FIFA World Cup Football Betting 2022

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Make no mistake; this will be a football betting event like no other; and one that’s likely to entice bets and wagers from across the globe. We’ve got you covered at Betinireland, however, and have prepared a neat guide to help you get the most from your bankroll when it comes to who will win the world cup 2022 and FIFA World Cup Betting.

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⚡ Quarter Finals Odds

⚽ Croatia vs Brazil Odds

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Croatia to Win9.809.809.608.508.509.009.00
Brazil to Win1.401.401.401.361.331.361.35
Draw4.504.505.004.504.504.604.75

⚽ Netherlands vs Argentina Odds

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Netherlands to Win3.603.603.403.603.503.503.60
Argentina to Win2.202.202.102.202.152.152.20
Draw3.253.253.103.103.103.103.10

⚽ Morocco vs Portugal Odds

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Morocco to Win5.804.504.506.006.005.005.00
Portugal to Win1.681.571.571.621.621.731.73
Draw3.803.873.803.603.603.603.60

⚽ England vs France Odds

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England to Win3.253.253.153.203.003.203.20
France to Win2.462.382.462.302.302.382.38
Draw3.153.153.133.103.133.103.10

💯 The World Cup Betting Odds Outright

Below we are providing you with the football world cup odds 2022 outright table from the best betting sites in Ireland and the UK. Let's see the various favourite world cup bookies odds.

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Brazil5/15/15/19/29/29/29/25/1
France6/16/16/1119/2011/211/2119/2013/2
England6/17/16/1111/207/17/1111/207/1
Argentina8/18/17/17/115/28/17/18/1
Netherlands9/114/114/112/112/1TBA12/114/1
Portugal12/114/114/112/112/112/112/114/1
Croatia40/150/166/150/150/140/150/166/1
Morocco200/1250/1150/1199/1150/1TBA199/1250/1

You can find the selected 2022 world cup odds for Brazil and Argentina below, with Messi’s side currently priced at around 11/1 to secure what would be their third World Cup triumph.

But which other competing sides listed below offer the best value from a punter’s perspective? Here are three of our picks for the very best ante-post wagers!

1️⃣ Backing the Favourite - Brazil World Cup Odds (5/1)

We’ll start our world cup picks with five-time World Cup winners Brazil, who as we say will be accustomed to the conditions in Qatar and are currently competitively priced at 5/1 to lift the Jules Rimet trophy.

Tite’s side also looked like an organised and competitive outfit during their recent Copa America campaign, despite a narrow, 1-0 defeat to Argentina that belied their status as favourites to prevail and the world cup winner odds confirm this.

At the heart of any likely success with the 2022 World Cup favorites, will be the talismanic Neymar, with the PSG forward central to the team’s fluid attacking play and his country’s second-highest goalscorer of all time (with 68 strikes in 111 caps). Real Madrid’s Casemiro and the combative Fred also provide strength and tenacity in midfield, while the pace and direct running of Everton’s Richarlison will surely trouble defences in the oppressive conditions.

Like most contemporary Brazil sides, this outfit combines steel and hard work with pace and flair in abundance, so it’s well-placed to go deep in the tournament at the very least.

🏅 World Cup Top Scorer Odds

The world cup top scorer betting odds are in the table below which are the most competitive amongst the sports books in Ireland and the UK. They are also know as the world cup golden boot odds for those of you who are more familiar with this term.

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Kylian Mbappe8/19/18/1173/208/19/1173/208/1
Harry Kane7/19/18/1147/207/17/1147/208/1
Lionel Messi11/114/112/172/512/112/172/514/1
Neymar12/116/112/162/512/112/162/512/1
Cristiano Ronaldo14/120/114/1151/2012/112/1151/2014/1
Vinicius Junior25/125/124/129/125/125/129/140/1
Memphis Depay22/120/120/151/225/125/151/225/1
Diogo JotaTBA40/125/135/133/133/135/1TBA
Gabriel Jesus33/166/133/140/133/133/140/130/1
Lautaro Martinez20/125/120/1109/420/120/1109/425/1
Antoine Griezmann50/150/133/135/133/133/135/125/1
Raheem Sterling40/133/133/138/128/128/138/120/1
Richarlison de Andrade 20/150/1TBA40/140/140/140/1TBA
Luis Suarez66/166/150/151/133/133/151/166/1
Bruno Fernandez66/1150/166/162/166/166/162/1200/1
Paulo Dybala50/166/150/152/166/166/152/150/1
Roberto FirminoTBA66/150/151/150/150/151/150/1
Phil Foden66/1100/150/157/150/150/157/1TBA
Raphael Raphinha40/1100/150/149/166/166/149/140/1
Arnaut DanjumaTBA100/150/177/1100/1100/177/1TBA
Steven Bergwijn80/140/1TBAN/A50/150/1N/ATBA
Antony Dos Santos TBA66/1N/A114/1100/1100/1114/1TBA
Julian Alvarez50/1100/166/158/180/180/158/170/1
Olivier Giroud80/1200/166/181/1100/1100/181/180/1
Mason Mount150/1200/1100/1109/1100/1100/1109/1TBA
Philippe CoutinhoTBA150/1100/1114/180/180/1114/1TBA
Angel di Maria100/1150/1100/1144/1100/1100/1144/1100/1
Youssef En-NesyriTBA200/1100/1109/1100/1100/1109/1TBA
Ayoub El KaabiTBA200/1125/1164/1N/AN/A164/1TBA
Andrej Kramaric250/1150/1125/1109/1100/1100/1109/1100/1
Andre Silva66/1150/150/154/166/166/154/1TBA
Ivan Perisic300/1200/1200/1139/1150/1150/1139/150/1
Tammy AbrahamTBA200/1100/1159/1150/1150/1159/1TBA
Bukayo Saka150/1200/180/1104/1100/1100/1104/1100/1
Jack Grealish200/1200/166/198/1150/1150/198/1300/1
Mario GavranovicTBA250/1250/1229/1N/ATBA229/1TBA

📈 Are There Any Early Predictions?

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Before we delve deeper into the precise world cup 2022 odds currently on offer, it’s important to note that the conditions will have a key bearing on the outcome of the 2022 tournament.

Even during the months of November and December in Dubai, temperatures can peak at between 28 and 30 degrees (with an average humidity of 60%). This will create testing playing conditions in some circumstances, meaning that teams who are used to increased heat and humidity may be best placed to prevail next year.

So, South American nations like Brazil, Argentina and even Chile may offer value as potential outright winners, even though a team from this continent hasn’t actually lifted the World Cup since Brazil prevailed in Japan in 2002.

✅ All FIFA Football World Cup Predictions

All the football world cup predictions are found below. These predictions are all written by sports journalist and football expert Lewis Humphries. Each prediction includes the best world cup 2022 odds from the top bookies targeting various markets, previews for both teams, free bet offers and of course the world cup matches predictions themselves.

