Spain World Cup Bets and Odds

sexy spainSpain has a lot to prove in the 2018 World Cup after their shocking early exit during the 2014 games in Brazil. Although Spanish teams have been near the top of the standings for decades, they have only hoisted the World Cup trophy once in their history, which happened in 2010. By qualifying this year, Spain has made it to nine World Cups in a row which is a record.

Spain also one of the favorites to win this year. Their current odds to win the World Cup are 6/1. They’re also favored to win their group over Portugal.  Let’s hope they don’t disappoint.

Continue reading below for their group odds and other bets. 

Qualification Rounds

Spain finished with an almost perfect record in Group G of the UEFA, going nine out of ten wins with one draw and no losses. Only Italy managed to hold them to a draw as Spain looked incredible, scoring 36 goals while only giving up three.

Players to Watch

The team Spain is filling has some of the best talent on the planet, but many were concerned when Xavi retired. The good news for Spain is that there are several experienced players now getting their chance to prove themselves on the pitch.

Sergio Ramos: Ramos is one of the most experienced players on the team and the captain. His long career at Real Madrid which spans more than 370 games stands in testament to his abilities on the pitch. A defender, Ramos anchors the team and provides incredible leadership which has augmented those around him. However, for Spain to succeed, Ramos will have to be at the top of his game.

Isco: When you consider that he only has 25 caps to his name, yet he’s been playing for the past several years, it demonstrates just how talented the midfield for Spain has become. A midfielder who is known for attacking and increase the tempo of play, Isco’s greatest ability may be in passing the ball to the right player at the right time. His speed and determination will serve Spain well as they advance to the World Cup.

David Silva: While it can be argued that no one can replace Xavi, Silva is doing a pretty good job of augmenting how the team works. His playmaking abilities will be the center of the Spanish goal scoring efforts. While he’s a bit on the diminutive side, that hasn’t stopped him from impressing his fans for Manchester City, where he has been playing since 2010.

The rest of the team boasts considerable talent and their respect for the three standout players will certainly help as Spain enters the World Cup this summer.

Bet the World Cup

There is a lot of money bet on Spain to win their group and the World Cup this year. They open the tournament on June 15th against Portugal, their toughest competition in the group. This game could very well determine who will win group B, as the winner could easy go on to defeat Morocco and Iran.

It would be interesting if this match was a draw. If both Spain and Portugal score the same goals, the winner of the group could be determined by the total goals score during the group stage.

Common World Cup Bets

Like most matches now, there are a ton of thing you can bet during the game. Below are some of the most common bets you’ll find online for this game.

Portugal Draw Spain
Match Winner 4.4 3.4 1.85
Handicap +1 1.90 1 – 0 3.55 -1 3.35
Half Time Result 5 2 2.5

The first line is the winner of the match. They odds are 4.4 -1. So if you bet $10 on Portugal, and they win, you’ll win $44. The odds on the draw of 3.4-1, and Spain’s odds are 1.85-1.

The second line handicaps the match. This line gives Portugal and extra goal in order to adjust the odds. In this scenario, Portugal becomes the favorite at 1.9-1. Now if you bet $10 on Portugal and they either won or draw, you would win $19. For the Draw bet to win, Spain would need to win by 1. The odds for this is 3.55-1.

The odds on Spain winning by more than 1 goal is 3.35-1. This is significantly higher than their odds of winning outright. If you Spain to win by a couple of scores, we would suggest betting them on the Handicap line.

The odds for halftime are on the third line. Portugal is 5-1, a draw is 2-1 and Spain is 2.5-1. These odds are different from the full game odds due to the fact the game is only half over. Therefore a draw is more likely.

Over/Under Bets

Another common bet is the over/under or total bet. This is based on the number of goals scored in the match.

Game Total OVER Game Total UNDER
Match Goals 1.5 1.4 2.75
Match Goals 2.5 2.2 1.6
Match Goals 3.5 4.3 1.18

The above bets are based on the Spain/Portugal game.

Looking at the first line, these bets are based on 1.5 goals. If you choose to bet this, you can bet on 1 or 0 goals (under 1.5) or 2 or more goals (2, 3, 4, etc). If you bet $10 on the under (at 2.75) and only 1 goal was scored, you would win $27.50. But if 3 goals were scored, you would lose. The principle is the same for the other lines, but the totals and odds change.

Over/under bet are a fun way to bet the game when you don’t know (or care) who will win. This way you can just route for the number of goals scored, and not either team.

Lastly we have Spain’s odds to win the group. (We like this bet.)

FIFA World Cup 2018: Odds To Win Group B 

Country Odds
Spain 1.5
Portugal 2.8
Morocco 17
Iran 29

Chances for Winning

There is little doubt that the Spanish team will be one of the favorites going into Russia this summer, boasting a strong defense while scoring goals with seeming abandon. While the crash of 2014 is something to consider, especially when adding in the times that Spain has underachieved on the world stage, the prospects for winning this summer are quite good.

The reason why Spain should be feared by their competitors is the combination of talent, defense, and revenge to wipe out the memories of the previous World Cup.  As the rise of new players helps to bolster their chances, it will not be surprising at all if Spain makes it to the finals.

