Betting markets opening up on contenders to win World Cup 2022

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August 30 – The 2022 FIFA World Cup, the first to be moved to a winter time slot and the last to be competed by 32 teams, is still the Greatest Show on Earth and while it might not be the highest standard football competition on earth (the UEFA Euros are considerably more competitive), on pretty much every other metric it delivers.

That includes the betting markets and already there are a number of clear favourites emerging as bookmakers ramp up their markets and punters look for early positions ahead of a month of World Cup action.

To get a better idea of the markets, check the latest odds at sports betting sites listed here, where you will find some of the best football betting odds available.

A review of the contenders to win the FIFA World Cup 2022 doesn’t throw up new names – though undoubtedly will throw up a few surprise results – but picking winners inevitably polarises around the leading South American and European nations.


Lionel Scaloni’s Argentina is the only squad that has recently been able to defeat the Brazilian national team. They captured the coveted Copa America trophy at home by defeating the Selecao in the 2021 final.

The current Argentina team is probably the most talented in almost a decade, and has been playing well together for some time now, with most of them looking to be on form.

This bodes well for the country’s chances of winning the World Cup for the 3rd time in their history.


Belgium is frequently among the top teams when comparing World Cup odds. They are still a competitive international team, even though many believe their “golden generation” has passed. Courtois, Hazard, Lukaku, Vertonghen, and Alderweireld are just a few of their aging band of stars.

Despite age, Belgium should still be a serious contender for the 2022 World Cup if leaders like Lukaku recover their form. Certainly they still have a point to prove having topped FIFA’s rankings for a number of years but failing to deliver a major European or global championship.

Although Croatia poses the greatest threat in their group, they should defeat Canada and Morocco to advance to at least second place.


Brazil was the first team to qualify for the FIFA World Cup 2022. They are unquestionably associated with the history of the World Cup and have won the most World Cup titles – five wins,

Brazil’s national team is one of the most talented in the world and given their present form, they are one of the clear favourites for the 2022 World Cup.


In the previous championships in which England competed, they were cruelly denied victory in the last rounds. Despite putting up a stunning effort throughout the competition, they fell to Croatia in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Semifinal and Italy in the Euro 2020 Final. They possess the strength and chemistry needed to contend for the championship though some fears remain over the tactical nous of manager Gareth Southgate in the big games.


The current defending FIFA World Cup champions, France have to be considered a potential contender to win this year’s edition of the tournament. Les Bleus are able to boast an impressive pool of players to choose from, with hardly enough space to fit them all in.


The above teams are the best picks of teams that can win the 2022 FIFA World Cup. While the list of favourites have a look of familiarity about them, the odds on one them going all the way are still attractive. But only one of them can win.

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