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A World Cup Betting Rundown

The 2022 FIFA World Cup is only a few months away. Excited? Of course you are!

The World Cup only takes place once every four years. When it finally rolls around, it provides soccer fans like yourself an opportunity to come together, support your national teams, and enjoy some much-needed escapism.

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Qatar is the host country for the 2022 World Cup – and betting is going to be a big part of the experience.

It’s expected that millions of people will be placing bets throughout the tournament (more than likely, new records will be set). If you want to be part of the fun, here’s a rundown to betting on the World Cup.

Know the Different Types of Bets You Can Place

This year, there will be hundreds of different types of bets you can place on the World Cup.

Some of the most popular bets include:

  • Top scorer
  • Most assists
  • Tournament winner

Betting on the top scorer is a real crowd favorite. At the 2022 World Cup, most bets will be placed on Cristiano Ronaldo, Harry Kane, and Kylian Mbappe. Take a look at the world cup top scorer odds to help make your decision.

Remember, you can also make in-game bets. For example, when England faces Wales in the group stage, you can bet on what you think the half-time score will be, which team you think will have the most corners, and much more.

Choose a Betting Site or App

Before placing any actual bets on the World Cup, you’ll need to join a sports betting site or app.

Nowadays, there are lots to choose from. Some are US-based, while others are provided by European companies.

After joining your chosen platform, you’ll need to deposit some funds (this is called a minimum deposit in the world of gambling). Minimum deposits vary from site to site, but generally, it’s about $5-10.

Take Advantage of Cash Bonuses

Throughout the World Cup season, betting sites and apps want to gain as many new sign-ups as possible. One of the ways they do this is by offering cash bonuses (as well as other types of bonuses) for fresh account holders.

For example, you may find that most platforms begin to offer ‘matched deposits,’ which is when they match your initial deposit. If you deposit $10, they’ll give you an extra $10 as a ‘cash bonus’ – make sense? Great.

Find a Reliable Streaming Platform

To place the best possible bets, you’ll need to be watching the World Cup matches through a reliable streaming platform, such as Sky Sports. Alternatively, you’ll be able to watch some games (but not as many) through cable TV.

Research Player Form

Last but not least, make sure to research player form prior to placing bets on them.

Take Cristiano Ronaldo, for example. Last season, despite being the main striker for a below-standard Manchester United team, he still managed to score a total of 24 goals in all competitions. Even though he is now 37 years old, it’s definitely worth betting on him to score in individual games. You could even place a bet on him to be the World Cup’s top scorer this year, which is highly possible.


The 2022 World Cup is going to be a lot of fun. Make sure you make it even more fun by engaging in some sports betting.

The published material expresses the position of the author, which may not coincide with the opinion of the editor.

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