World cup betting 2018
The qualification competition is over, and the groups have been drawn. All that is left is to enjoy the World Cup itself. World Cup 2018 in Russia will be another chance for the best players in the world to showcase their talents alongside their countrymen in hopes of being crowned the best footballing nation in the world.
With the best players in the world taking part in the tournament, World Cup betting is some of the most fun action there is out there. Here, we will take a look at the best bookmakers for the 2018 World Cup, as well as what kind of bets can be placed, and how to bet on World Cup matches along with other betting markets.
How to Bet on World Cup
World Cup betting can be done in a number of different ways, depending on the types of betting markets that you want to take part in. We will get to those types of betting markets and how to wager on them later in this guide. But before we do that, we will run down a general list of things you should know when it comes to how to bet on World Cup markets online.
Create an account
The first thing you need to do to start World Cup betting is to create an account at a bookmaker website. This is generally very easy to do, as you need to register using your personal information and follow an easy list of prompts to get your account up and running. The most difficult part of creating an account at a bookmaker is to decide which site you want to use.
Deciding which sportsbook you want to create an account with depends on what you find to be the most important when doing your wagering. Of course, you are not limited to using only one bookmaker, but making sure that your criteria are met by every site you start an account with will make certain that you have the best possible experience when doing your World Cup betting.
Among the common criteria punters look for when starting an account with a bookmaker are things including welcome bonuses, available betting markets, and what the odds are like compared to those of other sites. Comparing these things across multiple bookmakers will make sure that you are getting the best value you can wherever you decide to bet on World Cup 2018.
Make your first deposit
After you have created an account with the sportsbooks of your choice, it is then time to make your first deposit. This deposit will allow you to start World Cup betting on the matches of your choice. Making a deposit is easy, and gives you the bankroll available in your account that you can use to start winning when betting on World Cup matches.
To make your first deposit at a bookmaker, simply log into your account and select the option to make a deposit or access the cashier. From there, you can follow a series of prompts to enter the payment type that you want to use, as well as the amount you want to deposit. This is all meant to be as convenient as possible, so punters can spend less time figuring out how to get their accounts funded and more time betting on their favorite sports, including the ability to bet on World Cup 2018.
Most sites accept a variety of different payment options, including credit and debit cards from commonly used companies, as well as a number of popular eWallets. Before setting up an account, you should make sure that the payment options you like to use are represented, so that you can make deposits and withdrawals without having to change your financial situation.
It is also smart to take a look at what promotions are available for your first deposit, as you may be eligible to receive bonuses and other perks for depositing funds for the first time. If you see a promotion that you are interested in and eligible for, it is vital that you check out the terms and conditions for that promotion, and make sure to follow all of the required steps to receive it. This will make sure that you get the bonus you deserve, without any possibility of you missing out.
Once you have made your account and have made your initial deposit, it is time for you to bet on World Cup 2018. This is the reason you followed the steps above, so be sure to enjoy your wagering experience, and to bet responsibly while you enjoy the tournament.
When Betting on World Cup 2018
There are plenty of things you should keep in mind while betting on World Cup 2018, to make sure that you are as successful as possible when doing your World Cup betting. Following these guidelines will help you determine what to look for when placing your bets, as well as the best strategies to follow when placing your bets.
Most important when you bet on World Cup 2018 is to look at a team’s recent form. International team rosters change frequently, depending on injuries and which players are unavailable due to things like commitments to their club teams. For this reason, you cannot rely on form from a few years ago when you bet on World Cup matches.
Instead, focus on a team’s recent form, when their lineup was similar to what it is now. This will give you a better picture of how a team is playing together, and if they are worth backing on the world’s biggest stage.
Also, do not underestimate the lesser known countries when you bet on World Cup 2018. While some countries in the tournament might not have the same pedigree as a lot of the larger nations in the competition, every team that is in the World Cup had to survive a rigorous qualifying campaign to get there. Therefore, there are very few if any pushovers. Failing to understand that before each match kicks off is something you will want to avoid if you are to have a successful summer of World Cup betting.
