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.

Top World Cup Free Bets

  • Coral World Cup Free Bets Bet on World Cup with Coral and Claim £30 Free Bets £30 T&Cs Apply
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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.

Free Bets for World Cup 2018

  • Paddy Power - Win a Million World Cup Special Answer 20 questions and get the Chance to Win £1,000,000 £Join T&Cs Apply
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    New customers only – Minimum deposit of £10 using deposit code 30f - A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 (£20 e/w) placed on any sports markets - Minimum odds of 1/2 (1.5) - Free bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days - Free bet stakes not included in returns - Deposit method and withdrawal restrictions apply - full T&C’s apply
  • Betfred - World Cup Betting Bet on World Cup Matches - Bet £10 Get £30 £30 T&Cs Apply
    Only available to new customers from UK & Northern Ireland. You must stake £10 or more on a Sportsbook market at single/cumulative odds of Evens (2.0) or greater on your first bet. Offer not available to customers registering on 14/04/2018. E-Wallet restrictions apply. Betfred.com will credit your account with a free bet of £30 within 48 hours of your first bet settled, awarded in the currency that your account is held in. Free Bet will expire after 7 days. Full T&Cs apply.
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    New Customers Only. Min Bet £10. Max Bet £10. Additional Winnings Paid as Free Bets.
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    Min deposit £10, Max stake £10, Min Odds 1/1 (2.0); Max free bet £10; New players only; +18; T&Cs apply
  • Dafabet - World Cup Betting Offer 16/1 on England to become World Champion - Claim £30 Free Bets £30 T&Cs Apply
    This promotion is only valid for players living in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. Players must be aged 18 years or over to bet and participate in this promotion. Combination bets can be considered for the free bet for as long as the combination is a fully losing bet. T&Cs Apply.
  • Betway - Enhanced Odds on Spain 33/1 on Spain to beat Iran - Claim Free Bets for this World Cup Special £30 T&Cs Apply
    New customers from the UK & Ireland only. Min Deposit £/€10. Valid debit/credit card or Paypal. Place a single, pre-match, Win/Draw/Win bet of at least £/€1 on Spain to beat Iran in the game at 19:00 BST on Wednesday 20th June 2018. Full Terms
  • Boylesport- World Cup Free Bet Claim Free Bet if Your Team is knocked out in the Group Stage £Claim T&Cs Apply
    *18+. Opt-in. UK/IRE customers only. Max refund £/€20. Antepost outright win single/win part of ew single. First bet placed. Free bet expires after 7 days. Free/cashed out bets won't qualify. T&Cs apply. **18+ T&Cs apply. Cash stakes only. Min £10 stake required for initial £5 free bet. Min odds ½. Max £25 in free bets. Subsequent free bets equal 50% average of each 3 qualifying bets. 13 bets required to receive full £25 free bet. Qualifying bet must be placed within 30 days of opening account. Free bet expires after 7 days. Payment method restrictions apply
  • SunBets Free Bets Sun Bets - 15% Boost for World Cup 15% Boost to your Winning ACCA - Bet on World Cup 2018 £Claim T&Cs Apply
    Offer open to all customers (except those we have notified are restricted from receiving promotions) until 31st July 2018 and applies to all football games. 15% boost applied to winnings on the first accumulator cash bet only. Maximum bonus payout per customer is £/€200. A qualifying bet is the first cash accumulator bet of 5 selections or more placed on football markets with individual selections equal to or greater than 1.5 (1/2). Bet must be placed on pre-match markets only. Free bet stakes do not qualify. Cashed out bets do not qualify. In the event of multiple accumulators, the lowest Bet ID number will be identified as the valid selection. The 15% boost will not be applied to the stake element, is paid in cash, and will be credited within 24 hours. One boost per customer per day. Standard T&Cs and betting rules apply.
  • Betfair Free Bet Betfair - £100 Free Bets on World Cup Bet on World Cup and Claim up to £100 Free Bets £100 T&Cs Apply
    New customer offer. Place 5 x £10 or more bets to receive £20 in free bets. Repeat up to 5 times to receive maximum £100 bonus. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Exchange bets excluded. T&Cs apply.

Upcoming World Cup Matches 20.06.

