World Cup 2018

Russia will host this year’s World Cup. You can find all the information about groups, matches and odds here at our dedicated World Cup section at Bookies Bonuses. After England stormed through their qualification, we will be anxiously reporting the latest news and promotions from the tournament as The Three Lions hope to break their big tournament hoodoo.

World Cup 2018 in Russia

  • Location: Russia
  • Time: 14th June 2018 to the 15th July 2018
  • Final place: Luzjnikistadion, Moscow
  • Total number of teams:32
  • Total number of groups: 8

On the 2nd of December 2010 Russia was voted as the nation that would host the World Cup 2018. The tournament will take place between the 14th June 2018 to the 15th July 2018 and will be played out in 11 different cities in 12 arenas around Russia.

World Cup 2018 Arenas
  • Luzhniki and otkritie arenas, Moscow  +3 hours *
  • Piter Arena, St Petersburg +3 hours *
  • Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad +2 hours *
  • Kazan Arena, Kazan - +3 hours *
  • Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizjnij Novgorod +3 hours *
  • Cosmos Arena, Samara - +4 hours *
  • Pobeda Arena, Volgograd - +3 hours *
  • Mordovia Arena, Saransk - +3 hours *
  • Levberdon Arena, Rostov-na-Donu +3 hours *
  • Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi +3 hours *
  • Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg +5 timmar*

* = time difference with the UK

Football World Cup betting

The Football World Cup is the world’s most prestigious and watched sporting event and so the selection of bets available is gigantic. It is extremely popular to bet on the World Cup and it is a great way to add some excitement, especially with games your team is not involved in. The betting sites will offer a wide selection of betting options specific to the World Cup and there will be lots of generous welcome bonuses available.

Examples of typical long-term betting on the FIFA World Cup 2018

Winner of the tournament

This type of bet is usually placed before the tournament begins but can also be placed during. Odds for this type of bet are usually much higher than for a single match as the bet is spread across the whole tournament.

Group Winners

If you can’t contain your nerves for the whole tournament then you can also place a bet on who will win a particular group. This bet will be backing a particular team to finish first in their group. We recommend that you place this form of bet before the tournament begins, as the odds will vary as soon the group matches have begun.

Top Goalscorer

You can bet on which player you believe will score most in a tournament. If you have chosen a player who will compete against the big-stars like Messi, Ronaldo and Muller and bang in the goals, then you will no doubt find much better odds.

Short-term bets - bet 1x2

For every individual match, you can bet on various outcomes, such as, Match winners, goal scorers, total number of corners or, for example, total number of goals.

1x2 match bets

This is the most common type of bet within football. In order to win you will need to have backed the right outcome of the match. You can either bet on the home team - or the away team - to win, or that the match ends in a draw.

Over/under

Here you can predict if the match will be full of goals or not. In the majority of cases, the betting sites offer odds on whether it will be over 2.5 goals or below 2.5 goals.

Betting on corners

Betting companies often offer its customers to bet on several different types of betting on corners. You can, for example, be given the opportunity to bet on which team will have most corners or predict how many corners there will be during a match.

Live betting on the World Cup 2018

Of course betting sites will even give you the opportunity to live bet on how the match develops. You can chose who will win the second-half or who will score the last goal in a match. Below you can find a list of the most common bets

Popular betting markets within live betting:

  • Which team will score next
  • Which team will win the first-half
  • Correct result
  • First goal scorer

For more information on various forms of betting, we recommend you visit our betting school.

About the football World Cup

The Football World Cup was first staged in 1930. FIFA selected Uruguay as the host nation in honour of their 1928 Olympics title as well as the centenary of their first constitution. Uruguay ended up winning the tournament beating their neighbours, Argentina, 4-2 in the final. The World Cup was then held every four years, apart from during the World War II in 1942 and just after in 1946. Today, the World Cup is one of the the most prestigious tournaments in the sporting world, watched by over 4 billion people worldwide. Brazil is the most successful team at the World Cup winning the tournament 5 times. Italy and Germany are both the second most successful teams, having won the tournament four times.

Road to the FIFA World Cup 2018 final

The 32 teams to qualify for the football World Cup 2018 in Russia are divided into 8 groups, the two teams that take the most points in their respective group will progress to the next stage, the round of 16. From here on after, all matches will be knock-out games and the team that manages to avoid defeat will win the win the World Cup 2018.

FAQ FIFA World Cup 2018

Where is the World Cup 2018?

FIFA World Cup 2018 takes place in Russia. The games will be played on a total of twelve stadiums in eleven Russian cities. The stage for the final is Luzhniki Stadium, located in the nations capital, Moscow.