Morocco vs Portugal Prediction and Betting OddsThe penultimate quarter final of the 2022 World Cup kicks off at 15:00 GMT on Saturday, December 10th, with underdogs and North African qualifiers Morocco taking on Portugal at the Al Thumama Stadium in Doha. This is a fascinating contest, and one that sees the only remaining nation ranked outside the world’s top 20 (Morocco are ranked 22nd by FIFA) look to become the first ever CAF nation to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup ahead of their more established UEFA rivals.
Croatia vs Brazil Prediction and Betting OddsFriday 9th December will see the first two quarterfinals of the World Cup take place, with the intriguing clash between Croatia and favourites Brazil kicking off proceedings at 15:00 at the Education City Stadium. This encounter pits 2018 finalists Croatia against the record five-time winners, with Seleção going in search of a sixth World Cup crown and their first since 2002.
England vs France Prediction and Betting OddsThe fourth and final World Cup quarterfinal kicks off on Saturday, December 10th at 19:00 GMT, as 1966 winners and tournament top scorers England take on defending champions France at the Al Bayt Stadium.
Portugal vs Switzerland Prediction and Betting OddsTuesday 6th December will see the eighth and final round of 16 match at the FIFA World Cup, as Portugal take on UEFA rivals Switzerland at the Lusail Stadium. This contest will kick off at 19:00 GMT, with Portugal (who topped Group H) looking to reach the quarterfinals for the first time since 2006 and just the third time in their history.
Morocco vs Spain Prediction and Betting OddsOn December 6th at 15:00 GMT, North African side Morocco will take on European giants in the seventh and penultimate round of 16 clash at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. This is a fascinating clash, and one that should be played in front of a full house at the Education City Stadium. But will Spain deliver on their status as FIFA World Cup Betting favourites, or can Morocco continue their fairy tale run?
Netherlands vs Argentina Prediction and Betting OddsFriday 9th December will see the first two World Cup quarterfinals played in Qatar, the second of which will pit UEFA nation Netherlands against two-time winners Argentina at the Lusail Stadium. This is a mouth-watering contest between two of football’s international giants, who are ranked eighth and third in the world respectively and have delivered some of the World Cup’s finest moments through history.
Brazil vs South Korea Prediction and Betting OddsThe sixth round of 16 clash at the FIFA World Cup will take place on Monday 5th December, with favourites Brazil taking on AFC nation South Korea at Stadium 974 in Ras Abu Aboud. Brazil earned their place in the second round by topping Group G on goal difference from second place Switzerland, while South Korea qualified as the runners-up in Group H thanks to a stoppage time winner against Portugal in their final game.
Japan vs Croatia Prediction and Betting OddsOn Monday, 5th December at 15:00 GMT, World Cup underdogs Japan will take on the 2018 finalists Croatia in the tournament’s fifth round of 16 clash at the Al-Janoub Stadium. In many ways, 24th ranked Japan have been the surprise story of the World Cup, recording superb victories against former tournament winners Germany and Spain to qualify from an incredibly difficult Group E. Who will be victorious? Check out our analysis here!
France vs Poland Prediction and Betting OddsThere are two round of 16 clashes in the FIFA World Cup scheduled for Sunday, 4th December, the first of which sees Group D winners and defending champions France take on a Poland side that limped into second place in Group C. This match is scheduled to kick off at 15:00 GMT, while it will also take place at the Al Thumama Stadium in Doha. Despite their final group stage defeat to Tunisia (where they rested virtually all of their first team from the start), France are heavy favourites to progress here, having previously thumped Australia and impressed against a Denmark team that had beaten Les Bleus twice in 2022.
Argentina vs Australia Prediction and Betting OddsOn Saturday 3rd December at 19:00 GMT, the second round of 16 clash of the 2022 FIFA World Cup will take place between Argentina and underdogs Australia. This clash, which will take place at the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Al-Rayyan, will pit the South American side (who topped Group C) against a plucky Australian outfit, with the Socceroos beating both Tunisia and Denmark to finish level with France and runners-up in Group D. As for Argentina, the third ranked side in the world overcame their shock defeat against Saudi Arabia in their opening Group C game, comfortably beating Mexico and dominating Poland to secure consecutive 2-0 wins and reach the knockout stages. But will Argentina’s class and superior quality tell in Al-Rayyan, or can an organised and spirited Australian team spring yet another surprise in this unpredictable tournament?
England vs Senegal Prediction and Betting OddsThis is who we think will go on to win this Round of 16 clash between England and Senegal:
Netherlands vs USA Prediction and Betting OddsThis is who we think will go on to win this Round of 16 clash between the Netherlands and USA:
Outright Winner Prediction and Betting OddsThe 22nd iteration of the FIFA World Cup kicks off on November 20th in Qatar, when the host nation take on Ecuador at 4pm GMT at the Al Bayt Stadium. After a further 63 matches, the tournament winner will be decided, with this side able to take its place alongside some of history’s greatest ever teams. Find out who we think will be the 2022 tournament winner here!
Cameroon vs Brazil Prediction and Betting OddsFor FIFA World Cup Betting fans, the 48th and final game of the 2022 FIFA World Cup group stages will take place at 10pm on December 2nd, with Cameroon taking on tournament favourites Brazil at the Lusail Stadium. This Group G clash will kick off at exactly same time as Serbia vs Switzerland, as the final placings are settled and two sides confirm their qualification to the round of 16. Of course, Brazil have already qualified for the round of 16 after defeating the Swiss last time out, although they still need a point to ensure top spot in the group. However, the Indomitable Lions also retain an outside chance of qualification, as if they’re able to beat Brazil by two goals and Serbia and Switzerland play out a draw, they could upset the FIFA World Cup Betting odds and claim a place in the knockout stages!
South Korea vs Portugal Prediction and Betting OddsAt 6pm local time on December 2nd, 2022, South Korea will take on European giants Portugal in the 46th game of the FIFA World Cup. Many FIFA World Cup Betting sites are backing Portugal as the favourites to win here and it's possible the team may have already qualified by the time the match commences. However, it could still be all to play for, so which of these sides is most likely to win? Let’s get into it!
Serbia vs Switzerland Prediction and Betting OddsThe final round of World Cup group stage fixtures for the 2022 World Cup will take place. This will involve Group G, with Serbia’s clash with Switzerland scheduled to be the 47th match of the finals. Both of these sides will have ambitions to qualify from Group G, most likely alongside WC favourites Brazil. So, this could be a decisive match, but which team is the most likely to prevail?
Ghana vs Uruguay Prediction and Betting OddsThe conclusion of Group H sees Ghana taking on Uruguay in the 45th match of the 2022 WC. This is a match with genuine WC heritage, after the Black Cats heart-breaking quarterfinal exit at the hands of Uruguay way back in 2010. The top betting sites are predicting are predicting a Uruguay win, but which of these sides will actually be the ones to prevail at the Al Janoub Stadium? Let’s find out!
Costa Rica vs Germany Prediction and Betting OddsGermany are hot favourites to win and continue their journey in the Qatar World Cup. However, their form has been patchy of late, and Costa Rica may fancy their chances of springing a surprise in the Middle East! Click to read our hot takes of this World Cup match.
Saudi Arabia vs Mexico Prediction and Betting OddsThe 40th match of the 2022 Qatar World Cup will take place on November 30th, as Group C draws to a close and two sides secure their place in the last 16. This contest will see Saudi Arabia take on Mexico, with this and the clash between Poland and Argentina both kicking off at 10pm local time. The match between the Saudis and Mexico will take place at the Lusail Stadium, with the latter heavy favourites to prevail here. But will this be the case, or can Saudi Arabia prevail and advance their own cause in the Middle East?
Japan Vs Spain Prediction and Betting OddsDecember 1st will see the conclusion of Group E at the Qatar World Cup, as Costa Rica take on Germany and Japan meet Spain at the Khalifa International Stadium. Spain will expect to record a routine victory over Japan to confirm their place in the round of 16. But will this scenario play out? Let’s find out!
Croatia vs Belgium Prediction and Betting OddsOn 1st December at 6pm local time in Qatar, the final two matches in Group F of the World Cup will kick-off in unison. This match will take place at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, while it’s undoubtedly one of the toughest games to call during the entire group stage. But will Belgium prevail, or can the beaten 2018 finalists Croatia leverage all of their expertise to secure a potentially crucial win?
Canada vs Morocco Prediction and Betting OddsThe 42nd match of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar will put minnows Canada against Morocco, with the final Group F clash kicking off at 6pm local time at the Al Thumama Stadium. Which of these unfancied sides will win, and will we see an epic battle in which both teams throw caution to the wind? Let’s find out!
Wales vs England Prediction & Betting OddsGroup B of the 2022 Qatar World Cup will draw to a potentially thrilling conclusion on November 29th, with the standout clash being the all-British match between Wales and England. This will also be the 35th match of the Qatar World Cup, which will commence at 10pm local time at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan. Both sides will be hoping to win here and potentially seal qualification to the knockout stages. But will England’s superior quality tell, or could the spirit and organisation of Wales help the country to spring a surprise?
Tunisia vs France Prediction and Betting OddsThe French have had a horrendous run of form of late, but will they manage to turn around their fortunes in their final Group D match of the Qatar World Cup 2022 against Tunisia? Read our prediction to find out our thoughts.
Ecuador vs Senegal Prediction and Betting OddsOn November 29th, the final round of World Cup group matches kicks off at 6pm local time with the conclusion of Group A. Both games here will commence at the same time, to ensure that no side is able to gain a competitive advantage over their rivals. The first such contest, which is also the 33rd match of the World Cup in total, will see South American side Ecuador take on Senegal at the Khalifa International Stadium. With the Netherlands favourites to top Group A, this match could well see a straight shootout for second place. But which of these sides is most likely to prevail?
Iran vs USA Prediction and Betting OddsGroup B of the 2022 World Cup draws to its conclusion on November 29th, as Iran take on the USA. The match will commence at 10pm local time, with Iran’s clash against the USA scheduled to take place at the Al Thumama Stadium. There could be all to play for when these two rivals take to the field, in a match that’s always framed by incredible geopolitical tension. But which side will win and potentially continue their World Cup journey in Qatar?
