FIFA World Cup 2022 Odds & Betting

The 2022 FIFA World Cup is one of the most awaited sporting events of the year. This time around there will be a new format to the World Cup and even the World Cup 2022 will be played in winter instead of summer as in the past. World Cup betting is popular with both experienced bettors and bettors who only place their predictions on major sporting events. The first odds for the World Cup have already been submitted by the best sports betting sites, and we'll take a closer look at the latest trends for the upcoming World Cup 2022.

Matches and Statistics

Today's Bets
Group A
# Squad P W D L Goals Points
1. Ecuador Ecuador 0 0 0 0 0 : 0 0
1. Netherlands Netherlands 0 0 0 0 0 : 0 0
1. Qatar Qatar 0 0 0 0 0 : 0 0
1. Senegal Senegal 0 0 0 0 0 : 0 0
Group B
# Squad P W D L Goals Points
1. England England 0 0 0 0 0 : 0 0
1. Iran Iran 0 0 0 0 0 : 0 0
1. USA USA 0 0 0 0 0 : 0 0
1. Wales Wales 0 0 0 0 0 : 0 0
Group C
# Squad P W D L Goals Points
1. Argentina Argentina 0 0 0 0 0 : 0 0
1. Mexico Mexico 0 0 0 0 0 : 0 0
1. Poland Poland 0 0 0 0 0 : 0 0
1. Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 0 0 0 0 0 : 0 0
Group D
# Squad P W D L Goals Points
1. Australia Australia 0 0 0 0 0 : 0 0
1. Denmark Denmark 0 0 0 0 0 : 0 0
1. France France 0 0 0 0 0 : 0 0
1. Tunisia Tunisia 0 0 0 0 0 : 0 0
Group E
# Squad P W D L Goals Points
1. Costa Rica Costa Rica 0 0 0 0 0 : 0 0
1. Germany Germany 0 0 0 0 0 : 0 0
1. Japan Japan 0 0 0 0 0 : 0 0
1. Spain Spain 0 0 0 0 0 : 0 0
Group F
# Squad P W D L Goals Points
1. Belgium Belgium 0 0 0 0 0 : 0 0
1. Canada Canada 0 0 0 0 0 : 0 0
1. Croatia Croatia 0 0 0 0 0 : 0 0
1. Morocco Morocco 0 0 0 0 0 : 0 0
Group G
# Squad P W D L Goals Points
1. Brazil Brazil 0 0 0 0 0 : 0 0
1. Cameroon Cameroon 0 0 0 0 0 : 0 0
1. Serbia Serbia 0 0 0 0 0 : 0 0
1. Switzerland Switzerland 0 0 0 0 0 : 0 0
Group H
# Squad P W D L Goals Points
1. Ghana Ghana 0 0 0 0 0 : 0 0
1. South Korea South Korea 0 0 0 0 0 : 0 0
1. Portugal Portugal 0 0 0 0 0 : 0 0
1. Uruguay Uruguay 0 0 0 0 0 : 0 0

World Cup 2022 regulations

The World Cup will be held from 21 November to 18 December 2022 at eight stadiums in five cities in Qatar. There will be 32 teams in the group stage, divided into eight groups of four participants each. The opponents will play three matches each. The winners of the quartets and the runners-up will advance to the play-offs, a series of knock-out rounds.

The teams are placed in the quartets by calculating the number of points scored in the group stage as well as the goal difference. In case two or more national teams have identical scores for these criteria, it will be necessary to count the points scored in the group stage matches between these opponents.

 Brazilian Pele is a three-time world football champion
Brazilian Pele is a three-time world football champion

In the 1/8 group winners will face the runners-up in their respective quartets. In the event of a draw in regulation time, there will be extra time and a penalty shoot-out. The World Cup 2022 will feature a third-place tie between the two teams which were eliminated in the semi-finals.

World Cup statistics

Since 1930, a total of 78 different national teams have taken part in the Mundial. The record was set way back in 1954 when competitors scored 140 goals in 26 games (5.38 goals per game).

