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World Cup 2022 Odds, Lines and Picks

Hailed as nothing short of soccer’s greatest spectacle, the World Cup is a global event, unlike any other sport has to offer. Spanning weeks, featuring dozens of countries and drawing the attention of billions of fans, the World Cup offers bettors excitement and great options. Set every four years, Soccer World Cup betting lines start popping up early helping create anticipation before the event.

What’s the latest 2022 FIFA World Cup news?

Check out our December 6th World Cup Betting Preview for the breakdown, and scroll down on this page for a better look at the schedule!

Today’s 2022 World Cup Betting Lines

Match Odds
Morocco vs. SpainMorocco (+600), Draw (+275), Spain (-175)
Portugal vs. SwitzerlandPortugal (-110), Draw (+225), Switzerland (+350)

2022 FIFA World Cup Group Previews

Before the action got underway, we broke down the groups at play. If you want to know what’s at stake for the opening few weeks, check out our 2022 World Cup Group Previews!

2022 FIFA World Cup Fast Facts

When: From November 20 to December 18, 2022

Where: Al Bayt Stadium, Al Janoub Stadium, Al Rayyan Stadium, Al Thumama Stadium, Education City Stadium, Khalifa International Stadium, Lusail Stadium, Ras Abu Aboud Stadium.

English-speaking TV: Bell (CTV / TSN) in Canada, Fox or Fox Sports 1 in USA,

Spanish-speaking TV: Telemundo or NBC Universo

After the qualified teams play through the group stages, the top two countries in each group will advance to the knockout stages. That format will look something like this:

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The 2022 World Cup winners’ odds are subject to change, so keep checking back with us! We’re focused on getting you the best world cup odds, and best world cup winner odds at all times. The World Cup Betting odds were last updated onDec 06, 2022:

2022 World Cup Outright Winners Odds

2022 Football World Cup OddsSports Interaction
Brazil+240+230+230
France+450+400+424
Argentina+550+500+533
England+600+600+685
Spain+800+700+717
Netherlands+1400+1400+1448
Portugal+1200+1400+1453
Croatia+3300+3300+3342
Switzerland+6600+6600+6600
Japan+6600+6600+6600
Morocco+10000+10000+10000
South Korea+20000+15000+15000

Check out these two World Cup Betting offers from a couple of our favourite World Cup betting sites:

Portugal

To win 2022 World Cup

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Brazil

To win 2022 World Cup

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2022 World Cup Schedule (Knockouts)

  • The “Round of 16” will take place between December 3rd and 6th, with a 10AM and 2PM game on each day.
  • The Quarter Finals will take pace on December 9th and 10th, with a 10AM and 2PM game on each day.
  • The Semi Finals will take place on December 13th and 14th, with a single 2PM game on each day.
  • The Third Place Playoff will take place on December 17th, with a 10AM kickoff.
  • The World Cup Final will take place on December 18th, with a 10AM kickoff.

2022 World Cup Groups

World Cup 2022 Betting Odds

There are a total of 64 games at the FIFA World Cup, and below you’ll find the best World Cup 2022 Betting Odds from a selection of Canada’s top sportsbooks right here.

You can also check the latest World Cup Futures here.

World Cup Football Betting

The FIFA World Cup is one of the biggest sporting events in the world and is arguably an even greater spectacle than the Olympic Games. It is certainly on par with the world’s oldest and most prestigious sporting gathering in terms of global television audiences, thanks to the fact that soccer is universally recognized as the ‘world game’, that is, more people play it than any other sport.

The 2020 World Cup in Qatar will be the 22nd edition of the event, which is held every four years. Each of the 32 nations that make it to the final tournament has undertaken a gruelling qualification campaign that takes around two years and features 211 countries. Passionate fans will turn out in colossal numbers to watch the 64 matches played throughout the tournament.

Tournament coverage is far-reaching and will dominate the media for several months prior to the November 21st start date. This is great news for the betting community, as there will undoubtedly be hundreds of different sports betting websites offering a number of specials to help you maximize your winnings. There will also be a wider range of lines and markets, as well as hourly updates regarding tournament news, team information and betting tips.

Outright and Tournament Progress Betting

Although the tournament is now into its 22nd iteration, dating back to 1930, there have only been eight different World Cup winners, all coming from either Europe or South America. Uruguay, Italy, Germany, Brazil, England, Argentina, France and Spain are the winning nations, and it’s also important to note that no team from outside Europe or South America has made it to a World Cup Final.

You will always be presented with outright odds for all 32 finalists prior to a tournament, but for the above reason, it may not be worth placing a wager on a team outside of the two dominant confederations. Likewise, a team like Portugal or Belgium may appear to have a good chance at the upcoming World Cup however, history proves it is unlikely they will feature in the final match.

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But let’s not dwell on the possibility of an underdog not doing well in the tournament. As seen by the performance by lowly Iceland in the most recent European championships, and indeed by the fact that the tiny nation managed to qualify for their first-ever World Cup, strange things can happen in football. After all, Italy won the World Cup in 2006, the Netherlands finished runner-up in 2010 and neither will feature in Qatar.

Making it to the second round of the tournament is seen as a monumental achievement for some of the lower-ranked teams, and with only three matches played per team in the group stage, there is a huge chance of an underdog sneaking through. All good betting sites will allow you to bet on the progress of a particular nation, with options to choose ‘Round of 16’, ‘Quarter-finals’, ‘Semi-finals’ etc. so picking a lower-ranked team can still lead to a dividend.

Individual Match Betting

You will always have the option to bet on individual games, and the leading sportsbooks offer a plethora of options here. The simplest wager is your basic head-to-head bet, which unlike most North American sports will feature three possibilities: win, loss and draw. Draws are commonplace at the event purely because you are likely to have a small team trying to jag a point against a bigger nation, so make sure you consider this option.

