When: June 14 to July 15, 2018
Defending Champions: Germany
Gamblers Palace.com is planning extensive World Cup betting coverage and world cup odds during the upcoming 2018 World Cup tournament.
Along with updated world cup news for each team in the field.
Gamblers Palace editorial team will look in detail at each of the teams during qualification and assess their strengths and weaknesses and they have come up with a number of World Cup betting tips for you to consider.
We'll be offering up a wide range of tips, whether it is in the outright betting, on who will win their groups plus many tips in the match betting.
It's been a long road to get to this point in World Cup qualifying, but there are 23 teams in the field and just a couple matches left to be played to settle the last nine slots in this 32-team tournament.
That said, if you haven't qualified for the World Cup by the middle of October, your prospects of actually winning the tournament aren't good. Chalk almost always ultimately holds up in the World Cup, knowing that each of the 20 tournaments have been won by either European or South American teams. A total of 13 of the 20 World Cups have been won by Brazil, Germany or Italy.
Not surprisingly, these three teams are amongst the eight favorites. It wouldn't quite be a 50/50 proposition between these three and the rest of the field, but you wouldn't get great odds just backing these three behemoths against the other 29 teams in the field.
France and Germany are the co-favorites at +500. Euro 2016 winner, Portugal is down at 23 to 1, right alongside the host nation, Russia at +3000.
Should the Russians happen to win the World Cup, they would become the seventh host nation ever and the first since France in 1998 to do so. That said, the Russians have struggled in their lead-up to the World Cup, and it wouldn't be surprising if they ultimately became the second host nation to not advance from the group stage of this tournament as well.
Ivory Coast +15000
Costa Rica +20000
South Korea +2500
Northern Ireland +45000
Saudi Arabia +50000
South Africa +75000
New Zealand +100000
World Cup betting odds can be a challenge to figure out and make money on. On one hand, all the usual factors come into play in World Cup betting that are factors in other sports.
Things like injuries, weather conditions, and crowd support are all factors to keep in mind. Evaluating the World Cup betting odds requires that you take all of these items into full consideration along with the more concrete pieces of information you would normally use to evaluate a team's odds of winning.
You can make a lot of different types of bets when you wager on soccer matches. The most common types of bets you can make on soccer matches is choosing which team will win and the over/under. These are the easiest bets to cap for any given game so you should stick with these if you’re just beginning to soccer betting.
Once you become familiar with the sport and the players on the different teams then you can start looking at the other types of bets. Other World Cup soccer bets will include, who will score first, who will score last, who will score the most, which team will have the most corners, which team will have the most shots, etc. Continue
Three of the most popular types of soccer lines to bet on are the point spread, moneyline and total, but the action doesn’t stop there. You also have the option of parlay and prop betting on World Cup soccer action. With so many games and tournaments at the club and international level, it’s easy to see why soccer wagering has become so popular.
It can also be a little intimidating, but that’s why you’re here. Take a look below and you’ll find a brief explanation of every soccer line and betting type. The links you see within those descriptions will take you to a more detailed description.
Once you’ve finished your soccer wagering homework, you’ll be ready to hit the pitch and make your 2018 World Cup plays.
Soccer point spread betting is when you are betting on whether a team will win or lose by a certain number of goals. Due to its simplicity, soccer point spread betting is one of the most popular types of lines to wager on. Continue
For soccer bettors who prefer to wager on single events without points being added or subtracted, moneyline wagers are very attractive. To make a moneyline wager, all you need to do is choose who you believe will win the game and make your play. Oddsmakers set the lines on each team and the favorites will be represented with lower odds while the underdogs will be given higher odds. Continue
The total, also known as Goal Line, is another popular type of soccer line to wager on.
Also another exciting way to bet on a World Cup Match, is on the total, also known as over/under, which works similar to a total on any other sport. If you bet over 2 goals, there are three possible outcomes: 3+ are scored and your wager wins; exactly 2 goals scored ( your wager pushes, and your money is refunded ); or fewer than 2 goals are scored, the total bet loses. Continue
Parlay wagering is becoming increasingly popular among many in the soccer wagering world as it has the possibility of increasing your wagers’ payouts. The payout for a parlay is typically greater than a straight bet, but the bigger reward comes with increased risk. Continue
World Cup Prop betting can be handicapped just like you would a pointspread side or a total. You can win money on a prop bet just as easily as you can on a side wager and in some cases before the game even starts!
Many FIFA World Cup gamblers love prop bets because they add excitement to the soccer game or tournament. Continue
Every four years sports bettors and soccer enthusiast from around the world, flock to bet on this competition with massive amounts of money placed on 2018 World Cup soccer tournament. Betting on World Cup Qualification is also incredibly popular, with betting lines on Group Winners, Who Will Qualify as well as individual World Cup Qualifying match markets available with the majority of bookmakers.
World Cup Qualifiers can sometimes be difficult to bet on. Whilst teams such as Brazil, Germany, Portugal and Argentina regularly qualify for the competition proper, there can still be some shock results in terms of which teams qualify along with the regulars, along with surprise match results and scorelines.
This is why it's incredibly important to keep up to date with the latest World Cup Qualifying news and reports to stay one step ahead of the bookmakers. By staying informed of the latest results, injuries, suspensions and form among other aspects, you give yourself a better chance of making profit on your World Cup bets. Continue
With the World Cup less than a few months away, and national squad lists being finalized, it's time to start thinking about who might be holding the trophy in Russia.
The World Cup is an International event of epic proportions every four years and our World Cup Cup bracket challenge gives sports betting fans a chance to make their World Cup bracket predictions. Bet on your team bracket and match-up, and see how teams move from bottom to top or from top to bottom as the game goes on. Continue
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Mario Gotze scored the biggest goal of his life, with just seven minutes left in extra time to give Germany their 4th World Cup trophy with a 1-0 win over Argentina.
The Germans become the first European country to win the World Cup on South American soil.
Exhaustion etched on their faces, fatigued bodies ready to betray them, the players knew just one goal would be enough to win the elusive World Cup for their nation.
As the clock ticked toward penalty kicks, the shivering crowd at Soccer City Stadium grew anxious.
Spain or the Netherlands would win its first championship if only someone could find the net. Andres Iniesta did, and Spain rules the soccer world at long, long last. "We have all done an incredible job," he said Sunday night, shortly after the 1-0 extra-time victory. "I don't think we even realize what we have done."
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