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FIFA World Cup Betting at Betiton™ Ireland

Last Updated: 20-07-2022 14:30

The FIFA World Cup—generally simply known as the “World Cup“—is the most prestigious men’s football competition that happens on the planet. This makes FIFA World Cup betting something that no Irish punter should miss! It’s a tournament that pits the greatest teams on the globe against each other to find which nation is the best.

Thus, teams from all over the Earth can participate in this illustrious championship. However, qualifying in this championship is a bit of a complex process. We’ll be going over the ways and means that nations can qualify in this championship.

The championship is organised and held by FIFA (the Fédération Internationale de Football Association) every 4 years. Other than being the most important football event of all, it’s also the most popular sporting event on the planet!

That makes it a perfect opportunity to try your hand at football betting on our sportsbook! However, if you’re new to online betting or even FIFA World Cup football betting, then there’s a handful of things you’re going to need to know. Don’t worry as we’ll be explaining everything on this page!


What Are FIFA World Cup Betting Markets?

One of the most important things to know in order to start your World Cup betting journey is what markets are. Markets are the bets that we make available on our sportsbook. These are what you’ll be using for FIFA World Cup football betting.

At the same time, markets can be on anything that happens over the course of the tournament; in fact, you can bet on which teams will reach the quarter finals, which team will win the entire World Cup, or even which player will score the most goals. Finally, it’s good to know that next to every market, there is the World Cup betting odds of that market. We’ll be explaining this farther down.

5 Most Popular FIFA World Cup Betting Markets at Betiton™ Sport

  • Outright: this is a market that requires you to bet on who you think will be the winners of the entire event.
  • Match Result: with this market, you’ll be betting on who you think will be the winners of a single match.
  • Total Goals: rather than simply deciding who the winners are going to be, this market allows you to bet on how many goals you think will be scored in a match.
  • Top Goalscorer: if you would like to bet on who you believe will score the most goals in the entire championship, then this is the market for you!
  • Group Winner: finally, this market allows you to bet on the nations you believe will be the winners of their respective groups.

How to Bet on the World Cup 2022 on Betiton™ Sport

Excited to use our markets on the illustrious championship, huh? Then there’s a couple of steps that you need to take before you’ll be able to place any bets on our sportsbook. The first step is creating your account on our online platform.

This only takes a couple of minutes at most as all you need to do is first click on the “JOIN” button, which will cause a window to pop up. On the pop-up, fill in the fields with the required information. Once you’ve filled everything in, click on “OPEN ACCOUNT“.

And that’s all there is to it! With your account ready, you will have to make a deposit. Not to worry, however, as we provide a wide array of secure and trustworthy payment methods. This means that each transaction you make on our platform is entirely safe. After you’ve created your account and made your deposit, you can finally bet on the World Cup.

A Step-by-Step Guide to World Cup Football Betting at Betiton™ Sportsbook

  1. Go to the “football betting” section of our sportsbook;
  2. There, click on “International“, look for the “FIFA World Cup 2022” tab, and click on it;
  3. This will take you to all of our currently available markets on the championship;
  4. Feel free to browse through these markets until you find the ones that you’d like to bet on the most;
  5. Once you’ve finished browsing, you can select markets by simply clicking on them;
  6. This will cause these markets to show up on the betting slip on the right-hand side of the screen;
  7. Of course, you’re quite free to choose multiple markets if you’d like to play more than one market;
  8. Then you can choose how much you’d like to bet by adjusting your stake on the betting slip;
  9. Once you’re satisfied with both your markets and your stake, click on “PLACE BETS“;
  10. Congratulations on your first bet on the World Cup at Betiton™ for Irish Players! Enjoy!

World Cup Betting Offers

When making your first deposit and playing your first World Cup bet on our sportsbook, you’ll be able to claim our welcome bonus for new players! This is a free World Cup bet worth €10 that we give to you as a way of thanking you for becoming a Betiton™ member!

However, be aware that there are T&Cs that apply to this bonus. These include various T&Cs such as the min World Cup odds that you need to bet on; the min amount that you need to stake; the min amount that you need to deposit; and so on.