Qatar will be the first Arab country to host the World Cup
Qatar will be the first Arab country to host the World Cup

The most decorated team in World Cup history is Brazil, who have gone on to win the gold medal five times (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002). The Seleção have yet to miss out on a single Mundial. The Brazilian legend Pelé was the only player to claim three World Cup victories. In 1994, his compatriot Mario Zagallo recorded another achievement: winning the World Cups as a player (1958, 1962), head coach (1970) and second coach (1994).

In 2010, the World Cup opened for the first time the African continent. In 2022, the championship will be held in Qatar, making its debut in Asia. It was because of the peculiarities of the local climate, it was decided to reschedule the Mundial, which we will see not in summer, but in winter. The temperature will be more comfortable, but the stadiums that will host the matches are still equipped with air conditioning systems.

Where to bet on the FIFA World Cup 2022?

Sports analysts recommend trusting only trusted bookmakers, who have earned a positive reputation over the years in the market. We have analyzed the betting offers for the Mundial-2022 of the largest betting companies operating on the market of the Russian Federation, and found a number of curious patterns. These trends will help bettors to make bets and predictions that can bring substantial winnings. Thus, the 2022 World Cup will not only prove to be a first-class sporting spectacle, but also bring the possibility of additional earnings.

The official start of the World Cup in Qatar is scheduled for November 20, 2022. However, the leading bookmakers are already accepting predictions for World Cup 2022 matches, as well as offering many other interesting options for predictions. So, Unibet has presented odds for the group stage matches. Having analyzed the odds, we can say that so far there have been no surprises. Bookmaker does not doubt, for example, in the victory of England over Iran or Germany in the fight with Japan.

The same point of view is held by 888sport. Moreover, according to the experts of this bookmaker, the favorites should have no problems in the first rounds of the group stage. The odds on England, Germany, Belgium or Brazil may seem understated. However, any major tournament is always full of surprises and this is a chance for bettors, it is only important to analyze the teams' chances just before the start of the tournament. A lot can change in the remaining months, and it is not uncommon for favorites to slip up at this stage.

William Hill leaves the outsiders of the group stage a little more chance of success in individual matches. For example, in the confrontation between England and Iran the odds on the victory of Gareth Southgate's wards is 1.30. But on the Iranian team you can place a bet with the odds of 11.70. It is slightly lower than in other big bookies. However, even such a prediction in favor of the Iranians can bring a significant win.

Coral actively accepts predictions not only on the outcome of group stage matches of the World Cup 2022, but also on the overall outcome of the Mundial in Qatar. Among other things, you can already easily find a tab with options for betting on the winner of the World Cup-2022 on the bookmaker's website using the search. According to local experts, the team of Brazil is the favorite, in favor of which you can make a prediction at odds of 6.00. Bets on France are accepted with the odds of 6.50. However, the teams' chances should be discussed in more detail.

World Cup 2022 in Qatar: predictions for the winner of the tournament
World Cup 2022 in Qatar: predictions for the winner of the tournament

The site 10bet also has a convenient, native search system for World Cup 2022 events. Without opening the tabs with individual matches, you can see the odds for the events of the group tournament, including totals and handicaps. Below, for bettors' convenience, there are odds on the winner of the Qatar World Cup. There are no surprises here either. The favorite, according to BC, is Brazil, the odds on the victory of which is 5.50.

Group stage: Teams' chances of making the World Cup play-offs

Every major tournament involving national teams begins with the group stage. The Qatar World Cup will be no exception. FIFA has traditionally formed eight quartets. On 1 April 2022, a draw for the final tournament took place in Doha, Qatar, to determine the composition of the groups. Thirty-two teams participated and were divided into four baskets. Qatar were the first group to host the tournament. The hosts were joined by seven teams, all ranked in the top flight by FIFA as of March 31, 2022. The remaining three participants in the 2022 World Cup were also drawn in line with the FIFA rankings. The groups and the predictions of their winners are worth a closer look.

