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.
World Cup 2022 in Qatar is almost upon us and, although predicting the winning team looks a decidedly tricky task on this occasion, the one certainty is that as the finals draw ever closer there will be numerous World Cup free bets on offer.
The top World Cup betting markets will include the ‘World Cup 2022 Winner’ betting odds. This looks to be a wide open tournament, with France, Brazil and Germany topping the betting lists, but the likes of Spain, Argentina, Belgium and, dare one dream, England, all in with a shout.
The ‘Top Goalscorer / Golden Boot’ betting market is always a popular one. This could well be the last World Cup in which Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo feature and both are among the favourites. Neymar will see plenty of support too and could Harry Kane or Mo Salah bring their Premier League goalscoring form to Qatar?
Likewise, backing the ‘Player of the Tournament’ is another favourite with punters, with the trio of Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar again leading the way in the betting.
Rather than just backing the World Cup winning team, backing the two teams to reach the final can be far more lucrative. Brazil and Germany are among the favourites as things stand, but what about a repeat of 1966? England v Germany might be worth backing with World Cup free bets.
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 2022 or two available from some bookmakers.
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 2022 World Cup, with Messi, Neymar and Ronaldo all going for the title. However, this bet is wide open, with Colombia 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.
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, France as the defending champions are expected to take home the trophy again.
The Germans are well-known for their strength and speed and could recoup the title that they won in 2018.
Brazil, however, could the biggest threats for France consecutive win, with Neymar expected to lead the team deep into the tournament. 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.
As things stand, World Cup 2020 betting odds has France top of the betting odds.
World Cup 2022 in Qatar will undoubtedly be the betting event of the year, but whilst the majority of money will be staked on the World Cup outright winner market and individual matches, there are plenty of other great World Cup betting specials to be had if you delve just a little deeper.
With a month of top quality football action at World Cup 2022 in Qatar to look forward to, one problem facing many of us will be the ability to watch all the games live.
With many taking place at lunchtime or afternoon in the working week, the traditional TV option isn’t going to be viable.
The best option for live streaming via a mobile device for punters during the World Cup has to be on the bookmakers sites. The availability of live World Cup betting combined with live streaming from the same site is the perfect combination for betting as the action unfolds during games.
Bet365 is widely regarded as being the leading bookie based on a number of factors, with live streaming being one of those. The great thing with bet365’s live streaming is that you only need to have a funded account or deposited in the last 24 hours to access the service. With their competitive odds and wide range of bonuses, bet365 is the top choice for World Cup live streaming next summer.
Another way to watch the World Cup games live is by using a VPN (or ‘Virtual Private Network’). Approximately 80 countries have the broadcasting rights to FIFA but not all provide online live streams and many of these will come with a price. This is where a VPN really comes in useful.
Basically you sign up to a reputable VPN service (such as Tunnel Bear or CyberGhost) which, simply put, makes it appear as if you are using the internet from a different country (such as the UK) where there are free live World Cup streams available and therefore will enable you to watch these free live streams from the likes of BBC.
The use of VPN services doubled during the 2016 Summer Olympics and it looks set to do so again as football fans search for free ways to watch all the live World Cup matches and online.
We also bring you all the latest World Cup news along with our betting tips and predictions for every game from our resident football experts so stay tuned for all your World Cup betting needs.