World Cup 2018

Betting on FIFA World Cup 2018

The 2018 World Cup 2018 will be played in Russia between the 14th June -15th July. The World Cup is considered one of the most prestigious in the sports world with over 4 billion people expected to follow the 2018 Football World Cup.

Football World Cup betting

The World Cup is one of the most watched and prestigious tournaments around and the selection of bets on it are endless. Betting on World Cup matches has become extremely important, in part due to the fact that it makes those matches more exciting. The betting sites therefore offer their customers a wide variety of bonuses and competitions related to the World Cup. Many betting sites have become adept to picking up new customers around the World Cup period by offering generous welcome bonuses. As soon as all the 32 nations qualify for the World Cup in Russia and the groups are decided, the betting sites will offer everything from long-term, short-term and live betting.

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.


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 introduced for the first time in 1930 and was hosted that year by Uruguay. The host nation was also the one to lift the coveted trophy after they beat Argentina 4-2 in the final. Since then, the World Cup has taken place every fourth year - apart from between 1942 and 1946 when the second world-war meant it was impossible. The World Cup has since become one of the most coveted trophies and it is expected that 4 billion people will watch the World Cup 2018 in Russia. Brazil have won the trophy five times, which is more than any other nation. In second place is Germany and Italy who have both won the trophy four times.

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.

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.

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