2022 World Cup betting odds: Brazil, France Lead the Way

May 13, 2021 |
By: Covers Staff
2022 World Cup betting odds: Brazil, France Lead the Way
Kylian Mbappe and France lifted the World Cup in 2018 in Russia, and are the co-favorites with Brazil (+600) for the 2022 tournament.
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Kylian Mbappe and France lifted the World Cup in 2018 in Russia, and are the co-favorites with Brazil (+600) for the 2022 tournament.
Photo By - USA TODAY Sports

FIFA World Cup betting is the most popular sports betting option worldwide, and even with soccer's biggest tournament not scheduled to begin for another 18 months, World Cup odds are taking shape.

During the last World Cup, in 2018, sportsbooks took in a handle of $1.36 billion globally, so expect plenty of money to be wagered. That begins with World Cup futures, as soccer fans place outright bets on who they think will win the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

World Cup odds

Team FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 odds to win
Brazil  +600
France +600
England +800
Belgium +900
Germany +1,000
Spain +1,000
Argentina +1,200
Portugal +1,400
Netherlands +1,600
Italy +1,600
Croatia +6,600
Colombia +6,600
Uruguay +6,600
Denmark +6,600
USA +8,000
Turkey +8,000
Chile +10,000
Mexico +10,000
Nigeria +10,000
Serbia +10,000
Sweden +10,000
Ukraine +15,000
Qatar +15,000
Senegal +15,000
Switzerland +15,000
Algeria +20,000
Bosnia-Herzegovina +20,000
Norway +20,000
Austria +20,000
Poland +20,000
Paraguay +20,000
Tunisia +20,000
Wales +20,000
Morocco +20,000
Czech Republic +20,000
Ghana +20,000
Ivory Coast +20,000
Cameroon +20,000

Odds courtesy of bet365 on May 13.

Favorite to win FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

Led by Neymar and featuring a star-studded supporting cast, Brazil are the co-favorites to win the 2022 World Cup. Brazil hold the record with five World Cup victories but haven't made it to the WC Finals since 2002.

France, the winners of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, are tied with Brazil atop the odds board. With far and away the most talent in the world at the moment, France should be expected to fiercely defend their title in 2022.

Rounding out the Top-3 is another one of the favorites for the 2021 Euros in June and July, England (+800). With a young generation of talented attackers coming through the ranks, the Three Lions should be expected to contend at many tournaments to come. 

 

Past winners of the FIFA World Cup

Year World Cup winners Runners-up
2018 France Croatia
2014 Germany Argentina
2010 Spain Netherlands
2006 Italy France
2002 Brazil Germany
1998 France Brazil
1994 Brazil Italy
1990 West Germany Argentina
1986 Argentina West Germany
1982 Italy West Germany
1978 Argentina Netherlands
1974 West Germany Netherlands
1970 Brazil Italy
1966 England West Germany
1962 Brazil Czechoslovakia
1958 Brazil Sweden
1954 West Germany Hungary
1950 Uruguay Brazil
1938 Italy Hungary
1934 Italy Czechoslovakia
1930 Uruguay Argentina
 

How to bet FIFA World Cup futures odds

Betting on the outright winner of the FIFA World Cup is an extremely popular futures betting option and odds usually come out soon after the previous World Cup winner is crowned. These odds will adjust based on how countries and players perform leading up to the World Cup. Sportsbooks will also adjust the soccer odds based on handle and liability with certain nations.

Futures odds are displayed in list form, showing each option and its odds – most often ranked from best chances to win to worst. You will usually see a plus (+) sign in front of a team's futures odds, like this:

  • France +500

This means that on a $100 bet, you would stand to win $500 if France won the World Cup. As we get closer to the World Cup final or if one team has been extremely dominant, you might see a country with a minus sign (-) ahead of its odds. 

  • Brazil -110

This would mean that you have to bet $110 to win $100 on a Brazil World Cup victory.

Above we have posted the American odds for the FIFA World Cup. However, these are easy to convert to decimal odds or fractional odds with our odds converter tool. 

Where can I bet on FIFA World Cup 2022 odds?

As the biggest tournament for the most popular sport in the world, almost every online sportsbook and casino will offer odds for the 2022 World Cup. Check out the best sportsbooks available where you live.

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