World Cup Favourites
Last Updated: 30 Sep 2022
The World Cup favourites this year are Brazil, according to the leading World Cup betting sites in Canada. After assessing outright World Cup winner odds listed by Betway, Bet365, 888Sport, LeoVegas & Royal Panda, Brazil has been given the highest probability of winning the competition outright from the offset.
The favourite to win World Cup top goal scorer is Harry Kane according to the same betting sites listed above.
World Cup Outright & Top Goal Scorer Odds
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World Cup Winner Odds
As we know, Brazil is the favourite to win the World Cup, but what odds have Betway, 888Sport, LeoVegas and Royal Panda given them? Good question. Listed below are the outright odds given to Brazil by Canada's leading World Cup betting sites.
You can visit each given book by clicking on the green “BET” button, which can be found in each row (the links will take you to a dedicated landing page, not an exact betting page. Click here to learn how to bet on outrights).
World Cup Winner odds according to the best betting sites
As we can see from the list above, the odds are pretty competitive. Betway is offering the best odds – 5.50 on Brazil to win the World Cup. This means if you make a $10 bet on Brazil to win on odds of 5.50 (+450), and your pick is correct (where Brazil would go on to win the World Cup), you’d win $55.
With Royal Panda, if you made the same bet, on odds of 4.80 (+380), and it was the right bet, you’d only make $48, meaning you’d be getting more bang for your buck if you were to bet on Betway.
So, Who will win the World Cup?
Brazil will win the World Cup. Okay, let’s take a few steps back and get real for a second. According to the best World Cup betting sites in Canada and tons of sports blogs and resources out there, it’s looking likely that the World Cup is Brazil’s for the taking. But the betting sites can be wrong, and often are.
France for example is tough to ignore. A well-rounded team, former champions, and players at the top of their game mean that the French could definitely upset the betting sites. The same goes for England, Argentina, Spain, Belgium, and many more.
With this in mind, we asked our experts here at My Betting Sites who they think will win the World Cup. We do warn you to take their picks with a pinch of salt, as they suffer from their own biases.
World Cup Group Winner Odds
If you don’t know how the World Cup works, the list of teams that have qualified for the competition is divided into 8 groups. Two teams from each group move on to the round of 16, which is when the competition moves into a play-off style format. Teams that lose from the Round of 16 onwards are knocked out of the tournament immediately.
Listed below, you can find the breakdown of the 8 groups that have qualified for the World Cup, which teams will be competing in them, and who are favourites to win the group.
World Cup Groups
- Netherlands - Expected to win the group (click to view odds)
- England - Expected to win the group (click to view odds)
- IR Iran
- Argentina - Expected to win the group (click to view odds)
- Saudi Arabia
- France - Expected to win the group (click to view odds)
- Spain - Expected to win the group (click to view odds)
- Costa Rica
- Belgium - Expected to win the group (click to view odds)
- Brazil - Expected to win the group (click to view odds)
- Portugal - Expected to win the group (click to view odds)
- Korea Republic
Who's winning the World Cup Groups?
In the list below, we've assessed the odds available on the best World Cup betting sites and listed the team that is expected to win their given group, along with the odds that were given by the best odds provider.
Click on the green "BET" button to navigate to the specific bookmaker to create an account, make a deposit, and make the bet at the odds on display:
World Cup Group Winner Odds
Group A Winner - Netherlands
Group B Winner - England
Group C Winner - Argentina
Group D Winner - France
Group E Winner - Spain
Group F Winner - Belgium
Group G Winner - Brazil
Group H Winner - Portugal
World Cup Top Goal Scorer Favourites
Now that we have an idea of which teams are looking likely to win, and which teams are looking likely to win their respective groups, you may be interested in finding out more about the World Cup top goalscorer favourites.
In the list of odds below, we’ve pulled the top 5 World Cup top goal-scoring favourites and provided the odds given to each player from Canada’s leading World Cup betting sites.
Top Goal Scorers Favourite Odds
Which team will win the World Cup?
We've told you that Brazil is in a poll position to win the World Cup. Alex thinks Portugal will win (bless him), and Ben thinks the English will take it home (as if). That's only three teams that we've properly provided so far. The truth is that there are plenty of other teams that have a chance to win the tournament.
Some have better chances than others, and some of been given far wider odds than others. The remainder of this article poses questions surrounding which team will win the World Cup.
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Click on one of the red linked texts below to take a look at whether we think one of the teams below will win the World Cup!
- Will Brazil win the World Cup?
