World Cup 2018 Free Bets

World Cup Free Bets, Odds & Tips

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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 Final Tips

France v Croatia 16/7 – 1 am

After 4 weeks of top quality football just France and Croatia remain and they will clash in the 2018 World Cup Final at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Sunday afternoon to determine who will be crowned World Champions. France should be the fresher team and look to be peaking at just the right time. Les Bleus will start as warm favourites with the bookies to prevail but Croatia, who will be playing in their first ever World Cup Final will look to the likes Luca Modric and Ivan Rakitic to control the midfield and create chances. However, their defence isn’t the quickest and can be exploited by teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe who is 12/5 (3.40) to score at anytime (90 mins) for France with Betfair Sportsbook. Read More.

World Cup Betting Odds 2018 (Updated 13th of July)

Find below the odds for the last two games of the World Cup 2018

France: 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.

Croatia: Croatia have one of the strongest midfields of any team competing at the World Cup. Real Madrid pair, Luka Modric and Mateo Kovacic, are joined in the middle by Ivan Rakitic of Barcelona to produce a unit capable of controlling any game. Providing Croatia hit the ground running they could just make a mockery of their generous odds.

World Cup Third Place Play-Off Odds

BelgiumSoccer fans have been talking about the incredible amount of talent that Belgium possess for years now. Well, this is the time for the likes of Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne to step up and prove that they are worthy of all the hype.

England: 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 Betting Tips

Bet Australia in the World Cup 2018

Australia unlucky to lose 2-1 to France in their World Cup opener – UPDATE 17th of June 2018

Australia got their 2018 World Cup campaign underway with a tough match against France in Group C on Saturday.  The Socceroos showed great determination and were looking good for a draw against one of the pre-tournament favourites. Unfortunately Paul Pogba scored an 80th minute goal to win the game 2-1 for France. His lob shot took deflections of both Aziz Behich and the crossbar before falling inches over the line.

The Aussies will now need to take something from their next game and will fancy their chances against Denmark on Thursday to give them hope of qualifying for the knockout stage. Australia are now odds of 5/1 to qualify from Group C with Bet365.


Australia are one of the biggest underdogs at the World Cup 2018. The Socceroos certainly earned their place in Russia though as they travelled more miles than any other team to qualify out of Asia qualifying.

Ange Postecoglou guided the Socceroos to the World Cup via an intercontinental playoff against Honduras. They lost the first leg but captain fantastic, Mile Jedinak, scored a hat-trick in Sydney to send his team to the finals.

This is the Socceroos fifth participation in the World Cup finals. The round of 16 is as far as they’ve gone and they were eliminated at the group stage in both 2014 and 2010. New manager, Bert van Marwijk, has a mixture of youth and experience in the squad that he’s taking to Russia and if you think they’ll be able to get out of a group that contains France, Denmark and Peru, you can back the Socceroos to qualify at 7/2 with Centrebet.

World Cup Betting Tips

Will Germany Get It Done on the Big Stage Once Again?

Germany (9/2 with Bet365) were absolutely awesome in the 2014 World Cup. Die Mannschaft utilised the incredible talent and their experience of turning in quality performances under immense pressure to win the World Cup for a fourth time. If anybody was in any doubt about the strength in depth available to Joachim Low they only had to watch the way an Germany B team won the Confederations Cup last summer. Germany head to Russia in no mood to mess around and look worthy favourites.

Can Neymar Lead Brazil to Glory?

When you think of Brazil (9/2 with Unibet) you immediately think of talented attacking players like Neymar.  The PSG Striker is the darling of Brazilian football and his performances will play a key role in Brazil’s chances in Russia but it’s the approach of Tite that has made the biggest impact after the disappointment of Rio 2014. Tite made his team approach even friendly games with the utmost importance and that professional approach should see Brazil to reach the final at 9/4 with Bet365.

Will Deschamps Prove to Be France’s Weak Link?

There are few teams heading to the World Cup with more raw talent than France (11/2 with William Hill) Players of the quality of Anthony Martial and Dimitri Payet didn’t even make the cut and the strength of the French squad should see them through their group. From then on things are a little less certain. France fans are far from happy with their manager, Didier Deschamps. His shortcomings could be their undoing in the latter stages but back France to win Group C at 2/7 with William Hill.

Will Messi Ever Get His Hands of the World Cup?

Cristiano Ronaldo’s celebrations after Portugal won Euro 2016 show just how important it is for the world’s best players to be successful on the international stage. Lionel Messi will go down as one of the game’s greats but people will always mention the fact that he hasn’t won the World Cup. The World Cup 2018 could be Messi’s last shot but we don’t think he’ll be celebrating. Argentina are available at 9/1 with Betfair in the World Cup odds but that looks a little short.

How Far Can the Young Lions Go?

Gareth Southgate has put his trust in youth. Not only has the England manager taken just three players in their 30s but Southgate has made 24-year-old Harry Kane his captain. Kane was awful in Euro 2016 but he’s a better, more experienced player now. While England (16/1 with BetEasy) won’t win the World Cup, they should make the quarter-finals while Kane is a decent top goalscorer bet at 16/1 with Ladbrokes.

