Spain And Colombia Offer Value In The Ante Post World Cup Betting

The World Cup is less than a month away now and excitement is building towards another festival of football (and hopefully pleasant fan engagement) in Russia. We have taken an early ante-post look at the World Cup winner odds and picked out a couple of tempting bets as we bid to find a bit of value in a hugely competitive betting field.

Thursday 14th June - 4.00pm OddsWon/LostBet
  World Cup Ante-Post Winner    
Tips Spain to win    Best Bet @ 13 / 2  
Colombia (each way) @ 80 / 1  

The Favourites Betting

Reigning champions Germany are 9/2 joint-favourites with Paddy Power and they have a formidable record at the World Cup having made at least the quarter-finals in every edition since 1982. They have racked up two wins, three runner-up spots and two third place finishes in that time and they are a tough team to oppose.

They appear to have a straight-forward task in Group F as they take on Mexico, Sweden and South Korea, although any slip-ups could potentially see them meeting Brazil in the last-sixteen.

Brazil, who are in Group E with Switzerland, Costa Rica and Serbia, are also available at 9/2 as they seek to win the World Cup for a sixth time. However, they were humiliated by the Germans when eventually finishing fourth on home soil in 2014 and their unhealthy reliance on Neymar is a concern.

France (7/1) appeared to be building something special after reaching the last-eight in 2014 before they were beaten in the final of Euro 2016, although have they kicked on in the way we expected in the last two years? Probably not.

It is Spain who are very appealing at 13/2 with Betfred as the 2010 champions bid to right the wrongs of their 2014 group stage exit. They will have a lovely blend of youth and experience in their squad, and recent major tournaments have shown us that those with the best organised defences often come out on top.

David De Gea and co. will ensure the Spanish are very tough to beat, although they will be relying on Diego Costa hitting top form in front of goal. They will expect to come through Group B before they face one of Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt or Uruguay in the last-sixteen.

England World Cup Odds

Argentina are as big as 10/1 with Betway and they might face a tough task in a group that includes Iceland, Croatia and Nigeria. Lionel Messi and co. have continually faltered on the big stage as they haven't won a major tournament since the Copa America in 1993 and they fell short in the final of the 2014 World Cup.

Belgium are the perennial 'dark horses' and can be backed at 16/1, while Euro 2016 winners Portugal (25/1) will do well to emulate their heroics of two years ago.

England are 18/1... EIGHTEEN-TO-ONE... let that sink in. They should be double that price at the very least.

The Long Shots

A couple of South American nations could provide interest further down the betting market as Uruguay (33/1) qualified for this World Cup in style, finishing second in the South American section of qualifying, and they did finish fourth in 2010.

Meanwhile, Colombia qualified automatically after they reached the last-eight of the World Cup in 2014 and they were third at the Copa America in 2016. A relatively kind draw means they could meet England in the last-sixteen and 50/1 (with Betway) seems like a big price.

2018 World Cup Winner Odds

Visit paddypower Visit betfred Visit ladbrokes Visit coral Visit bet365 Visit betvictor Visit boyle Visit williamhill
4 4 4 - 4 7/2 4 7/2
9/2 9/2 9/2 - 9/2 9/2 9/2 9/2
13/2 7 7 - 7 7 7 15/2
15/2 15/2 15/2 - 8 8 7 7
9 10 9 - 9 9 10 9
10 11 11 - 11 10 11 12
14 16 14 - 14 14 14 14
18 20 20 - 20 20 20 20
25 28 22 - 28 25 28 28
25 25 22 - 28 25 28 25
40 40 40 - 40 40 40 40
66 66 66 - 40 66 50 66
40 40 50 - 40 40 33 40
80 80 66 - 80 90 80 66
80 80 66 - 80 100 80 66
80 80 80 - 100 100 66 100
80 100 100 - 125 100 100 50
200 200 150 - 200 200 150 150
150 150 125 - 100 200 100 100
250 150 200 - 200 175 200 100
500 250 250 - 250 300 250 500
500 250 250 - 300 250 200 500
500 400 250 - 300 500 150 500
500 400 500 - 500 500 400 750
500 500 1000 - 500 750 500 750
500 500 500 - 500 500 500 250
500 500 750 - 750 1000 500 1000
500 500 500 - 750 1000 500 750
475 1000 1000 - 750 1000 750 750
500 1000 1000 - 2000 1000 400 2000
500 1000 1000 - 1000 2000 1000 1000
500 5000 2500 - 2000 2000 1000 2500

*Odds correct as of 18th Jun, 14:45. Odds are subject to change.


