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World Cup Betting at Betiton™ UK

Last Updated: 23-06-2022 16:36

The FIFA World Cup—generally known simply as the World Cup—is the biggest event in the global football calendar. It’s even the biggest sporting event on the planet! It’s an international championship that pits against each other national football teams from countries around the globe. Naturally, World Cup betting has become extremely popular alongside the tournament.

The championship takes place every four years. It’s not only the biggest football tournament in terms of scope and excitement, but it’s also generally considered the most prestigious; in fact, the World Cup winners are regarded as the greatest footballers on Earth.

But it’s not just the World Cup itself that brings in viewers, it’s the run-up and qualifying games too. If football betting online is something that interests you, our sportsbook is the place to make the most out of your online football betting.

Betiton™ is an online bookmaker suitable for all sports bettors from the UK. Here, we offer players more World Cup bets and football World Cup odds than they knew existed! This way, punters can switch it up every now and again, or stake on multiple bets at once.

However, if you’re new to online sports betting or FIFA World Cup betting, then you’re going to need to know a couple of concepts before playing your first World Cup bet. Not to worry, however, as we’ll be explaining everything you need to know in this page.


What Are World Cup Betting Markets?

World Cup betting markets are what you’ll be using to bet on the World Cup as they are the bets that we make available on our sportsbook. In other words, they are World Cup bets. These can be on anything that can happen during the course of the championship.

These include betting on the outright winner of the championship, the top goalscorer, and so on. Finally, alongside these markets, you’ll be able to see numbers—these are the odds of each market. We’ll be explaining what these are in a further section.

5 of Our Most Popular World Cup Bets on Betiton™ UK

We offer a number of different betting markets on the World Cup, each with their own conditions for winning. Feel free to look through the available World Cup bets on our sportsbook. However, our most popular ones are the following:

  • Match Result: this is a bet that depends on what you think the outcome of the match will be, that is, which team will win. However, betting on a draw is also possible.
  • Over/Under Goals: for this bet, we will predict the total amount of goals scored in a certain match, and bettors will have to bet on whether the actual number of goals will be over or under that number.
  • Asian Handicap: handicap bets give bettors better betting odds because they place a handicap on the stronger team, thus levelling out the playing field. For those wondering, handicap betting is the same thing as spread betting World Cup. The Asian handicap, on the other hand, places a handicap on both sides, tipping the scale in favour of the favourite team, giving you even better odds.
  • World Cup Outright Betting: this bet does exactly what it says on the tin, and that’s wagering on who you think the outright winner of the World Cup will be.
  • World Cup Top Scorer: a bet on which player you think will score the most goals in the World Cup.

World Cup Odds: How Do You Understand Them?

Understanding World Cup betting odds is important as these numbers are instrumental when deciding on which competitors to bet on. In fact, odds show you both how probable an event is to happen, and how much you can receive as returns if you manage to win the bet.

Odds are calculated by the bookmakers that offer them, and they’re based on the strength of teams and players according to their previous performances, and other similar factors. Finally, betting odds can be represented in a couple of different formats.

These formats are the following: fractional, decimal, American. There are a couple of differences between these formats, mainly how they represent the odds and where they’re commonly used. Otherwise, the formats are generally interchangeable.

Fractional Odds

The most popular format in the UK is the fractional format, which is why it’s sometimes called “British odds“. This format is very popular with Irish bookmakers as well. It uses fractions to represent the odds, like so: 1/3, 8/7, 10/11, and so on.

Decimal Odds

The decimal format is largely used in Europe which is why you can find them as “European odds“. However, they’re popular in Australia, New Zealand, and Canada too. This format uses decimal numbers to represent the odds, such as: 2.35, 4.55, 6.75, etc.

American Odds

Finally, American odds are mostly used in the US and they use a system of 3-digit numbers and pluses and minuses to represent the risk and reward of a wager. In fact, if you switch the football World Cup odds to the American format, you’ll find them represented like so: +300, -440, +560, -320, etc.

