cup Betting Odds with 888Sport

The 2018 World Cup will take place this summer, starting on June 14th and culminating in the final of the competition on July 15th. Uruguay hosted the inaugural tournament back in 1930 and they actually went on to win the competition, beating Argentina in the final.

This year’s tournament marks the 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup and five-time winners Brazil will be looking to cement their status as the most decorated international team in the business. 31 teams have made it through qualifying, with the addition of host nation Russia and all competing nations will be confident of challenging for the Jules Rimet Trophy. In 2014, Germany defeated Argentina in extra-time to claim a fourth World Cup crown, will Joachim Loew’s side go all the way again this year?

 

England in the World Cup

 

England head into the 2018 World Cup with a poor recent record at this level. The Three Lions have failed to inspire confidence at major tournaments since the 1990s and their only World Cup triumph to date came back in 1966. Sir Bobby Moore lifted the trophy in front of a jubilant Wembley Stadium on that day and Three Lions fans will be dreaming of another run to the final this year.

 

Gareth Southgate’s side will look to take inspiration from the likes of Sir Bobby Charlton, Wayne Rooney and Gary Lineker this summer. Lineker holds the national record for most World Cup goals with 10 and Harry Kane, currently a 16/1 chance for the Golden Boot award, will be hoping to make a positive impact throughout the tournament. With the likes of Raheem Sterling, Jamie Vardy and Dele Alli in fine form, the Three Lions could surprise us all this summer.

 

The Best Tips And Bets For 2018 World Cup Glory

 

888sport have you covered before, during and after the 2018 World Cup. Outright betting markets for the event have been available for some time. A few of the market principles include:

  • Brazil - The 9/2 favourites will take some stopping in their pursuit of a sixth crown. If Neymar is fully fit, he can be Brazil’s difference maker.

  • Germany - Next up we have defending champions Germany at 5/1. Arguably the most complete team in the competition, Loew’s side could secure back-to-back victories.

  • Spain - 11/2 a decent price considering their quality. After an embarrassing early exit in 2014, Spain are looking to bounce back and could feature prominently.

  • France - Didier Deschamps led his side to the European Championship final in 2016 but Les Bleus fell short. Can they go one better and add a second Jules Rimet Trophy to their collection?


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Messi Tops 2018 World Cup Golden Boot

 

Furthermore, the Golden Boot is always an accolade that attracts plenty of attention with punters. It will come as no surprise to see Lionel Messi out on his own at the head of the betting at 9/1. The Barcelona man has been in fantastic form and Argentina should reach the latter stages of the competition.

But don’t write out old rival Cristiano Ronaldo; at 13/1, the Real Madrid man is worth backing. There are doubts over 11/1 Neymar after missing a large chunk of the season whilst France’s potent offense could hinder Antoine Griezmann’s chances of individual success.

More Golden boot odds

 

888sport’s “Top” 2018 World Cup Odds

 

At the time of writing, Brazil are 9/4 to reach the final. In 888sport’s outright markets, there is the option to bet on a team to finish ‘top 2’, ‘top 4’ or even ‘top 8’ – giving punters more freedom and the opportunity to place a wager on several outcomes.

 

Predicting The 2018 World Cup Finalists

 

In addition, punters can place a bet on the exact two teams to contest the final. As of April 26th, an Argentina vs Brazil final is available at 19/1. For those who enjoy a long-term bet that will last the whole tournament, this market be the one for you.

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“Other” Markets Available on 2018 World Cup with 888Sport

  • Squad Selection - As simple as it sounds, this market allows punters to place a bet on which players will go to the World Cup. For example,Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope is a 6/4 chance to be included in Gareth Southgate’s England squad.

  • Group Betting - If you fancy England to topple Belgium, 888sport have you covered. By the same token, you can bet on the exact finishing order of the top two nations in a group. England to finish first with Belgium second is currently 17/10.

  • Top Assists - Who is going to set the most goals up for his teammates this summer? The Dele Alli-Harry Kane combination could flourish in Russia and the former is available at 40/1 to record more assists than anybody else in the competition. More 2018 worldcup top assists odds

  • Best In Europe - Finding it tough to pick an outright winner? Instead, why not check out 888sport’s ‘Best in Europe’ market. England are 12/1 to finish as the best European team in the tournament; Three Lions fans will be dreaming of a run to the final.

  • Specific Player Markets - 888sport also have a number of special player markets available now. Raheem Sterling has been sublime for Manchester City this season but can he carry that form into this summer’s tournament? He is 6/4 to score two or more goals for England in Russia.


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888sport also have a number of special player markets available now. Raheem Sterling has been sublime for Manchester City this season but can he carry that form into this summer’s tournament? He is 6/4 to score two or more goals for England in Russia.

 

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