FIFA Qatar 2022 World Cup Betting Odds & Preview
Brazil is the favorite with the top offshore sportsbooks to win the Qatar 2022 World Cup. The 22nd edition of the FIFA World Cup is scheduled to begin in 2022 on November 21. It will conclude on December 18.
Following closely behind Brazil at the best online sportsbooks are defending champions, France. This may something to do with their performance in the 2020 UEFA Euro Cup. France didn’t do well. They began with a Group Stage tie against Hungary.
The defending World Cup champions were eliminated in the Knockout Stage. Likewise, Brazil dropped its Copa America Final against Argentina. So as it turns out, the two favorites of top offshore sportsbooks fell short of their respected regional competitions.
England is third-favorite despite a shootout loss to Italy in the 2020 UEFA Euro Final. The faves are littered with European nations. Brazil and Argentina are the only two non-European teams with odds to win in the Top 11. Colombia is listed at 12 on top offshore sportsbooks.
Odds To Win FIFA Qatar 2022 World Cup
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The betting favorite has not won the World Cup since Spain in 2010. However, there is a consensus that Brazil is a strong pick for your money one year prior to the 2022 tournament. “Well, having Brazil as the favorite doesn’t come as a surprise,” an expert said. “How good they’ve been in World Cup qualifying matches can attest to that, but it’s also a Brazilian team that goes in every tournament as one of the betting favorites.”
Maybe even more importantly, that the World Cup is not in Europe gives Brazil an edge. “The last World Cup they won, 2002, was in South Korea and Japan. Now, in Qatar, they’re going to be in the Middle East, away from Europe, where European teams tend to perform well. So that’s something all the South American teams can be thankful for.”
Still, there are several nations that can conceivably come away with a win. Italy is a strong bet right now at +1000. Their odds are a tad longer than they might otherwise be considering that Italy haven’t qualified yet. “I like Italy. The Euros champions now face the question of if they qualify. And that’s why it’s an opportunity right now, if you get an early bet in on Italy.”
Croatia made it to the final in 2018. Luka Modric almost nailed the Ballon d’Or. But the Croationas are 50/1 to go all the way four years later. Colombia have not secured their qualification just yet. They are 66/1 (67.00). South American rivals Uruguay, with Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez in their roster, are available at 80/1 (81.00).
Algeria and Nigeria spearhead the African representatives. Both are 100/1 (101.00) outliers. The United States and Mexico are both set at the same price. Hosts Qatar are not projected to be contenders at 150/1. Poland and Egypt are 200/1 (201.00) and Wales, looking to send Gareth Bale off into the sunset in a fitting manner, are quite the long shot at 250/1.