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Argentina World Cup Bets and Odds

The two-time winners of the World Cup, both in 1978 and 1986 under the legendary Maradona, Argentina has managed to finish second in three World Cups, including a heartbreaking loss to Germany in the finals of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. While their leader, Lionel Messi, managed to win Best Player, it was not enough for them to win in the finals.

It does seem that heartbreak is part of the Argentina history in World Cup action, such as their valiant, but ultimately failed attempt to win back-to-back titles in 1990 despite reaching the finals by only scoring five goals. Still, they are a force to be reckoned with and no team should take them lightly.

Qualification Rounds

Although they finished third in the South American section of the qualifying rounds, it should be noted that Argentina was close to not qualifying at all until the came back to beat Ecuador in a thrilling comeback all thanks to their legendary player, Lionel Messi.

Players to Watch

Sergio Aguero: This fierce striker will be the one to take advantage of what his teammates offer so they can beat the opposition. While highly talented, it does appear that Aguero has yet to match his amazing abilities with his production on the pitch. Although his current count of 36 goals in 84 matches is quite good, it’s not the superstar numbers that is expected from him. Still, Aguero is talented, determined, and well-positioned to make Argentina a great team.

Javier Mascherano: This celebrated center-back is just behind the legendary Javier Zanetti in being the most capped in Argentina history. He will get his chance during the World Cup this year to beat Zanetti’s record. What’s perhaps most amazing about Mascherano is that he started as a midfielder and made the transition to center-back so smoothly that it appears he was born for the role. Immensely talented and determined, Mascherano will no-doubt play a huge role in Argentina’s chances to win the World Cup this year.

Lionel Messi: Of course, all eyes will be on one of the biggest names in the sport, the legendary Lionel Messi. He recently became Argentina’s all-time scorer, beating out Gabriel Batistuta and provides the team with an identity that keeps them in every game. Although Messi is closer to the end of his career than the beginning, he remains in top-form and will no doubt lead Argentina on the pitch.

Bet the World Cup

Argentina is the clear favorite to win Group D. Football/Soccer fans have been betting this team hard for years, so why should it stop now? They have the greatest player in the game, and made it to the finals in the last World Cup. To think that they won’t win the Group stage in Russia is silly.

Messi and company’s first match is June 16 vs Iceland. Iceland beat the odds to qualify, but unfortunately drew their first match against Argentina. Argentina should easy win this match up, and be well positioned to win the group afterward.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Odds To Win Group D

Country Odds
Argentina 1.55
Croatia 3.25
Nigeria 11
Iceland 13

Argentina is 9/1 to win the entire tournament. We like those odds for the 2014 World Cup runner-up. At 9/1 you can bet on a quality team, while still getting decent odds. I don’t think you can go wrong betting this team to win it all, if you like them.

Betting the Top Goal Scorer

sexy world cup girlsCoincidentally, the odds for Messi scoring the most goals in also 9/1. He is the currently favorite as people love to bet on the best.

Something to consider is when betting on the top goal scorer is how long their team will stay in the tournament. We’ve already mentioned that Argentina is favored to go deep, so a bet on Messi isn’t unreasonable.

Other favorites to score the most goals are Neymar, Timo Werner, Antoine Griezmann, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Harry Kane. This is an elite group of strikers for sure.

Chances for Winning

world cup bettingWhile having a mediocre qualifying round does not predict that Argentina will come up short in reaching the World Cup finals, it does appear that the team has peaked and is now on the downside. Despite the heroics of Messi, he is not the entire team and they will have to step up, particularly Aguero, if they want to reach the finals again.

It will be chemistry, age, and determination that will ultimately decide the fate of Argentina, but it does appear that unless everyone steps up their game that this team is past its prime. Look for Argentina to compete strong in the initial groups but fail to get into the semi-finals.

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Belgium’s World Cup Odds and Bets

This makes the second appearance in a row for Belgium and they hope to surprise the world by improving on their World Cup past. While their best finish was in the 1986 World Cup at fourth place, they hope to reach and surpass the quarterfinals this year, unlike in 2014 when they were stopped in that round.

Qualifying Rounds

Apart from Russia, which hosted automatically being the host country, Belgium was the first on the European continent to qualify for the World Cup. In fact, they qualified with two games left to play, making 35 goals in the process. Although admittedly 25 of the 35 were made against Gibraltar and Estonia combined. While Belgium enjoyed a less-than-dominant qualifying group, there is little doubt that they played up to expectations.

Players to Watch

Romelu Lukaku: Manchester United has benefitted greatly from having Lukaku as its striker and Belgium will no doubt benefit as well at the World Cup. Lukaku’s status on the international scene is most impressive with 24 goals amid the 59 caps, a superb rate. While some have questioned his tendency to not hold up the ball well, given what a great attacker he is, Lukaku will no doubt be a big factor in the success the team has in this year’s World Cup.