Overview of favourites and team betting

In Group A, in addition to hosts Qatar, the teams of Ecuador, Senegal and the Netherlands are also in the group. Bookmakers agree that Louis van Gaal's side are the favourites in this quartet, while even the Qataris will not be helped by their home walls and fans. The most interesting battle will be for the second place, which guarantees a play-off spot. Senegal and Ecuador have roughly equal chances.

Bookmakers reveal Sadio Mane and Senegal's place in the 2022 World Cup
Bookmakers reveal Sadio Mane and Senegal's place in the 2022 World Cup

BetUK give odds of 1.49 for the Netherlands to take first place. Next up are Senegal 4.80, Ecuador 6.60 and Qatar 14.50.

Parimatch hold a similar opinion, considering the advantage of the reigning winners of the Africa Cup 2021 over the South Americans to be less impressive. The odds for making the play-offs are as follows: Netherlands 1.09 Senegal 1.75, Ecuador 1.95, Qatar 6.00.

Group prediction

Ecuador
2,15 1,95
Senegal
1,75 1,75
Netherlands
1,10 1,09
Qatar
4,76 6,00

Group B includes England, Iran, Wales and the USA. Iran is the underdog in the quartet. Parimatch has 20.00 odds on the Asian team to finish top of the group. The bookmaker's opinion is that the British are the main favourite to win the quartet, which is offered at odds of 1.32. Next up are the US national teams at 6.70 and Wales at 8.00.

Group prediction

Iran
4,00 4,80
England
1,06 1,04
Wales
2,10 2,10
USA
2,10 1,95

Group C also has a clear leader and an outsider. Argentina, the reigning winner of the 2021 America's Cup World Group B, are the favourites. Bookmaker 888sport offers odds of 1.47 to see Argentina through to the play-offs of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. A prediction that Saudi Arabia will be first in the group is available at odds of 23.00. Poland (5.00) and Mexico (5.90) will fight for the second play-off spot. The teams' chances of a head-to-head encounter are about equal. Parimatch puts Mexico's odds at 2.85. Poland is bet at 2.60.

Group prediction

Argentina
1,05 1,07
Saudi Accident
12,00 7,50
Poland
1,95 1,87
Mexico
1,77 1,80

Group D is made up of France, Denmark, Australia and Tunisia. The French are the clear favourite, as bookmakers and sports analysts say. The reigning World Cup holders will try to defend their title, and they are certainly capable of making it out of the group. Parimatch gives odds of 1.42 that France will finish the group stage of the 2022 World Cup in first place. The odds on Denmark advancing to the next stage of the tournament from the first place is 4.10. The odds are 13.00 for Australia. The odds are 18.00 to win for Tunisia.

Group prediction

France
1,04 1,06
Denmark
1,30 1,42
Australia
5,00 3,80
Tunisia
5,00 4,00

In Group E, the battle for first place will be fierce. Spain and Germany will battle it out. Their clash is scheduled for November 27. Parimatch has odds of 2.50 to win the Red Fury. On the Bundestim, you can bet for 2.75. A draw goes for 3.40. 888Sport believes that Spain will be able to take first place in the quartet, odds for this event are 1.92. Germany's chances are rated at odds of 1.95. Next up are Japan 15.00 and Costa Rica 71.00.

Group prediction

Spain
1,10 1,10
Germany
1,13 1,12
Japan
5,20 4,70
Costa Rica
7,00 6,80

In Group F, Belgium, whose golden generation have yet to win a major trophy, are the favourites. BetUK believe that the Red Devils will win the top spot, with odds of 1.53. The Croatians, who are still undergoing a generational change, have a 3.55 odds. Morocco (11.20) and Canada (13.20) will struggle to advance from the group. However, both the Africans and Canadians have strong squads. So surprises are possible in this quartet, which is something for bettors to look out for.

