World Cup 2022 Betting Tips & Predictions
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The World Cup is approaching the end of the Group Stages so far and what a pulsating tournament it has been so far, with some shocking results, stunning goals and pure drama on display in Qatar.
The first four groups have now been settled, with the hosts proving the weak link in Group A and losing all three games. The Netherlands finished top of the tree, with Senegal’s win over Ecuador in their third match proving enough to secure top spot and the hosts crashing out without earning a point.
England cruised to top spot in Group B with a 3-0 win over Wales in their final group game, while USA, who had previously held the Three Lions to a draw at the Al Bayt Stadium, where able to progress in second after overcoming Iran 1-0 on Tuesday evening.
Reigning champions France have topped Group D, taking down Australia and Denmark, which allowed Didier Deschamps to heavily rotate on matchday three. That culminated in Tunisia claiming a huge scalp, but it counted only as a consolation prize as Australia went through alongside France after beating Denmark.
Thursday will see Group E come to a close and Germany have plenty of work to do if they’re to progress alongside Spain. Die Mannschaft have picked up just one point so far after following up an unexpected defeat to Japan with a draw against la Roja, so they’ll need to beat Costa Rica and hope that the Samurai Blue are unable to hold Spain.
Also on Thursday, Group F will draw to a conclusion and after an unexpected defeat to Morocco over the weekend, Belgium will need to beat table-topping Croatia to stand any realistic chance of progress while the Atlas Lions know that a victory over already eliminated Canada will send them through regardless.
The group stages will finally draw to a close on Friday, starting with Group H where Portugal have already advanced. Uruguay are in trouble however and will need to beat Ghana and hope that South Korea are unable to match their result in order to progress. A point would likely be enough for the African side to go through.
And finally, we have Group G on Friday evening, where Brazil have already secured progress thanks to winning their first two games. Serbia, with just one point to their name, will need to beat Switzerland to go through and hope that they have bettered Cameroon’s result against the Selecao in the process.
Our first confirmed knock-out stage games this weekend will see the Netherlands face USA on Saturday, as well as Argentina against Australia, while England will take on Senegal for the first time in their history on Sunday. And that game is preceded by France vs Poland.
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 group stages and into the knock-out rounds.
Now that the finals are upon us, there will be a whole host of different betting offer guides, match previews and plenty more 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.
World Cup group stage predictions
Today’s World Cup 2022 tips
Not only do we add a tips box for every game which you will find above ahead of each round of World Cup fixtures, but we also produce special betting previews on each and every game.
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.
The beauty of the World Cup sees some of the greatest players and teams in the international game go head-to-head and whichever way you see the game heading, you can bet on the outcome with the full-time results market.
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.
Looking around the domestic leagues of Europe, players like Cristian Romero of Argentina, Marcelo Brozovic of Croatia and Casemiro of Brazil will be worth watching in this particular market.
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.
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 Groups
Group A: Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal, Netherlands
Group B: England, Iran, USA, Wales
Group C: Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Poland
Group D: France, Australia, Denmark, Tunisia
Group E: Spain, Costa Rica, Germany, Japan
Group F: Belgium, Croatia, Morocco, Croatia
Group G: Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland, Cameroon
Group H: Portugal, Ghana, Uruguay, South Korea
World Cup 2022 dates
The tournament kicked off on Sunday 20th November with hosts Qatar losing 2-0 to Ecuador. Ten days since that showpiece opener, we are now into Round Three of the group-stage fixtures. They finish up on Friday, December 2nd and then we are into the knockouts.
Here’s how the schedule is looking beyond the groups:
03rd December: Last 16 games 49 & 50
04th December: Last 16 games 51 & 52
05th December: Last 16 games 53 & 54
06th December: Last 16 games 55 & 56
09th December: Quarter-final games 57 & 58
10th December: Quarter-final games 59 & 60
13th December: Semi-final game 61
14th December: Semi-final games 62
17th December: Third-place play-off
18th December: Final
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 for the World Cup, 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 the World Cup 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?
Current World Cup 2022 outright odds
Below you can find the latest World Cup 2022 outright odds from both Paddy Power and 888sport and what’s more, if you fancy any of these odds, simply click on them to load them directly to your betslip within the site. Then, log-in and place your World Cup outright bet!
At the moment, Brazil remain the favourites, although holders France, Euro 2020 finalists England and Argentina are also considered to be in the running. Spain, Germany and the Netherlands all possess quality in abundance while Croatia, Senegal and Uruguay could be considered to be among the teams with an outside shot.
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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 – and the tournament itself.
With some bookmakers such as Sky Bet, you’ll find a raft of boosted prices on every single game once the main tournament itself kicks off.
World Cup 2022 accumulators
The accumulator markets are perhaps best utilised over days packed full of fixtures and in fact, when there are 3/4 games per day during the group stages, the World Cup is perfect for such a bet.
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
The countdown to the World Cup finals has begun 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 crème of the crop below:
What other competitions do we offer tips for?
The World Cup isn’t the only competition we provide dedicated 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 world cup betting offers and free bets,
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.