- Will France win the World Cup?
- Will England win the World Cup?
- Will Argentina win the World Cup?
- Will Spain win the World Cup?
- Will the Netherlands win the World Cup?
- Will Portugal win the World Cup?
- Will Belgium win the World Cup?
- Will Denmark win the World Cup?
- Will Croatia win the World Cup?
- Will Canada win the World Cup?
Will Brazil win the World Cup?
It’s difficult to answer who will win the World Cup conclusively, but as it stands, Brazil is looking to be in the best position to win the World Cup. Brazil are favourites on all of the World Cup betting sites, and appear to be favourites according to many experts and pundits.
If we look solely at the odds, then one would think Brazil will in fact win, but of course, soccer is a complicated and unpredictable sport, in which anything can happen.
We asked Alex and Ben if they thought Brazil would win the world cup.
Best odds for Brazil to win the World Cup
Will France win the World Cup?
France is definitely a contender to lift the World Cup trophy when all has been settled in Qatar. Another team brimming with loads of talent, and managed by a seasoned tournament winner, the French are looking like one of the teams to beat in the World Cup.
The only area of concern with France winning the World Cup is their tendency in recent times to blow hot and cold. On their day, France is the best team in the world, but they’re a team that can come unstuck.
We asked Alex & Ben if they thought France would win the World Cup, their answers for which can be found below.
Best Odds for France to win the World Cup
Will England win the World Cup?
England’s inclusion as the third most likely to win the World Cup was a bit interesting, and a topic of much debate amongst us here at My Betting Sites. On the one hand, we had Ben, who thought England should be dubbed clear favourites, while Alex thought the likes of Belgium, Spain and even the Netherlands could have claimed the third most likely spot to win instead of England.
So, will England win the World Cup? Most of us don’t think so, Ben does, but below, you can hear from our guys directly.
Best odd for England to win the World Cup
Will Argentina win the World Cup?
All of us here at My Betting Sites had a hard time picturing Argentina winning the World Cup. It’s just not their tournament to win this year. The last time they lifted the title was back in 1986, and while they have some big names to choose from, the team feels like it lacks balance.
Below, you can see what Ben and Alex had to say about whether they thought Argentina would win the World Cup.
Best Odds for Argentina to win the World Cup
Will Spain win the World Cup?
While a couple of people in the team here at My Betting Sites thought Spain could win, when they were asked distinctively if they’d win, they were a lot less quick to react. Spain’s national team isn’t quite at the same level of strength as their 2010 World Cup-winning campaign.
Below, Ben and Alex have their say, and below that, you can check the odds for Spain to win, as they appear on Canada’s leading bookmakers.
Best Odds for Spain to win the World Cup
Will the Netherlands win the World Cup?
When you think of who the Netherlands have to call upon for the World Cup, one’s mind can start to wonder. Virgil Van Dijk at the back. Frenkie De Jong in midfield. Memphis Depay, who on his day can be solid, leading the line. The Dutch have a strong spine, but here at My Betting Sites, we don’t think it’s enough. To us, no, the Netherlands will not win the World Cup.
Here’s what Ben and Alex had to say:
Best odds for the Netherlands to win the World Cup
Will Portugal win the World Cup?
Despite what Alex thinks, everyone else here at My Betting Sites had their doubts about Portugal going all the way. Portugal is in a poll position to be considered a dark horse. With a team brimming with talent, the question here isn’t about quality, but more about if they can band together to make it happen.
The majority view here at My Betting Sites, Portugal won’t win the World Cup, but you can hear it from our self-proclaimed experts here:
Best odds for Portugal to win the World Cup
Will Belgium win the World Cup?
We were surprised to see Belgium so far down the list of favourites to win the World Cup. Belgium is very much a superpower in European football and has some of the best players in the world to call upon when the World Cup kicks off. Belgium certainly can win the World Cup, but none of us here believe that Belgium will. They just don't live up to the hype on the international stage.
Read what Ben and Alex have to say:
Best odds for Belgium to win the World Cup
Will Denmark win the World Cup?
No one here at My Betting Sites thinks that the valiant Danes will go all the way. In our minds, while their team is sound and strong, they just don’t have enough. They lack squad depth, and while they have good players, they’re just not at the level as some other teams that will be going to the World Cup.
You may be tired of hearing from Ben & Alex, so we’ve given them a break this round because, in all honesty, they were in agreement. Denmark won’t win the World Cup.
Best odds for Denmark to win the World Cup
Will Croatia win the World Cup?
