It’s finally here – the 2018 World Cup has officially kicked off and 32 national teams have descended upon Russia to compete in the biggest football tournament in the world.
With 4 thrilling weeks of football to look forward to, billions of fans are rejoicing and so are the punters!
The World Cup presents some of the best sports betting action the planet has to offer and you should get in on the action immediately. We show you how.
The World Cup Group Stages
The football World Cup consists of two phases: the group and knockout stages, culminating in the final. The group stages present a fantastic variety of betting opportunities as there are 8 groups in the tournament, each consisting of 4 teams.
Each team play the other 3 teams in their group once, and the top 2 teams in each group progress to the knockout stage.
|Group A||Group B||Group C||Group D|
|Group E||Group F||Group G||Group H|
The Knockout Stages
The knockout stage begins on June 30th just 2 days after the final group matches. There are 2 matches a day during the knockout stages, followed by a 3 day break ahead of the quarterfinals.
While playing your favourite real slots NZ doesn’t require much skill, teams will have to display exceptional talent to get through the knockout stage.
During the 1st phase of the knockout stage, known as the Round of Sixteen, each group winner will play the runner-up from another group.
The 2018 World Cup Final
The 2018 football World Cup Final will take place on Sunday, July 15th at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow is likely to be the most watched sporting event of the year. It’s may seem impossible at this stage to predict who will feature in the final, but many bookmakers have touted Brazil, Germany, Spain, and France as strong possibilities.
Top Notch World Cup Betting Sites
If you’re going to get in on the World Cup betting action, you’re going to need a top notch online sportsbook.
Fortunately there are plenty to choose from, but you should do plenty of research ahead of creating an account.
These are just a few factors which should be considered ahead of choosing an online sportsbook:
- The range of World Cup betting markets available
- How the football World Cup odds and lines compare with other online sportsbooks
- The value of World Cup specials and promotions on offer
FIFA World Cup Betting Advice
These are our top tips for football World Cup betting success:
- Learn as much as possible about the teams you plan on betting on
- Set a budget and stick to it
- Ignore personal biases
- Learn to identify value
- Shop the odds across the best online sportsbooks
- Never chase losses