Who Will Win the World Cup 2022? The Main Contenders, Odds and Predictions
As fans from across the globe count down the seconds until this year’s World Cup gets underway, all eyes will fall on the Middle East for what will be a record-making tournament from Qatar.
Although Qatar might have the privilege of opening proceedings on November 20th as the home nation will face off against Ecuador, world football’s elite will have to wait a little while longer before they kick-off their World Cup adventures.
While we might be bracing ourselves for a month of international bliss, betting punters are also treated to a string of eye-catching markets.
With the likes of Brazil, Argentina, and defending World Champions France all regarded to be among the leading contenders in the World Cup’s first winter tournament, all have their sights set on writing their own piece of history but who will win the 2022 World Cup in Qatar?
We look at the latest World Cup 2022 betting odds for some of the main contenders and make our prediction for a World Cup winner.
Brazil – 41/10 to win the World Cup
Storming their way to this year’s World Cup finals after enjoying a stellar run during their South American qualifying campaign, Brazil travel out to Qatar in the midst of a real purple patch.
Signing off their pre-tournament preparations with a pair of routine friendly victories against Ghana and Tunisia, Tite’s record-breakers have lost just one of their previous 29 appearances across all formats.
With that rampant run of form stemming all the way back to November 2019, the Selecao have continued to gain a reputation for their rugged defensive displays.
Likewise, spearheaded by PSG superstar Neymar this winter and with a squad that boasts a host of European-based icons, Brazil should be smelling the chance to add a sixth World crown to their record.
Sharing Group G with Serbia, Cameroon and Switzerland, Tite’s side will be looking to lay down an early marker as they open their adventure on November 24th at the Lusail Stadium.
While Brazil might have been disappointed after settling for a quarter-final finish out in Russia four years ago, the South American powerhouse have been tipped as a standout pick to lift their first FIFA World Cup since 2002.
What are the best odds for Brazil to win the World Cup?
- 41/10 – SBK
- 4/1 – bet365, Paddy Power, Betfred, BetVictor, Bet UK
At the time of writing, the best odds you will get for Brazil to win the World Cup 2022 are 41/10 with SBK. This means a £10 bet on Brazil to win the tournament returns £51 and you can use the SBK sign-up offer to get £30 in free bets for the World Cup as well.
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Argentina – 13/2 to win the World Cup
Although Brazil might open this year’s Qatar World Cup as the pre-tournament favourites with the bookmakers, they are not the only South American giant who finds the mood in their squad at a red-hot high.
Following the Selecao to Qatar by enjoying an unbeaten run during their qualifying campaign, Argentina have continued receiving a string of plaudits under Lionel Scaloni.
Opening up their World Cup adventure in the midst of a remarkable 35-match unbeaten run across all competitions – a run that stems all the way back to July 2019 – La Albiceleste have also been handed a favourable route to the knockout stage.
Placed in Group C alongside Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Poland, Argentina also have an attacking legend who will lead their charge during the festive period.
Desperate to hand seven-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi a maiden World Cup winners medal and the chance to put the cherry on top of his iconic career, Scaloni’s side travel to the Middle East riding a real wave of momentum.
Although the South American heavyweights might have failed to claim another world title since 1986, Argentina appear to be well-placed to make a statement on the grandest of stages.
What are the best odds for Argentina to win the World Cup?
- 13/2 – Paddy Power and 888Sport
- 6/1 – William Hill, Betfred, Bet UK
- 11/2 – bet365, Coral, SportNation, Boylesports
- 5/1 – BetVictor
The odds for Argentina to win the 2022 World Cup vary across the bookmakers so make sure you get the best World Cup offer when looking for the odds. Currently, you should be getting odds of 13/2 for Argentina to win the tournament and those odds come from either Paddy Power or 888Sport. A £10 bet returns £75 at odds of 13/2 but if you were to use BetVictor you’d only get 5/1, returning just £60 from exactly the same £10 bet.
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France – 7/1 to win the World Cup
Although France might have opened 2022 with many believing that Didier Deschamps’ side were sat in pole position to defend their world crown, it is fair to say that Les Bleus have been enduring a hugely worrying rut over recent months.
Signing off their pre-World Cup preparations with a 2-0 loss away at Denmark, the European outfit managed to muster just a single victory from any of their six Nations League appearances.
While the reigning champions might have clung to their League A status, it is no secret that Deschamps finds a huge amount of pressure on his shoulders ahead of this year’s tournament.
Although France might be able to call upon attacking superstars such as Kylian Mbappe and newly-crowned Ballon d’Or winner Karim Benzema, Deschamps will be without a pair of influential midfielders in Qatar.
With it confirmed that both Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kante will miss out this winter after suffering injury setbacks, France really have the feel of a nation seeking some stability.
Despite still being tipped as a landslide pick to cruise their way out of Group D and a good bet in a World Cup group winners accumulator tip – a group that they share with Denmark, Australia and Tunisia – Deschamps’ downbeat squad will face a huge challenge in the knockout stage.
What are the best odds for France to win the 2022 World Cup?
- 7/1 – BetVictor
- 13/2 – Unibet, Sport National, Bet UK
- 6/1 – bet365, Sky Bet, William Hill, Coral, Betfred
- 11/2 – Paddy Power, 888Sport
Interestingly, the best odds for France to win the World Cup are at BetVictor, who have the worst odds available for Argentina to win the World Cup and the opposite applies regarding the worst odds for France being at Paddy Power and 888Sport, who have the best odds for Argentina.
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World Cup Winner Prediction – Argentina
While it might be Brazil who open this year’s World Cup tipped as a standout pick with the bookies, it is their bitter South American rivals who should be smelling the chance to make history this winter.
Making the trip to Qatar enjoying a 35-match unbeaten run, La Albiceleste will also be boosted by their recent success against the Selecao.
Lifting the Copa America title last year following a 1-0 win against Brazil, Scaloni’s high-flying squad are unbeaten in each of their previous three competitive showdowns against their title rivals.
With this year’s Middle Eastern adventure the last time that football fans will see Lionel Messi competing on the world stage, Argentina can be found at appealing odds to come out on top.
Who will win the 2022 World Cup Odds
Below are the best odds available at the time of writing for each of the main contenders to win the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Click the odds to take you straight to the World Cup sign-up offer they have and you can also get free bets if you are a new customer. Note that the odds for each team varies from bookies to bookies so we would always recommend having a few different betting accounts so you always get the best odds for your predictions.
- Brazil – 41/10
- Argentina – 13/2
- France – 7/1
- England – 44/5
- Spain – 9/1
- Germany – 11/1
- Netherlands – 29/2
- Portugal – 16/1
- Belgium – 35/2
- Denmark – 33/1
- Croatia – 54/1
- Uruguay – 54/1
- Senegal – 100/1
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