With an estimated 5 billion people tuning into this year’s competition, the FIFA World Cup is certainly a crowd-pleaser (to say the least). Yet as fans across the globe cheer on their country, there’s only one team who will bring home the gold in this year’s World Cup final.
Who are the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar favorites?
If you want to do more than just scream at the referee for the horrible calls they’ll inevitably make, then get ready—we’ve got the lowdown on the World Cup odds.
So, experts, commenters, and football fanatics, keep your eyes on these frontrunners.
What Teams Are Qualified for the World Cup 2022?
If you’re wondering What Teams Have Qualified For the World Cup, here’s your answer. A total of 32 teams from all corners of the globe are ready to make their mark on the field later this month. The teams have been split into eight groups, organized by FIFA so that the World Cup favorites all begin in separate categories. The top two teams from each group will move to the Round of 16, beginning December 3.
Here’s how the groups stack up:
- Group A – Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal, The Netherlands
- Group B – England, Iran, USA, Wales
- Group C – Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Poland
- Group D – France, Australia, Denmark, Tunisia
- Group E – Spain, Costa Rica, Germany, Japan
- Group F – Belgium, Canada, Morocco, Croatia
- Group G – Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland, Cameroon
- Group H – Portugal, Ghana, Uruguay, Korea Republic
What Are the Odds for England to Win the World Cup?
England’s team is a favorite to win the World Cup, after coming devastatingly close to winning both the 2018 World Cup and the 2020 Euros (held in 2021). The team enters the tournament with low odds, with some estimating they have the third-best chance amongst all 32 competitors, but Harry Kane, one of England’s forwards, believes they have a fair shot at going for gold this year.
What Are the Odds for Brazil to Win the World Cup?
Brazil is coming into the tournament as the World Cup favorite. The team hasn’t won a tournament since 2002 but hopes that this year will finally end their drought. Odds are set low for the Brazilians to claim victory in Qatar.
Group A Favorites
It is FIFA tradition that the hosting country always participates in the World Cup. Qatar will be making its debut at the tournament this year as the host country and is riding off a strong showing at the Asian Cup in 2019. But the chances of Qatar winning are still slim.
So who’s expected to take this group?
Of Group A, the popular bet is on the Netherlands to win. Senegal follows, and they have high stakes for the whole tournament—if they win, they will be the first African country to do so.
Group B Favorites
While England leads Group B with the best chance of moving forward, there's a low chance of them winning the entire tournament, so the World Cup odds may not be in their favor. Next up are the United States and Wales, both with similar odds of pushing on.
Were Iran to move forward, it would be a huge upset. The country has not been performing up to the other teams’ standards.
Group C Favorites
Most likely to move forward from Group C is Argentina, who comes onto the field with Paris Saint Germain's six-time golden boot winner Lionel Messi. It’s likely to be Messi’s last World Cup, so betters are predicting that the South American player will come hungry.
The challenge will start early in the competition, as Mexico and Poland are both strong competitors. Both teams have similar odds of winning the tournament.
Group D Favorites
Allez, les bleus. France, the reigning champions, are determined to hold onto their World Cup title from 2018. Sports commentators the world over think they’ve got a pretty good shot with forwards Karim Benzema and Kylian Mbappe in the line-up. They’re coming into the tournament with the second-highest odds of winning.
Group D contestants also include Demark, who made it to the semi-final of Euro 2020, so keep an eye on this underdog.
Group E Favorites
Group E includes some tight competition and pros think they already know the top two teams that are going to move ahead. Spain and Germany, both with a real opportunity to win the entire World Cup, enter the arena. While Japan and Costa Rica will give them fierce competition, these two football teams aren’t expected to play another day.
Group F Favorites
Belgium has a roster of incredible talent on its rosters, like Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne, and goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois giving the team the best odds of advancing through to the next round of the tournament. Although they’re not top contenders, they’re well ahead of the rest of Group F. The next closest team in the group is Croatia, who are expected to exit the round with them.
Group G Favorites
Group G has been nicknamed the “Group of Death.” It’s the tightest competition of any of the eight groups. It’s led by Brazil, which is many people’s favorite world cup team. But their competition will be mighty. Switzerland will be competing for second, but Serbia could sneak in an upset.
Group H Favorites
The final group may not have the best odds of winning the World Cup, but they’re coming into the games with star power. Portugal will rely on Cristiano Ronaldo, who will be playing his fifth World Cup. The team’s odds of winning are solid, with Uruguay a close second in the group, relying on its star player Luis Suarez.
But don’t count out South Korea—Group H certainly has room for a big swing in momentum.
Stay Up To Date on the 2022 FIFA World Cup With Tipico
The 2022 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Qatar on November 20, 2022. The tournament will continue until December 18, when this year’s winner will take home the cup. Throughout the four weeks of competition, keep your eyes trained on Tipico for the latest resources on sports betting and World Cup betting odds, including who’s in, who’s out, and who’s closest to raising that golden cup high above their heads as a World Cup winner.