2018 World Cup Sports Betting


Sportsbetting 2018 World Cup


With the tournament nearing its end, sportsbetting on the 2018 World Cup has never been more exciting. Football fans have been waiting for the tournament for 4 long years, expecting their national side to reach the latter stages or maybe win it all. The World Cup has also been a hit with punters, who have placed thousands of wagers on sportsbetting sites with many of them lucky enough to win big money.

Of course, this only goes for accredited bookies. There’s a great competition between online bookmakers nowadays and many of them are a scam, so you need to pick your options carefully. More information on accredited sportsbetting sites can be found online while you’re there, you should also search for betting strategies that could help you maximize your profits.

The 2018 World Cup So Far

With a load of goals and many memorable moments (remember that Tony Kroos goal against Sweden?), the 2018 World Cup fulfilled and even surpassed everyone’s expectations. There were tears of joy and sadness with a side of Maradona’s antics which made the tournament in Russia pretty fun to watch.

We liked that the matches weren’t so, well, boring in lack of a better word like they were at the previous European Championship. From Argentina’s, Brazil’s, and Germany’s demise to the English and Croatian fairy tale, there’s been plenty of excitement for football fans all over the world. Plus, we still have no idea who’ll win the title. France may be the favourite at sportsbetting sites, but can anyone really write off Kane’s England or Modric’s Croatia?

Bookmakers have certainly enjoyed the World Cup. The tournament is a huge draw for bookies, as even those who like the occasional punt are likely to try their hand at the World Cup. The possibilities are vast – there's group betting, live betting, goal betting and special markets such as first-time winner, top goalscorer or outright winner. Yes, betting on a match outcome can be exciting, but you’ll definitely win more money if you place a bet on one of the title favourites before the tournament even starts. If you’ve been very lucky and you’ve picked one of the remaining teams months ago, you’ll have something to look forward to until July 15.

Breakout Stars

When it comes to breakout stars, we can’t look past Kylian Mbappe. The PSG attacker single-handedly destroyed Argentina’s title hopes and instantly increased his already high value. His quick pace and eye for goal remind us of the great Thierry Henry, a French football legend whose records may be soon broken by Mbappe. Kylian Mbappe is also one of the favourites for the Golden Ball, so if you’re interested in sportsbetting, you should definitely take a look at this market.

His teammate Benjamin Pavard also makes a case for the biggest World Cup breakout star. The relatively anonymous defender has enjoyed a great tournament so far, and if France lifts the title like bookies suggest, you can bet that he’ll be among the worthiest players for the triumph.

When it comes to teams, Croatia is the biggest surprise. Sure, they were a darkhorse at sportsbetting sites before the tournament even started, but not many people expected them to reach this far. With a great generation of players led by the experienced Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic, Croatia fully deserves the praise. They may be the underdog at sportsbetting sites, but not taking them seriously may be a big mistake.