Kevin De Bruyne: In his first 51 appearances, Bruyne has scored 12 goals which is pretty impressive for the midfielder. While he has demonstrated all-around talent, Bruyne is quite capable of being in the right place at the right time. His role this year is to help guide the team in setting up scoring opportunities which will provide them with the best chance to reach past the group stage.

Eden Hazard: The captain and one of the best wingers in the sport, Hazard’s skills are exceptions, especially the speed that he can move the ball thanks to his superb dribbling and natural talent. What makes Hazard special is his ability to change the game in an instant. He is the playmaker that makes Belgium special and dangerous for any other team in the competition. His experience at Chelsea when they won the EPL last season only demonstrates his considerable talent as one of the best wingers to play.

Bet the World Cup

Belgium is the 6th most bet team to win the World Cup. Betting on teams in this position are very good bets. They are not one of the favorites that everyone bets on, but they actually have a good shot at winning the tournament. Don’t sleep on Belgium. If you like them to win the World Cup, you should consider betting them today.

Their current odds are 11/1. They are also favored to win their group.

Belgium is a part of Group G with England, Tunisia and Panama. The only team that can really challenge them in the group is England.

Country Odds
Belgium 1.8
England 2.2
Tunisia 17
Panama 34

Belgium opens the tournament on June 18th as huge favorites over Panama. They should easily win this game. If you want an easy bet, this is it. I would suggest throwing this into a Parlay to boost your winning on other World Cup bets.

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Chances for Winning

This may be the best team Belgium has ever fielded, which is why so many are believing that if they have any chance of reaching the finals. With their experience, especially in the 2014 World Cup and subsequent finish in the 2016 Euro, expectations are quite high.

What may work against them is the soft competition they faced in the qualifying rounds and not being as strong defensively as some of the best in the field. If Belgium cannot get their goal-scoring on track, they will probably be outmatched. However, given their opportunities, it does appear the team stands an excellent chance of making it to the semi-finals. While a World Cup victory may be somewhat of a long-shot. Belgium does have the sheer talent, drive, and experience to make it.

Thanks for reading. We hope you enjoy the matches and win when you bet on World Cup soccer 🙂

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England’s World Cup Odds and Bets

While England has history, tradition, and it’s love of football on its side, it does not go into the 2018 World Cup on a good note. They were eliminated in the group stage during the 2014 World Cup and were smacked by Iceland in the Round of 16 at the 2016 Euro. The squad that England will take into the World Cup this year is young and not so experienced.  But if they play up to their talents, they should redeem the team from their previous World Cup performance.

Qualifying Rounds

England managed to look strong, if not so spectacular when advancing into the World Cup this year. Taking what most people thought was a young team through the qualification process until they managed to complete their journey. While England appears to have some growing to do, it is clear that the team has grown considerably since it’s 2014 World Cup elimination.

Players to Watch

Jack Wilshere: One area that England will need to improve if England hopes to make it out of the group stage. Wilshere is a midfielder who will make a difference in terms of keeping the ball in play and taking advantage of the opportunities to present itself.

Marcus Rashford: This winger, along with Raheem Sterling, have managed to make a powerful impression while playing in the EPL. Marcus’ true strength is his versatility, meaning that when advancing or defending, he’s been able to adapt quickly to the fluidity of the game. It also helps that he is extremely confident which will only boost the chances that England has this year.

Harry Kane: It might be said that the fortunes of England rest on the incredible abilities of Kane, a striker who has scored a remarkable 12 goals in only 23 contests on the team. His scoring abilities when playing in the Premier League and Champions League notwithstanding, there is little doubt that Kane will anchor the team’s chances of winning in Russia this year.

In addition to the three players to watch, the defense of England will be of major concern as it has been lagging in its development. Kyle Walker and John Stones will anchor the defense, so they will need to step up if England hopes to keep their opponents contained.

Bet the World Cup

England has better odds than Portugal to win the World Cup, but their odds still aren’t very good (depending how you look at them). If you think England has a shot to win the whole thing, their current odds of 18/1 look pretty awesome. This would be an excellent time to bet!

On the other hand, if you look to the bookmakers to see if a team has a shot or not, the picture isn’t as good. While they are still in the top 10 favorites to win the tournament, both Belgium and Argentina are favored over them.

England is in Group G and opens the World Cup against Tunisia (a match they should easily win). Unfortunately, they will also have to face Belgium who is the favorite of the group. The good news for England is that Panama is the fourth team in Group G, so England has a very good chance to qualify and move on. The current odds for England to get out of the group stage is 1.1-1. While these odds may be very low, this may still be worth a bet as it could be very easy money to win.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Odds To Qualify Group G

Country Odds
Belgium 1.07
England 1.1
Tunisia 5.5
Panama 10

If you’re a fan of England, and want to bet the World Cup, this may be the easiest bet to win. But if you’re looking for better odds, you can always bet them to win the World Cup outright. Either way, betting on the World Cup is always the right call!

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Chances of Winning

Bet World CupAlthough quite young, England does bring a team that is also quite formidable. The duo of Kane and Alli, who play together on the Spurs, means that there is some chemistry present to create some scoring opportunities. Add to this the talent on the bench and overall enthusiasm which is a potent force that is peaking at the right time.

