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World Cup 2018 Betting Tips

Looking for the best free World Cup 2018 betting tips and predictions? You've come to the right place! The expert team here at FootballTips will deliver daily World Cup betting advice with a great chance of winning for every single one of the 64 matches in Russia. 

World Cup 2018 Betting Guide

Every Thursday between now and the World Cup we will be releasing a tips guide on the key markets, bringing you a comprehensive guide to your World Cup tips.

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World Cup 2018 Betting Tips & Predictions

Throughout the 2018 World Cup, we will be offering extensive betting tips on all games in all groups, including predictions, betting tips and previews. Our dedicated tips page will feature all of the very best of that day’s World Cup action, letting you the punter know where the smart money lies on that day of play! It will feature our bet of the day, accumulators, both teams to score accumulators, doubles, trebles and many more. 

For those who prefer a more detailed look into the game, we will have in-depth match previews on all games at the tournament, giving expert insight to the stats, form and odds of each side.

World Cup Winner Tip: Brazil

This is a supremely talented Brazilian side, who made light work of what is always a very competitive South American qualifying process. Add to that the immense chip on their shoulder after they were embarrassed at their home tournament in 2014 in the 7-1 thrashing at the hands of Germany and there are plenty of reasons to fancy Neymar and co. to win the World Cup for a record sixth time.

World Cup Top Scorer Tip: Neymar

The winner of the Golden Boot is often a player who plays for a side that goes deep into the competition. If Brazil are to go deep into this summer’s World Cup, they will be reliant upon the goals of forward Neymar, who despite his injury concerns should come into the tournament feeling fresh and raring to go. The PSG man scored four goals at the 2014 World Cup before injury struck in the quarter-finals and shown to be a man for the big occasion.

How far will England go?

Drawn alongside Belgium, Tunisia and Panama, England should have little issue in escaping Group G, whether it be as winners or runners-up. They would then go on to face one of Poland, Senegal, Colombia or Japan in the Round of 16 which, again, you would fancy them to get through. However, the quarter-finals will likely see England face one of Brazil or Germany if games go the way most expect them to and that is where their journey should come to an end.

England Betting Tips & Predictions - World Cup 2018

Find all the latest information on the Three Lions ahead of this year's World Cup in Russia. Get the best England betting tips and predictions from our team of experts and see match previews ahead of every match this summer. Don't miss out on our enhanced odds and offers on the Three Lions so maximise your bets.

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We'll be posting a huge range of World Cup free bet offers, bonuses and exclusive promotions from the UK's biggest bookmakers. Stay tuned to this page to make sure you get the best deals this summer. 

Will we be offering regular World Cup tips?

Yes, we will be offering daily World Cup tips on every game throughout the month-long competition. From the opening game between Russia and Saudi Arabia on June 14, to the final itself on July 15, we’ll have the entire tournament covered, providing the best bets throughout the summer - and it’s all completely free! Our range of football tips include our bet of the day, accumulators, both teams to score accumulators, doubles, trebles and many more! So be sure to stay tuned with us throughout the World Cup for the best football tips on the web!

When does the World Cup start?

The World Cup begins on Thursday June 14, with the first game featuring the host nation Russia in their clash against Saudi Arabia, with kick-off commencing at 4pm GMT. It is the only game scheduled to take place on that day, with the rest of Group A and opening Group B games taking place on the Friday June 15.

The competition is over a month long, with the group stages lasting two weeks from June 14-June 28, while the Round of 16 takes place over the space of four days from June 30-July 3. The quarter-finals will then take place on July 6 and July 7, the semi-finals on July 10 and July 11 before concluding with the third place play-off on July 14 and the showpiece final on July 15.

What time are the World Cup games in Russia?

The games at the World Cup will generally kick off at either 1pm, 4pm, or 7pm GMT and there will be at least three games on almost every day during the group stages. 

There are some different kick-off times, though, such as on the first Saturday of the tournament on June 16 where four games will take place, starting with France vs Australia at 11am and is followed by Argentina vs Iceland at 2pm. Peru vs Denmark kicks off at 5pm and the evening’s round of fixtures is completed by Croatia vs Nigeria at 8pm. 

On the the final round of fixtures, there will be four games per day, with both corresponding fixtures from the same group kicking off at the same time. Those kick-off times will be 3pm and 7pm.

Who is going to win the World Cup in 2018?

