2018 FIFA World Cup Betting Odds Group E

For World Cup betting Odds punters looking for a massive prohibitive favorite Group E has one to offer.  Seems like for everyone the Group E conversation begins and ends with Brazil.  Because of the presence of Brazil this foursome is written off as finished before it even starts.  Switzerland may get some glances as a longshot dog.  Meanwhile Serbia and Costa Rica are pipedreams.  In fact, Brazil is the second choice of all to win the entire 2018 FIFA World Cup.  While they may not offer much in betting value they do offer the likelihood of an expensive win.

2018 FIFA World Cup Group E

Date and Time: June 14 through July 15, 2018

Location: Russia

World Cup Group E Betting Online Odds :  Brazil 1/5, Switzerland 6/1, Serbia 15/2, Costa Rica 16/1

2018 FIFA World Cup Group E TV Coverage: Check Listings

Group E World Cup Betting Odds action begins on June 17.  Costa Rica will meet Serbia at Cosmos Arena in Samara.  Meanwhile Brazil faces Switzerland at Rostov Arena, Rostov on Don.  Next on June 22 Brazil will play Costa Rica at Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg.  Serbia matches up with Switzerland at Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad in the other game.  Concluding Group E play are two matches on June 27.  From Otkrytiye Arena in Moscow Serbia plays Brazil.  Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny, Novgorod will host Switzerland vs. Costa Rica.


Seems like Brazil can have their way in this relatively weak Group E.  In comparison the remaining teams offer no real threat.  Currently ranked second in FIFA, Brazil has five World Cup titles.  However, the past three World Cup competitions have not been great for the big chalks.  As host team for the 2014 World Cup Brazil finished only fourth.  Prior to that they finished sixth in 2010 and fifth in 2006.  2002 was the last World Cup championship seen by sportsbook soccer fans for the Brazilians.

Brazil counting on Neymar

Neymar is the superstar sniper for Brazil.  At age 26 he is entering his prime.  He has 53 goals and 83 caps for the Brazilians.  Professionally he plays for Paris Saint Germain.  Known as a “true phenomenon” the versatile Neymar can serve as central striker or winger.  Pele is the greatest Brazilian, if not complete player of all time.  It says a lot that Neymar is compared to the legend of the world.

Switzerland, Serbia and Costa Rica

Switzerland has a current FIFA ranking of eighth.  But the Swiss have a poor World Cup history.  They have three quarterfinal runs with the last one in 1954.  FIFA currently ranks Costa Rica in the number 25 slot.  Costa Rica’s best finish was in 2014 with a quarterfinal.  Serbia is ranked 34th in the current FIFA standings.  The three others in this group simply post little threat to Brazil.

Matchup to Watch

Mismatches are the early rule rather than exception with the World Cup Betting OddsHence the Group stages often offer expensive favorites.  Which means that cheap dogs that have no chance are also on the board.  Brazil is a beast among boys in Group E.

2018 FIFA World Cup Group E Betting Odds Picks

Losers with a big price that can’t actually deliver are not real board values.  Most of all prohibitive chalks with large prices that win at least bring some value.  In conclusion Brazil is the only realistic choice in Group E.

2018 FIFA World Cup Group E Betting Online Pick: Brazil 1/5