One intangible that England brings is their coach, Gareth Southgate. His relative inexperience coaching on the international scene may be a positive since he’s shown the ability to make bold decisions. And England will need bold decisions to be made if they are going to advance out of the group stage. Chances are, this team will not reach the semifinals, but any showing that is more impressive than their 2014 appearance will be considered a remarkable improvement.

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Portugal’s World Cup Odds and Bets

The 2018 World Cup will be Portugal’s fifth straight appearance although they have yet to win. Their best finish was back in their debut in 1966 when they managed to get into third place. In 2006, they finished in fourth. This year it is expected that Portugal will be one of the favorites to win it all.

Qualifying Rounds

There is little doubt to the power and presence of Portugal, having won the 2016 Euro and topping their qualifying group for the World Cup. However, it should be noted during the Euro, Portugal only had one outright win in regulation over Wales. The rest of the tournament saw three draws and the rest extra time or penalty kick victories.

Although quite strong, it should be noted that Portugal did not take the top spot until they beat Switzerland by two goals, which allowed them to finish in first based on goal differential with the Swiss. Still, it was a tough road for Portugal to win and given their experience, they will be favorites going into the World Cup this year.

Players to Watch

Rui Patricio: Goalkeepers are arguably the most important players on the team, even if they do not get all the glory they deserve. Patricio is an exception thanks to his remarkable skills and Portugal’s emphasis on defense. His experience combined with his ability to make outstanding saves means that if the star players do their job, Patricio will help keep the opponents out of the goal which helps secure the win.

Renato Sanches: This exciting midfielder would be a celebrated superstar in his own right if he were not playing on the same team as Ronaldo. He nabbed the Young Player of the Tournament for the 2016 Euro and his remarkable skills make him the future of Portugal. For the present, he represents a powerful punch that will augment the talents of the other players on his team.

Cristiano Ronaldo: What more can be said about the best, most flamboyant, and talented forward playing in the world today? Ronaldo has managed to craft his legend over the years and today appears to be at his peak. He’s won back-to-back Best FIFA Men’s Player Trophies in 2016 and 2017 respectively. He is the captain, leader, and superstar of Portugal and winning the World Cup will cap his remarkable career.

Bet the World Cup

Portugal isn’t one the favorites to win, but they have a shot. Current their odds are 25/1 which puts them well within the top 10 teams.

Unfortunately for Portugal, they’re in the same group as Spain. Spain has the stronger team and is currently favored to win the group.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Odds To Win Group B 

Country Odds
Spain 1.5
Portugal 2.8
Morocco 17
Iran 29

The good new is that Portugal is expected to qualify. With Spain also in the group, it may be worth a bet as their odds aren’t as high as they would normally be.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Odds To Qualify Group B

Country Odds
Spain 1.06
Portugal 1.22
Morocco 4.3
Iran 7

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Chances of Winning

On paper, it seems that Portugal may be a lock for getting into the semi-finals and has an excellent chance to win it all. The only thing that might stop them is their opening group which is quite strong and includes their arch-rival Spain and the underrated Iran. Plus, the road out of the group is not going to be easy with Egypt, Russia, or Uruguay waiting in the Round of 16.

Still, if there is any team that can beat the tough competition, it’s Portugal thanks to their strong defense, excellent team spirit, unmatched talent, and the superstar that is Ronaldo who leads the way. However, keep in mind that Ronaldo was injured in the 2016 Euro and his team still won, meaning that if the worst should happen, you shouldn’t count Portugal out.

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Sports Betting in Las Vegas

Welcome_to_fabulous_las_vegas_signLas Vegas is the center of sports betting in the US and the growth of the internet has done nothing to dim the thrill of betting the Vegas line. Thanks to the gambling laws in Nevada, betting on sports is easy, fun and can be quite profitable for those who have a good understanding of the sports that they love. You can even bet the World Cup online in Nevada now too.

Each sport has its own unique flavor, rules and type of competition. Below we outline some of the most popular.

Soccer

Betting on soccer is a big business in Nevada. While this isn’t the biggest sport in America, it is the most popular sport in the World. And people travel from all over the World to visit Las Vegas.

This year Las Vegas is offering a ton of World Cup prop bets in addition to their normal World Cup betting. If you can’t make it to Russia, and you’re looking for somewhere fun to watch the games, Vegas might be the sport for you.

If you live in Nevada, check out one of the local online Sportsbooks. They often offer the same odds and bets online that they do in the casino. Betting the World Cup online is easy, peasy in Nevada.

We also offer World Cup betting odds here!

Auto Racing

It’s only been recently that auto racing has made a big impact in Vegas. The structure of the betting is similar to golf in which a winner is selected with the odds determined by the participants chance of winning. This is also a structure used in betting on horses as well, which includes special bets for one on one matchups.

Baseball

Hot-Baseball-BetsBetting on baseball will include the odds of a team winning the game using the “Money Line”. Understanding all the nuances of the Money Line and its variations such as the “Dime Line” is a little tricky at first, but there are other ways to bet as well.