Netherlands vs Qatar Prediction and Betting OddsThe 34th match of the Qatar World Cup pits will kick off at exactly the same time as the other clash in Group A. Of course, Netherlands are the favourites to top Group A and win comfortably here, but can Qatar spring a surprise among their more illustrious rivals? Our team analysis will help guide your 2022 FIFA World Cup betting predictions. Let's get started!
Poland vs Argentina Prediction and Betting OddsArgentina are clear favourites to beat Poland and ultimately top Group C of the 2022 Qatar World Cup, but will this scenario play out or can the latter win and continue their own journey in the Middle East? Read our prediction for our thoughts.
Australia vs Denmark Prediction and Betting OddsOn November 30th, Group D of the 2022 World Cup will come to a conclusion when Australia meet Denmark in the Al Janoub Stadium. An impressive Danish side will be hunting a place in the knockout stages, but could Australia spring a surprise and reach the round of 16 for only their second time? Read our prediction for more!
Spain vs Germany Prediction and Betting OddsThe final World Cup match on November 27th is an absolute humdinger, with four-time winners Germany taking on 2010 winners Spain at the Al Bayt Stadium. This potentially decisive Group E fixture will kick-off at 10pm local time, while it will most likely go a long way to determining which of these European giants ultimately qualifies for the round of 16 in first place.
South Korea vs Ghana Prediction and Betting OddsAt 4pm local time on November 28th, South Korea will take on African side Ghana in the 30th game of the FIFA World Cup. Make no mistake; South Korea and Ghana are the minnows of Group H, and both will probably need three points here to have any chance of qualifying for the second round. But which team is likely to take the plaudits here?
Portugal vs Uruguay Prediction and Betting OddsThe 32nd match of the 2022 Qatar World Cup (and fourth scheduled for November 28th) pits Euro 2016 winners Portugal against South American side Uruguay. This is a tight match to call, with the two sides separated by just four places in the FIFA world rankings. But will Portugal continue their campaign with a win, or can Uruguay secure a potentially vital victory?
Japan vs Costa Rica Prediction and Betting OddsThe Group E contest between Japan and Central American qualifiers Costa Rica will take place at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium. Both sides will be in search of points after starting their WC campaigns against European giants Germany and Spain respectively. But which side is likely to prevail?
France vs Denmark Prediction and Betting OddsFrance take on UEFA rivals Denmark in what’s sure to be a keenly-contested Group D clash. France are likely to start as the slight favourites here, but Denmark demonstrated at Euro 2020 and during WC qualifying that they’re a force to be reckoned with. So, which team is likely to prevail here?
Croatia vs Canada Prediction and Betting OddsIn the third and penultimate WC game on November 27th (and 27th tournament fixture overall), Croatia will take on Group F rivals Canada at the Khalifa International Stadium. Undoubtedly, European side and 2018 runners-up Croatia will be favourites to prevail here. But can Canada play to their full potential and spring a significant group stage upset? Whether you're a football novice or an experienced bettor, our team analysis will help guide your World Cup Betting predictions.
Cameroon vs Serbia Prediction and Betting OddsIn the sweltering heat and humidity at 1pm on November 28th, Cameroon and Serbia will compete in the 29th match of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The conditions are likely to favour Cameroon, but will they overcome their European rivals, or can Serbia’s technical superiority prevail? Let’s find out!
Brazil vs Switzerland Prediction and Betting OddsAt 7pm local time on November 28th, Brazil will take on Switzerland in the 31st game of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. This has the potential to be a highly entertaining match featuring two of the world’s top 20 sides. But will Brazil underline their status as favourites, or can the Swiss upset the World Cup’s most successful ever team?
Argentina vs Mexico Prediction and Betting OddsHosted at the Lusail Stadium, we see the tournament front-runners Argentina against their Latin American rivals, in a Group C contest that could go a long way to determining the eventual group winners. Will favourites Argentina live up to their billing and get the win? Let’s find out!
Belgium vs Morocco Prediction and Betting OddsThe 26th match of the 2022 Qatar World Cup is scheduled to take place at the Al Thumama Stadium on November 27th, with Belgium taking on Morocco at 4pm local time. These sides will have already opened their 2022 WC campaigns with games against Canada and Croatia respectively, and will go in search of more points as they look to book their place in the last 16. Of course, Belgium will start as the clear favourites to beat their North African rivals. But will the nation’s pedigree tell, or can Morocco spring a significant surprise?
Poland vs Saudi Arabia Prediction and Betting OddsPoland take on Middle Eastern representatives Saudi Arabia in the the second match to take place on November 26th. Scheduled to kick-off at 4pm local time at the Education City Stadium, both teams will be hoping to secure much-needed points in the race to the last 16. But who will prevail here?
Tunisia vs Australia Prediction and Betting OddsNovember 26th is the date Tunisia takes on Australia. As the two underdogs of Group D do battle, they both hope to avoid being eliminated from the group stage. Both sides could be desperate for points by the time the game gets underway so it's certainly going to be an interesting one to watch!
Netherlands vs Ecuador Prediction and Betting OddsHow likely are the Dutch favourites able to secure the win over Ecuador in the 19th match of the 2022 Qatar World Cup? Could we see Ecuador upset their illustrious rivals with a group stage win? Let’s get into it!
Qatar vs Senegal Prediction and Betting OddsSenegal take on the hosts Qatar in this match of the 2022 Qatar World Cup. Both sides will have already kicked off their WC campaigns against Ecuador and the Netherlands respectively. While it could play a critical role in determining who will qualify from Group A, can the hosts use home advantage to help overcome their superior rivals, or will Senegal prevail in Doha?
Wales vs Iran Prediction and Betting OddsThe 25th November sees the second round of group stage games get underway at the Qatar World Cup, including Wales vs Iran at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium. While Wales undoubtedly have the better quality, Iran may well find solace in the favourable and familiar conditions. But who will reign supreme in Al Rayyan?
Portugal vs Ghana Prediction and Betting OddsEuropean giants Portugal lock horns with African nation Ghana, with the game scheduled to take place on November 24th. This will be the second match in Group H, with this 7pm local time kick-off following the clash between Uruguay and South Korea earlier in the day.
Uruguay vs South Korea Prediction and Betting OddsThe 14th match of the 2022 World Cup (and second on November 24th) sees Uruguay take on South Korea at the Education City Stadium. This will also be the opening match of Group G, which also features Portugal and Ghana (who meet later the same day at 7pm local time).
Switzerland vs Cameroon Prediction and Betting OddsGroup G of the 2022 Qatar World Cup gets underway on November 24th, when Switzerland take on African side Cameroon at the Al Janoub Stadium. Could Switzerland prevail against their less fancied opponents, or could Cameroon spring a relative upset in the sweltering Qatar heat? Let’s find out!
Germany vs Japan Prediction and Betting OddsGermany will take on Japan at the Khalifa International Stadium on November 23rd at 4pm. The four-time champions have the relative minnows Japan standing in their way. Could Japan spring a surprise or will we see a white-wash? Our prediction shines a light on the teams and what we can expect for this match.
Morocco vs Croatia Prediction and Betting OddsNovember 23rd will see Morocco against 2018 runners-up Croatia. Will this Morocco be able to spring a surprise, or will an experienced and talented Croatian side use its pedigree to start with a win? Read our prediction to find out more.
England vs USA Prediction and Betting OddsThe 20th match of the World Cup sees Gareth Southgate’s England side take on the USA at the Al Bayt Stadium. The Three Lions will start as favourites, but the USA boasts enough quality to make for a competitive match. Who will win? Read our prediction.
Brazil vs Serbia Prediction and Betting OddsBrazil vs Serbia is the 16th game of the World Cup, and the second in Group G to be contested. Of course, Brazil are favourites to win and are one of the sides fancied to win the World Cup as a whole. Will they kick-start their campaign with a win?
Spain vs Costa Rica Prediction and Betting OddsSpain will take on Costa Rica in Group F of the 2022 World Cup. The tenth game will see Spain as heavy favourites to win and ultimately top their group. Will the Spanish overwhelm their Central American rivals? Read our prediction to see our thoughts on who will grab this game.
Belgium vs Canada Prediction and Betting OddsThe ninth match of the 2022 World Cup will see Belgium take on Canada. The Red Devils will be hot favourites to overcome their inexperienced rivals. Will Belgium kick start their campaign with a win? Read our prediction of who will win.
Argentina vs Saudi Arabia Prediction and Betting OddsThe eighth match of the 2022 Qatar World Cup will see the Argentina entertain Saudi Arabia, with the match scheduled for 22nd November at 1pm. The game will take place at the Lusail Stadium, most likely in front of a full house ...
Mexico vs Poland Prediction and Betting OddsMexico will take on Poland in Group C of the 2022 World Cup. Both sides have appeared at a number of World Cup and boast considerable experience playing at this level. Which of these sides is expected to win? Read on for more.
Denmark vs Tunisia Prediction and Betting OddsMatch six of the 2022 World Cup pits Denmark against Tunisia and will be the second in Group B. Which of these sides will prevail in Qatar, and what are the best betting markets for this game? Read our prediction for more!
France vs Australia Prediction and Betting OddsDefending world champions, France will take on Australia in the fifth match of the World Cup. This will be one of the outstanding fixtures from the opening round of group stage games, albeit though it is something of a mismatch on paper. Can Australia spring a surprise and overcome their more established rivals? Read our prediction to find out!
USA vs Wales Prediction and Betting OddsThe fourth match of the 2022 Qatar World Cup will see the USA take on Wales. It will be a contest between two sides that have a relatively chequered World Cup record, but which of these sides is likely to prevail, and who are the star performers on each side? Read our prediction to grab our insight into whom will likely walk away from the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium with heads held high.
Qatar vs Ecuador Prediction and Betting OddsThe long-awaited 2022 World Cup will finally commence on November 20th, with Qatar welcoming Ecuador. This is quite an unusual opening day pairing, with Qatar making their debut at the tournament and Ecuador scheduled to participate for just the third time. Who will win? Read our prediction for our thoughts.
Senegal vs Netherlands Prediction and Betting OddsThe second match of the 2022 World Cup sees Senegal take on the Netherlands. Senegal will be making their third World Cup finals appearance, whilst the Dutch have been three-time runners-up and are competing in their 11th tournament finals. Read our insight for more!
England vs Iran Prediction and Betting OddsEngland take on Iran for the third match of the World Cup. England will start as favourites, having reached the semis of the 2018 World Cup. As for Iran, they’re appearing at their sixth World Cup final. Will England beat their Middle Eastern rivals? Read our prediction!

