The start of the 2022 World Cup is creeping into sight, as the world’s very best players will be representing their national sides in Qatar. Betting markets for the 2022 World Cup have been open since the conclusion of the previous event in Russia in 2018.
Below, you can find all the latest soccer betting odds for the World Cup in Qatar, as well as important betting information regarding the competition in the Arab World, which gets underway in November.
Host nation Qatar will kick off the World Cup against Ecuador on November 20, but they are the huge outsiders to win Group A. They currently have a 14/1 chance to win the group and are fourth favourites to progress. The Netherlands are the strong odds-on favourites to win Group A, with Senegal the next-best value to join them in the knockout rounds. Ecuador could be the value to progress, as they are third favourites to reach the knockout stage.
England is the clear favourite to win Group B, as the Three Lions look to build on strong showings at the previous World Cup and the European Championships, where they reached the semi-finals and final, respectively. The USA is the second favourite, but their inconsistent preparations could mean that Wales and Iran, who are the third and fourth favourites to reach the knockout rounds, respectively, could take full advantage.
One of the biggest stories heading into the World Cup is Argentina and their long unbeaten record. Last year’s Copa America winners will be led for the final time in the World Cup by Lionel Messi, and they are clear favourites to progress from Group C as group winners. Poland and Mexico are difficult to separate as second and third choices in the betting, while Saudi Arabia is the massive outsider to reach the knockout round.
Reigning world champions France head the betting to win Group D, as they look to become the first back-to-back world champions since Brazil in the 70s. However, Denmark could be the value play in Group D betting, as the Danes have already recorded two victories against the French this year. Regardless, both European nations look like they have strong chances to progress, with both Australia and Tunisia massive outsiders in the qualification betting.
Group E will pit together two of the world's biggest nations, as Spain and Germany compete for the top spot. Spain currently leads the betting to win the group, as they are odds-on to qualify as winners. Japan is the third choice in the betting, while Costa Rica is the massive outsider to qualify from Group E.
Belgium finished third in the previous edition of the World Cup, but they will be favoured to progress from Group F as the winner. However, the World Cup 2018 runners-up Croatia may have something to say about that, as they are the second choice to progress. Morocco may surprise a few, but they are massive outsiders to progress, as are Canada, who will be playing at the World Cup for just the second time.
World Cup favourites Brazil can be found in Group G, and they are the heavy favourites to progress from the group as winners. Switzerland caused a shock at the EUROs last year by eliminating France, and they are second-choice in the group betting. Serbia and Cameroon are the two outside chances to progress from Group G.
The group of death at the World Cup this year is Group H. Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal is the favoured side to progress as winners, with Uruguay the standout second choice to progress in the latest betting. Ghana and South Korea both have talented squads, and will have their sights set on reaching the knockout stages at the World Cup in Qatar.
The outright World Cup odds have altered drastically over the past 12 months, but the outstanding nation in the betting remains Brazil. It has been 20 years since Brazil’s last World Cup success, but the depth that they boast within their squad ensures that they remain the nation to beat. France won the World Cup four years ago, and they are the second choice in the betting.
In typical form, Argentina is joint third favourites alongside Gareth Southgate’s England, who will be looking for a first major success since 1966. Spain and Germany are the next two in the betting, while the Netherlands may have a dark horse chance at around 12/1 after impressing throughout qualification.
Making bets on the 2022 World Cup will be extremely popular throughout the competition. The leading sportsbooks will offer the opportunity to make wagers on the markets mentioned above, while each individual match will also be available.
Individual match betting markets that will be available include being able to wager on the match result, both teams to score, and over/under markets. However, finding the leading sportsbooks for your betting needs is essential, as you will want to bet with a respected bookie, that offers quick payouts and ongoing promotions throughout the World Cup in Qatar.
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