The greatest tournament in sports is surely the soccer World Cup, with more global viewers even than the Olympics. Originating in 1930 by the then FIFA President Jules Rimet, the tournament takes place every four years, and to date there have been twenty World Cups, with Brazil the most successful country, having won the fabled competition five times. Italy and Germany (including under the former guise of West Germany) have won the trophy four times.

From the original tournament where just 13 teams did battle, every four years now sees 32 teams gather in the country of choice, though this is set to change in 2026. In this year, the World Cup will host 48 teams across three countries. These are two firsts for the tournament. [+]

Each World Cup consists of a group stage and knockout phase, with eight groups of four teams, the top two in each group progressing to the knockout phase. From then on, it’s a cup competition, with drama, thrills, extra-time and often penalty shoot-outs deciding the fate of each country in what is largely recognized as the greatest sporting spectacle on Earth.

This World Cup in America will be very different from years past, making predicting the winner even harder than in other years. Read on to learn how to bet on this exciting World Cup!

 

Best World Cup Sportsbook Odds

Who’ll win the 2026 World Cup? Brazil, France, Italy, and England are the favorites this year. Have a look at the latest odds. Will perennial underachievers England or fancied outsiders such as Belgium manage to win a rare World Cup?

With round one over, it’s time to watch the second group game. The best teams start to look to achieve the early qualification. The odds were last updated on March 1, 2024:

Event [+]
BetUS
France +400
Brazil +500
England +600
Argentina +700
Germany +800
Spain +800
Portugal +1000
Netherlands +1600
Italy +2000
USA +2200
Uruguay +3000
Mexico +4000
⚽ World Cup2022
SeasonStatusAwayAway ScoreHome ScoreHome
2022Group Stage - 1Nov 21 - 11:00FTNetherlands20Senegal
2022Group Stage - 1Nov 21 - 08:00FTIran26England
2022Group Stage - 1Nov 20 - 11:00FTEcuador20Qatar
2022Group Stage - 1Nov 22 - 05:00FTSaudi Arabia21Argentina
2022Group Stage - 1Nov 22 - 08:00FTTunisia00Denmark
2022Group Stage - 1Nov 22 - 11:00FTPoland00Mexico
2022Group Stage - 1Nov 23 - 05:00FTCroatia00Morocco
2022Group Stage - 1Nov 23 - 08:00FTJapan21Germany
2022Group Stage - 1Nov 23 - 14:00FTCanada01Belgium
2022Group Stage - 1Nov 24 - 05:00FTCameroon01Switzerland
2022Group Stage - 1Nov 24 - 08:00FTSouth Korea00Uruguay
2022Group Stage - 1Nov 24 - 11:00FTGhana23Portugal
2022Group Stage - 1Nov 24 - 14:00FTSerbia02Brazil
2022Group Stage - 2Nov 25 - 08:00FTSenegal31Qatar
2022Group Stage - 2Nov 25 - 11:00FTEcuador11Netherlands
2022Group Stage - 2Nov 25 - 14:00FTUSA00England
2022Group Stage - 2Nov 26 - 08:00FTSaudi Arabia02Poland
2022Group Stage - 2Nov 26 - 11:00FTDenmark12France
2022Group Stage - 2Nov 26 - 14:00FTMexico02Argentina
2022Group Stage - 2Nov 27 - 08:00FTMorocco20Belgium
2022Group Stage - 2Nov 27 - 11:00FTCanada14Croatia
2022Group Stage - 2Nov 27 - 14:00FTGermany11Spain
2022Group Stage - 2Nov 28 - 05:00FTSerbia33Cameroon
2022Group Stage - 2Nov 28 - 08:00FTGhana32South Korea
2022Group Stage - 2Nov 28 - 11:00FTSwitzerland01Brazil
2022Group Stage - 2Nov 28 - 14:00FTUruguay02Portugal
2022Group Stage - 3Nov 29 - 10:00FTQatar02Netherlands
2022Group Stage - 3Nov 29 - 10:00FTSenegal21Ecuador
2022Group Stage - 3Nov 29 - 14:00FTUSA10Iran
2022Group Stage - 3Nov 30 - 10:00FTFrance01Tunisia
2022Group Stage - 3Nov 30 - 14:00FTArgentina20Poland
2022Group Stage - 3Nov 30 - 14:00FTMexico21Saudi Arabia
2022Group Stage - 3Dec 01 - 10:00FTBelgium00Croatia
2022Group Stage - 3Dec 01 - 10:00FTMorocco21Canada
2022Group Stage - 3Dec 01 - 14:00FTSpain12Japan
2022Group Stage - 3Dec 02 - 10:00FTPortugal12South Korea
2022Group Stage - 3Dec 02 - 10:00FTUruguay20Ghana
2022Group Stage - 3Dec 02 - 14:00FTBrazil01Cameroon
2022Group Stage - 3Dec 02 - 14:00FTSwitzerland32Serbia
2022Group Stage - 1Nov 21 - 14:00FTWales11USA
2022Group Stage - 2Nov 25 - 05:00FTIran20Wales
2022Group Stage - 3Nov 29 - 14:00FTEngland30Wales
2022Group Stage - 1Nov 22 - 14:00FTAustralia14France
2022Group Stage - 1Nov 23 - 11:00FTCosta Rica07Spain
2022Group Stage - 2Nov 26 - 05:00FTAustralia10Tunisia
2022Group Stage - 2Nov 27 - 05:00FTCosta Rica10Japan
2022Group Stage - 3Nov 30 - 10:00FTDenmark01Australia
2022Group Stage - 3Dec 01 - 14:00FTGermany42Costa Rica
2022Round of 16Dec 03 - 10:00FTUSA13Netherlands
2022Round of 16Dec 04 - 14:00FTSenegal03England
2022Round of 16Dec 03 - 14:00FTAustralia12Argentina
2022Round of 16Dec 04 - 10:00FTPoland13France
2022Round of 16Dec 05 - 10:00PENCroatia1 (3)1 (1)Japan
2022Round of 16Dec 06 - 10:00PENSpain0 (0)0 (3)Morocco
2022Round of 16Dec 05 - 14:00FTSouth Korea14Brazil
2022Round of 16Dec 06 - 14:00FTSwitzerland16Portugal
2022Quarter-finalsDec 09 - 14:00PENArgentina2 (4)2 (3)Netherlands
2022Quarter-finalsDec 10 - 14:00FTFrance21England
2022Quarter-finalsDec 09 - 10:00PENBrazil1 (2)1 (4)Croatia
2022Quarter-finalsDec 10 - 10:00FTPortugal01Morocco
2022Semi-finalsDec 13 - 14:00FTCroatia03Argentina
2022Semi-finalsDec 14 - 14:00FTMorocco02France
20223rd Place FinalDec 17 - 10:00FTMorocco12Croatia
2022FinalDec 18 - 10:00PENFrance3 (2)3 (4)Argentina
Last update on May 21, 2024 02:15 PM

