With just 2 weeks remaining until the start of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, it’s time to start thinking and analyzing the odds for teams to make a deep run in the tournament. That means starting out by taking a look at each of the 8 groups to get an idea of which teams might be able to move on to the knockout stage. There are some nations that seem set to have an easy passage, but you really never know what might happen once play begins, which is why we have to go deep into the 2018 World Cup Betting preview for France and the rest of the Group C.
The World Cup has seen more than it’s fair share of surprises over the years, so perhaps we should be preparing ourselves for a dark horse or two. Be sure to sign-up into MyBookie to enjoy the latest and better 2018 WC Odds.
2018 World Cup Betting Preview & Prediction: Group C
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This is a group where the winner seems to be clear-cut, but who else will move on?
- 2018 World Cup Betting Odds: -440
The French boast a squad that is the envy of just about every other team in the world, but they more often than not lack the attitude to match their talent. Paul Pogba is the leader of an enigmatic group of players who often seem more interested in being anywhere other than on the football field, but when this team focuses and plays at its best, they are tough to stop.
This is a group that they should win without any real trouble, but a draw at home against Luxembourg in qualifying shows that France is capable of playing down to the level of their opponent. If they can step it up and play at a consistently high level, the sky is the limit.
- 2018 World Cup Betting Odds: +1600
This will be the 4th straight World Cup for Australia, but they had to go a very long road to get there this time around. After finishing 3rd in their qualifying group, the Socceroos had to go into playoff games against Syria and Honduras before finally booking their spot.
This is a team that played all-out attacking football under beloved head coach Ange Postecoglou, but the boss resigned immediately after getting his team to Russia. It’s unsure what sort of approach they will take under their new coach, but it’s always tough to perform well when starting out with a new voice in the locker room.
- 2018 World Cup Betting Odds: +800
This is the first time in 36 years that Peru will be at the World Cup. That’s the good news. The bad is that they will be without the services of Paolo Guerrero, who received a 14-month suspension for PED use. Given Guerrero’s track record in front of goal, his loss is a huge one for the Peruvians.
It looked for a long time as though Peru would not get anywhere close to Russia, but a late run in the CONMEBOL qualifying group saw them move up from 8th to the crucial 5th place, which meant automatic qualification. They will be battling Denmark for the second spot in this group.
- 2018 World Cup Betting Odds: +380
The Danes made it to the World Cup after beating the Republic of Ireland 5-1 on aggregate in a playoff game. This is a big team that often plays the most direct route to the goal via the long ball, but they are also blessed with some skill in the middle of the park.
Christian Eriksen is the man that can make it all tick, as he is as adept at scoring big goals as he is at making brilliant passes to his big forwards. Denmark is going to need to stay tight and compact at the back, although given their weakness at the full-back positions, they could be vulnerable to wing play.
2018 World Cup Group C Betting Prediction