Europe Are Odds On To Be The World Cup Winning Continent In Russia

Just how big of an advantage is playing a World Cup in the relative comfort of your own continent? We review the trends, statistics and records as we take an ante-post look at the latest World Cup Winning Continent odds for the 2018 tournament this summer...

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Tips Europe to win    Best Bet @ 4 / 11  

World Cup Winning Continent Betting Trends

A quick look at the current outright World Cup winners odds reveals that seven of the top-ten teams in the betting market are European, so it is no surprise to see that Europe are as short as 4/11 in the 'World Cup Winning Continent' market.

European nations have won 11 World Cups during the history of the competition, two ahead of South America's nine, and it is only teams from these two continents who have ever reached a World Cup final.

In fact, only two nations from outside Europe and South America have ever reached the semi-finals of a World Cup - USA in 1930 and South Korea in 2002. Africa's previous best was three quarter-finals thanks to Cameroon (1990), Senegal (2002) and Ghana (2010), while Australia lay claim to Oceania's best result after reaching the second round in 2006.

World Cup Winning Continent Odds

It is no surprise to see that Europe are 4/11 favourites to be the winning continent with Betfred as European sides have won four of the past five World Cup tournaments, including the last three in a row (Italy, Spain and Germany respectively).

Furthermore, it would appear to be an advantage that the World Cup is being held on European soil in Russia this year as only four nations have ever won a World Cup outside of their own continent - Brazil, Argentina, Spain and Germany, who won most recently in Brazil.

The Brazilians last won the World Cup in Europe in 1958, although they have since won in North America (1970, 1994) and Asia (2002). The five-time champions are amongst the favourites this summer and they, along with Argentina and Uruguay, ensure that South America is 21/10 to be the winning continent (Paddy Power).

Betfred go 33/1 about a country from the 'Rest Of The World' to win it, while Paddy Power go 75/1 about a nation from Africa emerging victorious. Get the full betting market below.

2018 World Cup Winning Continent Odds

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1/4 - - - 3/10 4/11 - 2/7
3 - - - 5/2 2 - 9/4
- - - - 33 - - 33
80 - - - - - - -

*Odds correct as of 25th Jun, 07:36. Odds are subject to change.


Posted: Friday, 25th May 2018
Author: Chris Knight

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