The evergreen dark horses. Last World Cup’s finalists. Croatia has been known to defy the odds. In their David vs. Goliath-Esque clash against the French in the World Cup final in 2018, they were defeated, and they will look to make things right this year, by looking to go all the way.
An aging guard, and a tricky group, however, are the first obstacles. Along with a range of teams that are expected to beat them on paper, it’ll be a tall order for the Croatians to go to the final again. With that in mind, the team here at My Betting Sites does not think Croatia will win the World Cup.
Here’s what Alex and Ben had to say:
Best Odds for Croatia to win the World Cup
Will Canada win the World Cup?
As much as everyone at My Betting Sites would love to see that, the likelihood of our boys in red bringing home the World Cup is hairline thin if we were being unrealistic, and impossible if we were being realistic. Canada would do well to make it through the groups. To cut it short, no, Canada will not be winning the World Cup in Qatar this year.
Best Odds for Canada to win the World Cup
World Cup Favourites Sumarry
While the books have pegged Brazil as World Cup favourites from the offset, the opinions from our experts are split on who will win this year’s FIFA World Cup in 2022. Ben seems to think it’s going to be England, while Alex feels like Portugal is going to take it. The truth is, right now, no one knows what will transpire in the competition.
What you can do, however, is sign up with a betting site, and make sure that you’re ready to place some bets. We’ve ensured that you can do all of that, by providing dedicated articles for each of these topics, which can be found listed below:
World Cup Betting Sites & How to Bet on the World Cup
This article lists the best World Cup betting sites available in Canada and then goes on to review each of what they offer from a World Cup perspective. Keep scrolling to read ... Read more
Who are the favourites to win the 2022 World Cup?
As it stands, Brazil are favourites to win the World Cup outright, followed closely by France and England.
What are the odds of England winning the World Cup in 2022?
Bookmakers in Canada have given England odds of 7.50 (Betway, 888Sport & Royal Panda) and 8.00 (LeoVegas). Users stand the chance of winning more money with LeoVegas, and that’s the reason why we recommend them as the book to choose when betting on England as outright winners of the World Cup.
Who has won the most World Cups?
Brazil is the country that has won the most World Cups, with 5 titles to its name. The next is Germany with 4 titles, and finally Italy and Argentina with 2.
How do I bet on the World Cup favourite?
We’ve dedicated a full, how to bet on outrights section in one of the articles we published for how to bet on the World Cup, but we’ve also added a list of steps that you can follow below:
How to bet on the World Cup favourite:
Once you’ve created an account and deposited into it, you can follow the steps outlined below:
Click on the soccer tab
Navigate to the World Cup 2022 page (you can also search for the World Cup in the dedicated Search bar provided on most books)
When at the World Cup page, navigate to the outright odds (this may be in the form of a clickable button that says “tournament winner” like on Betway, or it could be offered as part of a book’s “futures" tab like on 888sport)
Select the odds of the team that you think will win the World Cup
Enter your stake in the bet slip, and confirm your bet
Who are the World Cup contenders?
That’s a layered question. We could list all 32 contenders who will be heading to Qatar in November, but we feel that the real question behind this is which teams can go on to win the World Cup. So we’ll start with them.
The contenders for the World Cup (the teams looking most likely to win), are Brazil, France, England, Argentina, and Spain.
The full list of all 32 competitors going to the World Cup includes:
- South Korea
- Saudi Arabia
- Costa Rica
Can Canada win the World Cup?
As much as all of us here at My Betting Sites Canada would love to see that, we just don’t think that’s possible. We feel that it’s a win in and of itself that Canada has made it to the World Cup. They’ve landed in a tricky group, so if they were to get through the group stage, we’d be happy to see that too.
We do not, however, think that Canada can win the World Cup.
Who will qualify from the World Cup group stage?
While it’s hard at this point to say, here are our top picks for teams to qualify past the groups:
Group A: Netherlands & Senegal
Group B: England & USA
Group C: Argentina & Mexico
Group D: France & Denmark
Group E: Spain & Germany
Group F: Belgium & Croatia
Group G: Brazil & Switzerland
Group H: Portugal & Uruguay
Who will score the most goals at the World Cup?
We think France will be the team that scores the most goals, and that Kylian Mbappe will be the player that scores the most goals. The bookmakers, however, have painted a different picture, and think that Harry Kane will be the player that scores the most goals. World Cup betting sites in Canada have not released which team they think will score the most goals, however.