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.
For such a prestigious event, you can be certain that there will be numerous free bet offers from all the top online bookies for World Cup 2018 as we draw closer to the World Cup 2018 opening match on 14th June 2018.
A World Cup free bet can bring extra excitement to any game, so whether it’s England v Germany or Iran v Costa Rica, you’re sure to have added interest in the outcome.
There will be many bookmaker free bets at World Cup 2018 for new customers only so, if you don’t have an account with some of the top bookies, you are going to be in line for some cracking enhanced odds offers among other promotions for existing customers.
The best free bets for World Cup 2018 are likely to be in the form of enhanced odds, which will generally be available just a day or two before each game.
There will also be World Cup 2018 Free Bets available in the form of Welcome Bonuses for opening a new account (usually in the form of matched deposit bonus). Indeed, that’s one World Cup free bet that can be used now to back the outright winner of World Cup 2018.
There might even be a No Deposit free bet for World Cup 2018 or two available from some bookmakers.
With over a year until the finals of World Cup 2018, it’s very early days yet as far as World Cup 2018 betting offers are concerned. World Cup 2018 qualifiers are still taking place and, as yet, only host nation Russia and Brazil are 100% assured of their place in the finals.
In particular, we can look forward to a vast selection of World Cup enhanced odds throughout the finals on every game. World Cup 2018 betting with enhanced odds could prove to be hugely lucrative, as the odds are invariably stacked in your favour in such promotions.
For example, when England faced Scotland in their World Cup 2018 qualifiers back in November 2016, you could have got 28/1 on an England victory with Coral’s enhanced odds (England won 3-0 for anyone who needs reminding). You could also have got 3/1 on World Cup holders Germany to beat the minnows of San Marino with Betfair (they edged home 8-0!).
You will be limited to small stakes on such promotions and any winnings are paid out as free bets, but you can get some fantastic deals as you can see!
Get up to the minute World Cup 2018 betting odds from our top bookies here, and keep reading for our expert’s updates on World Cup contenders with the best prices available.
As things stand, World Cup 2018 betting odds has defending champions Germany as favourites to retain the trophy at 6/1 with a Paddy Power free bet.
A resurgent Brazil are generally second favourites at around 7/1 which, with them already having qualified for the finals, might be worth an interest. We then have Argentina, France and Spain all similarly priced somewhere between 7/1 and 10/1. World Cup final betting usually revolves around these teams.
Host nation Russia are a best priced 40/1 which you can get with a BetVictor free bet, but they really don’t warrant any serious interest based on the current state of their national team.
For those who like a patriotic punt, England’s current World Cup odds are around 22/1. Wales and the Republic of Ireland can both be backed around the 200/1 mark and if you feel so inclined, you could have a punt on Scotland or Northern Ireland at odds of 1500/1 if you shop around.
World Cup odds will change to varying degrees as teams confirm their places in Russia, but the main movements in odds will take place once the draw for the group stage is made on 1st December 2017.
There’s always one ’Group of Death’ from which one of the leading contenders will be destined to make an early exit.
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:
We’ll be providing expert betting tips throughout the remaining World Cup 2018 qualifiers and, of course, comprehensive World Cup 2018 betting predictions during the finals themselves.
The next European World Cup 2018 qualifiers take place in just a couple of weeks (from Friday 9th to Sunday 11th June inclusive) and there are sure to be a wide range of superb World Cup 2018 free bets available.
There are some cracking fixtures to look forward to and there will be some more great enhanced odds on offer on, for example, England to beat Scotland (or vice versa) at Hampden Park, Germany to beat San Marino (you certainly don’t need to be an expert to make that World Cup 2018 betting tip), Republic of Ireland to beat Austria, Wales to beat Serbia, Spain to beat FYR Macedonia, Portugal to beat Latvia, Belgium to beat Estonia and Northern Ireland to beat Azerbaijan among others.
We are now roughly around the midway point of the qualification process and more places at Russia in 2018 will be confirmed over the next few weeks and months, both among the European nations and the other FIFA regions.
Some big names are also likely to fall by the wayside, with the Netherlands being one of the heavyweights looking up against it as things stand.
European champions Portugal also currently look as though they could be reliant on the play-offs to progress. In South America, Argentina are far from guaranteed a place in the finals. A World Cup finals without both Cristiano Ronaldo AND Lionel Messi? It could happen.
There will be a multitude of World Cup 2018 betting offers available throughout the remaining qualifying games, including numerous FIFA World Cup free bets, so ensure that you keep checking this site for all very latest promotions and World Cup 2018 betting tips.
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