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
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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
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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.