Every four years, the FIFA World Cup is a men’s national football tournament. Qatar will serve as the host country for the next World Cup, which will be held in 2022. Bettors can expect a lot of action when it comes to soccer, or football, as it is known outside of the US.
The World Cup betting odds, favorites, and underdogs are all covered in this section. The 2022 FIFA World Cup, which kicks out on November 21 and runs through December 18, will feature a wide range of betting possibilities.
World Cup 2022 Betting
When betting on football’s biggest event, there are a handful of options since there are 31 different nations involved and competing for the title. If we are to get technical, there are actually 32 nations in total, but the country who is hosting the event is already assured a spot.
- Groups: There are two steps to this. Eight pools of four teams apiece are formed in the group stage. The Knockout stage is when the top two players from each group compete for a spot in the next round.
- Round of 16: At this round, the top two teams from each division face off against one another.
- Quarter-finals: The eight remaining clubs from the preceding round participate
- Semi-finals: The final four teams battle it out for the championship.
- Third-place: This is a third-place playoff for the semi-final losers.
- Final match: Two of the best teams battle for the championship in the final match.
World Cup 2022 Betting Odds
Draws in World Cup 2022 group stages can have enormous effects on a team’s chances of winning World Cups, regardless of how favorable or unfavorable their path to the finals is.
Drawn with England, the US, and a UEFA qualification, Iran’s team was the most impacted by the draw. When the Saudi Arabians were drawn with Argentina, Mexico, and Poland, their odds of winning went up significantly.
After being placed in Group A with hosts Qatar and the only division without the need for a traditional Pot 1 team, the Netherlands’ odds were drastically reduced.
The odds of Japan making it out of Group D, which included Germany and Spain, were dramatically reduced. Bettors may assume that one of the two UEFA sides is vulnerable to a shock.
World Cup 2022 Favorites
All throughout the pitch, Germany is strong, including a promising striker in Kai Havertz. After fifteen years with Joachim Low’s tutelage, the team looks forward to a new era under Hansi Flick’s leadership.
Among the biggest contenders for the World Cup 2022 trophy in Brazil are Belgium, France, England, and the United States. With Belgium, Kevin De Bruyne has established himself as one of the best players in the world, and he is well-supported by a talented squad.
Denmark and Portugal are also listed as favorites by other bookies. Portugal, although being ranked higher than Germany and the Netherlands, has greater odds of winning than either of those countries. Italy, the world’s sixth-ranked team, is obviously missing from this list after their devastating defeat to North Macedonia.
World Cup 2022 Underdogs
Qatar is not listed in most bookies despite being about the same as those of countries like Ghana, Morocco, and Japan. Mexico and the US are also missing from the list, with both North American teams sitting in the center of the World Cup odds.
In the best European leagues, there are a handful of rising American stars. Their wingers and defenders are both finding the back of the net for them. All eyes will be on Weston McKenzie and Christian Pulisic unless one of the central forwards looms as a threat for this team (Juventus).
Many sportsbooks also list Serbia as an underdog. Dusan Vlahovic, a 22-year-old wonder, leads a bunch of explosive attacking talent that might propel them into the knockout stages. Alphonso Davies is one of Canada’s most skilled players, but the team as a whole has a lot of grit, and the odds are against them.