World Cup Betting Guide

A look at the 2022 World Cup from a betting perspective, as online sportsbooks have hundreds of different wagers to fire on.

Online sportsbooks are ready for the 2022 World Cup with hundreds of betting choices 

The biggest sporting event in the world kicks off in Qatar Nov. 20 for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Fans from around the world tune in to watch and wager on the event, which features 48 teams. Fans and bettors in the U.S. can watch the World Cup on FOX and FS1, and wager at world leading sportsbook BetOnline and affiliate top rated, who provide the betting odds and parlay profits with information you can bet on below. 

World Cup Predictor Contest 

BetOnline is also offering players a chance to cash in on a $10,000 prize pool with their World Cup Predictor Contest. From Group Stage picks to trivia information, the contest is free to join for BetOnline customers who place a minimum $25 bet during the Group Stage of the World Cup. 

In addition, you can join Bovada for its World Cup Predictor Contest. Take a shot at the $50,000 prize pool, and new players at Bovada get a Crypto Match deposit bonus. Become an OSGA member and enjoy all the contests, bonuses and free information available with contests throughout the year. 

By the way, did you know that the World Cup is hosted by an Arab nation for the first time? Qatar is also the smallest nation ever to host a World Cup. The event is being played in the middle of the club season due to the very hot weather in Qatar during the summer months when the World Cup is usually held.

World Cup Betting Favorites 

The favorites to win the 2022 World Cup, according to odds from BetOnline include: 

- Brazil         (+365)
- Argentina   (+550)
- France       (+700)
- Spain         (+900)
- England     (+950)
- Germany   (+1100)
- Netherlands (+1300)
- Portugal     (+1600)
- Belgium     (+1900)

But Team USA is a big liability to sportsbooks including BetOnline.

Despite only 6.2% of the bets being on Team USA ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the exposure to BetOnline is historic.

"Our liability on Team USA to win their first World Cup is growing by the day," Dave Mason, Brand Manager at said. "USMNT opened with 150-1 odds and we're currently offering them at 110-1. A USA win would be an upset of epic proportions, and it would lead to the biggest futures loss in company history." 

Mason added, "This Team USA liability is already 25% more than our Tiger Woods exposure, and ultimate loss, when he won The Masters in 2019. To date, our largest team futures loss was the Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV, and the red number on the U.S. in this World Cup is already 50% higher than that."  

Top 5 Liabilities 

1. USA
2. Argentina 
3. Mexico 
4. Serbia 
5. Denmark

Top 5 Most Bet

1. Argentina 
2. Brazil 
3. Germany 
4. USA 
5. England

All eyes will be on Qatar during the next month, and globally, there will be more wagered on this year's World Cup than the Super Bowl and March Madness combined.

Ways to Bet the World Cup 

BetOnline offers more than 10,000 ways to bet on the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Check out the odds to win Group Betting stage, and scroll through the menu of options beyond those World Cup outcomes highlighted below along with tournament awards, props and specials

Additionally, as the drama continues to unfold between Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United, there are fresh next team odds available.

Cristiano Ronaldo Next Team Odds

- Chelsea            (+300) 
- Sporting Lisbon (+300)
- Any MLS Club    (+600)
- Napoli             (+1200)
- PSG                (+1400)
- Roma              (+1600)
- AC Milan          (+1800)
- Arsenal            (+2500)
- Atletico Madrid (+2500)
- Benfica            (+2500)
- Newcastle        (+2500)
- Real Madrid      (+5000)

USA vs. WALES Odds (Monday, 3 p.m. EST) 

USA is a -125 favorite to defeat Wales (+110) on Monday. The match's over/under is set at 2 goals.

Will both teams score?
No (-142)  
Yes (+112)   

Will the USA pitch a clean sheet? 
No (-225)
Yes (+185)

Will there be a red card shown?
No (-600)
Yes (+425)            

Will there be a penalty kick? 
No (-325)
Yes (+250)

Which team will score first?
USA (-110)
Wales (+130)
No Goal Scored (+550)

USA - Full Tournament Odds

Will USA win at least 1 game?
Yes (-300) 
No (+240)      

Group Stage     (-135)
Round of 16    (+185)
Quarter-finals  (+700)
Semi-finals    (+1800)
Runner-up     (+6000)
Winner        (+11000)

Which teams will qualify from Group B?

England / USA (+120)
England / Wales (+150)
England / Iran (+525) 
USA / Wales (+1200) 
USA / Iran (+3000) 
Wales / Iran (+3500)

Full Tournament Prop Bets

Total Tournament Goals                                
Over 162½ (-130) 
Under 162½ (+100)

Total 0-0 Draws 
Over 4½ (-125)  
Under 4½ (-105)

Total Matches to go to Extra Time
Under 4½ (-150)
Over 4½ (+120) 

Will all 32 teams score?
No (-265)
Yes (+205)

2022 World Cup Player Awards Odds

Golden Boot - Top Goalscorer (players not listed below have greater than 50-1 odds)
Harry Kane         (+800)
Kylian Mbappe     (+900)
Karim Benzema (+1200) 
Lionel Messi      (+1200) 
Neymar Jr        (+1200) 
Cristiano Ronaldo (+1800) 
Lautaro Martinez (+2000)
Memphis Depay (+2000) 
Richarlison        (+2500) 
Romelu Lukaku (+2500) 

Golden Ball - Best Player                     
Lionel Messi            (+800) 
Kylian Mbappe        (+900) 
Neymar                  (+900)
Karim Benzema     (+1200) 
Harry Kane           (+1400) 
Kevin De Bruyne   (+1400) 
Vinicius Junior      (+1600) 
Cristiano Ronaldo (+2500)
Raphinha             (+2500)

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