The 2018 World Cup gets underway on June 14th with the prestigious tournament kicking off in Moscow. Our World Cup betting tips taken a look at some of the best bets in Group B.
Group B features: Spain, Portugal, Iran and Morocco. It looks a straight battle between the two heavyweights in this section with two European neighbours going head-to-head at the top of the table. Morocco should not be underestimated and will be looking to capitalise on any slip-ups.
Whilst many of the other World Cup 2018 sections such as Group D look cut and dry at the top, Group B looks a little more open. Spain are 1/2 to finish top of the pile but Euro 2o16 Champions, Portugal will be hoping to usurp their rivals. Fernando Santos’ side have the sensation Cristiano Ronaldo, who could be featuring in his last World Cup and he is capable of single-handedly firing his country into the latter stages.
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Spain are a hugely efficient side and should just about have enough to secure top spot here. The price is far too short on Julen Lopetegui’s side and backing the straight forecast will provide a little more value. The first of our World Cup betting tips for Group B is Spain/Portugal Straight Forecast which is Evens with William Hill.
We could summarise this section in one word: Iran. Carlos Queiroz’s side were one of the first sides to qualify for the tournament but they weren’t particularly tested during their campaign. The former Manchester United coach is an expert at guiding sides to this tournament having steered three different teams to the last four tournaments but his side look weaker than the remainder of Group B and they could struggle to keep pace. They are the highest ranked side in their continent and they do have players who compete in the top flight such as Alireza Jahanbakhsh and Reza Gnoochannejhad but Morocco look well-organised and are likely to be hard to break down.
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You should never read too much into friendly results but the African side beat Serbia 2-1 in their own backyard on March 23rd and I think they’ll have too much for Iran. The pair meet in the opening game of Group B. The second of our Word Cup 2018 betting tips is Iran to finish bottom of Group B which is 4/5 with Bet Victor
David Silva is likely to play a huge part for Spain during this tournament and 888Sport have a number of markets available on individual Spanish players. The Manchester City midfielder has had a superb season in the Premier League and he has been getting on the score-sheet regularly.
15/06 – Morocco vs Iran
15/06 – Portugal vs Spain
20/06 – Portugal vs Morocco
20/06 – Iran vs Spain
25/06 – Iran vs Portugal
25/06 – Spain vs Morocco
Portugal vs Spain looks set to be a crucial fixture in Group B with both sides hoping to get off to a winning start.