FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Betting Odds, Analysis and Picks
Reigning champion France is second to Brazil as far as the odds to win the World Cup at the best offshore betting sites are concerned.
2022 FIFA World Cup Odds
Brazil World Cup Qatar Odds (+450)
With Neymar, Vinicius Jr., and a roster full of stars, Brazil are the favorite to win the 2022 World Cup at the best online sportsbooks. They are looking extend their record of five tournament wins. There’s still a game left to play in CONMEBOL qualifying but Brazil have secured a spot with an unbeaten campaign so far.
Brazil has reached one semifinal since they won the 2002 tournament. That was the infamous 7-1 loss to Germany in Belo Horizonte. The five-time world champs will look to get back on top. Historically, South American teams fare well when the World Cup is hosted outside of Europe.
The first eight World Cups hosted off Europe were won by South American countries (four by Brazil, two by Argentina and two by Uruguay). That streak came to an end when Spain won in South Africa in 2010 and Germany won in Brazil in 2014.
France, England (+550)
The defending World Cup champion is behind Brazil atop the best betting sites’ odds boards. Les Bleus are fresh off an underwhelming Euros, wherein they blew a 3-1 lead in the final 10 minutes and lost to Switzerland in penalties in the quarterfinals.
They still have, however, the most talented roster in the world by far. They should be expected to defend their title tooth and nail in 2022. After they finished on top of their UEFA qualifying group, France already earned a spot in Qatar.
Kylian Mbappe is well on his way to becoming arguably the best player on the planet. Having this collection of players on the other side of the pitch is not something to be looking forward to. There have been consecutive World Cup winners just twice. The most recent to accomplish that was Brazil 60 years ago.
Although they lost the 2020 Euro finals on penalty kicks, England are on par with France on the World Cup best betting sites’ odds boards. England has a young generation of talented strikers coming down the pike, so the Three Lions should be expected to be contenders at this and many tournaments to come. They’ve nailed a place in the World Cup already. They will bring a combination of experience, with a semifinal and final in back-to-back major tournaments, and youth to Qatar.
Always rated among the best teams in the world, England lacks the trophies to show for it. England was remarkable in the Euros but played out of Wembley Stadium just once in that road to the final. England went unbeaten in qualifying with eight wins and a couple of draws. Putting England as the third-favorite seems a bit generous, but you can’t deny the talent on the squad. The question is whether or not the Three Lions will live up to the expectations.
2020 Euro semifinalists Spain are not surprising to find close to the top of the odds board. Always a powerhouse, and 12 years removed from their own World Cup title (2010). Spain won their qualification group. They boast a roster replete with La Liga stars to cement one of the world’s most talented groups of players.
The Spaniards won the Euro 2008, the 2010 World Cup and the Euro 2012, with one of the best national teams ever. However, they went the next three major competitions without winning a knockout match. Midfielder Pedri had a marquee tournament in last summer’s Euros. He will be just 19 at the start of the World Cup.