World Cup 2022 Betting Tips & Predictions
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With Qatar 2022 creeping up on us sooner than we all expected, the qualifying stages for the next World Cup have begun and you can place your bets on all of the unfolding action right here at Squawka Bet.
Although we all love the Copa America, African Cup of Nations and the European Championships, nothing beats the World Cup for pure drama and history and with a smorgasbord of different footballing cultures and talents all descending on Qatar, we’ll be in for a treat come the end of 2022.
With this being the first World Cup to be held during the British Winter Time and the last with just 32 teams, it’s sure to be a different experience to what we’re used to and what we will get in 2026 and beyond – but until we even reach Qatar, teams will have to navigate the qualification journey over the next 18 months.
So, as football heavyweights like holders France and five-time winners Brazil compete alongside even the smallest of minnows, expect spills, thrills, thumping victories and shock defeats in the race to reach the next World Cup finals.
When do you release World Cup 2022 tips?
We look to publish our World Cup 2022 betting tips and predictions approximately 48 hours prior to kick-off, allowing you time to consider your options. Time periods can change depending on fixture congestion, however, you can still count on us ahead of the round-robin qualifying matches.
Once we reach the finals in Qatar in 2022, there’ll be a whole host of different betting guides and pointers around the site, so keep your eyes peeled for a special Squawka slant on your betting content ahead of the biggest tournament in international football – the World Cup.
Today’s World Cup 2022 tips
If the action is unfolding today, you’ll be able to bet on all the biggest games from World Cup 2022 qualifying, armed with our predictive previews and betting features for an online betting experience unlike any other.
Not only do we add boxes of tips which you will find above ahead of each round of World Cup qualifying fixtures, but we also produce special betting previews on many games.
Our betting previews include our tips, of course, but they also include the odds from a host of different bookmakers, our key stats ahead of the fixture, the predictions of our expert writers and a look back at previous meetings between the two nations.
World Cup 2022 in-play betting tips
In-play betting has become more and more popular by the year it seems and once we get to the World Cup finals, a lot of punters will be watching each and every game live as it unfolds, giving ample opportunity for some in-play betting.
That means you’ll be able to place bets based on how the game is playing out before your eyes, whether you fancy that minnow nation to nick an unlikely equaliser or the big man up front is looking dangerous from set-pieces and you want to back him to score the next goal.
And what’s more, with most bookmakers also offering cash out on bets, you can react to the action to cash out for a portion of your potential winnings before the game is over.
The most popular market on any sportsbook, a full-time result bet is as simple as it sounds – you’re betting on the eventual outcome of the game.
In qualifying, you can see world class teams pitted against teams of mostly amateur minnows, so there may not be too much value, but as the tournament progresses the more that big, well-matched teams will face off.
You can even bet on which team will win each half, or be leading at a certain point. There are also correct score markets, where you can bet on the exact result at full-time, or indeed half-time.
To score and win tips
You might get more value on those short-price odds for the favourites by combining your team to win tip with a goalscorer tip!
Of course, there are plenty of goalscoring markets available regardless, including first scorer, any time scorer, last scorer, to score two or more and many others.
Both teams to score
Exactly what it says on the tin – both teams must score in the 90 minutes for your bet to come in.
These are particularly popular bets to place as multiples, when you’re betting on for example four games and essentially eight different teams to score. Easy pickings with some of the attacking talent set to be on show!
Over 2.5 goals
Similar to the BTTS market, in these markets you’re betting on more than 2 goals to be scored in the game, which can be particularly popular if you’re expecting a thumping win for one side – or if you’re backing both teams to be on the scoresheet a lot.
There are of course, also bet on Under 2.5 goals if you’re expecting a lower-scoring game, or you can change the parameters to bet on Under or Over 1.5, 3.5 or 4.5 goals and more.
Think the bookies have got the odds all wrong and fancy those underdogs to get the better of their more illustrious opponents?
The double chance bet is perfect for this kind of hunch, as it allows you simply to bet on a team not to lose, giving you both the victory on your chosen team and the draw within the odds.
Player total shots
Obviously, here at Squawka Bet we are keen on the player stat bets and at the World Cup you can expect a deluge of stats and analysis to best inform you for these types of bets
One such market is the Player total shots market, where you can bet on how many attempts at goal a player will take during the match.
You can also bet on team shots, or player shots on target. Bet365 are one of the bookmakers to offer odds in these types of markets on the biggest games.
Player total tackles
Which players will rack up the most amount of total tackles, you ask? Well, we’ll have tips for these markets too, based on how many tackles players have won in their domestic leagues and continental competitions.
