In Brief

2018 World Cup betting guide and odds: winner, top goalscorer and finalists

Germany drop to fourth favourites to win tournament in Russia

Defending champions Germany have slipped to fourth favourites to win the 2018 World Cup, following their shock defeat against Mexico in group F.

Brazil are the bookies’ choice to lift the trophy on 15 July, ahead of Spain, France and Germany. William Hill, Sky Bet and Paddy Power all have the Samba Boys as the outright favourites. Brazil and Spain are also the top tip to play each other in the final.

Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo is the bookies’ favourite to be the top goalscorer at the 2018 World Cup, after his hat-trick against Spain in group B.

European champions Portugal drew 3-3 with their Iberian rivals, and once again Ronaldo was the hero. He scored twice in the first-half against Spain and levelled in the final minute with a superb free-kick past David de Gea.

Spain’s Diego Costa also netted a double against Portugal and is now the second favourite to be top scorer in Russia.

Portugal’s hat-trick hero Ronaldo is third favourite to win the Golden Ball for best player at the World Cup. Brazil’s Neymar is favourite for the Golden Ball, ahead of Lionel Messi of Argentina, Ronaldo, and France forward Antoine Griezmann.

Here we round up the latest betting odds for the World Cup winner, the finalists, top goalscorer and Golden Ball winner.

2018 Fifa World Cup betting guide

All prices below according to Oddschecker, as of 18 June.

World Cup winners

  • Brazil: 4/1
  • Spain: 9/2
  • France: 7/1 
  • Germany: 8/1  
  • Belgium: 10/1 
  • Argentina: 12/1 
  • England: 16/1 
  • Portugal: 22/1 
  • Uruguay: 28/1 
  • Croatia: 30/1 

To reach the World Cup final

  • Spain: 9/4 
  • France: 15/2 
  • Brazil: 8/1 
  • Belgium: 9/2 
  • Germany: 10/1 
  • Argentina: 10/1 
  • England: 11/1 
  • Portugal: 12/1 

World Cup finalists  

  • Brazil/Spain: 14/1 
  • France/Spain: 16/1 
  • Germany/Brazil: 22/1 
  • Brazil/France: 28/1 
  • Brazil/Argentina: 28/1 
  • Germany/Spain: 33/1 
  • Spain/Belgium: 33/1 
  • France/Argentina: 33/1 
  • Spain/Argentina: 33/1 

World Cup top goalscorer award

  • Cristiano Ronaldo: 2/1 
  • Diego Costa: 7/1 
  • Romelu Lukaku: 16/1 
  • Neymar: 16/1 
  • Harry Kane: 16/1 
  • Antoine Griezmann: 18/1   
  • Lionel Messi: 25/1 
  • Sergio Aguero: 27/1 
  • Gabriel Jesus: 28/1

Golden Ball best player award winner

  • Neymar (Brazil): 10/1 
  • Lionel Messi (Argentina): 13/1 
  • Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal): 16/1   
  • Antoine Griezmann (France): 25/1
  • Philippe Coutinho (Brazil): 25/1
  • Isco (Spain): 28/1  
  • Andres Iniesta (Spain): 33/1
  • Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium): 33/1

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