Group prediction

Belgium
1,10 1,08
Croatia
1,48 1,42
Morocco
3,40 3,50
Canada
4,20 4,10

Group G is likely to present the spectators with a number of uncompromising duels, thanks to the quartet's line-up that is quite conducive to it. Aimed at winning the 2022 World Cup, the Brazilian squad will be the first to finish, but they'll face stiff competition from their rivals. Parimatch have already made their predictions. Aware of winning the 2022 World Cup, the Brazilian squad will try to finish first, but they will face stiff resistance. Parimatch have already made their predictions.

Brazil has the best chance of winning World Cup 2022
Brazil has the best chance of winning World Cup 2022

The odds are 1.45 to see Celesao top the group. Switzerland's odds are 5.70. Then comes Serbia 6.70 and Cameroon 15.00. We would not recommend underestimating the Africans, who will face the Swiss on November 24. 888sport has odds of 1.89 to win for the Europeans. Cameroon's success can be bet on at odds of 4.98. "The Indomitable Lions had a poor showing at UEFA EURO 2021, but they're still a potent and motivated side. We can expect some surprises from them.

Group prediction

Brazil
1,05 1,05
Switzerland
1,95 1,95
Serbia
2,20 2,30
Cameroon
5,00 4,20

The situation in Group H before the start of the 2022 World Cup seems unpredictable. Portugal, Korea, Ghana and Uruguay could end up in the play-offs, helped by the lack of stability and the high level of these teams. However, absolutely all bookmakers are confident that Cristiano Ronaldo and his teammates can finish in first place. 888sport offer odds of 1.68 for this. The second contender to win the quartet is Uruguay, with odds of 3.00. Otherwise, the analysts have divergent views. BetUK believes Korea and Ghana have an equal chance at odds of 12.10. Parimatch, on the other hand, gives the Africans an advantage of 12.00 against the Asian team at 13.00. It is possible that much will be decided in the face-to-face encounter between the rivals, which will take place on November 28. Unibet gives odds of 2.83 to win against South Korea. Ghana's chances of success are priced at 2.79. A draw goes for 3.10.

Group prediction

Portugal
1,12 1,13
South Korea
3,74 3,60
Ghana
3,40 3,40
Uruguay
1,39 1,42

Who will win the 2022 World Cup?

Statistically, the most common winner of a World Cup is the national team from the continent in which the competition is taking place. However, this time the Mundial will be held in Qatar, and none of the teams from that region are strong and experienced enough to claim a set of gold medals. That would deprive the contestants of an extra bonus, leaving them to rely on their own strength. Bookmakers take into account the current form of the teams, their FIFA rankings and their performance in qualifying for the 2022 World Cup when placing odds on the winner.

Brazil

Based on this data, Brazil are the main favourite to win the World Cup in Qatar. Tite's side have had a blistering run in qualifying, eclipsing even a resurgent Argentina. The Celesão players have long forgotten the bitterness of defeat. They are an experienced team, made up of world-class players and featuring a host of superstars. One of the key players is Neymar, now in his thirties, and the 2022 World Cup may be the last tournament in which the former world's most expensive player can have a major impact on the national team. The odds on a Brazilian victory at the World Cup start at 5.50. All major bookmakers believe that Tite's side are at the top of the list of contenders for the trophy.

France

The French were slightly behind the Brazilians. The reigning world champions provided cause for scepticism after failing to qualify for UEFA EURO 2020, where they sensationally crashed out in the final 1/8 of the play-offs. Despite that, Didier Deschamps has kept his job and managed to refresh the squad. The Tricolours are still very strong. Kylian Mbappe had a phenomenal season and decided to stay with PSG, so he can concentrate on his national team performance at the 2022 World Cup. Karim Benzema is fit as a fiddle, while Olivier Giroud has won the Scudetto with AC Milan. Deschamps' team is fine both physically and mentally. Parimatch is offering odds of 7.20 on the French winning the 2022 World Cup. 888sport sees the Tricolours in the final with odds of 3.70.

