Who are the Top Five 2018 World Cup Betting Underdogs?

Written by on May 30, 2018

When it comes to the 2018 World Cup Betting panorama there are longshot underdogs that have no chance whatsoever of pulling off an earth-shaking upset and then there are underdogs that have a great shot of beating out their more favored opponents. Russia 2018 illustrates this fact perfectly, with a handful of teams that, under the right circumstances, could very well pull off what would amount to a mind-boggling upset for the ages. Thanks to my expert look at five underdogs that are all offering some upset value at MyBookie Sportsbook, you’re going to have a great idea of just which teams could win the 2018 Russia World Cup despite their underdog status.

Who are the Top Five 2018 World Cup Betting Underdogs?

  • Host country: Russia
  • Begins: June 14
  • Ends: July 15
  • Teams: 32 (from 5 confederations)
  • Venues: 12 (in 11 host cities)

Croatia

  • Captain: Luka Modric
  • Manager: Zlatko Dalic
  • Nickname: Vatreni (The Blazers)
  • 2018 World Cup Betting Odds: 33/1
Croatia is almost as good as any team in the world when it comes to midfield and upfront players. Croatia’s lineup features world-class players like Real Madrid’s Modric and Mateo Kovacic, Barcelona’s Ivan Rakitic and Inter Milan’s Ivan Perisic and Marcelo Brozovic as well as Juventus’ Mario Mandzukic, Milan’s Nikola Kalinic and Hoffenheim’s Andrej Kramaric.

Colombia

  • Captain: Radamel Falcao
  • Manager: Jose Pekerman
  • Nickname: Los Cafeteros
  • 2018 World Cup Betting Odds: 40/1
Colombia may not be one of the very top favorites, but they’ve got the talent to compete with just about any team in the world, starting with Radamel Falcao and James Rodriguez. If you didn’t know, Rodriguez was the top scorer in the 2014 World Cup.

Poland

  • Captain: Robert Lewandowski
  • Manager: Adam Nawalka
  • Nickname: The Eagles
  • 2018 World Cup Betting Odds: 40/1
Sleep on Poland if you like, but they’re offering some pretty good upset value as a 40-1 pick for many soccer experts. Poland has a flat-out superstar of the highest order in striker Robert Lewandowski and a bunch of other elite players like center-back Kamil Glik, defender Lukasz Piszczek, and midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak.

Russia

  • Captain: Igor Akinfeev
  • Manager: Stanislav Cherchesov
  • Nickname: Sbornaya
  • 2018 World Cup Betting Odds: 40/1
Russia is kind of an all or nothing team that can shine one moment and look absolutely pitiful the next. Despite playing at home, Russia is among the 2018 World Cup Betting underdogs. Captain Igor Akinfeev is a perfect example as he can look as good as any player in the world one moment and then produce a head-scratching mistake or two the next!

Mexico

  • Captain: Andres Guardado
  • Manager: Juan Carlos Osorio
  • Nickname: El Tri
  • 2018 World Cup Betting Odds: 80/1
Mexico will look to strikers Hirving Lozano and Carlos Vela to provide their offense but make no mistake about it, this team is all about defense, defense, defense. If Mexico can get past the round of 16, who knows what could happen!