This includes betting an over/under on the total runs in the game, the point spread by how much a team wins the game, and parlays where you bet on more than one team winning. All the teams must win in order for your parlay to pay off.

Basketball

Basketball offers numerous opportunities to bet as well starting with the “straight bet” where you simply bet on the team you expect to win based on the point spread. In essence, the favored team must win by at least 1 point above the point spread when betting of the favorite. When betting on the underdog, that team must be at least 1 point within the spread in order for you to win the bet. If the teams finish the game at the exact point spread that is predicted, then the house wins.

Point spread bets are typical in individual and teams sports based on scoring the most points to win.

Boxing

Boxing uses a win/loss betting system with odds in place for the favored fighter. There are also over/under rounds in predicting a knockout. In some betting circles in Las Vegas, a draw will return your money however, that is not always the case.

Football

Arguably the sport that most people bet on in the US, football has a number of betting systems used in Las Vegas. The point spread is the most common as well as an over/under of the total amount of points that are scored in the game by both teams. There are also parlays where more than one bet is combined and teasers where the point spread is placed more in favor of the better, but the odds are reduced so that the payout is not as much.

Futures

sexy-swim-in-vegasThis is one of the most interesting forms of sports betting because it is not based on the completion that happens between athletes and teams, but instead on predictions about who will win a particular prize in the future such as placing a bet on who will win the Super Bowl before the season even starts. Such bets are made with odds that can promise a big payout if an underdog teams manages to pull out a victory.

Golf

Like auto racing, golf is a relatively recent addition to Las Vegas sports betting. However, the structure is fairly simple with bets placed on who will win tournaments at set odds with the favorites naturally getting lower odds. Head to head wagers are common as well with people being able to bet which golfer does better than the other. Golf also has room for more unusual betting, such as the over/under on finishing position.

Hockey

For the most part, betting on hockey is based on the goal spread and winners are paid out on the Money Line. The goal spread is betting on your team beating the spread of goals that are listed which helps determine the favorites. This is a common system that is used in relatively low scoring games such as baseball, hockey and soccer. Parlays can be bet on as well to increase the overall payout.

Horse Racing

horse-racing-las-vegasCertainly one of the oldest betting sports around, horse racing involves betting on individual horses with pre-set odds. There are also “Exactas” which is predicting the order of the first two horses, “Trifectas” where you pick the order of the first three horses and the “Superfecta” where you predict the order of the first four horses. There is also the “Daily Double” which is predicting the winners of two consecutive races and the “Daily Triple” which is three consecutive races.

One interesting aspect on sports betting in Las Vegas is that there are certain sports-related events that you cannot bet on. For example, elections in any form cannot be the subject to betting which means that you cannot bet on who wins the NFL Most Valuable Player or the Cy Young Award and so forth.

However, people can make plenty of “wacky” bets that fall outside the normal betting on sporting events. For the most part, the Super Bowl seems to attract more than any other single game probably because it is the most popular in the US and thus has more people betting on the outcome.

For example, someone could bet on whether a particular Super Bowl team would score more touchdowns than a particular hockey team would score goals on that particular day. Or, betting on which player would actually score the first touchdown of the game as well.

Where to bet World Cup in Vegas? There are certainly plenty of ways to bet in Las Vegas, especially when it comes to sports. Whether it’s a World Cup bet or something else, it really pays to look over all the sports and see what kinds of bets you can make.

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France 2018 FIFA World Cup Team

world cup bettingFrance has a solid World Cup Team. They are one of the favorites to win the tournament, and they are expected to win their group.

Their first match is vs Peru on June 21st.

If you would like to bet on France during the World Cup, we recommend that you check out our Top Online Sportsbooks in the right side of the page.

FIFA World Cup 2018: To Win Group C

Country Odds
France 1.3
Denmark 5.5
Peru 11
Australia 15

The French Team

The 2018 FIFA world cup in Russia is just around the corner. As far as France team is concerned, we all know that France football team is loaded with talent. Needless to say, many people are betting on them.

world cup bettingDidier Deschamps, the boss of the French football team, has recently declared the list of players that are going to play on 2018 FIFA World Cup. Included in this list are the eight stars from reading Madrid Strikers and Manchester United Winger. France just qualified as a group that will participate in World Cup 2018. They secured their position in the World Cup by scoring 13 points. Although there is a little difference in the pints of France and Sweden, team France has managed to enter the among the qualifying groups.

Starting from the top, France has some amazing youngsters in the line in the form of Kylian Mbappe and Moussa Dembele. Moussa Dembele has made a move from Celtic. He is making goals for trophies at the rate of 85 at the age of 25. While Kylian Mbappe is arguably the crown jewel of the last FIFA world cup. He goals at the rate of 89 at only the age of 23. He is linking up with some amazing players, so he has his place in the French squad. Between these two, Kylian Mbappe and Moussa Dembele, Kylian Mbappe would be the golden boy who will act as the starting striker. He could be the most exciting player, so it would be great fun watching the whole tournament.