England

The England team, finalists for UEFA EURO 2020, are ranked third in the bookmakers' top favourites. The chances of Gareth Southgate's team winning are high indeed. In his time in charge, he has transformed a misfiring team into a cohesive unit, packed with young stars and showing potential in every tournament. The English side are gradually climbing to the top of world football and the Harri Kane-led side will be in serious contention for the 2022 World Cup. Parimatch puts the odds of the Three Lions winning the World Cup at 8.00. Unibet gives odds of 6.50 for a win for this team.

Argentina

Argentina, led by Leo Messi, who recently managed to win a major trophy with the national side, are ready to put the sceptics to shame and see off their long-term leader on a major note. It remains to be seen whether the Albiceleste have become a stable team, something they sorely lacked in previous forums. It is very likely that the 2022 World Cup will be a beautiful fairytale that will make tens of millions of Argentines happy. The odds are there, and the bookmakers agree. The odds on Scaloni's side to win in Qatar are 8.00 according to Parimatch. Given that the odds seem excessive, it's a good chance of picking up some cash.

Germany
Portugal
Belgium
Denmark
Croatia
Uruguay
Senegal

Several teams at the 2022 World Cup have roughly equal chances of winning, according to bookmakers. We are talking about Germany, Portugal, Belgium and the Netherlands. The odds for these teams vary between 12.00-14.50. Each of the teams has a set of qualities and characteristics that can help them win gold medals. At the same time, the problems of these teams are not insignificant. The Portuguese and Belgians have aged leaders, and those who have been recognised as their replacements have not yet achieved that status. Furthermore, Belgium's 'golden generation' have not won anything, while the Portuguese have a winning record at UEFA EURO 2016. In any case, for many of these two teams, Mundial 2022 will be their last.

From the Netherlands and Germany, it is not entirely clear what to expect. "The Orange are strong, but they can disappoint as well as delight. The team is without balance, which is why the odds on them are somewhat inflated. The Germans will take part in a major tournament with a new coach. Hans-Dieter Flick has had great success with Bayern, but he has no World Cup experience as a coach yet.
Yan Zhylinski
Yan Zhylinski

Other contenders for the Qatar Mundial include Denmark, Croatia and even Uruguay. The bookmakers rate the chances of these teams higher than, for example, those of Senegal, who recently won the Africa Cup. The representatives of this continent have not yet managed to make it even to the World Cup finals, so the scepticism of analysts is understandable. But we wouldn't rule out the Senegalese.

Who will get the golden boot at the 2022 World Cup?

The Qatar World Cup will be a battle of the world's most prolific players in recent years. The bookmakers expect the number of goals at the 2022 World Cup to be higher than in the past. It will be the brightest and most unorthodox goalscorers who will fulfil these expectations. The BCs have already identified a clear favourite in this race.

Harry Kane
Harry Kane 8.00

Harry Kane, 28, is in the prime of his career. Harry is optimistic about the start of the Mundial, having been top scorer at the previous World Cup and performing well at UEFA EURO 2020.

Kane scored 17 goals in the APL last season, but he was not Tottenham's main striking force. The Korean-born Song has scored 23 times (as has Salah of Liverpool) but that does not mean the Three Lions captain is losing ground. And he intends to prove it in Qatar. The odds on Harry being the top scorer at the 2022 World Cup are 8.

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo 11.00

Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, is guaranteed to be the last tournament that Portugal will play at World Cup 2022. The Portuguese have had problems reaching the final stage of the Mundial through the qualifiers, but are now ready to give it their best shot.

The chances of the team making the play-offs are high, and Ronaldo himself is ready to score in every game, as he always has been. He was the top scorer at the recent UEFA EURO 2020 and will now try to repeat that achievement. The odds on Cristiano Ronaldo winning the 2022 World Cup Golden Boot are 11.00.