Posted: Monday, 21st May 2018
Author: Chris Knight

Archive - Previous 5 Football Articles

Anthony Martial, Dimitri Payet And Others Miss The Plane To Russia A France Starting XI That Didnt Make Their World Cup Squad
Anthony Martial, Dimitri Payet And Others Miss The Plane To Russia
18th May
FA Cup Final Betting Preview FA Cup Final Tipped To Be A Slow Burner When Manchester United Take On Chelsea
FA Cup Final Betting Preview
18th May
England's 23 Man World Cup Squad Announced Gary Cahill In As Gareth Southgate Confirms His England Squad For The 2018 World Cup
England's 23 Man World Cup Squad Announced
16th May
Joe Hart Left Out But Jadon Sancho Is IN The Betting Directorys England Squad For The 2018 World Cup
Joe Hart Left Out But Jadon Sancho Is IN
15th May
Europa League Final Betting Preview Expect A Low Scoring Europa League Final As Atletico Madrid Take On Marseille
Europa League Final Betting Preview
15th May

Headline News

Gareth Southgate's Men To Kick Off World Cup With A Win Tunisia v England Betting Preview Harry Kane To Inspire Easy Three Lions Win
Gareth Southgate's Men To Kick Off World Cup With A Win
James Rodriguez To Fire Colombia To Group H Victory Colombia v Japan Betting Preview Match Tips And Predictions
James Rodriguez To Fire Colombia To Group H Victory
Poland Flatter To Deceive Poland v Senegal Betting Preview Senegal Tipped To Make A Positive Start To The World Cup
Poland Flatter To Deceive
Can Mo Salah Make His Mark Against The World Cup Hosts? Russia v Egypt Odds Betting Preview And Tips
Can Mo Salah Make His Mark Against The World Cup Hosts?
Punters Should Look At The Win To Nil Market Uruguay v Saudi Arabia Match Betting And Prediction
Punters Should Look At The Win To Nil Market

Bookmaker Offers


Bet £10 and get £40 in free bets

Bet £/€10 Get £/€30 on Sports + a £/€10 games bonus!

New customers only, place a €10 bet on any Sportsbook market - min stake €10 at odds of at least 1.5 (1/2) — and we’ll give you €30 in free bets. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify for this promotion. Free bets are valid for 30 days and must be used on a Sportsbook market. Free bets will be awarded after the qualifying bet has been settled. T&Cs apply. Games: One bonus per customer. €10 free to play on Ted Slot game, offer valid for 7 days. Opt in on Games promotions page. x15 wagering applies. T&Cs apply.


BET NOW
Bet £10 and get £40 in free bets

Bet £/€10 Get £/€30 on Sports + a £/€10 games bonus!

New customers only, place a €10 bet on any Sportsbook market - min stake €10 at odds of at least 1.5 (1/2) — and we’ll give you €30 in free bets. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify for this promotion. Free bets are valid for 30 days and must be used on a Sportsbook market. Free bets will be awarded after the qualifying bet has been settled. T&Cs apply. Games: One bonus per customer. €10 free to play on Ted Slot game, offer valid for 7 days. Opt in on Games promotions page. x15 wagering applies. T&Cs apply.


£50 Free Bet

Important info: 18+. New UK+IRE Customers only. Min deposit £5. Certain payment methods and cashout excluded. Min first bet £5. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Must be placed within 14 days of account reg. Free bet credited upon placement of qualifying bet, valid for 24 hours. Free bet stake not returned. T&Cs Apply.


BET NOW
£50 Free Bet

Important info: 18+. New UK+IRE Customers only. Min deposit £5. Certain payment methods and cashout excluded. Min first bet £5. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Must be placed within 14 days of account reg. Free bet credited upon placement of qualifying bet, valid for 24 hours. Free bet stake not returned. T&Cs Apply.


Up to £100 in bet credits

Up to £100 in Bet Credits. New Customers only. Sign up, deposit £5 or more to your account and bet365 will match your qualifying deposit in Bet Credits when you place qualifying bets to the same value and they are settled. Min odds/bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. T&Cs, time limits & exclusions apply.


