World Cup Qualifying continues in February and March, which is why it’s a good time to check out updated WC odds. The 2022 World Cup will be here before we know it. So far, oddsmakers haven’t decided which nation should offer chalk odds, Brazil or France. Second choice is England while third choice is Spain. Keep reading for updated FIFA World Cup Odds as well as an odds analysis.
Updated Soccer Betting Analysis for the 2022 World Cup Odds
2022 World Cup
- When: Nov. 21 – Dec. 18
- Where: Qatar
Updated World Cup Odds
- Brazil +590
- France +590
- England +690
- Spain +790
- Germany +990
- Argentina +990
- Belgium +1175
- Italy +1200
- Netherlands +1575
- Denmark +2500
- Portugal +2500
- Croatia +5000
- Colombia +6600
- Uruguay +8000
- Switzerland +10000
- Serbia +10000
- Mexico +10000
- USA +10000
- Algeria +10000
- Nigeria +10000
Which team between Brazil and France is the better play?
Both teams offer +590. So we can’t use odds to help us define the better play. What we can do is look at history.
Brazil didn’t win the Copa America last year, falling to rival Argentina. That’s a knock against Brazil. But the Brazilians should have no trouble with the Qatar heat because, well, they’re Brazilian.
The French won the last World Cup. Not only that, but France’s best player, Kylian Mbappe, is also one of the top players in the world. Unlike in past World Cups, it’s difficult to know which of Brazil’s stars will lead the charge.
Because there are more questions surrounding Brazil, , we must consider France the better bet. Mbappe, Paul Pogba, Karim Benzema and the rest know each other well. So give France a slight edge.
Which squad among England, Spain, Germany, and Argentina should early World Cup bettors consider backing?
All four will have a shot to win the World Cup. The team most should fear, though, are the Argentinians.
Lionel Messi remains Argentina’s best player. But Messi isn’t the reason to back the Argentinians. Lautaro Martinez is Inter Milan’s #10 has turned into one of the best forwards/midfielders in the world. Martinez can pass, shoot, defend, you name it.
The other team among the four with a real shot is Spain. The Spanish are loaded. Isco remains one of the top midfielders in the world while Mikel Oyarzabal has emerged as a top striker.
Again, England and Germany can win the World Cup. But among the four, Spain and Argentina look best.
Is Belgium, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, or Portugal worth backing right now?
Don’t back Italy or Portugal . . . yet. The two European soccer powers are in the same bracket in the March UEFA World Cup Qualifying Tournament.
1 team from each group, 3 teams in total, will stamp their ticket to the WC. Since Italy and Portugal are in the same group, both won’t get a chance to throw down in Qatar.
Neither Denmark nor the Netherlands seems good enough to win the World Cup. Belgium is good enough and has a chance as long as Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku are healthy. So if you want to back one of the five, Belgium is the play.
What two underdogs with odds of +5000 to +10000 could make World Cup history?
Uruguay is a past World Cup winner. The Uruguayans have work to do to ensure they make the field. If they get in, they’ll have a puncher’s chance because they’ll send quality players to the pitch.
Outside of Uruguay it’s difficult to see any team except for the United States pulling off a miraculous upset. The U.S. should send their most talented team in history to this year’s WC.
Of course, the United States’ most talented team is probably as good as Germany’s secondary squad. But, hey, at the odds, the U.S. is worth a look.