There are, of course, more T&Cs that apply to this free World Cup bet than these. Thus, we highly suggest thoroughly reading them to be on top of what these T&Cs constitute and how they apply. You can find them in our bonus policy and terms & conditions pages.

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How Will the 2022 FIFA World Cup Work?

Before the tournament will be held between November and December of 2022, a qualifying process takes place in the preceding years. This is done to decide who the 32 competing nations of the 2022 World Cup will be.

These nations come from 6 different regions each with their own “continental confederation” that’s affiliated with FIFA. A continental confederation is a governing body that organises football competitions for that particular continent.

Thus, each continent has a different qualifying process which we’ll be looking at in the next section. In the meantime, we’ll be looking at the format of the actual competition. The qualified nations are divided into 8 groups of 4 teams each.

These teams will then play against one another in a round robin format. The top 2 nations from each group, according to a points system, will then move on to the knockout stages. These comprise a round of 16 stage, the quarter-finals, the semi-finals, a third-place play-off, and the final.

How Does Qualification Work in the World Cup?

As we’ve already said, there are 6 regions that can qualify for the championship. The 32 qualified nations have to come from these 6 regions. However, the qualifying is purposely strict as there are a lot of associations affiliated with FIFA.

In fact, there are 211 associations that can qualify for the championship. To whittle down these numbers, FIFA allocates a number of slots to each confederation. The confederations will then use these slots for their nations to qualify. The following table holds all the information about these confederations and their allocated slots:

Continent Confederation Slots
Asia AFC 5 direct slots + 1 play-off slot
Africa CAF 5 direct slots
North, Central America, & Caribbean CONCACAF 3 direct slots + 1 play-off slot
South America CONMEBOL 4 direct slots + 1 play-off slot
Oceania OFC 1 play-off slot
Europe UEFA 13 direct slots

The direct slots are used by the confederations to directly enter qualified nations into the World Cup. The play-off slots are used to send nations to the Inter-Confederation Play-Offs, a series of matches contested by the nations who secured their play-off slots. The top 2 nations from these play-offs then qualify for the championship.

What Are the World Cup Groups?

As we’ve already mentioned, the qualified nations are going to be split into 8 groups of 4 teams each. All of the teams within each group will play against each other in a round-robin format, which means that each team gets to play at least 3 matches after qualification.

In total, 6 matches will be played per group, for a total of 48 matches during the groups phase. Teams are then awarded points for their performances in the groups phase. Teams, therefore, can be awarded the following points:

  • 3 points for a win;
  • 1 point for a draw;
  • 0 points for a loss.

The best 2 teams from each group will then move on to the knockout stages of the tournament. If you wish, there is the possibility for you to also bet on the teams during the group phase. You can bet on who you think will be the group winner, which teams will make it to the knockout stages, bet on match winners, etc.

What Is the Current World Cup Draw?

Below you can find a table with the current World Cup draw; in other words, these are the groups that will be participating in the tournament. The draw hasn’t been finalised yet, so the table we’re providing is still incomplete. However, the World Cup groups will be finalised by 14th June when the final qualifier will take place.

Group A Group B Group C Group D Group E Group F Group G Group H
Qatar England Argentina France Spain Belgium Brazil Portugal
Ecuador Iran Saudi Arabia IC Play-off 1 IC Play-off 2 Canada Serbia Ghana
Senegal USA Mexico Denmark Germany Morocco Switzerland Uruguay
Netherlands Euro Play-off Poland Tunisia Japan Croatia Cameroon Korea Republic

World Cup Winner Betting Odds

Even though the championship is still a long ways away from happening and the qualifying process is not yet over, there are already some favourites to win that have emerged. The most obvious favourite is Brazil. The Brazilians have taken home the World Cup more than any other nation on the planet, which makes them powerful contenders for the next edition of the championship.

The second favourite that is surely a no-brainer is the reigning champions France. The French team is full of young and already-accomplished players, such as Kylian Mbappé, Paul Pogba, Raphaël Varane, and Antoine Griezmann. However, the list of great players amongst the ranks of the French national team doesn’t stop there!

The third favourites by far are England. Whilst the Three Lions have only won the championship once, they’re often one of the strongest nations in the game. The Spanish team is also worth considering. The Spaniards can also give the other nations a run for their money, especially since they’ve won the World Cup once and the European Championship 3 times.