Moving down from the top, the second striker would be Antoine Griezmann. He is surprisingly able to maintain his rate at 89 at the age of just 28. He is very consistent with his performance. Another viable option for France football team is Nabil Fekir who is a new start in the team. He seems to peak at 86 overall, but no doubt he will be an important player for the team. Griezmann gets the knot here, and he will probably play slightly behind Mbappe. In this way, we will get to see the ball ends up at the young striker and brilliant movements that he will create for us.

world cup bettingWhen we switch to the left side of the pitch, it will be absolutely stacked with great players. Kingsley Coman has insane statistics. The acceleration rate is 98, sprint speed 99 and dribbling 93. Overall the rate is 87. This 26-year player statistics have already reached 88. He is not chosen for the left side, but he will be spotted on the right or will play more role in the center of the football ground. The right side of the attack is considered as one of the uneasiness decisions of the French Football team boss. Therefore, only the role of Kingsley Coman will be prominent in this area.

The left side of the attack will have to go to Anthony Marshall. Manchester United kept hold of this promising player who had an average statistic of 90 last year. Plus, he is safe and has got some time playing with Mbappe. This thing will help both of them for playing for their national team.

When we move into the center of the midfield, there is another group that rich in talent. Right now, out of the six members of the central field, only four are confirmed while the space of 2 players is still empty. Here, among the four selected players, France team got Paul Pogba at 94 overall, making him one of the best and the safest players. Among other three selected players are Thomas Lemar with an overall average of 87, Corentin Tolisso with an overall average of 88 and Adrien Rabiot is another important player in the center of the ground.

Adrien Rabiot is considered as the arm of the team captain with an overall average rate of 88. This average makes him one of the world’s most credible mid ground fielders. Players like, Paul Pogba, Thomas Lemar, Adrien Rabiot and Corentin Tolisso all have an average above 85. Therefore, definitely, the whole French team is looking forward to their amazing performances.

Bet on World Cup

Overall, it seems like France is ready to fight for the FIFA World Cup trophy with full zeal and zest. It’s time to place a bet on this team!

The reflection of each member of the team will be able to create a great difference in the overall performance of the team. After careful selection of the members, the French team boss Didier Deschamps is looking very confident and positive for the World Cup.

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Brazil’s 2018 FIFA World Cup Team

Brazilian football team has the richest history in the world of soccer. They also have some of the sexiest fans.

No other football team has more goals in the finals than Brazil. There is nothing to shock about the abilities of Brazilian football team. They got all the fine players who play professionally, and are still playing the best soccer of their career. Out of 26 players, 15 will be selected for the FIFA World Cup 2018. The Brazilian football team is in competition with France and Germany. Brazil is all set to win the sixth title for the country. They are confident about their players.

Brazil is the only country among all other qualifiers of FIFA World Cup 2018, that is capable to the showpiece in Russia. The happens soon after the coach in 2016 was change. The former coach was able to polish the capabilities and creativity of the team. But son, the charge of Brazilian team was taken over by Tite. Since then, the team has lost only one game. This how’s the amazing leadership qualities of Tite, which the former coach Carlos Dunga did not have. After taking over the charge of the team, Tite made some serious changes in the team, regarding players selected.

The players that he used in the first two matches after becoming coach are not selected as it is in the FIFA World Cup 2018. He excluded some of the players, such as Taison, Fagner, Luan, etc. Among the prominent, newly added player’s are Artur, Fred, and Tardelli. David Luiz was the payer for whom it was speculated that he might be selected by the coach, but unfortunately, he was unable to make his place in the team. But that doesn’t mean we won’t Bet the World Cup.

The current team, under the supervision of Tite, has successfully made its place in the finals. This shows how sensibly the coach has used his senses to make a complete package for perfect FIFA World Cup 2018 team.

Brazilian coach selected fifteen players for his FIFA World Cup 2018 team. These players were selected during the qualification rounds. These team players reflect how consciously Tite selected them because they are all brilliant stars who can handle any situation in the game. Brazil has secured its place in FIFA World Cup 2018. Now they have announced their final team that will play in Russia.

The Brazil squad for FIFA World Cup 2018 include goalkeepers, Alisson Becker, Marcelo Grohe, and Diego Alves. Of all these goalkeepers, chances highest chances are that Alisson will be selected in comparison to any other goalkeeping player. Among the defenders are, Dani Alves, Fanger, Marcelo, Filipe Luis, Miranda, Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, and Gil. Casemiro, Fernandinho, Paulinho, Renato Augusto, Giuliano, Diego, Walace are the final selected midfielders. Among themed fielders, Alves and Silva are the brilliant ones whose place is secured for sure to travel to Russia. The absence of Neymar among the selected midfielders was a shock for everyone, but later it was revealed that the 26-year old was seriously injured. Due to this he was unable to play in the qualification rounds and thus unable to make his place in the team for FIFA World Cup 2018. That’s a team to bet on.

The players in forwards will include Neymar, Philippe Coutinho, Gabriel Jesus, Roberto Firmino, and Willian. It is expected that the consistency with which the Brazilian team has been winning matches since 2016 and the way they went through the qualification rounds and topped most of these rounds with 10 points. Therefore, they have the most chances of winning the trophy for their country.

