World Cup 2022

As we edge ever closer to the beginning of the FIFA World Cup 2022, we will look at how teams stack up and what their chances are of winning the tournament. If you are looking for a place to get your World Cup news and betting tips, look no further than our LV BET Sports Blog we cover all the group matches, fantasy football and also a travel guide for those who are planning to visit Qatar this November. 

Outright odds

Brazil – 61/15 (5.05)

Brazil is one of those teams that you expect to be fighting for titles each time it competes in one. That is the level of quality we have come to expect from the Brazilian national team in the FIFA World Cup. In recent years when they were tipped to be one of the best squads around, they had a missing element in their squad. Tite’s men are vying to end a 20 year draught and finally restore football’s biggest prize to their nation. 

This backing comes with certain justification. Tite has named a frightening squad to travel to Qatar with, arguably, one of the best attacking forces from all participating teams. Talisman Neymar Jr has recently found form, and pairing him up with Real Madrid star Vinicius Jr or new Barcelona signing Raphinha should be a joy to watch. Brazil to be the highest scoring team – 5/1 (6.00)

Apart from the prolific forward line, the level of quality in defensive areas is what perhaps sends the strongest signal of Brazil’s credentials. The defensive unit is fortified by the ultra-talented Alisson in goal, Thiago Silva, Marquinhos at centre-back and Casemiro at the base of the midfield, offering his years of experience sniffing out danger. 

How did Brazil do leading up to this tournament? Brazil was only defeated once in 28 international games — quite impressive. The only loss came in a 1-0 defeat at the hands of rivals Argentina in the 2021 Copa America Final. 

Argentina – 11/2 (6.50)

La Albiceleste will be gunning for glory to secure the last piece of silverware that has eluded the player appreciated by many as the best of all time, Lionel Messi Similar to Brazil, Argentina heads to the tournament with an impressive record of a 35-game unbeaten run, which includes the Copa America and the Finalissima. 

For those who missed the Finalissima, Lionel Scaloni and his men ran riot against Euro Champions Italy, where they outplayed them for most of the game. Argentina’s squad is overflowing with talent, with Lautaro Martinez, who never stops banging goals in Italy, Angel Di Maria, Julian Alvarez, who’s had a blistering start to life in Manchester, and Rodrigo De Paul — the engine at the middle of the park. Argentina to be the highest scoring team – 6/1 (7.00)

As one of the greatest managers of all time, Sir Alex Ferguson once said, ‘’attack wins you games, defence wins you titles’’. Argentina have a solid pairing at the heart of the defence in the form of Lisandro Martinez, who is proving critics wrong at Manchester, who will be paired with Critian Romero. This dynamic duo will provide great protection to Emi Martinez, who has become a fan favourite. 

The team spirit and togetherness showed in the tournament leading up to the Winter World Cup is one of the main factors that puts Argentina at the top end of the list. 

France – 6/1 (7.00)

World Cup holders France find themselves third on the list of favourites for back to back titles. They will do well to debunk a recent trend of the competition’s winners being eliminated in the group stages of the subsequent finals. This happened to Germany, Spain and Italy in previous tournaments. 

Les Bleus have a favourable group, drawn alongside Denmark, Australia and Tunisia so they should be in the clear to progress to the knockout stage of the tournament. France to win Group D is at 2/5 (1.40)

Since the magical day in Russia, France are yet to reach those heights as they bowed out against Switzerland in the Euro and they almost got relegated from their Nations League section. Some are speculating that there might be unrest in the French dressing room, but at the end of the day, the players are professional athletes and they are expected to perform on the highest stage.

Didier Deschamp has two key players missing from the squad who are Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kante, both ruled out due to injuries sustained earlier on in the season. It’s not all doom and gloom for the Blues, as they have an asset that few others have, Kylian Mbappe. Kylian Mbappe to be the top goalscorer – 9/1 (10.00). To add to the explosive pace and tricky nature of the forward, Ballon d’Or winner Karim Benzema will also prove to be a huge asset. 

A new generation of players are coming of age, in the likes of Eduardo Camavinga, William Saliba and Aurelien Tchouameni who will be eager to make an impression in Qatar. 

England – 8/1 (9.00)

Gareth Southgate has taken his squad to a semi-final of the 2018 World Cup and to a Final of the Euro in 2020, two great tournaments but the Three Lions did not have what it takes to go all the way. Will they find that missing piece this winter in Qatar? 

One has to go back to the World Cup in 1966 to find England’s last international honour. The English will surely be blasting ‘it’s coming home’ at every chance as a symbol to motivate their men to do what others before them have failed to do. Performances of late have been lacking, with England not managing to score as many goals as before, whilst also conceding more. England to be eliminated by a penalty shootout – 32/7 (5.55)

Should it all come together when the competition gets underway, England could still be a very difficult team to overcome. The nation will be captained by Harry Kane, who will be aiming to retain the Golden Boot he won in Russia, with service from creative players coming from Raheem Sterling, Phil Foden, Bukayo Saka and Jack Grealish. Harry Kane to be the top goalscorer – 7/1 (8.00).

High expectations are being placed upon 19-year-old Jude Bellingham, who looks to be favoured as a starter this time around. With a great tournament, he might cement his position as one of the best young players in the world. 

Spain – 17/2 (9.50) 

A decade on from its Euro 2012 success, Spain travel to Qatar with a comparable squad capable of starving  opponents of possession, but do the Spaniards have that finishing touch?

Luis Enrique is a highly respected manager in the world of football and the former Barcelona manager has had his impact on this Spanish side. He has lead his team to the semi-finals of Euro 2020 before bowing out on penalties to eventual winners Italy. For a team that is thought to be in decline, reaching a semi-final of a European tournament is quite a feat. 

Travelling to Qatar are two elite youngsters Pedri and Gavi who are tipped to be the new golden boys in Spanish football. 

Despite the attacking force not being at it’s best, especially when compared to other elite teams, one should never rule out Spain. Spain to reach the Quarter-finals at 13/20 (1.65)

Tournament Specials

LV BET is offering a host of other interesting bets that you could place on the tournament. The FIFA World Cup in Qatar promises to be one of the most interesting one in a long time and we cannot wait to see what it brings. 

Some of the best odds that we have selected are:

How many games will be finished 0:0 (Regular Time) – Over 5.50 – 6/7 (2.30), Under (5.50) – 5/9 (1.55)

Matches with extra time: Over (4.50) – 7/5 (2.40) , Under (4.50) – 1/2 (1.50)

Matches with Penalty shootouts: Over (2.50) 6/7 (1.85), Under (2.50) 6/7 (1.85)

Continent Winning Tournament – Europe 2/5 (1.40), South America 2/1 (3.00), Rest of the World 16/1 (17.00)

First time winner – Yes – 9/4 (3.25), No – 1/3 (1.33)

Qatar to be the lowest scoring team – 12/1 (13.00)

Saudi Arabia to be the lowest scoring team – 8/1 (9.00)


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*Odds subject to change. Odds correct at time of publishing

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