Germany is also one to look out for. The Germans are definitely a force to behold, especially since they’ve won 4 World Cups, 3 European Championships, and the 2017 Confederations Cup. Other nations worthy of mention include Portugal, Belgium, and Argentina. However, it’s difficult to say which nation will win the championship at this stage!

To demonstrate exactly what we mean, the following is a table with the World Cup odds outright that you can find on our sportsbook. With these, you can get a clearer idea of who is the favourite to become the World Cup winner:

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 111/20 6.55 +555
Spain 8/1 9.00 +800
Argentina 9/1 10.00 +900
Germany 11/1 12.00 +1100
Belgium 12/1 13.00 +1200
Portugal 12/1 13.00 +1200
Netherlands 121/10 13.10 +1210
Denmark 113/4 29.25 +2825

World Cup Winner Betting at Betiton™

If you’d like to make use of our World Cup winner betting markets and odds, then you’re going to need to know how to place a World Cup winner bet. Outright betting on our sportsbook is actually far simpler than you might initially expect:

  1. On our sportsbook, find the “football” section and click on it;
  2. From the list of available markets, click on “International” and then on “Outrights“;
  3. This will take you to all of the outright betting markets that we currently provide;
  4. From all the available markets we provide, look for the “World Cup – Winner” markets;
  5. These are all the outright markets on the World Cup that we provide;
  6. To bet on one of the markets, simply click on it, and it will appear on your betslip;
  7. Adjust how much you’d like to bet on the betslip and then click “PLACE BETS!”
  8. Good luck!

Previous FIFA World Cup Winner List

As part of your research when gearing up for some FIFA World Cup football betting, you ought to check how the competition has progressed in the past. To give you a bit of a head start, we’re providing the winners, runners-up, and the third-place finalists of the tournament up till 1990. We hope this helps you out!

Year Winner Runner-up Third Place
2018 France Croatia Belgium
2014 Germany Argentina Netherlands
2010 Spain Netherlands Germany
2006 Italy France Germany
2002 Brazil Germany Turkey
1998 France Brazil Croatia
1994 Brazil Italy Sweden
1990 Germany Argentina Italy

Who is Hosting the FIFA World Cup in 2022? And When Will it Be Held?

The World Cup 2022 is being hosted by Qatar. This will actually be the first time that the event is being hosted entirely in the Arab states and the second time in Asia. Nations will be allocated different stadiums for their games, travelling around the country as they do so.

The county is hosting the event in 8 different stadiums across 5 of their cities. A number of these stadiums are actually under construction. The following table presents these 8 stadiums, the cities in which they’re found, and their capacities:

City Stadium Capacity
Lusail Lusail Iconic Stadium 80,000
Al Khor Al Bayt Stadium 60,000
Doha Ras Abu Aboud Stadium 40,000
Doha Al Thumama Stadium 40,000
Al Rayyan Education City Stadium 45,350
Al Rayyan Ahmed bin Ali Stadium 44,740
Al Rayyan Khalifa International Stadium 40,000
Al Wakrah Al Janoub Stadium 40,000

Unlike previous editions of the championship, where the event has taken place in the summer months, the next edition of the World Cup is being pushed back to winter. Thus, the actual championship will be taking place from the 21st of November to the 18th of December.

What Are FIFA World Cup Betting Odds?

There’s still a few more things that you ought to know before you can place your first bet on the World Cup. The first thing that you should definitely know is what football odds are. These are the numbers that you’ll find next to our markets.

These numbers are important for 2 reasons. Firstly, they tell you how much you would receive if you’ve placed a successful bet. Secondly, they tell you the likelihood of an outcome coming to pass; that is, they tell how likely your bet is a winner.

Thus, the betting odds are there to help you choose which bets to place. However, it’s good to know that these 2 factors work “against each other“. This means that the higher the likelihood of a bet winning, the lower its payout, and vice versa.

How to Understand World Cup Football Odds

The first thing that you need to know before being able to understand how odds World Cup can be read is knowing that there 3 main formats that are used to represent the odds. These formats are the decimal, fractional, and American odds formats.