Brazilian football team stood as champions for not just one or two times, but five times in the FIFA world cup. They lead South America in their winning record and have ten points more than the Uruguay, which is the second-ranked team after Brazil. In their coming international ventures, the Brazilian team would probably face the Bolivian and Chile teams that are ranked at the ninth and sixth place.

Betting World Cup OnlineIn 2014, the Brazilian team competed with Switzerland, Costa Rica, and Serbia. After that when the coach was changed, and Tite came into action to lead his team towards success. Now they are the topmost favorites of coming FIFA World Cup 2018.

The selected team players are high motivated to make this World Cup another success, more precisely, the seventh success. According to the Coach Tite, the team is trained to focus on playing well, and completely without the fear of losing. This is why many people will be betting on them. The team will try their best to bring the 2018 World Cup to their home country Brazil.

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Germany’s 2018 World Cup Team

Germany is one to the favorites to win the 2018 FIFA World Cup. It’s a tall order as very few countries have back to back wins, but the odds are in their favor. As of today, only Brazil is favored over Germany (Brazil is 4/1 and Germany is 9/2).

Germany is the clear favorite to win their group as well as their first match against Mexico. Located in Group F, the Germans must get past Mexico, Sweden and South Korea to move on. While these are strong teams, it shouldn’t be too had for Germany to advance as their have one of the best teams in soccer.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Odds To Win Group F

Country Odds
Germany 1.36
Mexico 6
Sweden 7
South Korea 15

The German national team coach Joachim Low, who won both the 2014 World Cup and 2017 FIFA Confederation Cup, is looking forward to this tournament. He’s quoted as saying that to play constantly play at the highest level, the sport requires incredible demands, concentration and above all, never letting up. According to him, usually people celebrate success, that’s normal, but it also means that your appetite is satisfied. It is quite natural that human beings lose hunger, that allows others are more driven an opportunity to win. Therefore, Joachim Low said that the toughest task is to maintain high standards.

The German team feels that their job is to adapt themselves to every situation. By staying informed about the direction football is taking, and what are the developments in it, the German Team will continue to be trendsetter in FIFA World Cup 2018. They are all set to stay ahead of other teams.

The team looks towards their future. The team players are not just players who want to win the game; rather they are visionaries. The history tells us that the German national team never hesitate to try things, even if they look absurd, they try them anyway. The crazy things that they did in Brazil and none of them was a coincidence. Everything is perfectly planned before they set to do it practically and make sure they get succeed in it.

Germany won the World Cup in 2014. Most of the heroes of 2014 are still part of the squad for FIFA World Cup 2018. For FIFA World Cup 2018, the chosen goalkeepers are Manuel Neuer, Marc-Andre ter Stegen, and Bernd Leno. Among the defenders are, Jonas Hector,  Joshua Kimmich, Benedikt Howedes, Jerome Boateng, Mats Hummel, Shkodran Mustafi, and Niklas Sule. I

ncluded in the midfielders are, Toni Kroos, Sami Khedira, Julian Weigl, Iikay Gundogan, Sebastian Rudy, Mario Gotze, and Mesut Ozil. The forward players are Thomas Muller, Julian Draxler, Marco Reus, Leroy Sane, and Andre Schurrle. Together, all these team players make Germany the 4th world class team that has the most polished and experienced players who are completely fit and motivated to win the upcoming FIFA World Cup. But, it is believed that this thing will turn out to be against them in Russia, by feeding the same satisfied players.

Lucky was the coach, Joachim Low, who won the Confederations Cup with a completely new squad. He has now more players to choose from. The main tension for him right now is to create a high level of competition because in the end that makes all the difference.

While comparing the World Cup in Brazil with the upcoming one, the first difference is in the temperature. Brazil was quite hot, with kick-offs at different times. The matches were mostly organized during midday. Also, in Brazil, the German team was not the actual focus because a European team never won a title on American soil. Therefore, the focus was on Brazil, and everyone wanted Brazil to reach the finals. So, the German team was not among the favorites. But, in FIFA World Cup 2018, they are.

German Team is World Cup winner, Confederation Cup winner and had played a strong qualification phase. According to Joachim Low, the pressure is always three, and it will be more on him in Russia. Mr. Low says that there is no success without a plan, and thus, the German team is planning a win in FIFA World Cup 2018. In the end, there could be any situation where the luck plays a role, where outside factors influence things. But, with planning, consistency and having a clear objective, they can go far enough to get success in the FIFA World Cup 2018.

Everyone must focus 100 percent on their tasks. If every player is visionary and always looking to the future, in this way the national teams develops, and this is how teams win such huge titles as FIFA World Cup. The coach of the team, of course, must be a go-to-person for players, where social skills play an important role. He should be the one who can lead the team, and that requires a certain relationship with the players. On the other side, the public relationships., the coach is the representative of the team and the sport in public. Being multi-faceted and versatile is important for both the team and their head, that is, the coach.