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 World Cup Odds

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 World Cup Odds

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 World Cup Odds

Currently, Ladbrokes only offer odds on markets for each game, from the winner, BTTS, over 2.5 goals and anytime goalscorer.

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.

The top goalscorer markets are always very popular with punters. Before having a bet it’s worth considering that Ronaldo is the only winner of the last 10 Golden Boots/Shoes to score more than six goals.

The best forwards in world football are all at the top of the betting. Lionel Messi (10/1 with William Hill) and Cristiano Ronaldo (14/1 with Bet365) are the best of the best but they’ll have to rely on their teammates to help get them through to the latter stages. Neymar (11/1 with William Hill) and Antoine Greizmann (12/1 with Ladbrokes) should have a better chance as their teams are more likely to make the quarter finals and beyond. Perhaps the best bet could be Romelu Lukaku (18/1 with Unibet) though as he can fill his boots against Panama and Tunisia in the group stage.

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.

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World Cup 2018 Live Betting

It’s all well and good doing your research and backing a team before kickoff but we all know that things can change very quickly in football, especially when you add the pressure of a tournament like the World Cup. With live betting (or in-play betting) the best bookies allow you to capitalise on the swings of momentum.

Live betting has come on a long way in recent years. It used to be that only a select few of the biggest markets were offered in-play but the number of live betting options keep on getting better and better.

One of the best ways of using live betting to with the World Cup odds is by backing the favourite if they fall behind against the run of play. You’ll get better value than if you backed them before the match so will get a nice payout should they come back and win.

Another popular option is betting on the number of goals that will be scored in a match. If a match is goalless but there have been several shots on targets, it can often pay to bet on goals. In contrast, it’s sometimes a good idea to bet against there being too many more goals if there is early action in a tight knockout match. Players and managers can feel extra time is around the corner so will often try to keep things tight late on rather than taking a gung ho approach.

Bet365 have always prided themselves on being at the very forefront of live betting. They offer a huge array of markets for you to get involved in during a match. Betfair are another bookie whose live betting market coverage is deep while Unibet also match up very well in this regard.