🔥 Best World Cup Betting Sites

The World Cup is one of the biggest sporting events in the world, so you will not be at all surprised to hear that the majority of sports betting world cup sites that you come across will have a variety of betting options on offer for this prestigious football tournament. They would be very foolish if they did not because there is a lot of money to be made since football fans from all across the world will place a variety of bets on the World Cup.

When it comes to 2022 World Cup betting, you might have plenty of online sports betting sites available to place bets, but there are some sportsbooks that are much better than their rivals, and we are going to take a closer look at some of these right now. We feel that if you decide to place wagers on the Qatar World Cup at one of the following bookmakers that you will have a top-quality gambling experience, which is obviously what you are looking for.

What are we going to be looking at exactly? Well, we will have a look at the best world cup betting offers that they currently have available and the type of promotions that you can expect to be running when the World Cup rolls around in November. We will also take a look at their main features such as cash out, in-play betting, and live streaming. So, without further ado, let's crack on.

🏆 Best World Cup Betting Site:

BoyleSports

🎁 Best Free Bet Offer:

BetVictor

📈 Best Stats & Tips:

Ladbrokes

💯 Best Odds:

Betway

📡 Best Live & In-Play Betting:

William Hill

1️⃣ BoyleSports World Cup

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BoyleSports is an Irish bookmaker and it has become one of the biggest and most popular brands in the Emerald Isle. Many Irish punters use it for betting on sports such as greyhound racing and horse racing because it is one of the best around for these sports, but it is also a quality sportsbook when it comes to placing bets on big football events such as the upcoming 2022 Qatar World Cup.

BoyleSports, like all bookies, love it when a new player opens an account with them, and if you decide to do just that, then you will be able to claim €40 worth of World Cup free bets once you have made your first wager of at least €10. This Welcome Bonus will give you the chance to get your football betting off to a flier. Since it is a free bet World Cup bonus, there are no wagering requirements, which is always great to hear.

Obviously, once you have made use of a Welcome Bonus, you will want a number of top promotions to make the most of it. BoyleSports are aware of this, which is why they have a number of quality football promotions on offer still available by the time the 2022 FIFA World Cup begins.

100% Football Acca Boost: Place an accumulator with at least four football selections on it and you will qualify for this promotion. The boost that you will be given will depend on the number of selections you add to your accumulator. For example, if you keep it as a four-team accumulator and you go on to win the wager, you will get a 10% bonus added to your winnings. However, if you opt to go for a huge 13-team acca and it wins, you will get 100% added to your world cup bets winnings.

Acca Loyalty: This is an opt-in promo, and if you decide to do so, then for every five accys that you make that have combined odds of 4.00 or higher, you will receive €5 to put on a free accy.

Acca Insurance: There is nothing more annoying than losing out on a lovely profit with an accy because just one of your selections ends up being incorrect. BoyleSports are aware as to how annoying this can be, which is the reason why they have an acca insurance promotion running that we are sure will still be on offer come November. With this promotion, if your accy loses by one selection, then you will receive the value of your wager back as a free bet up to €20. You need to place a wager of €5 to qualify for such a promotion.

We are pretty sure that you will want to place some live World Cup bets on matches, so you will be happy to find out that BoyleSports has a wide variety of live football markets for you to try. When it comes to betting on the 2022 World Cup, you won't have a shortage of markets to choose from.

BoyleSports happen to be one of the biggest sports betting sites in Ireland, so it should not come as much of a surprise to find out that they have a Cash Out option. If you place a World Cup bet and it is winning but it looks like it might go on to lose, you can take a look at the cash out figure and see if it is worth taking. They also offer plenty of live streams for other popular sports such as greyhound racing and horse racing, but that is all. So, unless they make an exception for the World Cup, you will not be able to watch matches here.

📌 BoyleSports OverviewInfo
🎫 Free Bet Offer:Bet €10 Get €50
💯 Odds Guarantee:✔️
⚽ In Play Betting✔️
📡 Live Streaming:✔️
💶 Minimum Deposit€10

2️⃣ Betway World Cup

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Вe cannot speak about the best bookmakers for betting on the 2022 World Cup in Qatar without mentioning Betway. If you decide to make Betway the place that you go to place bets on football events such as the World Cup, then what type of Welcome Bonus will you be looking at? Well, they will be happy to match your first deposit up to the value of €30, so long as your first deposit is at least €10. Like with all bonuses, there are other T&Cs that apply too, so make sure that you check these out before you go ahead and claim it. What other promotions does Betway offer? Check below:

Free Bet Club: Opt into this bet and you will earn yourself two €5 free bets each week that you place €25 or more on accumulators will three or more selections.

Odds Boosts: Each day, Betway will choose certain markets from their football section and will increase the odds for them. We expect that they will be doing the same during the World Cup to entice their punters to place wagers with them. For example, the odds for Harry Kane to score against Iran might be 3.00, and Betway decides to offer odds of 5.00 for him to score. To check out what world Cup 2022 Odds are boosted, you just need to sign into your account each day.

Bet Builder: Choose a football match at the World Cup that you want to place an accumulator bet on, and then go through the various markets and choose the ones that appeal to you. You will be able to bet on a plethora of outcomes ranging from the number of goals to player shots on target to player yellow cards. Combine your selections into one bet for the chance to win yourself a bigger payout.

What about live betting at Betway? Well, Betway are actually well-known for having a quality live betting platform and this is mostly down to their market variety. Simply think of anything that you would like to bet on in a football game, and we are pretty sure that Betway will be offering their customers odds for it. When it comes to market variety and competitive 2022 world cup odds to win, there are not many that can compete with this bookie.

It is always wise to open an account with a bookmaker that has frequent cash out options, and Betway is a bookie that is not going to let you down in this regard. When you place a wager, you will have the option to cash it out should you think that things will be turned on its head and your bet will go on to be a losing one. We are 100% certain that they are going to have this cash out feature in play during the World Cup.