How Do You Place a World Cup Bet at Betiton™ UK?

If you’re new to our site, then you’re going to need to create an account before being able to bet on the World Cup. Don’t worry though as we’ve made our account creation process to be as streamlined and easy as possible.

This means that you can start betting on the World Cup in a mere matter of minutes. All you have to do is click on “JOIN“, fill in the required fields, click on “OPEN ACCOUNT“, and you’re good to go. Afterwards, you’ll need to make a deposit.

We support a number of secure, reliable, and renowned payment methods on our site, meaning that all your transactions are 100% safe at Betiton™. With both your account and deposit ready, you’re all set to stake your bets on the World Cup:

  1. Go to the football section of our sportsbook;
  2. There, click on “International” and look for the “FIFA World Cup 2022“;
  3. This will take you to all of our currently available World Cup bets;
  4. Feel free to browse through the wagers that we provide until you find the ones you like;
  5. When you find the wagers you’d like to stake, click on them and they’ll come up on the betting slip on the right hand side of the page;
  6. You’re free to choose as many World Cup bets as you like;
  7. Once you’re satisfied with your chosen wagers, adjust how much you’d like to stake on the betting slip;
  8. After adjusting everything to your tastes, click on “PLACE BETS“;
  9. Congratulations! You’ve placed your first World Cup bet at Betiton™!

Is There Anything You Should Know When Placing Your First Bet?

When making your first deposit and placing your first World Cup bet on our site, you’ll be able to claim our sports betting sign up bonus. However, do bear in mind that this T&Cs apply to this bonus, which you’ll be accepting when claiming it.

Our T&Cs outline the conditions that apply to our sports deposit bonus. These include the min odds you need to bet on, the min deposit you need to make, the min amount you need to stake, and various other conditions that apply.

Therefore, we highly encourage all of our players to carefully and thoroughly read our T&Cs (and our bonus policy whilst you’re at it too). That way, you’ll be entirely aware of all the conditions that apply. You can find our bonus T&Cs on our “Promotions” page.

How Does the FIFA World Cup Work? Betiton™ Explains

Before the World Cup itself, there are qualifying rounds to select the 32 nations that will battle it out for the title. Each region has its own setup for these qualifying rounds and will even start the qualifying process at different times before the dates of the actual championship.

Once those 32 nations have qualified, they are divided into 8 groups each with 4 teams (this format is soon to be increased to 48 nations for 2026). Within each group, there is a round robin format, with each team playing every other team in their group.

The two best teams from each group move on to the knockout stage competition, which involves a round of 16, quarter-final matches, semi-final matches, a third-place playoff, and the final. Finally, the teams from each group are ranked using a points system.

How Do Nations Qualify to Play in the World Cup?

The way the qualifications work is that only 32 nations from 6 different regions are allowed to qualify in the World Cup. Each region has a predetermined number of spots that nations will be able to qualify for. These regions are:

  • Europe
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Oceania
  • North America
  • South America

Europe has the largest number of spots due to having the most powerful teams on the planet. In fact, Europe has 13 spots. As for other regions: South America and Africa have 5 spots each, Asia has 4, and North America has 3, whilst Oceania doesn’t have a spot.

For teams from Oceania to be able to qualify for the World Cup, they need to win a playoff. Countries will play against each other in their respective regions, trying their best to secure their spots in the prestigious tournament.

On the other hand, the host country automatically qualifies in the tournament, so they don’t need to play for their spot in the World Cup. The host country for the next edition of the championship is Qatar, so their spot in the tournament is already secured.

