Germany and Brazil are obvious World Cup betting odds picks. As the most public of teams they carry big price tags. Sure, both are obviously quite capable. Spain is another name brand choice. Loaded with talent they will not be cheap either. Problem is that huge chalks can bust a bankroll with just one stumble. Punters in for the long haul are already looking elsewhere. Also, on everyone’s mind is that conventional “wisdom” is often quite unwise. Forgone conclusions rarely come to form. Therefore, the great challenge remains. Finding quality and value. While avoiding overlays!
2018 FIFA World Cup
Date and Time: June 14 through July 15, 2018
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Portugal is a +2500 choice with the World Cup betting odds. Nobody is going to claim they are a “hidden” gem. But at the same time The Navigators seem to have that elusive combination. Ability at a solid price makes them a strong sleeper pick to win it all. As the eighth pick on the board they scream out as a top-quality value. Add in Cristiano Ronaldo and you have everything needed for a run. If Ronaldo isn’t the best player in the world he’s in the conversation. Any team that boasts Ronaldo is a potential winner any match.
England is also an intriguing sportsbook possibility. Usually the Three Lions are overlays in the World Cup. Their crazed countrymen bet them up beyond any realistic price. But this year’s club is remade with fresh new blood. With that is a new approach and outlook. Best of all England is written off as a +1775-relative longshot. Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane is a superstar in his own right. Kane is one of the premier strikers found anywhere. Head coach Gareth Southgate has a capable team. Opponents and doubting punters could get ambushed.
Host team Russia could steal a game or two and is the second choice in Group A behind Uruguay. The Russians are a +170 choice to win the group. And are +4650 to win the World Cup itself. No team will have as much of a motivational edge. Russian President Vladimir Putin put a lot of effort in getting to host the event. The entire program has pointed to making a successful run. Head coach Stanislav Cherchesov has improved the attack. Strikers Fyodor Smolov and Aleksandr Kokorin are plenty capable.
Poland is yet another potential gem sleeper team. Head coach Adam Nawalka led the Poles to eight wins in 10 qualifying matches. Captain Robert Lewandowski scored a record 16 goals. His leadership provides an intangible not seen on the scoresheet. Poland is +7050 to win the World Cup. Group H has the Poles as a +190 second choice.
Matchup to Watch
At first glance Serbia figures to have no chance in their match with Brazil. In fact, they are +700 with the World Cup betting odds. Yet the match is on the final day of qualifying. Brazil will almost have certainly clinched by then. Which means they are likely to rest key players. That will leave the door open. Serbia will likely be in a must win position. Situationally its worth the long shot!
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Keep an eye on these aforementioned teams. They will offer superior betting value. Both in their individual matches and potentially longer-range prospects.
World Cup Betting Online Pick: Portugal to win the World Cup!
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