World Cup 2018 Free Bets
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The World Cup kicks off in Russia this summer, running from June 14 until July 14. Germany will be hoping to defend their crown, but Spain, Brazil and Argentina will be among those hoping for glory.
There are so many markets worth looking at ahead of the tournament, below are four examples, accompanied by the favourites for each and odds on the bet.
Find below the best world cup free bets and betting offers for the biggest soccer event of 2018.
World Cup Betting Markets
Outright winner: Pick the side you think could go all the way in Russia. Germany (9/2, Ladbrokes) are the current world champions and are understandably among the favourites to go all the way again, but Brazil (9/2 Bet365) have won it a record five times and they are looking strong once again.
Top goalscorer: The best players in the world will more or less all be there in Russia, and the race to finish as top scorer will be very interesting to watch. Argentina’s Lionel Messi (9/1, Bet365) and Brazilian star Neymar (10/1, Bet365) are the two favourites, but there is a chance to win big money here.
Group Betting: Here is your chance to back an outsider, or go against one of the favourites. For example, 2010 winners Spain are fully expected to reach the knockout rounds (1/12, Bookmaker.com.au), but Panama, a real minnow in the competition are 1/14 to go out with Bet365, but 8/1 to make it through their group.
To reach the final: The usual suspects will all be worth backing here, and you can find Germany (9/4 with PalmerBet), Brazil (5/2 William Hill), France (11/4, Bet365) and Spain (10/3, William Hill) are among the favourites here.
Best Australian Bookmakers for the World Cup 2018
Find below four of the best bookmakers to bet with at this summer’s World Cup:
Bet365: Offering a range of great odds on different markets, including outright winner (Germany and Brazil, 9/2), top goalscorer (Harry Kane at 16/1), group forecast (France 1st, Denmark, 6/4) and finalists (Argentina and Brazil, 22/1). Other markets include teams to finish bottom of the group and stage of elimination.
William Hill: Like Bet365, William Hill are a good place to bet on the World Cup, offering the same markets with slightly different odds, other than group forecast. (Germany to win at 9/4, Cristiano Ronaldo top scorer at 10/1, and Brazil/Germany to reach the final at 12/1)
Ladbrokes: Currently, Ladbrokes only offer odds on markets for each game, from the winner, BTTS, over 2.5 goals and anytime goalscorer.
World Cup Betting Odds 2018
Find below the odds for five nations to win the World Cup
Germany (9/2 with Bet365): Very much among the favourites to win the tournament again and defend their crown. Coach Joachim Loew led his side to Confederations Cup success last summer while resting a few star players. They eased through qualification, winning all ten of their games.
Brazil (9/2 with Unibet): The Selecao have really recovered from their embarrassing exit from the last World Cup on home soil and should be there or thereabouts in this one. Led by Neymar, they topped the South American qualification group.
France (11/2 with William Hill): Les Bleus have one of the best young squads at the tournament and are definitely worth backing in Russia. They reached the final of Euro 2016, which they hosted, and took the valuable experience gained and topped their group in qualification.
Argentina (9/1 with Betfair): Argentina struggled badly in qualification and left it late to book their place in Russia. Jorge Sampaoli is yet to have a real impact in charge, but with Barcelona’s Lionel Messi at his disposal, as well as the likes of Sergio Aguero, Paulo Dybala and Mauro Icardi, the 2014 finalists could be worth backing again.
England (16/1 with CrownBet): England may still be among those most well known, but it is tough to see Gareth Southgate leading his side to a first tournament win since 1966. The Three Lions have some very good young players coming through, but this summer may just come too soon for them despite the ease in which they qualified.
World Cup 2018 Live Betting
Betting live on the game can really enhance the experience of watching soccer and particularly the World Cup, but betting responsibly is crucial to maximise the fun aspect.
Markets such as how many cards and corners there will be in a game and whether a player will score in the second half are often on offer and these are among the most common. The majority of bookmakers tend to offer such services, with Betfair and Bet365 among the most prominent in this particular area.
Bet Australia in the World Cup 2018
After taking part in the Asian regional qualifiers, Australia progressed to the World Cup finals with a 3-1 aggregate win over Honduras. Captain Mile Jedinak inspired the Socceroos with a hattrick to overturn a deficit. They now face France (14/1 to win with Bet365), Denmark (18/5 to win with William Hill) and Peru (5/2 to win with Unibet) in the group stages.