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2018 World Cup Odds & Picks

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Every eye in the world will turn their gaze to Russia as 736 players from 32 teams descend on 11 cities for a full month of soccer action. Brazil, Germany, Spain and France arrive as clear cut World Cup betting favorites. Now let’s find out which international squad has the best shot at hoisting the most coveted championship in the world. Click here for live World Cup odds.

2018 World Cup Odds & Picks

  • Brazil +410
  • Germany +460
  • Spain +600
  • France +650
  • Argentina +950
  • Belgium +1100
  • England +1750
  • Portugal +2500
  • Uruguay +2800
  • Croatia +3300
  • Colombia +4000
  • Russia +5000
  • Poland +7000
  • Denmark +11000
  • Switzerland +12500
  • Mexico +12500
  • Serbia +17500
  • Peru +17500
  • Senegal +20000
  • Sweden +20000
  • Nigeria +25000
  • Egypt +25000
  • Iceland +30000
  • Japan +40000
  • Morocco +45000
  • Costa Rica +55000
  • Australia +60000
  • Iran +75000
  • South Korea +75000
  • Tunisia +90000
  • Panama +150000
  • Saudi Arabia +150000

The 5Dimes’ 2018 World Cup Favorite: Brazil +410 

Brazil will look to make amends after a disastrous 2014 World Cup. In the 2014 World Cup, Brazil lost 1 to 7 to Germany in the semifinal. What made it worst for Brazil is that fact that they fell in front of a home crowd.

Can Brazil make amends in Russia? They certainly can if their top 2 players, Neymar and Gabriel Jesus, get the job done. Neymar is one of the best strikers in the world while Gabriel Jesus is turning into one of the best strikers in the world. Also, Brazil has a new manager in the brilliant Tite.

With all that being written, Brazil isn’t a lock to win the World Cup. I’m looking elsewhere for my smart play.

The World Cup Smart Pick: France +650

The only thing wrong with France is that they lost 0 to 1 to Portugal in the UEFA Euro 2016. The loss brought no shame on a French squad that is as talented, if not more so, than the one that won the World Cup in 1998. That French team was led by Zinedine Zidane and the excellent Thierry Henry.

This French team is led by the fantastic Antoine Griezmann. Griezmann features in a front line that also include Payet and Mbappe. If midfielder Paul Pogba can rediscover his best form, Didier Deschamps squad could easily take the World Cup.

The 2018 World Cup Longshot Pick:  England +1750

England has a much better chance of winning the World Cup this year than they have, well, maybe since they won it in 1966. The reason is because England’s biggest star is Harry Kane. Kane is only 24-years-old. He’s not old enough to realize how big of a star he is. How good is Kane? Kane scored 30 goals in 33 matches while playing for Tottenham in the Premier League. Behind Kane, and bunch of other young up and coming players, England has a huge shot at great +1750 odds.