Counting 2022, Cameroon has qualified for the world’s most important international soccer tournament in 8 of the past 11 World Cup cycles. But although Cameroon playing at the World Cup has become a normal occurrence, the Indomitable Lions haven’t had much success other than scoring goals and grabbing a rare group stage win. Is 2022 the year Cameroon heads back to the Round of 16? See below for Cameroon’s odds to win the FIFA World Cup, and analysis and a prediction as to whether or not Cameroon plays into the second round.
Cameroon Soccer Betting Analysis and their 2022 FIFA Qatar World Cup Odds
2022 Qatar World Cup
- When: Nov. 21 – Dec. 18
Cameroon Odds to Win the FIFA Qatar World Cup
- Cameroon +20000
At the +20000 odds, Cameroon is a bigger underdog than the +15000 teams: Wales, Serbia, Ecuador, Mexico and Canada.
But the odds imply Cameroon has a better shot of winning the World Cup than Morocco, the Republic of Korea, Australia, Japan, Ghana, Tunisia, Qatar, Costa Rica, and Saudi Arabia.
On paper, Cameroon would beat any of those teams. Backing any underdog either not among the top six choices or not among the elite eight nations that have previously won the World Cup is risky.
But if you were thinking of putting money behind the Australians, Koreans, Japanese, Tunisians, Qataris, Costa Ricans, or Saudis, you should give Cameroon a look. The difference in odds between Cameroon and those higher-odd choices is because the African Nation, except for maybe Los Ticos, is better.
Why Cameroon will move to the next round
In 1990, Cameroon didn’t just make it to the knockout stage, but they also made it to the quarter-finals. 2022 should see the best Cameroon squad at the World Cup since the 1990 team.
The Indomitable Lions boast UEFA league players at every level, including in goal. 33-year-old Bayern Munich forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting will ensure the young players stay focused.
Why Cameroon won’t move to the next round
Cameroon has talent and they are a much better choice than fellow teams like Saudi Arabia to make it to the knockout stage. But the Lions are in a deep group.
Group G is no joke. Brazil, the favorite to win the 2022 Qatar World Cup, headlines a four that includes a Switzerland squad loaded with UEFA league talent, and a Serbian side with young up and coming players at every level.
In another group, Cameroon might have a shot to march to the Round of 16. But in Group G, Cameroon doesn’t have much chance to move to the second round.
Final Analysis – Cameroon is a logical underdog to finish second in Group G
Brazil is a great soccer team. Tite will have his fellas ready to roll through their Group G competition. So nobody should expect Cameroon to touch the Brazilians.
But after Brazil, Group G is wide open. Cameroon has as much of a chance of moving to the knockout stage as Serbia or Switzerland.
The Indomitable Lions have the right mix of veterans like Choupo-Moting and young players like Napoli midfielder Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa to surprise the Swiss and the Serbs. Cameroon has a real shot to finish second behind Brazil in Group G and make it to the knockout stage.