2018 FIFA World Cup Group F betting preview, odds and predictions

Nobody but Germany for Betting the World Cup in Group F

When it comes to Group F gamblers are betting it’s nobody but Germany.  And it’s perfectly understandable.  Die Mannschaft is the betting the World Cup to win the entire tournament.  Let alone Group F.  The defending World Cup champs are considered unbeatable.  At least as far as group play goes.  The trick is finding the second place team of the foursome.  As that team will move on to the Final 16 round.  When it comes to that knockout round all bets are off.  Anything can happen. Mexico and Sweden are respected contenders.  The Korean Republic is written off for dead.

2018 FIFA World Cup Group F

Date and Time: June 14 through July 15, 2018

Location: Russia

World Cup Betting Online Group F Odds at your favorite sporstbook:  Germany -300, Mexico +510, Sweden +650, Korean Republic +1550

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Whatever is said about Germany its simply not enough.  They have a roster overloaded with World Class talent.  It resembles a garage full of Maybachs.  Yet the Germans have a tall task ahead of them.  Despite their status as the Betting the World Cup favorite.  The last repeat champion of the event was Brazil in 1958 and 1962.  Ironically enough the Brazilians are the co favorite to win the World Cup.

Germany Dominant during Qualifications

Germany utterly dominated qualifications with ten wins and 43 goals.  They did not lose a single qualification match.  Die Mannschaft has not lost since 2016.  France defeated them in the Euro at that time.  Some said it was the beginning of the end for the coach Joachim Low era.  It has turned out to be one of the most foolish assessments ever.  Low is clearly established as the premier coach of this era.  Manuel Neuer is a World Class goaltender and leader.  Timo Werner is a speedster that can win the Golden Boot.


Mexico makes for an intriguing sportsbook alternative.  They had no problem reaching the World Cup.  With a strong core group hitting its prime they could prove dangerous.  Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez and Hirving “Chucky” Lozano lead the group.  Coach Juan Carlos Osorio is under fire for bad losses in the Confederations Cup.  Also irritating fans has been his changing tactics.  El Tri is gunning for its first ever fifth game at a World Cup.


Sweden has caught the eye of some bargain hunters.  Coach Janne Andersson leads a very disciplined team.  Few if any teams work harder.  It is a collective system that may not be exciting to watch.  A total of seven clean sheets is evidence of their effectiveness.  But fans have no problem accepting the wins that come with it.  The Swedes are greater than the total sum of their parts.  Emil Forsberg will be counted on to trigger what little offense the team has.  The Midfielder is imaginative and creative from the attack.

Korean Republic

The Korean Republic is outclassed in this group.  Not that they would have much of a chance in any of the four team sets.

Matchup to Watch

June 27 pits Mexico vs. Sweden.  It’s the final Betting the World Cup group match.  And a virtual knockout game.  The winner should move on to the Round of 16.  The loser likely goes home.

2018 FIFA World Cup Betting Odds Picks

Look for Sweden to shut down Mexico and finish second in Group F.

World Cup Betting Online Pick:  Sweden to finish second.

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