The Very Best World Cup 2018 Team Bets

Outrightwinner,GoldenBoot,groupwinner…。

thesearethethreemostpopularbettypesaheadofanyeditionoftheWorldCup。

Thereismoneytobemadeineach,ofcourse,butinarenewaloffootball’sgreatestprizethatappearstobewideopen,ittakesabravepuntertotietheircolourstothemastofoneteam/playerinparticular。

Therearestacksofothermarkets,however,thatofferuniquewaystobetontheWorldCupwhileallowingyoutotakeyourimaginationforawander。

Manyofusbelievewehaveadecentinsightintothebeautifulgame,anditisactuallythesub-markets,ratherthanthetraditionalholytrinity,thatbestaffordyouthechancetoputyourmoneywhereyourmouthisandpocketsomeprofitfromthebattlefortheJulesRimettrophy。

Andso,wethoughtwe’dputtogetheraguidetosomeofthemorenicheWorldCupbettingmarketsavailable,andoffersomeideasastowherethetruevaluelies。

Highest/LowestScoringTeam

Thispairofcorrelatingmarketsareself-explanatory。

Wearesimplylookingfortheteamthatwillscoremoregoalsthananyotherinthecompetition,andontheflipsidethereisanopportunitytowageruponthoseweexpecttostruggletoputtheballinthenettoo。

Naturally,forthehighestscoringteamwearelookingtothesidesthatweexpecttoreachthelastfourattheveryleast;themoregamesthatareplayed,thehigherthegoaltallyislikelytobe。

Germanytookthisaccoladeatthe2014stagingofthecompetition–notsurprisinggiventhattheywonthething–althoughacaveatcameintheformoftheir7-1trouncingofBrazil。

Twoobviousfactorsspringtomind:whowillgodeepandwhohasaneasygroup?

Combinethesetwoforcesandwewon’tgofarwrong。

PerhapsBrazilat4/1withWilliamHillarethesmartbethere。

Theybludgeoned41goalsinqualifyingatarateofbetterthantwopergame,andtheirgroupofSwitzerland,SerbiaandCostaRicahardlylooksthemostimposing。

Thedepthoftheirattackingoptions–Firmino,Coutinho,Neymar,Willian,Fred,GabrielJesusandsoon–ensuresthateveniftheyrotatetheirsquad,goalswillsurelynotbeinshortsupply。

Asforthelowestscoringteam,Panama(6/1withWilliamHillagain)looktobeoutoftheirdepthsomewhat。

TheCentralAmericanswillsurelybeacollectivefishoutofwaterindeepest,darkestRussia,andtheymustsurelybeoneofonlyahandfulofnationsinhistorytomaketheWorldCupfinalsdespiterecordingaminusgoaldifferenceinqualifying;notaidedbynettingjustninetimesintenoutings。

GrouprivalsEnglanddon’tconcedemanygoals,BelgiumhavetheexcellentAlderweireld-VertonghendefensivepartnershipandTunisiashippedjustfourinsixintheirownqualificationcampaign。

HighestScoringGroup

ThehighestscoringgroupatWorldCup2014featuredaresultthatarguablynobodysawcoming:theNetherlands’5-1tonkingofSpain。

Thatscorelinefeelslikealifetimeagogiventhetwoteams’respectivefortunessince。

ThatGroupBalsofeatureda3-2winfortheDutchoverAustraliaanda3-0victoryforSpainovertheSocceroos,andsoacoupleofbigwinsskewedthisbettingmarketquiteconsiderably。

Onpaper,atleast,therearesomeratherstodgy-lookinggroupsto‘lookforwardto’thissummer,andyoucanimagineGroupsAandCinparticulartobetepidaffairs。

Puntersappeartohavetwooptions:backGroupG(7/2withWilliamHill),whereBelgiumandEnglandareexpectedtodishoutthrashingstoPanama–thusinflatingthegoaltally,ortryacloser-foughtbracketlikeGroupH(8/1),whichfeaturesahandfuloftopattackingtalentsinPoland’sRobertLewandowskiandColombia’sJamesRodriguez–whowontheGoldenBootin2014–andRadamelFalcao。

WinningContinent

Thismarket,inreality,isessentiallybettingBrazilandArgentinaagainstEurope,butwiththeSouthAmericanduobackableat15/8withLadbrokesthatseemsmorethanfair。

Afterall,theBraziliansarethesecondfavouritestoliftthetrophyandArgentina,finalistsin2014,haveapantheonofattackingtalentstocallupon。

PuntersinthiscaseareessentiallyopposingfavouriteslikeGermany,FranceandSpain…。

isthatworthaflutterwithEuropequotedat4/11withBet365?

ToWinaGame?

Here’sarathersadisticbettingmarketwithsomeintriguingvalueofferedbybet365andotherbookies:wecanbackindividualnationstowinanyoftheirthreegroupgames…。

ornot。

Asyoucanimagine,theoddsonthebigboystowinasinglegameareprohibitiveanduntouchable,butelsewheretherearesomeintriguingplaystoconsider。

Australiaareahearty8/11nottowinagame,andforasidethatdidn’timpressinqualifyingandlacksanaturalgoalscorerthatistemptingindeed。

TheyplayPeru,whichiswheretheriskcomesin,butsurelywon’tovercomeFranceorDenmark。

Iranarejust1/2nottowinagame–cananybodyseethemtriumphingagainstSpain,PortugalorMorocco?

–andsurelythereiswarmthinbackingIceland(8/11)towinatleastonceinabracketwhichcontainsthehaplessNigeria。

Elsewhere,itiseasytogetbehindSouthKorea(8/11)andPanama(1/2)failingtowinatieagainstGermany,MexicoandSwedenandBelgium,EnglandandTunisiarespectively。

FirstTimeWinner?

TherehavebeeneightpreviousWorldCupwinners:Germany,Spain,Italy,Brazil,France,Argentina,Uruguayand,whocouldforget,England。

Anumberofsportsbooks,including10Bet,areaskingpunterswhethertherewillbeafirst-timewinnerin2018,andintruththe1/5availableon‘No’isagreatbetifyouneedaquicktennerorso。

Let’sthinkaboutitrationally:forthiswagerto‘fail’,wewouldneedsomebodylikeBelgium,ColombiaorPortugaltolifttheJulesRimettrophy。

We’renotsureaboutyou,butweseethatbeingalongershotthanthe1/5oddsoffered。

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