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USA World Cup Bets and Odds

USA World Cup OddsAlthough football or soccer as it is called in the United States is not considered one of the most popular sports, it has risen dramatically over the years as the US has fielded a number of good teams for World Cup competition.

In 2014, the US team is considered one of the stronger teams in the competition, but they will be hard pressed in their initial group to make it deep into the tournament. However, the US has faced that type of competition before and has responded quite well over the years.

The US in in group G, nicknamed the “group of death” because it’s the toughest group in the tournament, with Germany, Portugal and Ghana. The US has the same odds as Ghana to win the group.

Team Odds
Germany -180
Portugal +275
USA +1000
Ghana +1000

In fact the US isn’t even expected to move on from the group… If you want to bet on the US to advance, you’ll get pretty good odds. A bet of $100 on the US to advance will win you $250 (and a bet of $1 will win you $2.50).

Will USA Qualify From Their Group? Odds
Yes +250
No -350

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The History of the US National Soccer Team

World Cup Prop BetsThe first national team formed in the US occurred in 1885 when they played Canada in what was the first international football matched held outside the UK. While Canada managed to win the match 1 – 0, the US beat Canada the following year, 1 – 0 which helped set the stage for the US fielding teams of remarkable character, if not overwhelming talent over the next century. Although not officially recognized by FIFA, the US did win both the silver and bronze in the 1904 Summer Olympics in St. Louis.

By 1916, the US played in its first official international match and managed to beat Sweden in Stockholm by the score of 3 – 2. The US also played in the first World Cup in 1930 and began its group play by beating Belgium and Paraguay with the latter game being the first time a player, Bert Patenaude, scoring a hat trick or three goals in a single match. The US would make it to the semi-finals, only to lose to Argentina 6 – 1 which led to a third place finish. That finish would be the best the US team has accomplished in World Cup play.

USA World Cup BettingThe 1950 World Cup was the first appearance by the team since 1934 and the US managed to lose against Spain 3 – 1, but turned around to beat England 1 – 0 in what is considered one of the greatest upsets in the history of sports. A victory so stunning it has since been called the “Miracle on Grass”. However, it was the only highlight for the US in the tournament as they lost their remaining game and was subsequently eliminated in the first round.

Over the next forty years, the US would not make it to World Cup play. Although interest in football or soccer was growing considerably over the 1970s and 1980s, a lack of proper organization and general interests basically prevented the US from making a consistent showing in the sport. A low point came in 1986 when the US came close to hosting the World Cup, but lost out to Mexico. Plus, the US team missed qualifying for the World Cup that year on the last game, losing to Costa Rica 1 – 0, a game played in the US.

However, a sharp turn of event occurred in the late 1980s when the US was granted the 1994 World Cup, despite being criticized for not having a proper national team. However, a US team was formed and competed quite well during that time which resulted in the critics quieting down. In 1990, the US qualified for the World Cup again, but didn’t make it out of the first round.

USA World Cup 2014 OddsHosting the 1994 World Cup meant automatic qualification for the US and the team managed to make it to the knockout round before succumbing to Brazil, the first time the US team had made it out of the first round since 1930.

By 1998, the US qualified again, but was smashed in the first round and finish in dead last. However, that setback only managed to fuel the team for the 2002 World Cup for which they qualified and got past the first round to make it all the way to the quarterfinals. Although the team was on a roll having beaten Mexico, they lost to Germany 1 – 0.

In 2006, the US team managed to qualify again, only to draw into a tough group of Ghana, Czech Republic and Italy who became the World Cup champions. The US did not win a match and subsequently they once again did not make it out of the first round.

The 2010 World Cup, the US drew England, Slovenia and Algeria in the first round and managed to make it out of the first round, only to lose to Ghana 2 – 1 when reaching the round of 16. However, it was the victory over Algeria in the opening round which included a goal scored in stoppage time by Landon Donovan that became arguably the most memorable moment in US football since their defeat of England in 1950.

The 2014 US World Cup Team

Bet USA World Cup 2014Qualifying for the 2014 World Cup got off to a shaky start when the US lost to Honduras 2 – 1 in the opening match. However, the US quickly recovered under their manager Jurgen Klinsmann and they subsequently finished first in their hexagonal competition. By adding new players into the formation and changing the atmosphere of the team, Jurgen managed to create a powerhouse that won seven of ten games and scoring 15 goals overall while only conceding 8. The US finished a full 4 points above second place Costa Rica in the final standings.

USA World Cup BetsThere is little doubt that most people will be watching Jozy Altidore who currently plays in the English Premier League and has emerged as a complete player in the tournament. Altidore is well complimented by Clint Dempsey which makes for a potent two-player attack on the goal. Dempsey is a long-time player who has managed to heal up and play at the top of his game along with Michael Bradley of Roma. Plus, Tim Howard is still one of the best goalies around and the American team seems poised to win it all.

Although expectations are high, the history of the US in the World Cup may give some pause for thought. However, there is little doubt that the drive and determination are there to win it all in Brazil.

So if you support the US, and you want to place some ibets on them, please check out our top ranked internet sports books. We’ll be back soon with a great list of the best places to bet the World Cup online. Be sure to look out for it.

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