BET NOW
Up to £100 in bet credits

Up to £100 in Bet Credits. New Customers only. Sign up, deposit £5 or more to your account and bet365 will match your qualifying deposit in Bet Credits when you place qualifying bets to the same value and they are settled. Min odds/bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. T&Cs, time limits & exclusions apply.


Bet £10 Get £30 in Free Bets

Important info: 18+. UK+IRE only. Min first bet £10 a odds 1/2 or more. Tote and Pool excluded. Must be placed within 14 days of account reg. £30 credited as 3 x £10 free bets. Not valid with CashOut. Free bet valid for 4 days. Free bet stake not returned. T&Cs apply.


BET NOW
Bet £10 Get £30 in Free Bets

Important info: 18+. UK+IRE only. Min first bet £10 a odds 1/2 or more. Tote and Pool excluded. Must be placed within 14 days of account reg. £30 credited as 3 x £10 free bets. Not valid with CashOut. Free bet valid for 4 days. Free bet stake not returned. T&Cs apply.


Bet £10 Get £30 in Free Bets

New William Hill online customers only. Min. unit stake of £10 at odds of 1/2 or greater. Only the 'win' part from EW bets will count. Free bet terms, payment method & country restrictions apply. Free bets credited as 3 x £10. Free bet stakes are not returned as part of the settlement of successful free bets. All Free Bets must be wagered within 30 days.


BET NOW
Bet £10 Get £30 in Free Bets

New William Hill online customers only. Min. unit stake of £10 at odds of 1/2 or greater. Only the 'win' part from EW bets will count. Free bet terms, payment method & country restrictions apply. Free bets credited as 3 x £10. Free bet stakes are not returned as part of the settlement of successful free bets. All Free Bets must be wagered within 30 days.


Bet £10 Get £30

Only available to new customers from UK & Northern Ireland. You must stake £10 or more at single/cumulative odds of Evens (2.0) or greater on your first bet. Free bet balance of £30 credited within 48 hours of your first bet being settled. Free Bets expire after 7 days. E-Wallet restrictions apply. Minimum 5 game rounds. Game restrictions apply. Maximum 30 Free Spins on selected games. Free Spins expire after 7 days. Full T&Cs apply.


BET NOW
Bet £10 Get £30

Only available to new customers from UK & Northern Ireland. You must stake £10 or more at single/cumulative odds of Evens (2.0) or greater on your first bet. Free bet balance of £30 credited within 48 hours of your first bet being settled. Free Bets expire after 7 days. E-Wallet restrictions apply. Minimum 5 game rounds. Game restrictions apply. Maximum 30 Free Spins on selected games. Free Spins expire after 7 days. Full T&Cs apply.


Bet £10 Get £40

New Customers Only. £40 in free bets split into £30 in sports bets + £10 Casino bonus, wagering requirements apply. Credit or Debit Card deposits only, 18+ T&C's apply. Begambleaware.org


BET NOW
Bet £10 Get £40

New Customers Only. £40 in free bets split into £30 in sports bets + £10 Casino bonus, wagering requirements apply. Credit or Debit Card deposits only, 18+ T&C's apply. Begambleaware.org


£25 Bet Bundle

18+, T&C's apply. Cash stakes only. Min £10 stake required for initial £5 free bet. Min odds 1/2. Max £25 in free bets. Subsequent free bets equal 50% average of each of 3 qualifying bets. 13 bets required to receive full £25 free bet. Qualifying bet must be placed within 30 days of opening account. Free bet expires after 7 days. Payment method restrictions apply.


BET NOW
£25 Bet Bundle

18+, T&C's apply. Cash stakes only. Min £10 stake required for initial £5 free bet. Min odds 1/2. Max £25 in free bets. Subsequent free bets equal 50% average of each of 3 qualifying bets. 13 bets required to receive full £25 free bet. Qualifying bet must be placed within 30 days of opening account. Free bet expires after 7 days. Payment method restrictions apply.

Sports Calendar - Betting Fixtures

28/1 A goal to be scored - Russia v Egypt (New customer offer, T&C, 18+)
28/1 A goal to be scored - Russia v Egypt (New customer offer, T&C, 18+)