📌 Betway OverviewInfo
🎫 Free Bet Offer:Claim €50
💯 Odds Guarantee:✔️
⚽ In Play Betting✔️
📡 Live Streaming:✔️
💶 Minimum Deposit€10

3️⃣ Luckster

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When it comes to online sports betting sites, you really do not get much newer than Luckster since it has only been online since 2022. The fact that it makes our list of top bookies for betting on big football events such as the FIFA World Cup speaks volumes about just how good it is.

If you decide to make Luckster Sports the place you go to bet on your favourite sporting events, then what is the Welcome Bonus that you will be able to claim? Well, they are currently offering a 100% match bonus up to the value of €100, so if you decide to deposit €20 first up, you will receive an extra €20 to spend on whatever you feel like. The minimum amount that you can deposit stands at €10, while there are wagering requirements of 9x. Please read the remaining T&Cs.

Luckster might be new to the world of sports betting, but they are already fully aware of the fact that they need to keep their existing players happy too. Therefore, they have another promotion running that their punters can make use of, and we are pretty sure that this will be running when the World Cup gets underway in November.

Boost Your Combo Wins: Thanks to this promo, you will be able to enjoy up a boost of up to 77% on your accumulator wins that have four selections or more. If you place a four-fold accumulator and it goes on to win, you will land a boost of 4%, while if you place a 15-fold accumulator and it goes on to be a winning one, you will land yourself a 77% boost on your winnings. This is a promotion that applies to a variety of sports, not just football.

Live betting is something that has become really popular nowadays with football betting fans, so sportsbooks that are serious about the business that they are in will know that it is in their best interest to offer up a quality live betting section. Even though Luckster Sports is a new brand, they have done their homework because they have made sure that they have a quality live betting section where you can take advantage of a wide variety of markets and really competitive odds.

When there is a cash out option available, you are in complete control of your wager because you can select the best time to settle it and make a profit. Whether you have placed a combo or single bet, you can cash out your wagers at Luckster Sports with a click of a button.

When it comes to live streaming, this is where Luckster lacks since they do not have a live streaming option. They might decide to add one in the future, so this is something that you should keep an eye out for. Even if they did have a live streaming feature, it is not likely that they would be able to show any 2022 FIFA World Cup matches anyway because they would probably not have the broadcasting rights to do so.

📌 Luckster OverviewInfo
🎫 Free Bet Offer:Bet €10 Get €50
💯 Odds Guarantee:✔️
⚽ In Play Betting✔️
📡 Live Streaming:
💶 Minimum Deposit€10

4️⃣ William Hill World Cup

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William Hill happens to be one of the oldest bookies out there, which is a sheer testament to just how good a sportsbook they are. Those who enjoy placing wagers on greyhound racing and horse racing often sign up with William Hill because it is a quality sports betting site for such sports, but it is also a really good bookie for those who like to place wagers on football.

We all love bonuses and promotions, and William Hill have plenty of football betting offers on at the moment that will, more than likely, still be on offer when the first match of the 2022 World Cup gets underway. Let us take a closer look at some of these right now.

The first thing that we will look at is the Welcome Bonus that William Hill is happy to offer any new bettor that opens an account with them. If you decide to sign up with William Hill to bet on the World Cup, then you can claim €30 worth of free bets. All you have to do is bet €10 when you open an account, and you will get two free bets that are worth €15 each. There are no wagering requirements because it is a free bet bonus, but there are other T&Cs that apply, so be sure to give those a read.

Free or 4: With this promotion, they will give you a list of football games, and all that you need to do is predict six matches in which the number of goals scored will equal three or four in total. If you do manage to get all six of your predictions right, then you will get €200 in free bets that are paid out in the shape of eight free bets that are worth €25 each. If you manage to get five correct, then you will get a €5 free bet, while four correct will land you a €1 free bet.

Acca Club: Place an accumulator of €20 or above with at least three selections once per week and you will get a €5 free bet the next Monday.

Acca Freedom: This promotion allows you to play an accumulator your own way. For instance, you will have the option of boosting your odds to win the 2022 world cup on an accy that that has at least three selections, or you can decide to insure your accy, which means that if one selection goes on to lose your accy for you, you will get the stake back up to a value of €20 in the shape of a free bet.

If you are the kind of football punter that likes to place live in-play bets, we are sure that you will not have anything to complain about since William Hill knows what it takes in order to provide their punters with a quality live football betting experience. They have made sure that they offer a wide variety of markets as well as ensuring that their odds are competitive. When it comes to placing live bets on the 2022 World Cup with William Hill you will not be short of in-play markets to bet on.

As we said above, you should open an account with those brands that have a cash out option available, and you will obviously find such a feature at a quality sportsbook such as William Hill. If you think that your current World Cup winning bet is looking like it might actually go on to lose, then you will be given the option of cashing it out.

When it comes to live streaming, William Hill happens to be one of the best bookies around. It is well-known for its quality horse racing and greyhound racing live streaming, but it also streams football matches from some of the top leagues and big international tournaments such as the FIFA World Cup. To find a list of the matches that will be showed, just log into your account, and head over to the live streaming page, where you will find a schedule of what is on offer.

📌 William Hill OverviewInfo
🎫 Free Bet Offer:Bet €10 Get €40
💯 Odds Guarantee:✔️
⚽ In Play Betting✔️
📡 Live Streaming:✔️
💶 Minimum Deposit€10

5️⃣ Ladbrokes World Cup Betting Site

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William Hill can claim to be one of the world's oldest sports betting sites, but Ladbrokes can claim to be the oldest bookie in the world. The fact that Ladbrokes has been around for over a century tells you all that you need to know about how good they are. Obviously, a world cup football betting site that is as good as Ladbrokes will have a variety of top promos running all of the time, so let us now take a look at them.

If you decide to make Ladbrokes you go to sportsbook for betting on the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, then you will be welcomed with open arms and will be treated to four free bets that have a value of €5 each. We know we might sound like a broken-down record, but please read the Terms and Conditions before you claim the bonus, so you know what it is that is expected from you.

Odds Boosts: Every day, Ladbrokes World Cup odds can be boosted for different footballing events. Just sign into Ladbrokes every day, and you will see the different football odds that they have boosted.

Best Ever Acca: If you want more from your accys, then you have certainly come to the right place. Ladbrokes knows that punters love to place world cup accys, which is why they have added a range of features to try and help you land a lovely profit. The fist feature is a boost where you can look for an Odds Boost button on your betting slip, click on it, and watch your odds be supercharged. The second feature is called Track, and this allows you to track your accy, edit it to remove losing selections, and cash it out. This can be done both in-play or pre-match. The final feature is called Free Bet Back, and this will give you up to €10 back as a free bet should one selection let you down in your accumulator. This features applies to an accumulator with five or more selections and is for selected markets such as both teams to score, match result, match result and both teams to score, over/under total goals, and correct score.

Be the Boss with 5-A-Side: If you think that you are a really good manager, then Ladbrokes gives you the opportunity to put your money where your mouth is. You will have to choose a formation, select your players, build your team, and place your bets. Each bet that you make on selected matches will count towards the leader board, where you will be competing with other amateur managers for great rewards such as bonus money and free money.

Now that the World Cup is here, we are pretty sure that you are going to want to place a number of live bets, and you will have plenty to choose from at Ladbrokes because they have made sure that they have a wide variety of in-play markets and competitive World Cup betting odds for all of the biggest football leagues and tournaments out there. As one of the best sportsbooks around, it should not come as much of a surprise to find out that they have a cash-out option available, and you will be able to make use of this feature when you place wagers on the World Cup in Qatar.

With regard to live streaming, Ladbrokes have a quality streaming service. They offer live streams for a variety of sports such as football, horse racing, grey hound racing, rugby, and basketball. When it comes to football streams, they stream over 30 football leagues and tournaments from around the world.

📌 Ladbrokes OverviewInfo
🎫 Free Bet Offer:Bet €5 Get €20
💯 Odds Guarantee:✔️
⚽ In Play Betting✔️
📡 Live Streaming:✔️
💶 Minimum Deposit€5

6️⃣ Betiton

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Betiton has only been around for a little over two years, but in this time they have already showed the sports betting world that they will be around for much longer. If you are searching for a new and exciting online sportsbook that will provide you will a quality World Cup online betting experience, then we highly recommend that you take a closer look at Betiton.

