World Cup Tips: Our Outright Betting Predictions For Qatar 2022
World Cup Betting Tips:
Betting sites have cut the odds on Brazil winning the World Cup to just 7/4 after Tite’s men dismantled South Korea in the Round of 16.
It was a commanding performance from the Samba Boys, who scored four times in the first half to put their opponents to the sword.
They must now get the better of Croatia - runners-up at the last World Cup - to set up a semi-final showdown with either Argentina or the Netherlands.
On the other side of the draw, England take on France in a mouth-watering quarter-final clash, with the winner taking on Portugal or Morocco.
We have scoured the markets for the best odds on each team winning the tournament, and delivered our top tips below.
The Seleçao have lived up to their billing as pre-tournament favourites by sweeping aside their opponents thus far.
Richarlison scored a brace to lead Brazil to a 2-0 victory over Serbia in their opener, and Casemiro then volleyed in the winner against Switzerland.
Tite was able to rest his entire starting XI for the final group stage match against Cameroon, with qualification for the next round already sewn up.
The reserves lost 1-0, but it did not dent Brazil’s momentum. Tite reverted to his usual line-up against South Korea, and key players looked fresh as they eased to a 4-1 win.
Neymar is back from an ankle injury, pulling the strings behind the lively Richarlison, while Vinicius Junior and Raphinha looked dangerous on the flanks.
They have the likes of Rodrygo, Gabriel Martinelli and Antony in reserve, so they will be formidable in attack against Croatia.
Casemiro has been excellent in midfield, the defence looks solid and Alisson is a terrific goalkeeper, with the brilliant Ederson waiting in the wings if he gets injured.
It is now hard to see any of the teams on Brazil’s side of the draw preventing them from reaching the final.
Croatia looked leggy against Japan, and they were fortunate to prevail on penalties, so this vibrant Brazil side should outmanoeuvre them.
Argentina have underwhelmed at the tournament thus far and the Netherlands cannot quite match the quality within Brazil’s squad, so a bet on Brazil to reach the final at 4/5 with World Cup betting sites looks attractive.
Whoever wins the quarter-final clash between France and England will fancy their chances of going on and lifting the trophy.
Les Bleus are the favourites to beat the Three Lions following their commanding 3-1 win against Poland in the Round of 16.
An attacking quartet featuring Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann, Ousmane Dembele and Olivier Giroud is very dangerous.
France have not kept a clean sheet yet at the tournament, but the reigning world champions boast a lot of quality at the back.
N’Golo Kante and Paul Pogba have not yet been missed too badly in midfield, with Aurelin Tchouameni and Adrien Rabiot performing well.
France also boast a lot of quality on the bench, so they will feel confident in their chances of defending their crown.
They may need to beat England, Portugal and Brazil to do so, but with Mbappe in this sort of form, it will be hard to stop them.
The best football betting sites have set the price at 9/2 on Didier Deschamps’ men securing another World Cup triumph.
England may well be the underdogs against France, but it would be an act of folly to write off their chances of lifting the trophy.
They went to the semi-finals of the last World Cup and they were unlucky to finish runners-up at the Euros last summer, losing on penalties to Italy.
These players know how to grind out results in the knockout stages of big tournaments, and they are in fine form right now.
England are one of just four unbeaten teams in the tournament thus far, along with Croatia, Morocco and the Netherlands.
They are also the top-scoring team, with 12 goals, and they have kept three clean sheets in four matches - putting Jordan Pickford in the frame for the Golden Glove award.
Gareth Southgate’s men brushed Senegal aside in the Round of 16, and they have a genuine chance of beating France in the quarters.
The midfield looks like France’s weak spot, and the impressive Jude Bellingham could run riot in Kante’s absence.
If Kyle Walker somehow manages to keep Mbappé quiet, England could prevail.
If they do, they will be teeming with confidence, so the likes of Harry Kane, Phil Foden and Bukayo Saka could fire them to glory, and odds of 13/2 with betting apps look tempting.
Portugal produced a sensational performance to thump Switzerland 6-1 in their Round of 16 clash on Tuesday night.
Fernando Santos made the boldest call of his eight-year managerial reign when he dropped tempestuous captain Cristiano Ronaldo in favour of Gonçalo Ramos.
His boldness was rewarded, as the 21-year-old Benfica striker hit a hat-trick, while fellow forwards Joao Felix and Bruno Fernandes looked rejuvenated without Ronaldo in the team.
The Portuguese are absolutely stacked with attacking riches, as evidenced when AC Milan superstar Rafael Leao came off the bench to curl in the sixth goal on Tuesday.
They should make short work of a plucky but technically limited Morocco side in the quarter-finals, and they would be dangerous opponents for any team in the semi-finals and final.
Most bookmakers will only go to 5/1 or 6/1 on Portugal, but 13/2 at William Hill is an appealing price.
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