Brazil still favorite to win tournament

  • Posted on: 17 July 2018

The Brazilian national team is still the favorite to win the 2018 World Cup across several soccer betting sites. Despite managing only a draw in their first game, the South American country is still favorite to win the tournament. Indeed with players such as Neymar, Coutinho, and Jesus at the top of their game, it is difficult to see who can stop them. They are currently offered at 9/2 to win the tournament in July and if they continue to play as they did in their second game it will be difficult to stop them.

They are followed by Spain who has also impressed since the beginning of the tournament. They are at the time of writing co-favorite with Brazil at 9-2 to win the Russian World Cup. Despite not having some really big names in the team, the Spanish team can boast itself of having a great collective play. The playing style that has allowed them to win the World Cup and Euros are still present in the team and opposing teams can find it hard to get possession of the ball. However, their only problems seem to be the lack of a manager after they have sacked their boss just three games before the start of the world cup.

They are closely followed by Germany at 7/1 to win the tournament. The Germans have been disappointing in their first game where they were beaten by Mexico. They failed to make their superiority count and were exposed at the back too often. Again in their second match, they had to rely on a late goal from Toni Kroos to win the game against Sweden. It seems that Germany lacks the urgency and aggressiveness that helped them win the tournament four years ago and this time around the likes of Brazil and Spain might be difficult to overcome.