What Are The World Cup Standings Today

Look at the group standings for the World Cup and make your bets accordingly. You’ll be able to diagnose whether a futures bet is in the cards or if you’re better off sticking to a one-off.

⚽ World Cup2022
#TEAMPTSPlayedWinsTiesLoosesGFGA+/-Historical
Group A
1Netherlands73210514WDW
2Senegal63201541WWL
3Ecuador43111431LDW
4Qatar0300317-6LLL
Group B
1England73210927WDW
2USA53120211WDD
3Iran3310247-3LWL
4Wales1301216-5LLD
Group C
1Argentina63201523WWL
2Poland43111220LWD
3Mexico4311123-1WLD
4Saudi Arabia3310235-2LLW
Group D
1France63201633LWW
2Australia6320134-1WWL
3Tunisia43111110WLD
4Denmark1301213-2LLD
Group E
1Japan63201431WLW
2Spain43111936LDW
3Germany43111651WDL
4Costa Rica33102311-8LWL
Group F
1Morocco73210413WWD
2Croatia53120413DWD
3Belgium4311112-1DLW
4Canada0300327-5LLL
Group G
1Brazil63201312LWW
2Switzerland63201431WLW
3Cameroon43111440WDL
4Serbia1301258-3LDL
Group H
1Portugal63201642LWW
2South Korea43111440WLD
3Uruguay43111220WLD
4Ghana3310257-2LWL
Last update on May 21, 2024 02:15 PM

How To Make Money Betting On The World Cup

There is many ways to make money betting on the world's most-watched sporting event, the World Cup. Sports bettors love tryint their luck with futures bets for this type of event as it adds excitement to the tournament and these types of bets usually offer good payouts.

Prop bets are becoming increasingly popular for international soccer tournaments. There is no shortage of potential props to keep you entertained and it's a great way to make money quickly and efficiently. Betting on the top goal scorer of the tournament is another bet that is on the radar of most World Cup bettors.

Keep an eye on individual game odds and check them frequently as they'll fluctuate as game time approaches. Make sure you jump on the odds when they favor your potential bets so you're payout is higher.