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World Cup 2018 Betting Tips & Predictions

Where can I find the best 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.

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.

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