2022 World Cup Winner Betting Odds

By Matthew Glazier
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2022 World Cup Winner Betting Odds

The 2022 World Cup is in full swing, and we’re now into the knockout rounds. The group stages saw more than their fair share of upsets. Germany, who were picked by many to go all the way, have been eliminated, alongside other contenders like Belgium and Denmark. Morocco finished top Group F, while Japan managed to do the same in Group E. 

All of that has led to a huge shakeup at the top of the betting at World Cup betting sites. Of course, there's a whole range of betting markets available, including betting on the World Cup top goalscorer or player of the tournament, but the most popular betting market is the World Cup winner market.

Check out the latest 2022 World Cup betting odds below:

Brazil Still Favorites After Topping Group

Brazil were the favorites on every soccer betting app before the World Cup started, and that has not changed. After finishing top of Group G despite losing to Cameroon, the most successful nation in the history of the World Cup appear to be poised to make a run at a sixth title. 

The Brazil squad is filled with talent playing for clubs all across the Europe, but arguably their biggest contributors to date have been Premier League players. Tottenham’s Richarlison is a potent threat in front of goal, Manchester United’s Casemiro and Fred give the team some real toughness in midfield and Liverpool’s Allison conceded just one goal in the group stage. 

Now that we’re into a lose and you’re out scenario, the World Cup odds are sure to be volatile between now and December 18th. If Brazil keep playing like they have been, then they will be very hard to beat. 

World Cup Betting Trends

Has there ever been a shock winner of the FIFA World Cup? The answer is no. France were among the favorites to win the 2018 renewal, and the same applies to Spain and Germany before them. Italy were a slightly bigger price before succeeding in 2006, although it has generally paid to look near the top of the outright market to find the winner.

However, it’s worth considering that there have been a few surprise finalists, and this is where the draw can play a part. Croatia were in the weak half of the tournament format when navigating their way through to the 2018 final at a big price. Similarly, the Netherlands were relatively unfancied when making the 2010 final before losing to Spain.

Some of the World Cup betting favorites often flatter to deceive, and the 2018 World Cup saw Germany bomb out of the tournament at the group stage. Spain, Portugal and Argentina then exited in the last-16 phase of the competition. However, the majority of leading favorites on soccer betting apps have generally given bettors a run for their money over the past few years.

How to Back the Winner of the World Cup

The first port of call is to compare the best soccer betting sites' odds ahead of the World Cup. If you have a selection or two in mind, make sure you get the biggest price for the teams that you want to back. This will ensure the largest return should they win. You can choose to back more than one nation, especially if you want a contender in either half of the draw.

There’s nothing stopping you from letting this tournament commence before deciding how to place your bets. For example, you might want to witness all the teams in the flesh and judge their performance levels before arriving at a country that can potentially win. Especially as it’s hard to marry up the form of the South American sides when set against their European counterparts.

As former Head of Marketing at Bet365, Matthew Glazier has a wealth of experience in the betting industry. He continues to provide dynamic content for a range of websites and specialises particularly in football and golf, all the while supporting his beloved Tranmere Rovers.

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