The World Cup groups have been determined, the field has been finalized, and the final international window before Qatar has concluded. With the runway cleared, World Cup odds are improving.
The odds for the top teams to win the World Cup have changed as a result of the Nations League and friendlies, which have produced some unexpected results.
With only a few weeks until the start of the tournament, here are the most recent odds to win the 2022 FIFA World Cup, as well as a look at the odds to win each group.
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Brazil (+400) is the favorite to win the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
Brazil is the favorite to win the 2022 World Cup and extend their record of five tournament victories, led by Neymar and Vinicius Jr., two of the world’s most in-form attackers at the moment, and featuring a star-studded supporting cast.
Brazil has played every bit like the favorite they are in recent years, including a dominant run through qualifying. They were assigned to Group G, which included Serbia, Cameroon, and Switzerland.
The reigning World Cup champions are chasing Brazil at the top of the betting odds. Les Bleus are coming off a disappointing Euros performance in which they blew a 3-1 lead in the final 10 minutes and lost on penalties to Switzerland in the quarterfinals, but they still have by far the most talent in the world and should be expected to fiercely defend their title in Qatar.
They were assigned to Group D, which included Denmark, Tunisia, and Australia.
No team, arguably, will be under more pressure in Qatar than Argentina, who, fresh off a Copa America victory in 2021, are looking forward to one final major tournament with Lionel Messi. Messi won his first trophy for his country in South America, but the World Cup dwarfs that achievement.
Messi has started the domestic season brilliantly for PSG, with co-stars such as Lautaro Martinez also in fine form ahead of the World Cup.
World Cup group stage odds
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Futures odds for the FIFA World Cup
Betting on the FIFA World Cup outright winner is a popular futures betting option, and odds are usually released shortly after the previous World Cup winner is crowned. These odds will change depending on how countries and players perform in the run-up to the World Cup. Soccer odds will also be adjusted based on handle and liability with specific countries. Futures odds are displayed in a list format, with each option and its odds ranked from best to worst chances of winning. A plus (+) sign is usually placed in front of a team’s futures odds, as shown below:
This means that if France wins the World Cup, you could win $500 on a $100 bet. As the World Cup approaches, or if one team has been particularly dominant, you may notice a country with a minus sign (-) ahead of its odds.
-110 for Brazil
This means that you would have to bet $110 to win $100 on Brazil winning the World Cup.
The American odds for the FIFA World Cup are shown above. However, using our odds converter tool, you can easily convert these to decimal or fractional odds.