The World Cup in Qatar is a major event for betting fans in 2021-2022. The bookmakers leave no match unattended, which opens up a wide horizon for betting and winnings, and there are plenty of events for the 2022 World Cup. The World Cup involves over 150 national teams starting from the group stage. Many bookmakers have even lowered their margins to allow players to bet on the most favourable conditions and at the highest odds.
Betting on World Cup qualifiers
The group stage of the championship is currently underway - each football confederation decides on its finalists, who will face off in the inter-continental tie for the right to qualify for the play-offs of the tournament. The main type of betting available in bookmakers' offices today is betting on national team victories in the qualifying clashes. European betting odds favour the UEFA European qualifiers, but you can also bet on South American teams, Asian or African teams. The qualifiers run until 2022 with the Oceania national teams docking, so players can devote the next six months to betting on the elimination national teams for the play-offs.
Features of World Cup betting
World Cup matches are always entertaining because the motivation of the teams is always off the charts. Furthermore, unlike simple cup or national championships, national matches are always more unpredictable. Every team wants to get the best out of themselves, as the World Cup is only held once every four years, and this is a great chance to make a name for themselves. Last season, for example, Croatia made their finals appearance, making their country proud when they debuted at the tournament. Each World Cup match is extremely productive, which is why there are usually a lot of goals. It should also be noted that there are often strong teams with obvious underdogs, drawn by lot. This makes the World Cup tie even more entertaining.
Types of World Cup betting
In addition to the classic dueling match coverage with the usual range of betting marquees, bookmakers are prepared to offer customers a more comprehensive World Cup betting line-up. In the main draw, bettors can bet on the outcome, handicap, score, exacta, corners and yellow cards, as well as hundreds of other less popular marquees.
One interesting long-term line offered by many bookmakers is betting on a team's exit from the group or on the winner of each group.
Remarkably, betting can also be done in reverse - betting against the winner and winning on the defeats of selected national teams. The long-term lines have higher margins, but the odds are still high.
Bets on the winner of the World Cup
One of the most popular long-term lines at the World Cup is the line on the winner of the tournament. Many bookmakers are already taking bets on the outcome of the championship, putting the highest odds on this line.
Players who bet on a French win before the play-offs last season won at odds of "15" and made a profit that was 15 times the betting amount. This season, bookmakers see Brazil as the favourite, while England, France, Belgium, Spain and Italy with Germany are also expected to win.
Betting on World Cup statistics
Another way to bet on the 2022 FIFA World Cup is to bet on the stats. In this case, each bookmaker groups the game lines themselves, so a wide variety of betting variations can be encountered:
- Cornerstone betting in the World Cup.
- Betting on yellow cards in the championship.
- Betting on the total number of goals.
World Cup live betting
In addition to long game lines, you can bet on the FIFA World Cup in LIVE mode. This is a great way to bet on the actual performances of the national teams and their behaviour on the field, because statistics do not always allow you to reliably determine the winner or make the right conclusion regarding specific positions to bet on. In LIVE, bookmakers provide live broadcasts, which also plays into the hands of sports betting enthusiasts.
The favourites in the scoring race
One of the more exotic betting lines for the 2022 World Cup is the scorer's race line. In this case, the player will be required to determine which forward can score the most goals for the season. But there are also other betting options, such as whether the goal scorer will score a goal in the season, or whether a goal from goal will be scored. The exotic lines are based on the imagination of the analytical department of the individual bookmaker's office.