Best Betting Sites for World Cup 2018
Bet With bet365
bet365 is an online betting company based in the UK that was founded in the year 2000 and is one of the best World Cup betting sites.
It offers several deals on sporting events, both for new members signing up and those who already have accounts with the site. Odds are generally good in relation to other gambling websites and payments are always secure.
bet365 offers live betting and cash-out, both available through the site and the specialised app, available for Apple and Android devices. With a few clicks, you can follow and back any event that’s happening or upcoming.
It is worth noting that bet365 has one of the best live betting interfaces in the sports betting industry. In addition to the ability to bet on World Cup matches as they are happening, punters can also keep up with each match in great detail, with data visualizations that keep them informed on vital statistics as the match is unfolding. This is great for helping to inform decisions on matches as they are being played, to make the best possible wagers.
Bet With Ladbrokes
If you’ve ever walked down a British high street, then you’ll be familiar with Ladbrokes. A hugely popular betting World Cup betting chain, as well as have shops up and down the country, the British bookmakers have a site and specialised app that can be accessed from the ease of your computer or phone.
With plenty of big name football analysts contributing to the site, you won’t be stuck for a second opinion or perhaps some betting advice.
You’ll want to look out for offers and enhanced bets on the run up to and during World Cup 2018.
Bet With William Hill
In the same vein as Ladbrokes, William Hill is a stalwart of the British high street with shops up and down the UK, and also have plenty of options that might tempt you into betting with them for footballs premier competition in the Summer of 2018.
Offers for new customers, competitive odds and an intuitive smartphone app are all features you will find with William Hill, as well as different daily offers once the tournament begins in earnest in June 2018.
World Cup Betting Markets
So, what kind of bets can you place on World Cup 2018? Well, that’s entirely up to you, and there are literally dozens of different markets available to bet on. Below are some of the most popular when World Cup Betting:
Betting on the favourites
In most cases, the favourites usually come out on top. This, is why, by definition, the team has earned the title of favourites. By backing one of football’s heavy-hitters to win the World Cup outright, you may be able to make some money. Germany, France, Brazil, Argentina… there are still plenty to pick from, but backing you’re the team you believe has what it takes to come out on top can prove a sound strategy come the end of the tournament.
Backing the favourites means that you will be more likely of winning, but may win less as a result.
Betting on outsiders/dark horses
Backing dark horses and outsiders is a risky strategy but can have handsome rewards.
Odds are larger for those unexpected to progress, so while the group stages are being contested, it could be worth your while to do some research and look out for some outsiders that really shouldn’t be as high of odds.
Group winner betting
Before a tournament starts, due to the seeding’s and the qualifiers, you will have a fair idea of who is the strongest team (at least on-paper) in each group. It can be good value in betting terms to guess who will come out on top and win each group during the group stages.
One could choose individual groups or, to increase the odds, do a group accumulator and select from several different groups who will come out on top.
Top goalscorer/best player betting
All eyes are watching at the World Cup, and it can be a great place for a player to step up and really make a name for themselves.
In Brazil 2014, James Rodriguez became one of the most highly sought after players on the planet after netting 6 goals at the tournament. If you want to look out for a player who could be the top goal scorer at the tournament, you will be looking for a player that could potentially emulate his tournament.
More than likely, the top goal scorer at the World Cup will get to the latter stages – Semi-Final or Final – so keep this in mind when choosing a player to put your money behind.
Individual match betting
In addition to futures wagers like those mentioned above, World Cup betting on each individual World Cup match is the most common way to bet on the World Cup.
Punters can choose whether they think one team will win each match, as well as if they think the match will result in a draw. They can also wager on one team or the other against the spread, with a handicap applied to the scores of each team. There is also the ability to wager on whether or not the teams will combine for a pre-designated goal total.
Beyond just those basic three individual match markets, punters can choose who they think will be the first goalscorer of the match, if a player will score at any time in the match, and even what they think the correct final score will be. There are plenty of other individual match betting markets to be enjoyed, and it is recommended that you check the bookmaker of your choice to see what kind of selection they have available for you.
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