World Cup 2022 Futures - Brazil And France Favourites
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World Cup 2022 Futures - Brazil And France Favourites

The FIFA World Cup makes it's return for the first tournament since the 2018 tournament when it rocks up in Qatar in November and December of this year.

The delayed tournament takes place at the end of the year rather than the summer this year due to the soaring temperatures in the Middle East, but who are the favourites to be crowned World champions?

Lets take a look at the early tournament favourites ahead of the biggest tournament in soccer and pick out some early value bets for potential winners.

World Cup 2022MyBookieBetUSBetOnline
Brazil+590+600+550
France+640+600+600
England+700+700+700
Spain+790+800+800
Argentina+990+1000+1000

FIFA World Cup 2022 - Outright Winner

Brazil (+600)

The outright favourites among bookmakers to become World champions for a record sixth time are South American giants Brazil.

'Selecao' are likely to be led into the tournament by star man Neymar, who currently plies his trade in Paris, France with Paris Saint-Germain, who has publicly admitted that he sees this tournament as his last chance to win the big one with his country.

Young talent such as Antony, Vinicus Jr and Rodrygo, mixed with players in their prime such as Eder Militao, Raphinha, Fabinho, Casemiro, Marquinhos, Gabriel Jesus and the experience of Thiago Silva, Casemiro and Alisson Becker this is the best squad they've had in years.

With manager Tite leading the charge, Brazil are excellent value even as favourites.

Brazil to win World Cup 2022
+600
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France (+640)

The reigning world champions and UEFA Nations League holders are seen as many as the best bet for a European winner.

Didier Deschamps' side claimed the crown back in Russia in 2018 thanks to a 4-2 win over Croatia in the final with goals from Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe. All three are still in the squad and Mbappe has developed into one of the very best players in the world and will be hungry to become the youngest player to ever win two World Cups.

Alongside one of the most stacked midfield pools in world football, as well as excellent defenders and a wonderful blend of youth, experience and players in their prime, the tournament is coming at the perfect time for this French golden generation.

As Deschamps looks to win a third World Cup trophy (one as a player, one as a coach), he will be bleeding in some fresh legs in place of the older heads with wonderful talent as they look to overcome the disappointment of Euro 2020.

At +640, France are absolutely worth the value they've currently got because on their day it's hard to argue that they're not the best team in the world.

France to win World Cup 2022
+640
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England (+700)

Without a World Cup trophy since way back in 1966, England came close to breaking their major trophy duck when they reached the Euro 2020 final last year only to be beaten by Italy in the final in their own home stadium.

Gareth Southgate has overseen the development of a wonderfully talented generation of footballers including world class duo Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling, as well as the likes of Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford, Phil Foden and Declan Rice.

After reaching the semi-final in the 2018 tournament and then the final in 2021, England are clearly on an upward trajectory coming into the tournament having waltzed through the qualifying campaign.

Unfortunately, their domestic calendar could cause them some problems. The English Premier League will only cease playing a few weeks before the tournament starts, which gives very minimal time for the squad to get together and prepare and ultimately they'll likely just fall short

The price of +700 is just a bit too short for me based on their chances, but keep an eye on whether they drift to catch a bigger price.

 

Spain (+800)

Spain were the dominant force of European football during the late 2000's and early 2010's, winning consecutive European Championships in 2008 & 2012, and the World Cup in 2010.

They underwent a rebuilding process since then and now under Luis Enrique they are back among the best sides in the world with some of the best young talents in the game.

The likes of Pedri, Ansu Fati, Ferran Torres and Gavi will shine during the tournament in Qatar, but they're all still some way off their prime. Unfortunately for Enrique, the squad is in that period where the best players are all very young and inexperienced, while the experienced heads just aren't good enough anymore.

They'll give themselves a good showing, but they're highly unlikely to top their Euro 2020 semi-final performance. Don't rule them out for Euro 2024 though.

 

 

 

The last chance for the greatest of all-time, Lionel Messi, to become a world champion. Can he do it? Probably not, but you can't ever rule him out.

A seven-time Ballon d'Or winner, Messi and Argentina made it to the final back in 2014 but they were defeated by Germany in extra-time thanks to a Mario Gotze goal. If he's ever going to become a world champion with his nation, it has to happen this year.

He finally won an international trophy by lifting the Copa America last summer, Argentina's first since 1993, so +1000 for a chance to be a part of history is probably worth a pop.

Argentina to win World Cup 2022
+1000
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