In June, the very biggest football prize of them all is up for grabs. In case you are puzzled – we wonder how you could be – that prize is the World Cup.
The tournament will kick off on the 14th June and draws to a conclusion a month later on the 15th July. Joy, excitement and drama at the ready ladies and gentlemen.
What makes this year’s World Cup particularly exciting is the lack of a real stand-out team, which is not usually the case. Whilst Germany and Brazil appear to be the favourites, Spain, France and Argentina are certainly capable of mustering a serious challenge for the trophy.
Also, Belgium are a side littered with outstanding talent, and don’t count out Euro 2016’s surprise winners, Portugal.
As the date of kick-off draws nearer, predictions are pouring out from analysts and fans around the world. Of course, sport bookmakers are revising, updating and adding to their World Cup betting options too. In this article, we will direct our attention towards the hugely popular UK betting outlet, William Hill.
William Hill World Cup Betting Sportsbook
William Hill is a wildly successful UK casino and bookmaker with a visible presence both online and on UK high streets. It is a very highly regarded establishment and provides every service a modern-day gambler could wish for.
William Hill’s sportsbook is extremely impressive and offers as wide of a range of betting options as you will encounter anywhere. With the World Cup just around the corner the World Cup betting options are growing at William Hill. Let’s have a look at them in some greater detail.
William Hill World Cup Betting Questions To Ask
Before we get into it, here are a few pointers to be mindful of. It is difficult to predict what will happen at international tournaments.
This is not club football, and it is not unheard of for top players to be shadows of their high-performing club selves when they put on their respective national jerseys. The whole tournament landscape is a completely different terrain for players to navigate and those unable to acclimatise will struggle.
What this means is that you shouldn’t automatically bet the house on top-performing club players at the World Cup. Similarly, don’t automatically bet on the countries who usually perform to a high standard in international tournaments.
Here is a quick list of questions to ask yourself before betting which relate to a wide range of possible bets:
- Is this player carrying an injury or lacking match fitness?
- Is this player in-form?
- Does this player have as influential a role at international level as they do at club level?
- Does this player actually have a good record at international level?
- Is this country’s group a tricky one?
- What might this country’s match schedule look like after the group stage?
- Is there positive harmony within the team?
- How did this country perform during the qualification campaign?
William Hill World Cup Football Odds
So, with those questions in mind, let’s get down to business and have a look at William Hill’s current odds for a few of the most popular betting markets:
World Cup winner
To reach the final
- Germany 9/4
- Brazil 5/2
- France 11/4
- Spain 3/1
- Argentina 7/2
- Belgium 5/1
- Lionel Messi 9/1
- Cristiano Ronaldo 10/1
- Neymar 10/1
- Antoine Griezmann 14/1
- Gabriel Jesus 14/1
- Alvaro Morata 16/1
- Harry Kane 16/1
You will also find other markets such as ‘Name The Finalists’, ‘To Reach The Semi-Finals’ and ‘To Reach The Quarter-Finals. The World Cup betting options are rather limited right at this present time at William Hill but will undoubtedly grow significantly over the coming weeks.
Be sure to keep the questions above in mind before wagering. They might just save you some money, and possibly even win you some too! The current options at William Hill are not as extensive as they will become kick-off time.
So, be sure to head over to the bookmaker nearer the World Cup start date. And most of all, enjoy the World Cup party!