There are 2 main differences between these formats. The first difference is how these formats represent the odds, where each one has its own “way”. On the other hand, the second difference is where these formats are most commonly used.

Despite these 2 differences, these formats are interchangeable. Thus, using one format over another is merely a matter of preference. To be able to understand these odds formats, we suggest reading our explanations by following the hyperlink.

What Are FIFA World Cup Betting Tips?

One last thing that might serve you well to know before enjoy some World Cup football betting is what tips are. These are suggestions on who to bet on in the World Cup, otherwise known as “World Cup picks“. Tips are given out by tipsters, sports-experts whose livelihood is to provide these suggestions.

Tipsters will spend a lot of time analysing various factors in order to arrive to their conclusions. These factors include the current team composition, their previous performances, and so on. Once they’ve finished their analyses, they’ll post their tips for users to read.

Tipsters will often tell you which nation stands the most chance of winning the championship and other similar pieces of advice. Depending on the tipster you’ll consult for betting advice, you can find tips either for free or at a price.

Betiton™ Sport Predictions & FIFA World Cup Tips

Here at Betiton™, we’re providing an exclusive service of providing football predictions written by ex-Liverpool striker and Champions League winner Djibril Cissé! Djibril Cissé has spent well over a decade playing top-tier football in top-divison leagues and tournaments such as the Premier League, Ligue 1, and the UEFA Champions League.

Other than these football predictions, we will also be providing World Cup 2022 predictions given out by other tipsters. If you’re interested in making use of these tips, be sure to keep an eye on our FIFA World Cup football betting page as we will be posting our tips here.

Other Tournaments to Bet On:

  • Whilst the World Cup is the greatest football event of them all, there are a number of other championships that are worth betting on! The first of which would be the UEFA Champions League. This is the premier competition for European clubs, which means that Champions League betting should be prove to be an exciting endeavour!
  • Another championship that’s worth betting on would be the UEFA European Championship. This is an extremely prestigious competition that sees 55 European nations competing, vying to be the best. The next edition is set to be held in 2024, so be sure to log on to your Betiton™ account to be able to enjoy some EURO betting whenever the event finally rolls around!

Additional Information:

Frequently Asked Questions About FIFA World Cup Betting

Why is World Cup 2022 in winter?

The championship has been moved to winter in order to counteract the hot climate of Qatar. In other words, the championship will be held in winter in order for players to play in cooler temperatures. Moreover, it has also been moved so that the last day of the championship will coincide with Qatar National Day, a commemoration of the unification of the country.

Who qualified for the 2022 World Cup?

The only nation that has qualified so far is the host nation, Qatar. This is because the qualifiers are still underway as a result of several postponements due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Who has won the most World Cups?

The nation that has won the World Cup the most times is Brazil, a nation who has won the competition a total of 5 times.

What team won the last World Cup?

The champions of the previous edition of the competition is France, who defeated Croatia in the final for 4 goals over Croatia’s 2. This makes it France’s second victory in the illustrious event.

Where is the World Cup 2022 final?

The final for the World Cup 2022 will be held at Lusail Iconic Stadium in Lusail, Qatar.

How do you bet on the World Cup?

World cup football betting on our sportsbook is actually quite straightforward:

  1. Create your Betiton™ account;
  2. Make a deposit;
  3. If you wish, you can claim our free World Cup bet;
  4. Choose a World Cup bet;
  5. Place your bet and enjoy!

What are the odds for the World Cup?

At Betiton™ Irish Sportsbook, we provide an array of odds for FIFA World Cup football betting. However, the following is a sample of our World Cup odds outright:

  • Brazil – 9/2
  • France – 11/2
  • England – 111/20
  • Spain – 8/1
  • Argentina – 9/1
  • Germany – 11/1
  • Belgium – 12/1
  • Portugal – 12/1
  • Netherlands – 121/10
  • Denmark – 113/4

Can you bet on the World Cup 2022?

Absolutely. At Betiton™, you can bet on the football World Cup in a variety of ways, including outright betting, live betting, over/under betting, handicap betting, etc.

Which is the best FIFA World Cup team?

There are many teams that have proven to be extremely strong in the FIFA World Cup, most especially Brazil. However, other powerful nations include Germany, Italy, Argentina, England, Spain, and France.