The most recent Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup odds at top sportsbooks online have Brazil as the favorite to win the competition. Argentina and France follow Brazil close behind.
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Brazil is the favorite of the best online sportsbooks to win this year’s cup. They have a solid core to its team. Also they have arguably the world’s best goalie, Alisson Becker, plus Neymar and Vinícius Júnior. They have won more World Cups than any other country, but their ego is still bruised from a 7-1 loss to Germany in the 2014 semis.
Brazil performed well in the qualifiers and finished in first place in the CONMEBOL. Brazil is a strong top sportsbooks online favorite in Group G (-220). Serbia and Switzerland could be surprised. They had good qualifying performances.
Argentina is another favorite in this year’s World Cup, for a variety of reasons. The chemistry between midfielders and attackers could not be better, defeating Italy in a June game that ended 3-0 in favor for Lio Messi and the Argentinians.
That places the South American team on a 32-game undefeated streak. That is just five games shy of the all-time record. This would be Messi’s first World Cup win, and it’s sure to be his last appearance in one, seeing as how he has played for over half of his life. His experience could bring home a win for Argentina, in spite of the team’s slow defense.
France is right on par with Argentina on the top sportsbooks online oddsboards. It went unbeaten in the European Qualifiers and won its group easily. This team has plenty of young talent, but with the history of returning defending champs, nothing is a given.
Star forward Kylian Mbappé led the team to victory in 2018. Since then, he has grown even better, becoming one of the most talented players in the world. Since 2018, France has won the 2020-21 UEFA Nations League after they beat Spain in the finals.
The Spaniards won it in 2010 via a 1-0 win against the Netherlands. Spain had a good Nations League performance this year. Although they lost to France in the finals, they qualified without a hitch. While not the same team from 2008-12 that was arguably one of the most skilled soccer teams ever, they have some young Barcelona up-and-comers making names for themselves in the international stage.
Pedri, Gavi and Torres, plus Jordi Alba who is one of the top outside backs right now. They will help neutralize the defense and distribute the ball through Rodri in the middle of the field.
England is on everyone’s minds following its Nations League showing. It finished the Nations League on a bad note which included two losses to Hungary. This has left US fans hoping that their team can capitalize on England’s issues in group play.
England reached the World Cup semifinals in 2018 as well as the final of Euro 2021. Judging by experience alone, the team is dangerous. Forward Harry Kane is en route to becoming the country’s all-time leading scorer ever.
Meanwhile centerback and captain Harry Maguire will be trying to bolster the defense that surrendered four goals to Hungary in the Nations League play. Other notable players are Raheem Sterling and Declan Rice.
Germany (FIFA World Cup Odds +1100)
Germany will kick off the World Cup by facing Spain in the team’s 2nd game in group play. That is going to be the rematch of the century bar none. The last time these two teams met was in November of 2020.
On that occasion Spain crushed Germany 6-0 in the Nations League. That became Germany’s biggest loss since back in 1931. Six years before, however, Germany brought home the World Cup title after they maintained 64% possession versus Argentina.
The entire house of cards fell apart in 2018. Germany tried to defend its World Cup title but did not even go beyond the group stage. This team is inconsistent and will be relying on the play of Joshua Kimmich, Kai Havertz and Serge Gnabry.