If you decide to sign up with Betiton, then the welcome offer that is available is one where you need to deposit €10 or more, place a €15 bet with minimum odds of 2.00, and then you will receive a €10 free bet. Yes, we know that this is not the biggest Welcome Bonus that is on offer out there, but €10 to spend on any World Cup betting market is pretty nice. As usual, there will be certain T&Cs that apply, so make sure you check those out thoroughly before you go ahead and claim the bonus.

Boostiton Offer: It is always great to win a football bet that you have placed, but it is always better to win more money than was originally on offer, and this is exactly what this promotion gives you the chance of doing. If you place a four-fold world cup accumulator and it goes on to win, you will receive a 4% boost on your winnings, while if you make a 15-fold accy and you are lucky enough to get all your selections correct, then you will receive a boost of up to 77%.

Betiton are fully aware that their punters like to place in-play bets on popular sports such as football, so they will definitely make sure that they have a very adequate World Cup in-play betting platform for those of you who want to make live wagers on this prestigious international competition. When you are in-play betting it is always important to have a variety of markets to choose from to ensure that things do not become tedious, and you can find more than enough in-play football betting markets at Betiton. Betiton World Cup Odds are obviously important too because if the odds are rubbish then there is no point in betting. You will have no such issues at Betiton as they always make sure that they offer competitive odds for the markets that they have available.

Live betting is something that has become all the rage, and Betiton is more than aware of this. They know that a sportsbook with a poor live betting section is one that will struggle, so they have made sure that they have a quality live gambling section that their punters can make use of. When you are betting on the football World Cup 2022, you will find a wide range of markets to ensure things remain nice and fresh, while the FIFA World Cup betting odds on offer are as good as you will find elsewhere.

When it comes to live streaming, we are a bit disappointed to tell you that Betiton does not have a live streaming service available. There is a chance that they will add one in the future, but we doubt that they will have one in time for the 2022 World Cup. Even if this is the case, all of the other features that they have will ensure that you still have a really good World Cup betting Qatar experience.

📌 Betiton OverviewInfo
🎫 Free Bet Offer:Bet €15 Get €10
💯 Odds Guarantee:✔️
⚽ In Play Betting✔️
📡 Live Streaming:
💶 Minimum Deposit€5

7️⃣ Unibet

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Unibet has been in existence since 1997, and they seem to go from strength to strength with each passing year. At the time of writing, they have millions of players from across the globe, and they have a big Irish following that is increasing in size. This is a quality online bookie that can provide you with the World Cup betting experience that you are looking for.

When it comes to their Welcome Bonus, they have one that we really like. If you sign up with Unibet, then you can place your first bet, and if it goes on to be a losing one, they will give you your stake back in the form of a free bet up to the value of €4. We are now going to take a look at some football promotions that are currently available for the 2022 World Cup:

Odds Boosts Every single day, Unibet will select markets from their different sporting events and will increase their odds to win world cup has, giving you the chance to win some extra money. We expect them to do the same when the World Cup is on to attract more punters to place World Cup wagers with them. In order to check out the different World Cup 2022 betting odds that are boosted, all you have to do is sign into your account, and they should be on the homepage.

What about live betting with Unibet? Well, just like with other top bookies such as Betway, they are well-known in the sports betting world for having a really good live football betting platform, and this is because they have a wide variety of markets on offer whenever there is a top football league or competition being played. Unibet World Cup Odds will not let you down in this regard either as they have very competitive odds available when it comes to football and all the other popular sports.

It is always a good move to sign up with a World Cup betting site that offers frequent cash outs for the bets that you place, and Unibet will never let you down in this respect. When you make a bet on football, you will, more often than not, have the option of cashing it out if you think that your winning bet will eventually end up being a losing one. They are offering the cash out option to those who place bets on the upcoming FIFA World Cup.

Does Unibet have a quality live streaming service? The answer to this question is a resounding yes because they stream over 40,000 sporting events each year, which includes football. At the moment, it remains to be seen whether they will have live streams for World Cup matches due to broadcasting rights but, even if they do not, you will still be able to have a really good World Cup betting experience with them.

📌 Unibet OverviewInfo
🎫 Free Bet Offer:Bet €10 Get €40
💯 Odds Guarantee:✔️
⚽ In Play Betting✔️
📡 Live Streaming:✔️
💶 Minimum Deposit€10

✔️ 2022 World Cup Betting Tips

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As we’ve already touched on, the 2022 World Cup will take place in Qatar, with this representing the second consecutive controversial selection as host after Russia was chosen in 2018.

As a result, the tournament will make history as the first to be held in the Middle East, with the lavish opening ceremony and opening match (which is likely to include the hosts) scheduled to take place on November 21st.

The final will take place five weeks later on December 28th, following a slightly shorter tournament that allows for the unexpected rescheduling of the competition due to the sweltering Qatari heat in the months of June and July.

Interestingly, this iteration of the World Cup will be hosted by a country that has never contested a final match before, with this representing a genuine first in the competition’s history. Also, defending champions France will participate in qualifying as normal, so they’ll have to progress from their group if they’re to have a tilt at properly defending their hard-earned title.

📌 The Key World Cup Betting Markets

While some aspects of the 2022 World Cup may be a little different or unusual, many of the key and most popular betting markets will remain unchanged. Here are a few to keep your eyes on:

📌 The Outright Winner

Let’s start with the obvious, as you can already wager on the outright winner of the FIFA World Cup Betting tournament across a broad range of sportsbooks.

We’ve featured some selected world cup 2022 betting odds a little later in our guide, but the current favourites include France, Brazil, England and Spain.

Lionel Messi’s Argentina can also be backed at quite competitive odds at present, even after their recent Copa America success, so this may be an option to keep in mind if you fancy a potentially lucrative ante-post bet.

📌 The Top Scorer

Next up is a genuinely fascinating market and one that regularly sees unfancied winners at odds in excess of 10/1.

Russia’s Oleg Salenko was the top scorer in 1994, for example, despite only playing three games as his side was eliminated from the group stage. This is thanks to a stunning individual performance against Cameroon, when the seasoned striker plundered five goals in a 6-1 win.

Already, you can see world-class forwards like Neymar and Antoine Griezmann can be backed at around 12/1 to win the tournament’s golden boot, while the evergreen Cristiano Ronaldo boasts quite lengthy odds of 16/1.

As a general rule, we’d recommend selecting players who represent the very best sides, as they’ll typically go deeper into the tournament and afford more playing time to their strikers.

📌 The Match Result

The classic match result wager is a true staple of the sports betting market, and one that can prove to be quite lucrative in tournaments such as the World Cup.

The reason for this is simple; as there are often several mismatches during the group stages of the World Cup, which see favourites pitted against minnows from potentially disparate parts of the world.

The key is to identify matches with clear favourites and leverage handicap bets to create superior value. For example, if a fancied nation is odds-on to beat an opponent, you could consider introducing a handicap of – 1.5 or – 2.5 that compels the former to win by two or three clear goals for your wager to come in.

In some instances, this will enable you to lengthen your football world cup betting odds and increase the potential returns without overly compromising your chances of winning.

When wagering on the 2022 World Cup, it’s important to compare our licensed sportsbooks in detail to see precisely what traditional and in-play betting markets that they offer access to.

Similarly, keep in mind that some betting markets won’t become available until closer to the tournament. For example, you won’t be able to bet on group winners or qualifiers until April 2022 at the earliest, when the tournament draw is made in full

🎁 The Best FIFA World Cup Betting Offers

The sportsbooks below are offering a free world cup bet which can be used on any of the participating teams for this tournament. We will be adding more world cup betting offers as we come closer to date since more sportsbooks will be competing for your attention and try to offer the best free bets on the market.

BookmakerOfferClaim
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Make a qualifying €10 bet so that you receive free bets worth €40
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Make a qualifying €10 stake and receive free bets that are worth €30
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Make a qualifying €5 bet and receive free bet bonuses worth a total €30
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Place a wager and if it goes on to lose, you will receive up to €40 back in a free bet

⚽ The World Cup Betting Qualifiers

With the qualifiers complete for the 2022 World Cup, there’s were a range of betting markets in the last few months that bettors could take advantage of.

