World Cup 2018 Free Bets | Your One Stop Shop for World Cup Betting
Welcome to our World Cup 2018 betting guide, where we’ll keep you posted on all the very latest information related to the best betting offers, free bets, betting odds and betting advice for the World Cup 2018.
FIFA World Cup 2018 Free Bets
This is the ‘Greatest Show on Earth’, so you can expect plenty of World Cup free bets. The World Cup is massive for bookies, drawing in millions of viewers worldwide. You can bet they recognize the importance of World Cup free bets and will be tapping into the market.
Most online bookies offer free bets in the form of welcome bonus: deposit an amount of money and get the likes of £20 in return. Typically, there are wagering requirements for these types of World Cup free bets, but they’re easy to understand for even new punters.
A free World Cup bet differs from that of a regular bet, usually offering high returns. Most betting sites save up their free bets for the month-long tournament, or in the weeks before. It’s still relatively early for free bets, so we’ll keep an eye out as we get closer to the games.
It’s worth noting that most World Cup free bets revolve around enhanced odds, especially towards the final, and outright winner. However, you can often get exclusive free bets on accas, top goalscorer and group World Cup betting odds. The World Cup betting opportunities are exceptional if you look around, as there might even be a No Deposit free bet for World Cup 2018 or two available from some bookmakers.
World Cup 2018 Betting Offers
World Cup betting offers are some of the best when it comes to sport. The tournament is held every four years, so bookies save up the best offers and exclusive bonuses for the games. The enhanced odds are the most lucrative for customers, with betting sites offering higher margins on favourites for a short period of time. The semi-final and final are massive opportunities for enhanced betting offers.
The outright winner bets are the most common, with Germany topping the favourites at the moment. These bets are available already and are months in advance of the tournament, based on solid statistics. The fight to be top goalscorer is also another huge betting market for the 2018 World Cup, with Messi, Neymar and Ronaldo all going for the title. However, this bet is wide open, with the likes of Colombian midfielder, James Rodriguez, taking home the honour in 2014.
If you’ve got enough experience and what to aim for massive returns, we recommend accumulators. Accas are the bread and butter of the betting business, particularly football, and you’ll often find acca insurance going hand in hand with the accas. Usually, the winnings from a free bet are paid out in free bets, rather than funds, so you can put even more money behind your teams.
World Cup 2018 Betting Odds
The World Cup betting odds will change as we get closer to the tournament, particularly if any external factors affect a team – such as player injuries. As things stand, Germany is the defending champions expected to take home the trophy again. The Germans are well-known for their strength and speed, with a solid run in their qualifiers and a good group draw. They are tipped at 5/1 to earn the prestigious title.
Brazil, however, is the biggest threats for Germany’s consecutive win, with Neymar expected to lead the team to the final. They’ve already won the title five times, and it’s certainly not going to be a massive surprise if they do it for the sixth time. Current betting odds, however, are also ranking Brazil at 5/1 to win.
France rounds up the top three teams, with forward, Antoine Griezmann, out to make his mark. Griezmann was the top goalscorer at UEFA EURO 2016, and he provided four goals and four assists to help France in their 2018 World Cup qualifiers.
As things stand, World Cup 2018 betting odds has defending champions Germany as favourites to retain the trophy at 5/1 with a Paddy Power free bet.
Here are the full World Cup 2018 Betting Odds:
- Germany 5/1 (Ladbrokes)
- Brazil 5/1 (Bet365)
- France 6/1 (188bet)
- Spain 8/1 (Betway)
- Argentina 9/1 (Betfair)
- Belgium 12/1 (William Hill)
- England 17/1 (Unibet)
- Portugal 28/1 (William Hill)
- Uruguay 33/1 (BetStars)
- Croatia 40/1 (Skybet)
World Cup 2018 Betting Tips
When it comes to World Cup betting tips, you need to do your research. In the months running up to the tournament, we’ll be sharing top tips and odds for the 2018 World Cup, but you need to put in the time to read up on the stats.
There are plenty of records available for you, analysing the country’s players – their performances in the national leagues – injuries, coaching skills, score sheet etc. If you are also looking to place acca bets on the 2018 World Cup, start small with a few selections and gradually build up, as the risks are less.
One major 2018 World Cup betting tip is to watch out for Brazil. While we all expected Germany to be picked as the outright favourites, especially with their performance in the qualifiers and the advantage of playing on European soil, we predict Brazil will give them a fight. Neymar’s move to PSG will have seen him pick up more experience, and Brazil have won on European soil before.
France, Spain and Argentina are all three teams to consider placing bets on, and are all expected to absolutely smash through the group stages. They’ve all got top goalscorers playing for them as well, so it will be a fight to take that title.
World Cup Winners
The World Cup final of 2018 will be held at the Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow on 15 July, after which one team will add their name to the history books as a World Cup winner, so joining an illustrious list:
- World Cup 2014 winners: Germany
- World Cup 2010 Winners: Spain
- World Cup 2006 Winners: Italy
- World Cup 2002 Winners: Brazil
- World Cup 1998 Winners: France
- World Cup 1994 Winners: Brazil
- World Cup 1990 Winners: West Germany
- World Cup 1986 Winners: Argentina
- World Cup 1982 Winners: Italy
- World Cup 1978 Winners: Argentina
- World Cup 1974 Winners: West Germany
- World Cup 1970 Winners: Brazil
- World Cup 1966 Winners: England
- World Cup 1962 Winners: Brazil
- World Cup 1958 Winners: Brazil
- World Cup 1954 Winners: West Germany
- World Cup 1950 Winners: Uruguay
- World Cup 1938 Winners: Italy
- World Cup 1934 Winners: Italy
- World Cup 1930 Winners: Uruguay
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Where to Watch the 2018 World Cup?
If you’re not going to Russia to watch the games live, you can still keep up with all of the matches. In the UK, the BBC and ITV have broadcasting rights, with games shown alternatively with the broadcasters. As the World Cup is so popular, you can bet (literally) that bookmakers will be live streaming the biggest games.
When is the 2018 World Cup?
The month-long tournament doesn’t start until June 14th, finishing on July 15th. It will be held in Russia across 12 stadiums in the country.
How to Bet on the 2018 World Cup
Betting on the World Cup is so easy, as you only need an account and a bit of information behind you to ensure you are placing your money on the right teams. For new customers, choose the best free bets and register your account, meeting wagering requirements for the free bet if needed. Once you’ve done that, you can bet away on whatever game you choose.