Karim Benzema
Karim Benzema 14.00

Frenchman Karim Benzema took advantage of a lack of serious competition to win the Spanish La Liga scoring race in the 2021/2022 season. The experienced 34-year-old has 27 goals under his belt. He beat his nearest pursuer, Juanmi of Betis, by 10 goals.

The veteran is in splendid form and ready to prove that France are more than just Mbappe. Karim Benzema can be predicted at odds of 14.00.

World Cup host cities and stadiums

The Mundial will be played in five cities in Qatar. A total of eight football venues will host the tournament. Initially, the host country submitted a bid that included 12 stadiums in accordance with FIFA regulations. However, the number of arenas was then reduced to eight during negotiations. Five of these were built on the site of existing or reconstructed stadiums. Among the undeniable advantages of choosing Qatar as host of the 2022 World Cup is the fact that the distance from the capital Doha to any stadium that will host matches of the Mundial is between five and sixty kilometres.

Khalifa International Stadium

One of the arenas that underwent reconstruction. It was built back in 1976, and in 2017 there was a inauguration after the reconstruction. The stadium will seat 40,000 people and will retain its functions after the WORLD CUP 2022.

Стадион Khalifa International Stadium
Khalifa International Stadium - one of the arenas for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar
El Bait stadium

El Bait

Located in the city of Al Khor, which is 60 kilometres from Doha. The arena is designed in the form of a tent design, similar to the Bedouin villages. The stadium can seat 60,000 fans, but after the 2022 FIFA World Cup 28,000 seats will be removed - the seats will be sent to developing countries for construction - and the space vacated will be taken up by a shopping mall and a hotel. The space made available will be taken over by a shopping centre and a hotel.

This arena will host both semi-final matches.

El Rajan stadium

El Ryan

Built on the site of the old stadium in the city of the same name. Holds up to 40,000 spectators. The luminous façade is made of geometric figures characteristic of Islamic culture. After the Mundial, the capacity of the arena will be reduced to 22,000. arena will be reduced to 22,000 and it will be turned into a sports hub with a track and field complex, an aquatic centre, an ice rink and tennis courts.

El Wakra stadium

El Wakra

Located in the city of the same name, which grew up on the site of an ancient port settlement. The design of the arena wind-filled sail. The stadium has a capacity of 40,000 but, following the World Cup in 2022, the number of seats will be halved and the arena will become a centre of social life for the host city and its visitors. The arena will become the focal point of the city's social and sporting life, with a mosque, a wedding hall and a basketball court. ceremonies, basketball and tennis courts.

Qatar Foundation Stadium or Education City

Qatar Foundation or Education City

Erected seven kilometres from Doha in a university town. The arena is designed in traditional Islamic design that blends in with modern architecture. The facade of the stadium is adorned with patterns reminiscent of diamond facets. The colours change with the movement of the sun. The arena has a capacity of 40,000 fans, but only half of the seats will remain after the Mundial.

It will host World Cup 2022 group stage matches and play-offs, including some quarter-final matches. quarter-final stage.

El Toumama stadium

El Tumama

The stadium, which is shaped like a traditional Muslim cap called a kufi. The capacity of is 40,000 spectators, but it will be halved after the end of the Mundial. The arena will be converted into a medical centre.

Ras Abu Stadium

Ras Abu

The stadium, located on the West Gulf coast in Doha, consists of modular units representing port containers for the transport of goods. The capacity is 40,000 spectators and after the 2022 World Cup arena will be completely dismantled.

Lusail Stadium

Lusail

The main stadium for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar is the Lusail Arena. It is located in the city of the same name, which is fifteen kilometres from the capital. The stadium was built in 2006 in the tradition of Arab architecture. The façade is decorated with elements reminiscent of gold - in the sunlight the arena makes an indelible impression.

The venue has a capacity of 86,000 fans. It will host the opening game of the World Cup 2022, as well as the final match of the Mundial. World Cup 2022, as well as the final match of the Mundial.