  • Coral - Portugal, Uruguay, Spain Special 50/1 All to Win: Portugal, Uruguay and Spain £30 T&Cs Apply
    18+. New UK+IRE customers only. Certain deposit types and cash out excluded. Winning bets paid in cash at normal price. Enhanced odds paid in £5 free bets credited within 24 hours, valid for 4 days, stake not returned. Losing £5 free bet excludes Coral Connect customers. T&Cs Apply.
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    New customers only, place a €10 bet on any Sportsbook market - min stake €10 at odds of at least 1.5 (1/2) — and we’ll give you €30 in free bets. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify for this promotion. Free bets are valid for 30 days and must be used on a Sportsbook market. Free bets will be awarded after the qualifying bet has been settled. T&C’s Apply.
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    Only available to new customers from UK & Northern Ireland. You must stake £10 or more on a Sportsbook market at single/cumulative odds of Evens (2.0) or greater on your first bet. Offer not available to customers registering on 14/04/2018. E-Wallet restrictions apply. Betfred.com will credit your account with a free bet of £30 within 48 hours of your first bet settled, awarded in the currency that your account is held in. Free Bet will expire after 7 days. Full T&Cs apply.
  • Boylesports - Iran vs Spain Bet on the match Iran vs Spain and Claim £25 Free Bets with Boylesports £25 T&Cs Apply
    18+. Min odds Evs. First bet only. 30 days to qualify. Free bets expire in 7 days. Payment method restrictions. IRE/NI customers only. T&Cs apply.

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 Group Stages 2018 - Free Bets UK

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 Matchday 1

Match

Date

Group

Result

Russia vs Saudi Arabia World Cup - Free Bets UK

Russia vs Saudi Arabia
Tip & Preview

14/06/2018

A

5:0

Egypt vs Uruguay World Cup - Free Bets UK

Egypt vs Uruguay
Tip & Preview

15/06/2018

A

0:1

Morocco vs Iran World Cup - Free Bets UK

Morocco vs Iran
Tip & Preview

15/06/2018

B

0:1

Portugal vs Spain World Cup - Free Bets UK

Portugal vs Spain
Tip & Preview

15/06/2018

B

3:3

France vs Australia World Cup - Free Bets UK

France vs Australia
Tip & Preview

16/06/2018

C

2:1

Argentina vs Iceland World Cup - Free Bets UK

Argentina vs Iceland
Tip & Preview

16/06/2018

D

1:1

Peru vs Denmark World Cup - Free Bets UK

Peru vs Denmark
Tip & Preview

16/06/2018

C

0:1

Croatia vs Nigeria World Cup - Free Bets UK

Croatia vs Nigeria
Tip & Preview

16/06/2018

D

2:0

Costa Rica vs Serbia World Cup - Free Bets UK

Costa Rica vs Serbia
Tip & Preview

17/06/2018

E

0:1

Germany vs Mexico World Cup - Free Bets UK

Germany vs Mexico
Tip & Preview

17/06/2018

F

0:1

Brazil vs Switzerland World Cup - Free Bets UK

Brazil vs Switzerland
Tip & Preview

17/06/2018

E

1:1

Sweden vs South Korea World Cup - Free Bets UK

Sweden vs South Korea
Tip & Preview

18/06/2018

F

1:0

Belgium vs Panama World Cup - Free Bets UK

Belgium vs Panama
Tip & Preview

18/06/2018

G

3:0

England vs Tunisia World Cup - Free Bets UK

England vs Tunisia
Tip & Preview

18/06/2018

G

2:1

Colombia vs Japan World Cup - Free Bets UK

Colombia vs Japan
Tip & Preview

19/06/2018

H

1:2

Poland vs Senegal World Cup - Free Bets UK


Poland vs Senegal
Tip & Preview

19/06/2018

H

1:2

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.

Top 10 World Cup Betting Offers

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.

World Cup Betting Q&A

After visiting Africa and South America, Russia will host the World Cup in the summer of 2018.
The Luzhniki Stadium (Moscow), Saint Petersburg Stadium (Saint Petersburg), Fisht Stadium (Sochi), Ekaterinburg Arena (Ekaterinburg), Kazan Arena (Kazan), Nizhny Novograd Stadium (Nizhny Novograd), Rostov Arena (Rostov-On-Don), Samara Arena (Samara), Mordovia Arena (Saransk), Volgograd Arena (Volgograd), Spartak Stadium (Moscow), Kaliningrad Stadium (Kaliningrad)
As always, World Cup matches will be shared between the BBC and ITV.
According to Betfair, Germany and Brazil are joint favourites at 9/2 with France (6/1) and Spain (11/2) also expected to be in the running. England are a little adrift at 16/1.
Eight groups of four teams, with the top two going through to the knockout stages. There are three knockout rounds before the final.
4pm on the 15th July 2018, at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

