With the start of the 2018 World Cup Betting action just over two weeks away, now is a perfect time to take a look at the top betting favorites to win this year’s version of the globally-renowned and highly coveted soccer tournament. Can Brazil cash in as the prohibitive favorites or will defending cup champion Germany retain their world title as the No. 2 pick on the board or can either, France, Spain or Argentina pull off the World Cup win as slightly longer faves?
Let’s take a look at the top five favorites on the board of MyBookie Sportsbook right now!
Top Five 2018 World Cup Betting Favorites
— Neymar Jr (@neymarjr) 29 de mayo de 2018
- Host country: Russia
- Begins: June 14
- Ends: July 15
- Teams: 32 (from 5 confederations)
- Venues: 12 (in 11 host cities)
- Captain: Neymar
- Manager: Tite
- Nickname: Canarinho
- 2018 World Cup Betting Odds: 15/4
The prohibitive favorites are loaded and now have a bunch of elite help to go along with one of the best players in the world in superstar captain Neymar.
While veterans like Dani Alves and Marcelo are still around and playing at a high level, now Brazil features some young up and coming stars like Casemiro, Gabriel Alves, Philippe Coutinho and Willian. Brazil shares the ball as well as any team on the planet. They can attack from anywhere and they defend, making them the team to beat in 2018. Make no mistake about it. Brazil is looking for nothing less than the World Cup title following their embarrassing 7-1 loss against Germany in 2014.
- Captain: Manuel Neuer
- Manager: Joachim Low
- Nickname: Die Mannschaft
- 2018 World Cup Betting Odds: 9/2
The defending champion Germans are once again, one of the top picks to win it all in 2018 and rightfully so. Germany is loaded with talent, they play a team style of soccer that is probably the best in the world and they’re really smart with strategy.
Captain, Manuel Neuer, midfielder Toni Kroos and yes, the unsung play-making ability of striker Thomas Muller mean the Germans will have a great chance of going back-to-back!
- Captain: Hugo Lloris
- Manager: Didier Deschamps
- Nickname: Les Bleus
- 2018 World Cup Betting Odds: 6/1
There’s no denying it. France has an overabundance of young, speedy and quite hungry players right now to go along with stalwarts like Pogba, Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe, Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann.
The only problem that Deschamps, the 1998 World Cup, and 2000 European Championship-winning captain is going to have right now is who to play and when as his team likely possesses more depth than any other team in the world. France is offering terrific value as a 6/1 pick that could very well win it all this year!
- Captain: Sergio Ramos
- Manager: Julen Lopetegui
- Nickname: La Roja
- 2018 World Cup Betting Odds: 6/1
Spain posted a nearly perfect 9-0-1 record in 10 qualifying matches while scoring a mind-boggling 36 goals and giving up just three.
Andres Iniesta is still the clear-cut leader for Spain, but he’s got plenty of help starting with fellow midfielders Sergio Busquets, and David Silva, not to mention young and hungry new teammates like Real Madrid’s Marco Asensio and Atletico Madrid’s Saul Niguez.
- Captain: Lionel Messi
- Manager: Jorge Sampaoli
- Nickname: La Albiceleste
- 2018 World Cup Betting Odds: 8/1
When you’ve got the best player in the game today like Argentina does with future Hall of Famer, Lionel Messi, you’re always going to have a chance to beat anyone.
Combine that with the fact that Argentina has some other highly skilled players like Angel Di Maria, Sergio Aguero, and Gonzalo Higuain and you’ve got the makings of a team that could beat anyone on any given day. Make no mistake about it, Argentina is offering excellent value as an 8-1 pick.