World Cup 2018 Free Bets - All you Need to Know about World Cup Betting
The eyes of the world will be on Russia for the 2018 World Cup, and we’re sharing all of the World Cup betting from top bookies you need to know. With the World Cup comes World Cup free bets… You’re in the right place for the best offers, promotions and World Cup betting tips to keep you going through the tournament.
Fifa World Cup 2018 Free Bets
When it comes to the ‘Greatest Show on Earth’, there’ll be plenty of World Cup free bets. World Cup betting is big business for the bookies. Most online bookmakers save up their best World cup free bets and enhanced odds offers for new customers during the month-long tournament. There’s no wonder we’re big fans…
A free World Cup bet differs from that of regular bets, as they, typically, offer much higher returns. Free World Cup betting mostly revolves around enhanced odds, especially towards the end of the tournament. However, accas, top goalscorer, Group qualifier World Cup betting odds are all popular, with colossal bonuses for new customers. There are some tasty World Cup betting opportunities to be had if you look around.
Online World Cup Betting
Online World Cup betting is where you’ll find high-quality offers. While you can go to the bookies and take a punt on your home team, online has exclusive offers and discounts that you just can’t find in a store. You’ll also be able to compare the competitive odds to ensure you get the most bang for your buck online, which you can’t by walking to the bookies.
World Cup 2018 Groups and Draw
The World Cup groups have been drawn, and there are already outright World Cup betting odds for the groups.
Uruguay has been pipped as the champions of Group A at 6/5, with Spain predicted to take the title for Group B, at odds of 4/6. Group C is thought to be France, with World Cup betting odds of ⅓. Group D is said to be about Argentina, at 4/6, with Brazil thought to top Group E, at odds of ⅓. Group F is predicted to be all about the Germans, at 10/21, and Belgium are expected to beat out the home team in Group G, with odds of 10/11. Finally, Colombia are expected to smash Group H, at odds of 7/5.
World Cup Betting Tips
There’ll be plenty of World Cup betting tips throughout the month, and the months running up to the ‘Greatest Show on Earth’. We’ll be sharing our top World Cup betting tips – particularly where to look for a good World Cup free bet – and what odds you need to be placing money on.
One of our biggest World Cup betting tips is to keep your eye on Brazil. At 6/1, they are predicted to be in with a fighting chance of listing the trophy for the sixth time, and they’ve got Neymar to lead the team straight to the finals. Neymar’s move to PSG will have seen him pick up, even more, experience going into the World Cup.
2014 champions, Germany, are well worth a punt, with top technical ability and players. We reckon they will, at least, reach the semi-finals. Spain, Argentina and France are also countries thrown about when it comes to World Cup betting tips.
Make sure you read up on all of the stats and records of the teams before placing any bets. Our most important World Cup betting tips always involve doing your research and getting to know the players before betting. If you are starting with an acca bet, always start will small selections first. They may offer fewer returns, but the risks are less.
World Cup Tips Single Matches – Group Stage
World Cup 2018 Match Previews and Betting Tips
19th June Update – Late Harry Kane goal secures England World Cup winning start
England began their World Cup 2018 campaign with a 2-1 victory over Tunisia in Volgograd, with Harry Kane’s injury-time goal securing maximum points after a frustrating evening during which Gareth Southgate’s men had failed to make the most of their almost total dominance of the game.
England are now 16/1 with Betfair to win the World Cup and 6/4 with Paddy Power to win Group G. Belgium, who started with a 3-0 win over Panama, are rated as 8/13 with BetVictor to win the group and can be backed at 10/1 with Betfair for the World Cup. In the Golden Boot betting, Harry Kane is now 13/2 (Betway) to be the Top Goalscorer in Russia.
11th June Update – Brazil and England head to World Cup 2018 on back of convincing victories
World Cup favourites Brazil concluded their preparations for Russia 2018 with a straightforward 3-0 win over Austria in Vienna, with goals from Gabriel Jesus, Neymar and Philippe Coutinho. Brazil are now best odds of 9/2 with Coral to claim World Cup glory.
England completed their World Cup warm-up preparations with a comfortable 2-0 win over Costa Rica at Elland Road last Thursday night. Gareth Southgate sent out a much-changed team and was rewarded with an impressive performance and goals from Marcus Rashford and Danny Welbeck. Patriotic punters can back England for World Cup success at 18/1 with Sportingbet.