There are a whole host of players who fit the bill here, not least Premier League stars such as Jorginho and Aaron Wan-Bissaka who will be relied upon to win the ball back for their national sides in international fixtures both in qualifying and at the World Cup itself should their respective teams reach the finals.
With passions and tensions always likely to be running high at the World Cup when teams are fighting for their nation’s hopes, expect cards to feature in almost every game.
There are plenty of markets available here, from total bookings, overs and under markets and which team will pick up the first booking in a game. Plus, you can even bet on whether a specific match will feature a red card.
There are also markets available on specific players to be carded or even sent off in a game. Ladbrokes are one of the bookmakers to offer odds in this area.
Most bookmakers now offer bet-builder style markets where you can combine different bets from corners, cards, goals and result markets to create a specific, bespoke bet on the game.
But corner markets are worth backing themselves and you can bet on a certain amount of corners in the game, overs and unders markets, team specific amounts and who will win the first corner among other bets.
World Cup 2022 VAR specials
After the relative successful use of VAR at the World Cup in Russia in 2018, will the controversial technology cause any problems in Qatar?
Some bookmakers are now offering VAR specials – will there be a check in the game, how many will there be, that type of thing.
All of that and more will be present across an international stage unlike any other. So, expect more tears, angst and angry fans shouting at their TV’s.
World Cup 2022 Odds
Looking for the best possible value odds on your World Cup 2022 bet today? Look no further than our Odds Comparison tool just below!
This tool allows you to find the best possible odds on whatever bet you’re looking for – not just in World Cup 2022 qualifying, but in any available market across the world of football. You can filter the matches by day or by competition, meaning that you can find all the games taking place today – or you can find of the games taking place in World Cup qualifying or any other league across the next few days.
Click the ‘1×2’ box to bring up other markets such as Over/Under 2.5 goals and Double Chance, select the market you’re looking for and the bet you’re interested in backing and then all of the available odds will be shown, meaning you can choose one of our tips below then use the odds comparison tool to find the best available odds. Remember, these odds also update in real time too, so whenever you’re placing your bet you’re getting the best odds available on the tool.
By clicking the odds you’re hoping to back, the tool will not only take you through to the bookmaker’s site or app, where, if you’re already logged in, the selection will load into your betslip leaving you just a tap of the confirmation button away from your bet being placed. If you don’t already have an account, you can sign-up and take advantage of any new customer offers that are available. Sign-up bonuses and the best available odds on our carefully curated expert tips – what could be easier than that?
This week’s World Cup 2022 predictions
Feel you’re ready to start placing your World Cup 2022 bets? Read on for a little more information if you’re still looking to be armed with everything you need before you start looking to bash those bookmakers.
World Cup 2022 price boosts
It would be foolish not to take advantage of the excellent price boosts, new customer offers and specials available on World Cup 2022 qualifying – and the tournament itself.
With some bookmakers such as Sky Bet, you’ll find a raft of boosted prices on each game involving the major nations in qualifying and every single game once the main tournament itself kicks off.
World Cup 2022 accumulators
The accumulator markets are perhaps best utilised over weekends packed full of fixtures and in fact, World Cup qualifying can produce plenty of these slates of fixtures, where you can combine bets from several different games for a big pay off.
BTTS and Win-Draw-Win accumulators are most popular when it comes to accas, but you can mix and match with different markets from different matches if you so desire.
Why not go one further and place an outright accumulator on who will win each group? The possibilities are almost endless!
Best bookmakers for World Cup 2022
At the time of writing, it’s quite some time until the actual World Cup finals reach us, but there are still hundreds of qualifiers still to play, so it’s best to get used to which bookmakers you want to use now in preparation for the greatest show on earth!
Such an influx of action means you may not be able to distinguish the good from the best. Fortunately, at Squawka Bet, we’ve done the legwork for you. Check out the creme of the crop below:
What other competitions do we offer tips for?
The World Cup isn’t the only competition we provide dedication tips and betting insight for. Indeed, there are plenty of other tournaments and leagues we cover with just as much zest and accuracy.
So, without further ado:
- Euro 2020
- Champions League
- FA Cup
- League Cup
- Europa League
- Serie A
- La Liga
- League One
- League Two
- Premier League
- UEFA Nations League
World Cup 2022 offers & free bets
Aside from our World Cup 2022 tips and predictions, there’s plenty more betting contributions to delve into, chiefly the free bets and betting offers.
These will most likely be present for every knock-out game – but even big group game encounters will have specials, promotions and enhanced odds available to wager on.
So, strap yourselves in, arm yourself with our betting content, and sit back as the games come in thick and fast for an international tournament unlike any other.