Whilst it’s still a number of months away before the world cup gets underway, the final teams are looking to qualify and round out the roster of teams that will be attending and a more complete look at each bracket will get underway – despite that, there are already plenty of options for those looking to wager like at Puntersport.com for different options on world cup betting, but as it stands who are the favorites, and who could be a surprising dark horse?
The most recent World Cup winners of France are certainly up there as the current favorites, with a very strong attacking force they’ll certainly look to continue the same form that took them to the 2018 World Cup victory although there was plenty to be desired after the French team were knocked out in the round of 16 at the Euro 2020 event losing out to Switzerland on penalties. Joint at the top of the betting odds are five-time winners Brazil, the young squad looks just as threatening at the front, and a quarterfinals exit at the last world cup will provide much of that same fire that could be pushing France for a good performance once again too.
For England the world cup bid is just as strong as ever – two back-to-back very strong performances in 2018 and 2021 for international competition has brought many fans believing a win is just around the corner, and although the squad is extremely young and one of the youngest international rosters being fielded, so the win may just come with experience over time. The opposite may be true for the extremely strong Belgium squad as for some of the more seasoned players it may be their last chance to win big on the international stage – the team has looked very strong at recent international showings but have struggled to push it just over the line.
Whilst very much an outlier and not expected to go too far, Wales have been surprising on the international stage with some big upsets and great results over the past couple of years, although just 32 years of age there have been some suggestions that it may be Bales last big push for international glory too, so they could be a dark horse if all aligns. Other hopefuls include Italy who have yet to qualify, if they are able to get through, they’ll certainly be up there as another favorite with their win in the Euros but missing out on the 2018 bid has been enough to dull some hope for the team yet, and the end of March will signal whether or not Italy will be in contention.