World Cup Matchday 2

Match

Match Date

Group

Result

Russia vs Egypt World Cup - Free Bets UK

Russia vs Egypt
Tip & Preview

19/06/2018

A

3:1

Portugal vs Morocco World Cup - Free Bets UK

Portugal vs Morocco
Tip & Preview

20/06/2018

B

-

Uruguay vs Saudi Arabia World Cup - Free Bets UK

Uruguay vs Saudi Arabia
Tip & Preview

20/06/2018

A

-

Iran vs Spain World Cup - Free Bets UK

Iran vs Spain
Tip & Preview

20/06/2018

B

-

Denmark vs Australia World Cup - Free Bets UK

Denmark vs Australia
Tip & Preview

21/06/2018

C

-

France vs Peru World Cup - Free Bets UK

France vs Peru
Tip & Preview

21/06/2018

C

-

Argentina vs Croatia World Cup - Free Bets UK

Argentina vs Croatia
Tip & Preview

21/06/2018

D

-

Brazil vs Costa Rica World Cup - Free Bets UK

Brazil vs Costa Rica
Tip & Preview

22/06/2018

E

-

Nigeria vs Iceland World Cup - Free Bets UK

Nigeria vs Iceland
Tip & Preview

22/06/2018

D

-

Serbia vs Switzerland World Cup - Free Bets UK

Serbia vs Switzerland
Tip & Preview

22/06/2018

E

-

Belgium vs Tunisia World Cup - Free Bets UK

Belgium vs Tunisia
Tip & Preview

23/06/2018

G

-

South Korea vs Mexico World Cup - Free Bets UK

South Korea vs Mexico
Tip & Preview

23/06/2018

F

-

Germany vs Sweden World Cup - Free Bets UK

Germany vs Sweden
Tip & Preview

23/06/2018

F

-

England vs Panama World Cup - Free Bets UK

England vs Panama
Tip & Preview

24/06/2018

G

-

Japan vs Senegal World Cup - Free Bets UK

Japan vs Senegal
Tip & Preview

24/06/2018

H

-

Poland vs Colombia World Cup - Free Bets UK


Poland vs Colombia
Tip & Preview

24/06/2018

H

-

World Cup Matchday 3

Match

Match Date

Group

Result

Saudi Arabia vs Egypt World Cup - Free Bets UK

Saudi Arabia vs Egypt
Tip & Preview

25/06/2018

A

-

Uruguay vs Russia World Cup - Free Bets

Uruguay vs Russia
Tip & Preview

25/06/2018

A

-

Iran vs Portugal World Cup - Free Bets UK

Iran vs Portugal
Tip & Preview

25/06/2018

B

-

Spain vs Morocco World Cup - Free Bets UK

Spain vs Morocco
Tip & Preview

25/06/2018

B

-

Australia vs Peru World Cup - Free Bets UK

Australia vs Peru
Tip & Preview

26/06/2018

C

-

Denmark vs France World Cup - Free Bets UK

Denmark vs France
Tip & Preview

26/06/2018

C

-

Nigeria vs Argentina World Cup - Free Bets UK

Nigeria vs Argentina
Tip & Preview

26/06/2018

D

-

Iceland vs Croatia World Cup - Free Bets UK

Iceland vs Croatia
Tip & Preview

26/06/2018

D

-

South Korea vs Germany World Cup - Free Bets UK

South Korea vs Germany
Tip & Preview

27/06/2018

F

-

Mexico vs Sweden World Cup - Free Bets UK

Mexico vs Sweden
Tip & Preview

27/06/2018

F

-

Switzerland vs Costa Rica World Cup - Free Bets UK

Switzerland vs Costa Rica
Tip & Preview

27/06/2018

E

-

Serbia vs Brazil World Cup - Free Bets UK

Serbia vs Brazil
Tip & Preview

27/06/2018

E

-

Senegal vs Colombia World Cup - Free Bets UK

Senegal vs Colombia
Tip & Preview

28/06/2018

H

-

Japan vs Poland World Cup - Free Bets UK

Japan vs Poland
Tip & Preview

28/06/2018

H

-

England vs Belgium World Cup - Free Bets UK

England vs Belgium
Tip & Preview

28/06/2018

G

-

Panama vs Tunisia World Cup - Free Bets UK


Panama vs Tunisia
Tip & Preview

28/06/2018

G

-