As the most successful team in the tournament’s history, five-time World Cup winners Brazil has entered the 2022 Qatar World Cup as the betting favorite. Do they deserve this respect?
Join us as we dive into the FIFA World Cup odds, answer this question, and more.
FIFA World Cup: Historical Facts
• Brazil has played in every World Cup tournament since its inception.
• Brazil has finished in the World Cup top-four on 11 occasions.
• The World Cup takes place every four years.
• The World Cup is the world’s most popular sporting event.
• Canada returns to the World Cup in 2022 for the first time since 1986.
• Mexico has lost more World Cup games than any other team.
• The USA finished in third place during the 1930 World Cup.
• Brazil is the most successful team in World Cup history, with the most wins (73) and trophies (5).
2022 World Cup Start Date and Location
– When: November 21 – December 18
– Where: Qatar
2022 World Cup Odds
It should be no surprise that Brazil has taken the sportsbooks’ top position as betting favorites to win the World Cup.
However, the FIFA World Cup futures odds available on France to win the tournament are closing in, and some of the best sportsbooks have even placed the French price level with Brazil.
Let’s take a closer look at Group A to H, the current outright winner odds for teams to win their respective World Cup groups.
Group A Winner Odds
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Group B Winner Odds
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2022 World Cup Outright Winner Odds
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Can the USA Advance From World Cup Group B?
BetMGM has priced the USAMNT at +100 to advance from Group B, and it’s undoubtedly an intriguing future bet you could make for this tournament.
In most scenarios, the USA would need 4 points or more to stand a chance of qualifying and placing in the coveted top-two positions of Group B. This isn’t an unthinkable outcome, as 3 points should be expected from the Iran game, and a potential draw with Wales could seal the deal.
Is Brazil the Rightful FIFA World Cup Betting Favorites?
It’s been 20 long years since a non-European squad won the World Cup, and of course, the last team to achieve this feat was Brazil. Despite this long absence from World Cup success and with an impressive 14-0-3 record obtained during the World Cup qualifiers, they’re currently the No.1 ranked team by FIFA.
However, I don’t believe the Brazil squad owns the same tenacity as team line-ups from their past. They often compete against American teams, which doesn’t help the understanding of their overall skill level, as most of the top sides are from the European continent.
I expect Brazil to qualify from the group stages, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Switzerland managed to win the group. The odds on Brazil aren’t desirable, and we can find more excellent value elsewhere on the board.