Who Are the World Cup Favourites? 2022 World Cup Winner Odds

Whilst the tournament is still quite a ways off, you can still bet on World Cup markets through World Cup outright betting. The odds for these markets are already on our sportsbook, so if you’re interested in this kind of World Cup football betting you can definitely place your wagers as we speak! Moreover, we are providing you with a table of FIFA World Cup odds on who we think is going to take home this tournament:

Team Fractional World Cup Odds to Win Decimal World Cup Odds to Win American World Cup Odds to Win
Brazil 9/2 5.50 +450
France 11/2 6.50 +550
England 11/2 6.50 +550
Spain 8/1 9.00 +800
Argentina 9/1 10.00 +900
Germany 11/1 12.00 +1100
Netherlands 12/1 13.00 +1200
Belgium 12/1 13.00 +1200
Portugal 12/1 13.00 +1200
Denmark 28/1 29.00 +2800

N.B. odds are correct at the time of writing.

World Cup Predictions & Betting Tips: A Quick Explanation

World Cup predictions and World Cup betting tips are pieces of advice offered by “tipsters”. These are sports enthusiasts that spend a lot of their time analysing team compositions and dynamics, and players’ performance to give educated estimations of what the likelihood of a match will be.

Tipsters post their advice either for free or at a price, depending on who they are. So, if you’ll be betting on the World Cup, looking up World Cup betting tips isn’t a bad idea at all. However, looking up World Cup predictions and tips should only be a part of the research you should be doing before betting!

Where Can You Find World Cup Predictions?

You can easily find World Cup betting predictions by doing a search on your preferred search engine. Alternatively, you can make use of our in-house football betting predictions when the tournament comes round. Our resident football expert is none other than Djibril Cissé, the ex-Liverpool striker and Champions League winner!

Other Football Tournaments to Bet On:

  • Whilst the World Cup is the biggest football tournament of all, we can’t forget about other major tournaments either. First of which is the UEFA European Championship, which is happening in 2021. So, if you’re looking to place bets on the EURO 2024, you can find plenty on our sportsbook. 
  • Another fantastic major tournament is the UEFA Champions League, which sees the best clubs in Europe duking it out on the field. We know how much our UK bettors love this championship, which is why we provide plenty of opportunities place bets on the Champions League on our online sportsbook.
  • Whilst international are great, domestic leagues also provide plenty of betting opportunities. Of course, when it comes to football in the UK, there is no bigger domestic league than the English Premier League. Hence, you can find a shedload of available wagers on the Premier League on our sportsbook.

Additional Information:


Can you bet on the World Cup 2022 at Betiton™?

Yes, you can! You will find a wide array of World Cup odds and markets on our sportsbook for you to bet on.

Where is the World Cup 2022 being held?

For the first time ever, the World Cup 2022 will be held in Qatar. It will be the first time that a World Cup tournament will be held in an Arabic country, and the second time to be held solely in Asia.

When is the World Cup taking place?

The next edition of the World Cup will be held in 2022 between the 21st of November and 18th December.

Where can I find World Cup betting tips?

You can easily find as many betting tips as you’d like by doing a simple Google search. Otherwise, you can make use of our football predictions.

Who are the favourites to win the World Cup?

Currently, according to World Cup 2022 odds, the favourites to win the tournament are Brazil and France. The FIFA World Cups odds for Brazil currently stand at 9/2, 5.50, or +450. On the other hand, those for France to win are 11/2, 6.50, or +550.

What are the odds of England winning the 2022 World Cup?

The football World Cup odds for England to win World Cup are at 11/2, 6.50, or +550.

What’s the odds on Germany winning the World Cup?

The World Cup betting odds on Germany to win currently stand at 11/1, 12.00, or +1100.

What are the odds for World Cup 2022?

You can find 2022 World Cup odds on our sportsbook. Simply click on the “football” tab, go to the “Internationals” tab, and then click on “FIFA World Cup 2022” for odds on the championship.

How many groups are in the World Cup?

There are 8 groups of teams each in the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Who won the last World Cup?

The 2018 World Cup was won by the French national team. Thus, France are the defending champions in this edition of the tournament.

Which country won the FIFA World Cup most?

Currently, Brazil has won the World Cup the most times. They have won the tournament 5 times.