FIFA World Cup 2018 Betting Odds: Germany and Brazil Lead the Way


The 2018 FIFA World Cup is quickly drawing closer and will begin on June 14, 2018, in the host nation Russia. While there is still quite a bit of qualifying to be done, there are also a few teams who have booked their spots into the world’s biggest tournament.

While the best soccer teams in the world will come together after going through a rigorous qualifying structure, the one-month event is typically one of the most-watched sporting events in the world. With that said, let’s take a look at the betting odds for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, via Intertops, beginning with Germany, who are coming off a victory at the 2017 Confederations Cup.

2018 World Cup Odds

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  • Germany: +500
  • Brazil: +650
  • Spain: +800
  • France: +800
  • Argentina: +900
  • Italy: +1600
  • Belgium: +1600
  • England: +2000
  • Portugal: +2200
  • Colombia: +2500
  • Russia: +2800
  • Netherlands: +3300
  • Chile: +3300
  • Uruguay: +4000
  • Croatia: +4000
  • Mexico: +6600
  • USA: +6600
  • Switzerland: +6600
  • Poland: +8000
  • Ukraine: +10000
  • Serbia: +10000
  • Czech Republic: +10000
  • Sweden: +10000
  • Turkey: +15000
  • Denmark: +15000
  • Japan: +15000
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina: +15000
  • Ivory Coast: +15000
  • Nigeria: +15000
  • Ghana: +15000
  • Wales: +15000
  • Austria: +20000
  • Paraguay: +20000
  • Montenegro: +20000
  • Republic of Ireland: +20000
  • South Korea: +25000
  • Ecuador: +25000
  • Romania: +25000
  • Cameroon: +25000
  • Slovakia: +25000
  • Costa Rica: +30000
  • Hungary: +30000
  • Egypt: +50000
  • Australia: +50000
  • Bulgaria: +50000
  • Northern Ireland: +50000
  • Slovenia: +50000
  • Iceland: +50000
  • Bolivia: +75000
  • South Africa: +75000

Obviously, these odds are going to change as certain teams qualify and others are eliminated. For now, though, much of this looks about like what fans probably expected. But, one of the best parts about the World Cup is that surprise teams can come out of the woodworks, or teams who have large odds can even wind up making a push toward the championship.

While Germany and Brazil are both the expected favorites, it wouldn’t be shocking to see any team from Spain and France at +800 down to Colombia at +2500 get quite a bit of betting action. Colombia, for example, has shown their ability to compete with the best teams in the world, as they drew 2-2 with Spain in mid-2017 and lost just 1-0 against Brazil earlier in the same year.

Germany is a young squad with a ton of upside, while Brazil is always a team to be feared. An interesting underdog candidate could wind up being Chile, as they made it to the 2017 Confederations Cup Final and lost 1-0 to Germany. They’ve also made it to the Round of 16 in each of the last two World Cups, losing in heartbreaking fashion in 2014 to Brazil in a penalty shootout.

We’ll update the odds as qualifications roll on, and break down which teams will be squaring off when the group stage is officially set.




This year I am rooting for Belgium (as my favourites Oranjes are out). Let’s just hope that Russians provide enough security for both teams and supporters!


Still remember Brazil’s epic fail and the look in their young fans’ faces when Germany dominated and beat them 7-1 in the 2014 World Cup held in Brazil. Brazil had a 68 match, 39 year unbeaten streak at home. Was So tired of the winning streak being spoken of by the commentators. Germany pulverized it.

Jeff Smith

Crazy stuff that game. Will never, ever forget that.

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