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Written by Martina | 14th May 2018
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Russia, the hosts of this summer’s World Cup, are not exactly many people’s favourites to win the trophy. But, nonetheless, as hosts, Russia will undoubtedly have an advantage with the added support they will feel both during their matches and around the country in general.

Russia automatically qualified for this year’s World Cup with being the host nation. But, the lack of competitive football over the past few years could actually come back to bite them.

Russia have some top-quality players in their ranks including goalkeeper and captain Igor Akinfeev, Alan Dzagoev and centre-forward Fyodor Smolov. They possess a squad which could cause a few upsets and with their home backing, a good-run is a distinct possibility.

Let’s have a closer look at the Russia World Cup 2018 odds including the odds for Russia to win World Cup 2018.

Odds Russia World Cup 2018

So, we will begin by looking at some of the betting options relating to Russia at the World Cup at some different outlets. Do be sure to shop around to see which sportsbooks offer the best bang for your buck.

  • At Betfair you can get 11/8 on Russia winning their group and 1/4 on them qualifying from the group; at Coral, these odds are 7/4 and 1/3 respectively
  • Russia are 9/4 at William Hill to reach the quarter-finals
  • You can get odds of 8/1 at William Hill on Russia reaching the semi-finals
  • 18/1 at Betfair on Russia reaching the final

There are other betting markets out there if you fancy a more unusual bet. LeoVegas have been off the marks fast with their already extensive World Cup sportsbook, and you will find a host of different options there.

You can also be sure that in the coming weeks sports betting sites will be offering far more World Cup betting options.

Now, let’s switch our attention to the odds for Russia winning world Cup 2018. The odds on Russia to win World Cup 2018 are at 40/1 at many of the most popular bookmakers including:

  • Bet 365
  • Sky Bet
  • Ladbrokes
  • Betway
  • Betfair
  • Sun Bets
  • Bet Victor

As we can see, the odds on Russia winning 2018 World Cup are pretty wide, which is not surprising. Indeed, the Russia to win World Cup 2018 odds are representative of the reality of their chances of winning.

Best Odds Russia Win World Cup 2018; World Cup 2018 Russia Fixtures

The betting odds Russia to win World Cup 2018 are generally pretty similar, but there are a few outlets out there currently offering more value for your money with their odds-on Russia winning World Cup 2018.

One of those bookmakers is the fantastic casino and sports betting site, William Hill. If you fancy a punt on Russia, we would recommend wagering here where you can currently get odds of 50/1 on Russia winning the World Cup. 10 pounds on this bet would win you 500 pounds. Not bad at all!

To conclude, we feel that Russia are a dangerous prospect as the home nation. They are certainly not among the favourites to win the competition, but some other form of bet, such as them reaching the quarter-finals, may be worth a punt.

And at 50/1, perhaps a cheeky one-pound bet on them actually winning the competition could be worth it!

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