As far as contenders for the World Cup 2018 go, the outstanding favourites to be crowned world champions are narrowed down to four candidates in Brazil (9/2), Germany (9/2), France (11/2) and Spain (6/1), all of whom have the most balanced, talented and experienced squads at the tournament. 

Being a European tournament, Germany, France and Spain may have a slight edge over Brazil, but the fact they are coming off an embarrassment at their home World Cup will give extra motivation for them to perform well here. 

Our tip is Brazil at 9/2, given the draw they have been handed and the chip they will have on their shoulder from the previous World Cup, which should stand them in good stead this time around in what is a far better all-round team.

What are the best World Cup bets?

Most people will be trying to pick a winner for the up and coming World Cup Finals, but there's plenty more available for you to bet on if you want to spread your World Cup betting.

Here at Football Tips we've covered each of the last few World Cup Finals in detail, analysing every match and selecting the very best World Cup bets for our followers.

This World Cup has the most betting opportunities ever, as there have never been so many top-class competitors. Only thirteen teams competed in the first World Cup in 1930, but by 1934 this had risen to sixteen, which remained the traditional number of sides in the Finals right up until 1982. Since then it has been thirty-two competitors, but will be increasing to a mammoth forty-eight in 2026.

There will be sixty-four matches played all over Russia between June 14 and the final on July 15. Each qualifying side will play at least three games, as the thirty-two qualified nations are split into eight groups of four teams. The top two sides from each group will go on to qualify for the round of sixteen, for whereon in it's a straight knock-out until the winner is decided.

You can of course wager on the outcome of any particular match, and all sports books will be providing multiple markets for each game, including BTTS and correct score bets. You can also wager on the winners of each group, and you can gamble on certain sides not even making it past the group stage.

For the best World Cup bets follow the information and betting tips supplied here by us at Football Tips.

Where can I find the best World Cup tips?

Well, as you're visiting a site called 'Football Tips' you can very probably guess the answer to that! We're the experts at the tipping game, and we've been providing the very best in World Cup tips for many of the previous World Cup tournaments.

Getting the best tips is important as the World Cup is always a tournament with its fair share of shocks and surprises. Gone are the days when at least the quarter of the sides in the tournament seemed to be there just to make up the numbers (football punters of a certain vintage will no doubt remember Yugoslavia hammering Zaire 9-0 in 1974, or Hungary slamming El Salvador 10-1 in 1982). 

At the last World Cup very few people would have predicted that the then current World Cup holders Spain would be knocked out in the group stage (including a 5-1 loss to Netherlands) or that eventual winner Germany would stun hosts Brazil 7-1 at the semi final stage. A few sports bettors may have predicted England's embarrassing performance though, finishing bottom of group D with only a solitary point to their name.

England will be hoping to do better this time around and certainly in Belgium, Panama and Tunisia they have easier opposition than when they faced Italy, Uruguay and Costa Rica in 2014. Most interest in the UK will be centred upon England's performance (until they get knocked out that is), and plenty of betting money will be wagered on just how well Gareth Southgate and the boys should perform.

Follow our tips if you want the best chance of making a bit of cash on any aspect of the 2018 World Cup Finals.

How to predict the 2018 World Cup

The 2018 World Cup is one of the most open World Cup tournaments that has ever been played. Most sports books cannot decide between Germany and Brazil as the most likely team to be found holding the FIFA World Cup trophy come July 15. France and Spain are thought to be the next most likely winners, with Argentina and Belgium both being more outlandish bets. England's chances are thought to be ranked alongside Uruguay and Portugal.

Remember, there are a total of sixty-four matches for football betting aficionados to wager upon. If you want to make a little extra cash while wagering on the 2018 World Cup, study each match in turn and take into account current form and player availability. There are several sides in this year tournament with key players – Leo Messi of Argentina, Neymar of Brazil, Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal and Harry Kane of England, to name but four – whose absence would severely dent their chances of being successful.

You need to take all factors into consideration when predicting the 2018 World Cup, including the weather! Even at its warmest Russia's temperatures seldom soar much above the lower twenties – so players used to playing in much warmer climates may struggle a little. Russia themselves have very little chance – despite being the host nation they are the lowest-ranked team in the tournament and are thought unlikely to progress further than the round of sixteen.

We'll certainly be doing all our predicting homework when the 2018 World Cup Finals swing around, and so, we hope, will you … although you could just save yourself the bother and follow our expert 2018 World Cup Finals tips instead!

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