The only team to earn an automatic spot in this year’s competition is Qatar, with the remaining 32 teams having to go through their confederation’s various qualifying systems. We’ve outlined these in a little more detail below:

  • 🔴 UEFA

    European teams currently have 13 spots allocated, the most of any continent. All 55 UEFA nations commenced qualification in March 2021, and are divided into groups of either five or six sides. The 10 first placed finishers will qualify automatically for the World Cup, with the 10 runners-up competing for three further spots along with the best two UEFA Nations League group winners. There will be single-legged semi-finals and finals, which will be completed prior to the tournament draw in April.
  • 🟠 CAF

    African sides have been allocated five spots for the 2022 World Cup, with qualification commencing in September and split into three rounds. By the third and final round, the 10 remaining sides will play home and away, with the winners of each two-legged tie qualifying for the 2022 World Cup proper.
  • 🟡 AFC

    While it may sound a little strange, 4.5 Asian sides have been allocated a place in the World Cup. The competing teams commenced the first two qualifying stages in June 2019, at which point 12 sides remained in contention. They will then be split into two groups of six, with the top two from each earning a qualifying place in the tournament. The two third-place teams will then compete in an inter-confederation play-off match, where the best losers from across the globe do battle for any remaining places.
  • 🟢 CONCACAF

    Under the same circumstances referenced above, North, Central American and Caribbean teams are afforded 3.5 spots in the tournament. There are three rounds to qualification here, with the first two reducing the number of competitors from 35 to just three. These sides then join the top five teams in an eight-team group, each of whom plays home and away to determine the three qualifiers. The fourth-place side will head into the inter-confederation play-offs.
  • 🔵 OFC

    Oceanic sides are only given 0.5 places for the 2022 World Cup, which means that the confederation may not be represented in the tournament. Here, 11 sides will be split into two groups, with the eventual winner of a subsequent round-robin taking their place in the aforementioned inter-confederation play-offs.
  • 🟣 CONMEBOL

    South American qualifying commenced in October 2020, while the confederation is also home to the straightforward process in the tournament. Put simply, the 10 CONMEBOL teams meet home and away, with the top four sides progressing to the World Cup in Qatar. Interestingly, the fifth-place side takes the last remaining place in the inter-confederation play-offs.

📊 The World Cup Groups and Fixtures

Before you even consider engaging in FIFA 2022 World Cup betting, it’s imperative that you understand the full tournament structure.

Prior to the final placings that were determined through the inter-confederation play-offs in June 2022, April will saw the qualified teams drawn into eight groups of four (with provisions made for the sides in contention for the final places).

These sides are now going to play each other once, with three points awarded for a win, one for a draw and none for a defeat.

Once the groups games are completed, the points are tallied with the top two sides progressing to the round of 16. In the event of two or more sides being tied on the same number of points, the following criteria is used to determine qualification:

  • Goal difference
  • Goals scored
  • Points from group stage matches involving the tied teams
  • Goal differential in group stage matches involving the tied teams
  • Goals scored in group stage matches involving the tied teams

The round of 16 draw is fixed and seeded, with this the first of four knockout ties. Each of these are single-legged affairs, with extra-time and penalties used if the scores are level at the end of 90 minutes.

Teams are eliminated through these various methods until just two remain for the final, while the tournament also hosts a third-placed game for the losing semi-finalists. You can wager on every single game at the tournament, while also tapping into betting markets such as projected group winners and likely semi-finalists.

Below we have provided you with tables for each group where you will be able to see the fixtures that make up each one as well as the date, time, and location of the matches. We recommend that you go through these tables and make a note of those matches that you are particularly interested in placing a bet on.

Group A

FixturesDateLocation and Time
Qatar vs EcuadorSunday November 20Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 5pm
Senegal v NetherlandsMonday November 21Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 10am
Qatar vs SenegalFriday November 25Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 1pm
Netherlands v EcuadorFriday November 25Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 4pm
Netherlands vs QatarTuesday November 29Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 3pm
Ecuador vs SenegalTuesday November 29Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 3pm

Group B

FixturesDateLocation and Time
England vs IranMonday November 21Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 1pm
USA vs WalesMonday November 21Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 7pm
Wales vs IranFriday November 25Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 10am
England vs USAFriday November 25Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 7pm
Wales vs EnglandTuesday November 29Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 7pm
Iran vs USATuesday November 29Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 7pm

Group C

FixturesDateLocation and Time
Argentina vs Saudi ArabiaTuesday November 22Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 10am
Mexico vs PolandTuesday November 22Stadium 974, Doha; kick-off 4pm
Poland vs Saudi ArabiaSaturday November 26Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 1pm
Argentina vs MexicoSaturday November 26Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 7pm
Poland vs ArgentinaWednesday November 30Stadium 974, Doha; kick-off 7pm
Saudi Arabia vs MexicoWednesday November 30Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 7pm

Group D

FixturesDateLocation and Time
Denmark vs TunisiaTuesday November 22Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 1pm
France vs AustraliaTuesday November 22Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; kick-off 7pm
Tunisia vs AustraliaSaturday November 26Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; kick-off 1pm
France vs DenmarkSaturday November 26Stadium 974, Doha; kick-off 4pm
Australia vs DenmarkWednesday November 30Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; kick-off 3pm
Tunisia vs FranceWednesday November 30Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 3pm

Group E

FixturesDateLocation and Time
Germany vs JapanWednesday November 23Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 1pm
Spain vs Costa RicaWednesday November 23Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 4pm
Japan vs Costa RicaSunday November 27Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 10am
Spain vs GermanySunday November 27Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 7pm
Costa Rica vs GermanyThursday December 1Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 7pm
Japan vs SpainThursday December 1Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 7pm

Group F

FixturesDateLocation and Time
Morocco vs CroatiaWednesday November 23Al Bayt Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 10am
Belgium vs CanadaWednesday November 23Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 7pm
Belgium vs MoroccoSunday November 27Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 1pm
Croatia vs CanadaSunday November 27Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 4pm
Croatia vs BelgiumThursday December 1Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 3pm
Canada vs MoroccoThursday December 1Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 3pm

Group G

FixturesDateLocation and Time
Switzerland vs CameroonThursday November 24Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah; kick-off 10am
Brazil vs SerbiaThursday November 24Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 7pm
Cameroon vs SerbiaMonday November 28Al Thumama Stadium, Al Khor; kick-off 1pm
Brazil vs SwitzerlandMonday November 28Stadium 974, Doha; kick-off 4pm
Serbia vs SwitzerlandFriday December 2Stadium 974, Doha; kick-off 7pm
Cameroon vs BrazilFriday December 2Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 7pm

Group H

FixturesDateLocation and Time
Uruguay vs South KoreaThursday November 24Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 1pm
Portugal vs GhanaThursday November 24Stadium 974, Doha; kick-off 4pm
South Korea vs GhanaMonday November 28Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 1pm
Portugal vs UruguayMonday November 28Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 7pm
South Korea vs PortugalFriday December 2Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; kick-off 3pm
Ghana vs UruguayFriday December 2Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail; kick-off 7pm

⭐ FIFA World Cup Top Scorers

One of the great things about the FIFA World Cup is that we get to see many of the world's best strikers in action at the same tournament, meaning that quality goals should definitely not be in short supply. Unfortunately, we will not be seeing all of the world's top forwards because their nations failed to qualify for the competition. For example, there will be no Erling Haaland or Mohamed Salah at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Nevertheless, there will still be plenty of talented forwards on display and we are going to be following the top scorers at this year's World Cup. Below you can find a table of top scorers that we will be updating at every opportunity, and we recommend that pay close attention to it too because this is the type of information that can come in handy if you decide to place a bet on a player to score in a match or if you decide to make use of any other goal scoring market that is on offer.