This was no better demonstrated than by New Zealand in the 2010 World Cup. Finishing the tournament as the only undefeated team (which is a great trivia question by the way), the lowest-ranked nation at the event managed to draw all three of their matches, including a 1-1 result against defending champions Italy. You’ve certainly got more chance of picking an underdog in an individual match than in the outright stakes.

There will also be the option to take advantage of the Asian Handicap market, which is one of the most popular forms of betting in soccer. This wager eliminates the draw as a potential outcome, resulting in a much clearer betting experience. Not to be confused with the ‘draw no bet’ line, which is similar, Asian handicaps are designed to even out the odds in football matches, especially those between two mismatched teams.

For example, a match between France and Australia will feature the 1998 World Cup winners as the clear favourite, potentially paying -1000 for the win, while the Australians may be paying +900. If we look at a possible Asian Handicap of -3.5, the odds would be much closer to evens – you would simply need to choose whether France would win by more or less than 3.5 goals to claim your win.

Similarly, over/under markets will allow you to bet on the number of goals in a particular match. As a general tip, high-scoring matches are more common in the group stages, while tight, low-scoring affairs are probable during the knockout stages. If you want to bet on World Cup 2022, little tricks and tips like this are great to keep in mind.

World Cup 2022 Odds, Lines And Picks

Player Markets

As in all major tournaments, the golden boot is one of the most prestigious awards and will give punters another opportunity to test their knowledge. The World Cup will feature some of the world’s best strikers, although you will need to consider their nationality before locking in a top goal-scorer bet.

For example, Mohamed Salah is one of the hottest attacking players in the English Premier League, however, the Egyptian national team whom he is a part of is unlikely to progress very far in the tournament. Alternatively, players like Gabriel Jesus, Lionel Messi and Harry Kane are all top quality strikers who play for nations with a good pedigree and are much more likely to challenge for this prize.

Additionally, you can place bets on individuals to score during any match throughout the tournament. As a general rule, it is fairly difficult to tip a first or last goal-scorer, although you will find all players will be at particular odds to score at any time in the game. Look for the penalty and free-kick takers on each team before placing a bet, as these players will have an extra possibility of scoring.

We can’t wait for the 2022 tournament to get underway, and with so many betting lines and opportunities to profit, we’re sure the betting community will be pretty excited too. Make sure you check back frequently for updates to all the markets, in addition to news pieces regarding every nation in the World Cup.

Who are the favorites to win the 2022 World Cup? Who is favored in World Cup? Who will win 2022 World Cup odds? Who has the best chance in the World Cup?

Scroll up! Our table at the top will keep you up to date with the best teams heading into the tournament. As the tournament nears, though, the consensus is that the main teams to watch are Brazil, France, Argentina, and England, with Spain and Germany not far behind. So basically, the usual big dogs. It’s a big tournament and anything can happen, though, so don’t be shocked if another nation surprises!

How many teams qualify for the World Cup? How many countries play in the World Cup? How many teams are going to Qatar 2022?

There are 32 nations that are headed to to the FIFA 2022 World Cup in Qatar. This is the same size of pool as has been in place since 1998. Previously, there were 24 teams between 1982 and 1994, 16 teams between 1934 and 1978, thirteen in the inaugural 1930 tournament. After this year, there will be another expansion – the 2026 FIFA World Cup in North America will host 48 countries.

What is a +500 bet? What does plus 5000 odds mean?

There are many ways to calculate odds, that are used in different parts of the world. The most popular system is the American system, which is the one you’ll see with + and – symbols before their numbers. Think of it like you’re betting $100 – if you you find odds at -125, you’ll have to bet $125 to get $100 in winnings on top of your money back. If you find odds at +125, your $100 bet will get you $125 on top of your money back if you win.

So a +500 bet would give you $500 back on your $100 bet, plus your $100. A book that uses Decimal odds will instead give you 6.00 as your FIFA World Cup betting odds – essentially meaning that you’ll have a 6x multiplier on your risk if you win. Same conclusion, just different ways to present them!

Where is the next World Cup? Who is hosting the 2030 World Cup?

The next World Cup will be close to home for us, as it will be a North American affair. The 2026 World Cup location is a three-headed beast including the United States, Mexico, and – for the first time – Canada! The “United 2026” bid was awarded in June 2018. Betting on the World Cup is great, having Canada in it is even better, but being able to host it on top of all that? A dream come true for many, no doubt.

The 2030 World Cup bidding process will be an interesting one, as it represents the 100th anniversary of the tournament. Right now, the favourite is the joint COMNEBOL bid including Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay, and Chile, as a throw back to Uruguay hosting the 1930 tournament. Also confirmed are a CAF bid from Morocco, a UEFA bid from Spain, Portugal, and Ukraine, and a tri-continental bid including Egypt, Greece, and Saudi Arabia.

What are the World Cup dates?

A more in-depth look at the schedule can be found by scrolling up! For a quick refresher, though: The first game will kick off on November 20th, and group stages will play through December 2nd. The Round of 16 will be played from December 3rd to 6th, the Quarter Finals on December 9th and 10th, the Semis on December 13th and 14th, the Third Place game on December 17th, and the 2022 World Cup Final will be played on December 18th. This gives you several weeks to get in your World Cup betting action.

What are the odds of Canada winning the World Cup?

Canada is playing in the World Cup for the first time since 1986, and we’re really excited for that! With that said, the books aren’t as ecstatic about their odds of taking down the giants of the world – BetMGM, for example, has their decimal odds for Canada to win the World Cup at a whopping 251.00, or +25000 using the American system.