Welcome to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar!
We are nearly there, after four and a half years since France defeated Croatia in Moscow to lift the Jules Rimet Trophy for the second time.
This has been one of the most anticipated tournaments in recent times, mainly because of how many states in America now have legalized sports betting in comparison to how many there were in the summer of 2018.
Of course, so much money is going to be wagered on the actual matches, but there is a lot of value available BEFORE the tournament starts on various proposition (prop) bets. If you are a fan of ROI (return on investment), this could be your chance to make some serious cash.
With that in mind, here are some of the best prop plays ahead of the kickoff on Sunday, November 20, 2022.
Best futures prop bets to win World Cup 2022
Brazil, +400: you are getting the team with the deepest–and probably most talented–squad in the cup at 4/1 odds. Get them now before those odds drop.
France, +775: these odds keep increasing, and you can get the team with arguably the same talent and squad depth as Brazil at twice the price. A bargain, but the last team to repeat was Brazil in 1958/1962.
Best World Cup team prop bets to win groups/advance out of groups
Senegal Top 2 in Group A, -120: Senegal is going to be a dangerous team in this tournament if it can get out of Group A. With hosts Qatar, Ecuador, and Netherlands (first Senegal opponent) the four teams, the African champions will fancy their chances. The match with Ecuador is the key one.
USA to finish top two in Group B, +100: the Americans usually advance when they get to the tournament, and it looks like a coin flip to get out in 2022. The first match with Wales is the most important.
USA to lose in Round of 16, +250: if the Americans get out of the group as runners-up, they will face Netherlands in the RO16. This wager offers the best value of all the ones available
Spain to win Group E, -110: if you take Spain, you are getting almost even odds. It will come down most likely to the Germany game on Match Day 2 (Nov. 27).
Germany to win Group E, +115: either team here offers you value in Group E. You just have to pick the right one. I may side slightly with Spain.
Belgium to win Group F, -145: can Croatia win this group? Maybe: but the value seems to be with the Belgians, who can score goals at will.
World Cup 2022 top goal scorer prop bets
Aleksandar Mitrovic, Serbia, +7000: If Serbia can get to the knockout rounds, and even the quarterfinals, it will be on the back of Mitro. This price offers incredible value for bettors.
Harry Kane, England, +900: someone has to score the goals for the Three Lions, and you would think it is Kane. He also takes the penalties so that could be good for a couple goals.
Vinicius Jr, Brazil, +3300: if Brazil wins the tournament or even goes to the final, you would have to think Vini’s form would carry them there. Neymar (+1700) will take the penalties, so he could also be very good value.
Karim Benzema, France, +1300: some will say Kylian Mbappe (+900), but it could depend on which player takes the penalties, and also how far France goes. My money is on the Ballon d’Or winner.
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting to lead Cameroon in goals, +250: you have to think it is between him and Vincent Aboubakar, and it should be the in form Bayern Munich player that finds the net more for Cameroon.
World Cup Betting FAQ
U.S. sportsbooks, such as Caesars, BetMGM, currently offer great incentives for World Cup bettors. Find the collection of World Cup betting bonuses here. For example, you can use BetRivers bonus code to claim up to $500 in Free Bet.
There are 20+ states in the USA with legal online betting. You can place bets via mobile sportsbooks in NJ, IN, PA, CO, IL, IA, NY and more.