Germany destroyed Brazil 7-1 in the 2014 FIFA World Cup semifinal and then defeated Argentina in the final and the German assault left a dominant impression with those wagering on the World Cup Betting Odds. Soccer fans throughout the world have not forgotten that spectacular German championship. Fans of The Beautiful Game also realize, however, that Brazil is a team that can easily recover and win the 2018 FIFA World Cup championship. The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia begins June 14.
2018 FIFA World Cup Russia
Date and Time: June 14 through July 15, 2018
FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 Odds at SBG: TBD
Germany is the favorite to win the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia at 9/2 with the World Cup Betting Odds. They are the top ranked team in FIFA and will start the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 in Group F. That group consists of Germany, Mexico, Sweden, and South Korea. Manager Joachim Low returns as the manager of Germany.
Low has been the manager of the German national team since 2006 and he deserves a lot of credit for leading the team to the 2014 World Cup title. His latest honor is leading the Germans to the 2017 FIFA Federations Cup title. Low has 78 wins, 11 draws, and nine losses as manager of the German National team. Low won the IFFHS World’s Best National Coach in 2014 and 2017.
Brazil is another huge FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 sportsbook contender at odds of 5/1. They finished fourth in the 2014 World Cup. Their humiliating loss to Germany was made worse by the fact that Brazil was the host country. On the positive, Brazil earned their first top four finish in the World Cup since 2002. Brazil also has a recent success to brag about with their 2016 Olympic Gold Medal.
Manager Adenor Leonardo Bacchi took over as Brazil national team manager in June of 2016. Bacci was hired after Brazil’s embarrassing failure in the Copa America Centenario and he has rejuvenated what was a stale Brazil national team. Bacci has a record of 13 wins, three draws and just one loss. The 25-year old Neymar is the marquee man for Brazil. He was on the 2016 Olympic Gold Medal team and has a multitude of individual awards for his career. Neymar was the FIFA 2014 World Cup Bronze Boot winner and he has 17 goals in 30 competitive apps for Brazil.
Hapless England is a 16/1 choice despite last winning the World Cup in 1966. Manager Gareth Southgate is the man now tasked with ending the 52-year misery of the Three Lions. He has a career mark of seven wins, five draws and two losses.
Matchup to Watch
The potential showdown between Germany and Brazil is one that all soccer fans are hoping for in World Cup Betting Odds. Brazil will have the ultimate revenge angle going for them and wth Bacci as manager, Brazil is a like a new team. Both Germany and Brazil are loaded with elite world class talent and a rematch would be among the most watched and wagered events in recent memory.
FIFA World Cup Russia Soccer Picks
This looks like the year for Brazil. They have the management, talent, and intangibles all on their side.
FIFA World Cup Russia Betting Pick: Brazil