Editor’s note: This article was updated on November 10th, 2022
As the 2022 World Cup in Qatar reaches closer to its opening week on Nov. 21, the landscape of the World Cup odds is beginning to take its final form. Previous favorites England have dramatically dropped, while the Argentinian team – previously fourth-best favorites – are now ahead of France (second-best favorites) in the running to win the competition outright.
Is Brazil the rightful Qatar World Cup betting favorite? Can Argentina play the spoiler card? Will France pull through?
Check out our latest World Cup 2022 futures odds below as we recap past odds, the current favorites to win it all, and give our expert analysis. We also recommend that you check out OddsTrader’s World Cup injury tracker to get the latest information before placing your bets.
How the 2022 World Cup Odds Have Changed
|Team||Current Odds||Previous Odds|
|Brazil||+450 at FanDuel||+475 at BetMGM|
|Argentina||+500 at PointsBet||+1250 at SBK|
|France||+550 at FanDuel||+700 at DraftKings|
|England||+850 at BetMGM||+700 at FanDuel|
|Spain||+900 at Unibet||+850 at Unibet|
|Germany||+1100 at Unibet||+1000 at Caesars Sportsbook|
|Netherlands||+1450 at SBK||+1800 at SBK|
|Belgium||+1700 at FanDuel||+1650 at DraftKings|
|Portugal||+1700 at FanDuel||+2500 at DraftKings|
|Denmark||+3600 at MaximBet||+10000 at DraftKings|
|Croatia||+5000 at Caesars Sportsbook||+7000 at Unibet|
|Uruguay||+6600 at MaximBet||+6000 at BetRivers|
|Switzerland||+13000 at MaximBet||+10900 at SBK|
|Mexico||+24000 at MaximBet||+15000 at Bet365|
|USA||+26000 at MaximBet||+15000 at PointsBet|
Brazil Stands Strong as Favorite
A lot has changed since we initially looked at the World Cup odds in September. However, the betting line on the competition’s favorite, Brazil, has barely moved. Should we be surprised? Not at all.
The Brazilian squad oozes talent. From the goalkeeper position boasting two elite options with Alisson and Ederson to midfield, where they have Casemiro and Fabinho playing behind the ultra-talented attack force Neymar, Raphinha, Vinicius Jr., Rodrygo, Richarlison, Antony, and Gabriel Jesus.
The betting public and the best sportsbooks are incredibly aware of this team’s danger after qualifying for Qatar atop the standings with 40 goals netted and a mere five conceded through 17 games. They’re unbeaten since their 2021 Copa America finals meeting with Argentina. This result could be a glaring factor as to why Lionel Messi and co. have jumped to one of the World Cup’s betting favorites.
Argentina Can Break Brazilian Hearts
Brazil’s current streak is impressive but incomparable to what head coach Lionel Scaloni has accomplished as the Argentinian boss. This team has been unbeaten since 2019 and has won 26 of the 36 games they’ve competed in.
There’s no hiding from the on-pitch chemistry being played out by Argentina, and we could argue it’s the most dynamic and driven team since Diego Maradona spearheaded the White and Blue during the 80s and 90s.
France Is Europe’s Top Team to Win
The defending World Cup champions have dropped in price, but the opinion on their rightful position as a Qatar favorite has differed between sportsbooks. You’ll find France as the second or third betting favorite, and I’m not surprised, given the uncertainty they’ve displayed in recent outings.
Drawing with Austria, losing to Croatia, and then losing two meetings against Denmark during the Nations League competition was eye-opening. On paper, they’re one of the best, but recent performances aren’t showing a well-gelled team capable of winning the World Cup.
Notably, Denmark and Croatia have dropped in price. The betting public has likely caught on to their efforts against France, and these solid European squads can undoubtedly deliver a shocker in this tournament.
Alternative favorable outliers such as Germany, Spain, England, and Belgium haven’t witnessed much line movement. But we should note that the Three Lions were once listed as the tournament’s second favorite behind Brazil and alongside France but are slowly dropping as the World Cup kick-off draws near.
Editor’s note: This article was updated on September1st, 2022
The most current 2022 World Cup odds position England and France as the second favorites to become the tournament winner, with Brazil the front-runners.
OddsTrader takes an in-depth look at this exciting tournament. Read on to learn more about the format and how you can bet on the current most important soccer tournament by breaking down the World Cup betting odds of the leading contenders.
World Cup 2022 Key Details
• Dates: Monday, November 21 – Sunday, December 18
• Location: Qatar
• TV Channel: FOX Sports
2022 World Cup: Top 3 Favorites
Following an appearance in the Euro 2020 finals, England is the second favorite in this year’s World Cup despite failing to win the competition since 1966.
The Three Lions were drawn into Group B alongside the USA, Wales, and Iran. Of course, Gareth Southgate’s England squad will like their chances of qualifying into the final 16, but they hold very little value to tempt bettors into this position.
The defending World Cup Champions, France, are level on pricing with England at multiple sportsbooks, but Brazil is the tournament favorite.
2022 World Cup Odds per Group
Predicting the outright winner supplies some excellent value, but we’ve honed in on the group qualification odds because the probabilities are more supportive for bettors.
Group A to Qualify Odds
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Group B to Qualify Odds
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Group C to Qualify Odds
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Group D to Qualify Odds
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Group E to Qualify Odds
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Group F to Qualify Odds
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Group G to Qualify Odds
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Group H to Qualify Odds
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*Odds on teams to qualify from group stages taken from BetMGM
Will Canada Advance From a Tricky Group F?
For the first time since 1986, Canada has qualified for the World Cup, and they did so emphatically. During their CONCACAF World Cup qualifying, Canada outperformed their American counterparts and topped the group stage, scoring more goals than any other team.
The USA and Mexico finished in third and second place, respectively, but with 23 goals and a mere 7 goals conceded, the youthful Canadian squad impressed on many levels.
BetMGM has priced Canada at +250 to advance from Group F, and although the Great White North will be tasked with facing Belgium, Croatia, and Morocco, we fancy their chances as an underdog betting pick.
2022 World Cup Outright Winner Odds
- ⦁ Brazil (+475) at BetMGM
- ⦁ England (+700) at FanDuel
- ⦁ France (+700) at DraftKings
- ⦁ Spain (+850) at Unibet
- ⦁ Germany (+1000) at Caesars Sportsbook
- ⦁ Argentina (+1250) at SBK
- ⦁ Belgium (+1650) at SBK
- ⦁ Netherlands (+1800) at SBK
- ⦁ Portugal (+2500) at DraftKings
- ⦁ Uruguay (+6000) at BetRivers
- ⦁ Croatia (+7000) at Unibet
- ⦁ Denmark (+10000) at DraftKings
- ⦁ Switzerland (+10900) at SBK
- ⦁ USA (+15000) at PointsBet
- ⦁ Mexico (+15000) at Bet365
Brazil: The FIFA World Cup 2022 Betting Favorites
European soccer has dominated the World Cup competition for the last twenty years, but this hasn’t prevented the oddsmakers from placing Brazil as the Qatar 2022 betting favorites to lift the trophy.
Between 2019-2022, Brazil was defeated just once – in the final of the 2021 Copa America by Argentina, no less. They possess two of the best goalkeepers in the world (Alisson and Ederson), and when you evaluate their attacking prowess, it begins to make sense why the sportsbooks are placing their faith in this Brazilian squad.
Richarlison, Neymar, Gabriel Jesus, Raphinha, and Vinicius Junior will arrive in Qatar, and this selection is nothing short of elite. They’ve undoubtedly delivered some lackluster appearances through the last decade, but this 2022 squad is the betting favorite for a good reason.