Top European Team – 2018 World Cup
Published on 14/12/17
The market suggests that Europe have several teams capable of winning the 2018 World Cup in Russia. However, if you’re worried that your fancy may be beaten in the latter stages by teams from either South America, North America, Asia or Africa, then you might want to consider a bet in the 2018 World Cup Top European Team Market.
Top European Team At The 2018 World Cup Betting Guide
Germany 11/4, France 10/3, Spain 6/1, Belgium 7/1, England 11/1, Portugal 14/1, Russia 20/1, Croatia 25/1, Poland 25/1, Switzerland 35/1, Sweden 50/1, Denmark 70/1, Serbia 70/1, Iceland 100/1
The reigning champions beat both Brazil and Argentina on their way to winning the 2014 World Cup, so you might think the 5/1 about them winning the World Cup is better value than the 11/4 for them to be the Top European Team. However, Brazil look a better team now, so it could be a plausible alternative.
Unlucky not to win the 2016 Euros on home soil, when playing Germany in the semi-finals seemed to leave then drained for the final against Portugal. That suggests they could be vulnerable in the latter stages, but could still top this market if it’s, for example, Brazil or Argentina teams who take advantage.
Something to prove after earlier than expected exits at both Rio 2014 and France 2016 and, as they’re less than half the price to top the market than they are in the outright win market, they look too short.
Talented bunch, headed by Manchester City star Kevin De Bryne. However, they’ve yet to bring their best to the biggest stages, and hard to forget they were beaten by Wales at Euro 2016.
Qualified from an easy looking qualifying group and, though they’ve recorded some decent results against top teams, unlikely to be able to beat enough of the top teams needed to win this bet.
Talisman and Captain Christiano Ronaldo got his hands on a big one at France 2016 and, though the draw parted like the Red Sea did for Moses then, they could again get lucky in the draw –making the 14/1 interesting.
Home advantage, but that’s unlikely to count for much as their squad lacks the obvious stars to make a big impact in the latter stages.
Always talked up as a dark horse for the big tournaments, and certainly have the players capable of causing a few shocks along the way. Were also unlucky not to beat Portugal at Euro 2016, and could be a trading proposition at 25/1.
Second favourites to qualify from Group H and, even though Colombia and Senegal will be no pushover, they have a strike that’s capable of over-achieve.
Could be the tournament in which the best Swiss team for a while gels, but tough looking group to qualify from that is headed by Brazil.
Took the scalp of Italy in the play-offs, and could ruffle a few more feathers. However, likely to be opened up by one of the classier teams in the latter stages.
Decent chance of getting out of Group F, but the fact the bookies are offering 70/1 about them tells the full story.
Also 70/1, but have the players capable of causing a shock or two, but probably not enough to land the money.
Beat England at Euro 2016, but outclassed badly by France afterwards, and worthy outsider.
France and Germany are the obvious two at the head of the market but, with the draw for the knockout stages an unknown at this time, it could be worth backing Portugal and Croatia with a view of trading them in the latter stages.
2018 World Cup Top European Team Tips
Portugal @ 14/1 (Betvictor, 188bet)
Croatia @ 25/1 (Betvictor, 188bet)