World Cup Schedule – Group A

WORLD CUP MATCHES

BETTING PREVIEWS

DATE

VENUE

Russia vs Saudi Arabia World Cup 2018

Russia vs Saudi Arabia Betting Preview

15/06
12.30 am

Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow

Egypt vs Uruguay World Cup 2018

Egypt v Uruguay Betting Preview

15/06
9.30 pm

Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg

Russia v Egypt World Cup 2018

Russia v Egypt Betting Preview

20/06
3.30 am

Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg

Uruguay v Saudi Arabia World Cup 2018

Uruguay v Saudi Arabia Betting Preview

21/06
12.30 am

Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don

Saudi Arabia v Egypt World Cup 2018

Saudi Arabia v Egypt Betting Preview

25/06
11.30 pm

Volgograd Arena, Volgograd

Uruguay v Russia World Cup 2018

Uruguay v Russia Betting Preview

25/06
11.30 pm

Samara Arena, Samara

World Cup Schedule – Group B

WORLD CUP MATCHES

BETTING PREVIEWS

DATE

VENUE

Morroco vs Iran World Cup 2018

Morocco vs Iran Betting Preview

16/06
1.00 am

Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg

Portugal vs Spain World Cup 2018

Portugal vs Spain Betting Preview

16/06
4.00 am

Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi

Portugal vs Morroco World Cup 2018

Portugal vs Morocco Betting Preview

20/06
10.00 pm

Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow

Iran vs Spain World Cup 2018

Iran vs Spain Betting Preview

21/06
4.00 am

Kazan Arena, Kazan

Iran vs Portugal World Cup 2018

Iran vs Portugal Betting Preview

26/06
4.00 am

Mordovia Arena, Saransk

Spain vs Morocco World Cup 2018

Spain vs Morocco Betting Preview

26/06
4.00 am

Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad

World Cup Schedule – Group C

WORLD CUP MATCHES

BETTING PREVIEWS

DATE

VENUE

France vs Australia  World Cup 2018

France vs Australia Betting Preview

16/06
8.00 pm

Kazan Arena, Kazan

Peru vs Denmark World Cup 2018

Peru vs Denmark Betting Preview

17/06
2.00 am

Mordovia Arena, Saransk

Denmark vs Australia World Cup 2018

Denmark vs Australia Betting Preview

21/06
10.00 pm

Samara Arena, Samara

France vs Peru World Cup 2018

France vs Peru Betting Preview

22/06
1.00 am

Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg

Denmark vs France World Cup 2018

Denmark vs France Betting Preview

27/06
12.00 am

Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow

Australia vs Peru World Cup 2018

Australia vs Peru Betting Preview

27/06
12.00 am

Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi

World Cup Schedule – Group D

WORLD CUP MATCHES

BETTING PREVIEWS

DATE

VENUE

Argentina vs Iceland World Cup 2018

Argentina vs Iceland Betting Preview

16/06
11.00 pm

Otkrytie Arena, Moscow

Croatia vs Nigeria World Cup 2018

Croatia vs Nigeria Betting Preview

17/06
5.00 am

Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad

Argentina vs Croatia Betting Preview

Argentina vs Croatia Betting Preview

22/06
4.00 am

Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod

Nigeria vs Iceland World Cup 2018

Nigeria vs Iceland Betting Preview

23/06
1.00 am

Volgograd Arena, Volgograd

Nigeria vs Argentina World Cup 2018

Nigeria vs Argentina Betting Preview

27/06
4.00 am

Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg

Iceland vs Croatia World Cup 2018

Iceland vs Croatia Betting Preview

27/06
4.00 am

Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don

World Cup Schedule – Group E

WORLD CUP MATCHES

BETTING PREVIEWS

DATE

VENUE

Costa Rica vs Serbia World Cup 2018

Costa Rica vs Serbia Betting Preview

17/06
10.00 pm

Samara Arena, Samara

Brazil vs Switzerland World Cup 2018

Brazil vs Switzerland Betting Preview

18/06
4.00 am

Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don

Brazil vs Costa Rica World Cup 2018

Brazil vs Costa Rica Betting Preview

22/06
10.00 pm

Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg

Serbia vs Switzerland World Cup 2018

Serbia vs Switzerland Betting Preview

23/06
4.00 am

Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad

Serbia vs Brazil World Cup 2018

Serbia vs Brazil Betting Preview

28/06
4.00 am

Otkrytie Arena, Moscow

Switzerland vs Costa Rica World Cup 2018

Switzerland vs Costa Rica Betting Preview

28/06
4.00 am

Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod

World Cup Schedule – Group F

WORLD CUP MATCHES

BETTING PREVIEWS

DATE

VENUE

Germany vs Mexico World Cup 2018

Germany vs Mexico Betting Preview

18/06
1.00 am

Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow

Sweden vs South Korea World Cup 2018

Sweden vs South Korea Betting Preview

18/06
10.00 pm

Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod

South Korea vs Mexico World Cup 2018

South Korea vs Mexico Betting Preview

24/06
1.00 am

Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don

Germany vs Sweden World Cup 2018

Germany vs Sweden Betting Preview

24/06
4.00 am

Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi

South Korea vs Germany World Cup 2018

South Korea vs Germany Betting Preview

28/06
12.00 am

Kazan Arena, Kazan

Mexico vs Sweden World Cup 2018

Mexico vs Sweden Betting Preview

28/06
12.00 am

Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg

World Cup Schedule – Group G

WORLD CUP MATCHES

BETTING PREVIEWS

DATE

VENUE

Belgium vs Panama World Cup 2018

Belgium vs Panama Betting Preview

19/06
1.00 am

Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi

Tunisia vs England World Cup 2018

Tunisia vs England Betting Preview

19/06
4.00 am

Volgograd Arena, Volgograd

Belgium vs Tunisia World Cup 2018

Belgium vs Tunisia Betting Preview

23/06
10.00 pm

Otkrytie Arena, Moscow

England vs Panama World Cup 2018

England vs Panama Betting Preview

24/06
10.00 pm

Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod

England vs Belgium World Cup 2018

England vs Belgium Betting Preview

29/06
4.00 am

Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad

Panama vs Tunisia World Cup 2018

Panama vs Tunisia Betting Preview

29/06
4.00 am

Mordovia Arena, Saransk

World Cup Schedule – Group H

WORLD CUP MATCHES

BETTING PREVIEWS

DATE

VENUE

Colombia vs Japan World Cup 2018

Colombia vs Japan Betting Preview

19/06
10.00 pm

Mordovia Arena, Saransk

Poland vs Senegal World Cup 2018

Poland vs Senegal Betting Preview

20/06
1.00 am

Otkrytie Arena, Moscow

Japan vs Senegal World Cup 2018

Japan vs Senegal Betting Preview

25/06
1.00 am

Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg

Poland vs Colombia World Cup 2018

Poland vs Colombia Betting Preview

25/06
4.00 am

Kazan Arena, Kazan

Japan vs Poland World Cup 2018

Japan vs Poland Betting Preview

29/06
12.00 am

Volgograd Arena, Volgograd

Senegal vs Colombia World Cup 2018

Senegal vs Colombia Betting Preview

29/06
12.00 am

Samara Arena, Samara

World Cup Schedule – Knockout Phase

WORLD CUP MATCHES

BETTING PREVIEWS

DATE

VENUE

round of 16 World Cup 2018

Round of 16 Betting Preview

From 30/6 till 04/07

Variable

round of 16 World Cup 2018

Quarter-Finals Betting Preview

From 6/7 till 08/07

Variable

round of 16 World Cup 2018

World Cup Semifinals Preview

From 11/7 till 12/07

Saint Petersburg/Moscow

round of 16 World Cup 2018

World Cup Final Preview

16/07
12.30 am

Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow