Latest rankings as 10 best odds for the 2018 FIFA World Cup!
The 21st World Cup will be the first ever to held in Moscow, Sochi, Saint Petersburg and 8 other cities in and around European Russia.
Here are the earliest odds for FIFA 2018, just announced by sports betting website Bovada.
World Cup Odds No. 10 – Russia
Current World ranking: 30th
Previous Performance: Failed to break the Group Stage
2018 will mark the fourth appearance for Russia at the FIFA World Cup. The last World Cup performance was just average as they failed to break the Group Stage with a tie to Korea and Algeria and a lost to Belgium.
World Cup Odds No. 9 – England
Current World ranking: 20th
England initially took part World Cup in 1950 and has appeared for 14 times. 2014 was considered to be England’s worst World Cup performance since 1958 and it is currently believed to be the 9th choice as World Cup 2018 odds.
World Cup Odds No. 8 – Italy
Current World ranking: 11th
Previous Performance: World Cup 1934, 1938, 1982, 2006
Italy is the 2nd most successful national football team who has won 4 World Cup Champions in 1934, 1938, 1982 and 2006. They have appeared in 19 World Cup tournaments since 1934 and appeared in two finals in 1970 and 1994. The 2006 World Cup champions were sent off home before the knockout stage in 2014.
World Cup Odds No. 7 – Belgium
Current World ranking: 4th
Previous Performance: Fourth place – World Cup 1986
Belgium have made 13 appearances in the previous FIFA World Cups. They were expected be the black horse in 2014 World Cup but got eliminated by the runners-up Argentina.
World Cup Odds No. 6 – Netherlands
Current World ranking: 5th
Previous Performance: Runners-up – World Cup 1974, 1978, 2010
Netherlands played well in 2014 World Cup but ultimately succumbed to semi-final shootouts with runner-ups Argentina. They have strong players and currently believed to be the 6th choice as World Cup 2018 odds.
World Cup Odds No. 5 – France
Current World ranking: 7th
Previous Performance: World Cup 1998, Runners-up – World Cup 2006
France has participated in World Cup competition since 1930 and appeared in the tournament for 15 times. They played well in 2014 World Cup but they lost to the champions Germany for their second quarter final.
World Cup Odds No. 4 – Spain
Current World ranking: 10th
Previous Performance: World Cup 2010
Spain joined World Cup tournament for the first time in 1934 and had appeared for 15 times. Unfortunately, Spain had to go through a tough group and became World Cup’s first major disappointment in 2014.
World Cup Odds No. 3 – Brazil
Current World ranking: 6th
Previous Performance: World Cup 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002
Brazil is the most successful country in the FIFA World Cup. Brazil - record five-time World Cup winners finished the tournament in fourth place in 2014 and they considered to be one of the best teams for the Russia World Cup 2018.
World Cup Odds No. 2 – Argentina
Current World ranking: 2nd
Previous Performance: World Cup 1978, 1986
Argentina has appeared in World Cup for 16 times since 1930 and has won 2 World Cup champions in 1978 and 1986. In 2014, a straight string of Argentine victories ended with a razor-thin margin in the final match against Germany. The team had to concede just a single goal in the exhausting 113th minute of unbelievable final.
World Cup Odds No. 1 – Germany
Current World ranking: 1st
Previous Performance: World Cup 1954, 1974, 1990, 2014
Germany is also considered as a successful national football team who was the World Cup winner in 1954, 1974, 1990, 2014. Germany has appeared in World Cup tournament for 18 times since its first appearance in 1934. Germany’s performance only leaves us with one question: will they be able to do it again in 2018 Russia World Cup?