5th June Update – Leroy Sane misses out on World Cup selection for Germany
Germany coach Joachim Low sprung one major surprise in announcing his final 23-man squad for World Cup 2018, with there being no place for Manchester City winger Leroy Sane. He had featured in Germany’s 2-1 friendly defeat away to Austria on Saturday. Germany are 19/4 second favourites for the World Cup with BetStars.
Meanwhile Brazil welcomed back Neymar as a half-time substitute for their 2-0 friendly win against Croatia at Anfield, with the Paris Saint-Germain star scoring the opening goal of the game. Brazil are 9/2 with Coral to win the World Cup.
28th May Update – Egypt’s Mohamed Salah expecting to be fit for World Cup 2018
Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah says he is “confident” of playing in the World Cup for Egypt after suffering a shoulder injury in the Champions League final defeat by Real Madrid.
The 25 year-old scored 44 goals for his club last season and is seen as crucial to Egypt’s hopes of qualifying from Group A, for which they are a best price of 9/5 (2.80) with Paddy Power.
Denmark’s former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner could be ruled out of the World Cup after limping off with a thigh problem for Rosenborg on Sunday. Denmark are 4/6 (1.67) with Coral to qualify from Group C.
22nd May Update – Mauro Icardi omitted from Argentina’s World Cup 23-man squad
Despite finishing top scorer in the Italian Serie A over the past season with 29 goals, Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi has been omitted from Argentina’s final 23-man squad for Russia.
La Albiceleste national team coach Jorge Sampaoli has instead chosen to support Lionel Messi with Sergio Aguero, Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala as his attacking options. There’s also no place for Racing Club’s 20 year-old hot prospect, Lautaro Martinez. Despite the quality of their strikers, many feel this is an Argentinean squad that’s lacking in overall quality. Those that believe that Messi can lead Argentina to World Cup glory can still back them at 10/1 with Betway.
15th May Update – Dani Alves World Cup injury blow for Brazil
Brazil’s World Cup preparations have been dealt a blow with news that 35 year-old right-back Dani Alves will miss the finals after picking up a knee injury that is set to sideline him for six months.
Corinthians’ Fagner is seen as perhaps the most likely candidate to benefit from the absence of the Paris Saint-Germain defender.
Brazil remain, alongside Germany, the bookies’ favourites for World Cup 2018, with the Selecao being available at best odds of 23/5 (5.60) with 188bet to claim what would be a record sixth trophy.
World Cup Betting Offers
World Cup betting offers are massive; they can be with the tournament held every four years. The enhanced odds are decent and lucrative for customers, as the World Cup betting odds are normally in your favour. The semi-final and final are big for this kind of World Cup betting.
The fight to be top goalscorer in the World Cup is also a market well worth betting on. You’ve got the major players – Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar – all going for the title, but it’s wide open. Colombian midfielder, James Rodriguez, took home the title in 2014, proving not all World Cup betting is straightforward. You’ll find plenty of World Cup free bets when it comes to these types of odds.
You’ve also got the likes of accumulators, offering epic returns when they come in. Accas are the bread and butter of World Cup betting, and you’ll also find top acca insurance with big bookies. If your bets don’t come in, you’ll still get your stake back; essentially, a risk free bet. The winnings for a World Cup free bet will be paid out in free bets, rather than a cash withdrawal, meaning you can take a punt on even more World Cup betting odds.
World Cup Betting Odds and Bids
The World Cup betting odds will change as the tournament starts, and teams surprise us. However, as things stand now, Germany are predicted winners of the World Cup by Betfred, at 5/1. The defending champions have a list of players that will put up a fight, so it’s well worth checking these World Cup betting odds closer to the tournament.
Brazil are rated as the runners-up, at 7/2 with BetVictor. Paddy Power has France coming in third with 7/1, Spain similarly priced and Argentina at 12/1. You’ll find the World Cup betting towards the finals always involves these teams.
If you’re supporting England, you are looking at 16/1 with Paddy Power, also priced similarly to the likes of Coral and other famous brands. The host nation Russia are at an average of 33/1 if you fancy betting for the home team. It’s likely that these World Cup betting odds will fluctuate before the World Cup, especially after the draw for the group main stage on December 1st. Keep your eye on the odds and the offers for World Cup free bets. Check out our Predictor to predict the World Cup Winner yourself.