RankPlayerTeamGoals
1Kylian MbappéFrance5
2Gonçalo RamosSpain3
3Álvaro MorataSpain3
4Lionel MessiArgentina3
5Marcus RashfordEngland3
6Bukayo SakaEngland3
7Olivier GiroudFrance3
8RicharlisonBrazil3
9E ValenciaEcuador3
10Cody GakpoNetherlands3
11Bruno FernandesPortugal2
12Niclas FüllkrugGermany2
13Vincent AboubakarCameroon2
14Mehdi TaremiIran2
15Robert LewandowskiPoland2
16Rafael LeãoPortugal2
17Kai HavertzGermany2
18Giorgian de ArrascaetaUruguay2
19Julián ÁlvarezArgentina2
20Ritsu DoanJapan2
21Ferran TorresSpain2
22Mohammed KudusGhana2
23Aleksandar MitrovicSerbia2
24Salem Al DawsariSaudi Arabia2
25Cho Gue-SungSouth Korea2
26Breel EmboloSwitzerland2
27Andrej KramaricCroatia2
28Davy KlaassenNetherlands1
29Raheem SterlingEngland1
30Jean-Charles CastellettoCameroon1
29Dani OlmoSpain1
31Adrien RabiotFrance1
32Osman BukariGhana1
33Lovro MajerCroatia1
34Zakaria AboukhlalMorocco1
35Rafael LeãoPortugal1
36Carlos SolerSpain1
37Jack GrealishEngland1
38Takuma AsanoJapan1
39Ilkay GündoganGermany1
40Marco AsensioSpain1
41Craig GoodwinAustralia1
42André AyewGhana1
43Saleh Al ShehriSaudi Arabia1
44Michy BatshuayiBelgium1
45Timothy WeahUSA1
46Gareth BaleWales1
47Jude BellinghamEngland1

🔎 FIFA World Cup Standings

Whenever you are thinking about placing a bet on a team to win in a World Cup match, there is one thing that we recommend that you do first and this is taking a look at how that team has been performing as of late. You do not want to put your hard-earned money on a team that has been out of form. An easy way to see what type of form a team is in during a competition, apart from for the first round of matches, of course, is to have a look at current group standings.

Therefore, with this firmly in mind, below you will find a table related to each of the World Cup groups, and we will update each one as the tournament is played out so that you are always up to date.

Group A

TeamsMatches PlayedWonDrawnLostGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DifferencePoints
Qatar300317-60
Ecuador31114314
Senegal32015416
Netherlands32105147

Group B

TeamsMatches PlayedWonDrawnLostGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DifferencePoints
England32109277
Iran310247-33
USA31202115
Wales301216-51

Group C

TeamsMatches PlayedWonDrawnLostGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DifferencePoints
Argentina32015236
Saudi Arabia310235-23
Mexico311123-14
Poland31112204

Group D

TeamsMatches PlayedWonDrawnLostGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DifferencePoints
France32016336
Australia320134-16
Denmark301213-21
Tunisia31111104

Group E

TeamsMatches PlayedWonDrawnLostGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DifferencePoints
Spain31119364
Japan32014316
Germany32014316
Costa Rica3102311-83

Group F

TeamsMatches PlayedWonDrawnLostGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DifferencePoints
Belgium311112-14
Croatia31204135
Morocco32104137
Canada300327-50

Group G

TeamsMatches PlayedWonDrawnLostGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DifferencePoints
Brazil32013126
Serbia301258-31
Switzerland32014316
Cameroon31114404

Group H

TeamsMatches PlayedWonDrawnLostGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DifferencePoints
Portugal32016426
Ghana310257-23
Uruguay31112204
South Korea31114404

Round of 16

Once the round robin Group Stage has been completed, the top two teams from each group will advance to the Round of 16, where a winner takes all format is used.

TeamsDate TimeLocationResults
Netherlands vs US03-Dec-2215:00Khalifa International Stadium3 - 1
Argentina vs Australia03-Dec-2219:00 Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium 2 - 1
France vs Poland04-Dec-2215:00 Al Thumama Stadium 3 - 1
England vs Senegal04-Dec-2219:00 Al Bayt Stadium 3 - 0
Japan vs Croatia05-Dec-2215:00 Al Janoub Stadium 1 - 1
Brazil vs South Korea05-Dec-2219:00 Stadium 9744 - 1
Morocco vs Spain06-Dec-2215:00 Education City Stadium 3 - 0 on Penalties
Portugal vs Switzerland06-Dec-2219:00 Lusail Stadium6 -1

Quarter-Finals

The eight winners from the Round of 16 will make it through to the Quarter-Finals, and they will be only three wins away from claiming the Jules Rimet Trophy. This is the order of play at this stage in the tournament:

TeamsDate TimeLocationResults
Croatia vs Brazil09-Dec-2222:00Lusail StadiumTBD
Netherlands vs Argentina09-Dec-2220:00 Education City Stadium TBD
Morocco vs Portugal10-Dec-2222:00 Al Bayt Stadium TBD
England vs France10-Dec-2218:00 Al Thumama Stadium TBD

Semi-Finals

The four winners from the Quarter-Finals will battle it out in the Semi-Finals as follows:

TeamsDate TimeLocationResults
W57 vs W5813-Dec-2222:00Lusail StadiumTBD
W59 vs W6014-Dec-2222:00Al Bayt Stadium TBD

The Finals

The two winners will battle it out in the World Cup final, while the two losers will play in the 3rd/4th place play-off – the one match that no team really wants to play in.

TeamsDate TimeLocationResults
L61 vs L62 17-Dec-2222:00Khalifa International StadiumTBD
W61 vs W6218-Dec-2222:00Lusail Stadium TBD

📰 Latest FIFA World Cup News

🏁 A Brief History of the World Cup

The FIFA World Cup has a rich history, and one that can be traced back to 1930, when Uruguay defeated Argentina 4-2 in Montevideo to lift the inaugural Jules Rimet trophy.

The trophy has since been contested on 20 different occasions, with the tournament held every four years apart from during and just after the Second World War in 1942 and 1946.

The number of competing teams has increased incrementally through the years too, with just 13 sides appearing in the 1930 iteration. This increased to 16 in 1954, before rising again to a 24-team format in Spain, 1982. Then, the 1998 World Cup in France was expanded to include 32 sides, mirroring the tournament format that will be in place in Qatar.

The UEFA European Championship, or the Euros, which are also held every four years, alternate with the World Cup. In reality, EURO betting is already active and frequently provides astute bettors with a hint as to how a team is doing in terms of preparation for the upcoming World Cup.

There are 32 teams playing in the World Cup, and each of them has advanced through many qualifying stages to reach this point. Teams compete against one another throughout the tournament in an effort to advance to the championship matches, which include the quarterfinals, semi-finals, and finals.

Interestingly, the tournament will be expanded once again to 48 teams in 2026, creating a bumper World Cup with an even more convoluted format.

In terms of winners, Brazil is the most successful side with five World Cup wins (in 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002). Next up are Germany and Italy with four wins, while the former has also appeared in a record eight finals, finishing runners-up on four occasions. We’ve listed the five most recent winners below.

Germany striker Miroslav Klose is also the tournament’s record scorer, having plundered 16 goals between 2002 and 2014. Brazil’s Ronaldo is next with 15 tournament goals (in just three tournaments), while the prolific Gerd Muller scored 14 World Cup goals across the 1970 and 1974 iterations.



YearWinner Final Result
2002BrazilBeat Germany 2-0
2006ItalyBeat France 5-3 on pens (1-1 AET)
2010SpainBeat Netherlands 1-0 (AET)
2014GermanyBeat Argentina 1-0 (AET)
2018FranceBeat Croatia 4-2

❓ Frequently Asked Questions About FIFA World Cup Betting

1️⃣ Who are the Favourites to Win the 2022 World Cup?

In the current ante-post market, defending champions France (5/1) are the betting favourites to win in Qatar and earn their third World Cup success. Brazil (11/2) and Euro 2020 runners-up England (15/2) are also highly-fancied, while Spain are priced at 8/1.


2️⃣ When Should I Back an Outright Winner?

While you may want to place your ante-post wager early to capitalise on extended odds, there’s no guarantee that any of the current favourites will qualify for the tournament. However, we’d recommend betting just as soon as your preferred pick has confirmed their place in Qatar, so that you can strike the ideal balance between probability and value.


3️⃣ Can I Bet on WC Qualifying?

Yes, you can! While the first three rounds of qualifying fixtures were completed in March and prior to the Euros, you can still wager on individual matches and who you expect to qualify from a particular group. This can also be an opportunity for accumulator betting, where you select five or six sides to win during a particular round!


4️⃣ Who has the best betting odds for World Cup 2022?

This year the favourites to win the world cup are none other than Brazil, who are currently priced at 3.00.


5️⃣ Can you bet on the World Cup 2022?

Of course - now that the World Cup 2022 is finally here, you can enjoy placing all sorts of bets with any of the bookies mentioned on this page!


6️⃣ What are the “Who Will Win” World Cup 2022 odds?

The "Who Will Win" Odds, also called outright odds are bets you can place on whom you think will be the likely World Cup winner.


7️⃣ Where can I find World Cup betting tips?

Our website covers every single match part of the 2022 World Cup, providing readers with both predictions for the likely match winner, and betting tips that you can check out at the bottom of each page. Make sure to read our reviews to get more information!