After seeing the international break over and 23 teams book their place in next year’s world cup in Russia, betting predictions have started to roll in as per who will win the tournament.
The big guns have qualified and other teams will join by November. In fact, out of the eight countries that have won the world cup in the past, seven have qualified automatically leaving Italy to go through the play off.
This means that we can easily guess who the next winner will be to have qualified already.
The world cup 2018 betting has commenced with bookmakers already putting odds on which the likely winners may be. The 23 countries that have qualified so far are:
Among these teams, some have been billed as the top contenders and a country that comes to mind is defending champion and confederations cup winner, Germany.
With the level at which Brazil dispatched their opponents in the qualifiers, they rank among top favorites to lift the Jules Rimet Trophy on July 15th.
Germany leads the odd with 6.0 to win the trophy with Brazil leading the chase from South America at 7.0.
Another top favourite is France is at 6.50 after they qualify in grand style and also the team is dominated wit young players that ply their trade at the best clubs around the world. 2010 winner at South Africa, Spain can’t be ruled out has they looked resurgent compared to their 2014 outing when they could not qualify out of the group.
They are valued at 8.50 to win it for the second time in their history. Any team that has Messi has the chance if pulling anything out. This is the kind of optimism Argentina is holding on to going in next year world cup as they are valued at 9.0.
The dark horse heading into this tournament to win it is Belgium. They are valued at 13.0. Unsurprisingly, England and Portugal are given the same odd to win at a whopping 21.0. This is due to their past records and strength if their team as a whole to win the tournament.