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Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup Winner Odds & Betting Preview

The Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup winner odds and betting have come into focus recently with the World Cup returning to our screens soon.

The FIFA World Cup is the biggest international football tournament in the world, and it is held once every four years. This year it is scheduled to take place in Qatar from the 20th of November to the 18th of December. This is unusual as the World Cup traditionally takes place in the summer, but this was changed for Qatar due to the heat levels during the summer months.

The World Cup involves 32 national teams, which include 31 teams determined through qualifying competitions and the automatically qualified host team, which this year is Qatar. A total of 64 matches will be played in 8 venues located in 5 cities across Qatar to determine what country will be the 2022 World Cup winner.

You can find all the World Cup winner betting odds below. Click on any of the team names to bring you to a preview of their chances at the 2022 World Cup.

Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup Winner Odds and Betting

Here are the 2022 FIFA World Cup winner odds for the top ten teams in the betting for this year’s tournament.

Brazil 4/1

France 11/2

Argentina 13/2

England 7/1

Spain 8/1

Germany 10/1

Netherlands 12/1

Portugal 12/1

Belgium 12/1

Denmark 28/1

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Who Will Win The World Cup?

This is the question that everybody wants to know the answer to. So, let’s take a look at the prospects of the top teams in the FIFA World Cup winner betting market heading into the 2022 Qatar World Cup.

The Favourites

Brazil To Win The World Cup @ 4/1 Odds

This Brazilian side are World Cup favourites after qualifying for the World Cup via finishing top of the South American qualifiers. They were incredibly impressive in their qualifying campaign as they went unbeaten through 17 games. They won 14 and drew three without any losses.

Let’s take a look at the stars of this Brazil team. One that you will likely be familiar with is Neymar Jr. who plays with Paris Saint Germain in France. Neymar is a true superstar of the game and provides this team with a true match-winner.

Among the other big names on this team are Vinicius Jr of Real Madrid, Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson, Manchester United’s Antony and Richarlison of Tottenham.

Brazil World Cup Pedigree

Brazil have won the World Cup more than any other country with a record tally of five victories at the competition. Their most recent tournament victory was in 2002 so this football obsessed nation will feel they are long overdue a World Cup win. At Russia’s 2018 World Cup they got to the quarter-finals only to be knocked out by Belgium following a 2-1 defeat.

This Brazilian side are in great form heading into this tournament with six wins in their last six games. Five of those victories came by three or more goals. This incredible run of form has seen them rise to the #1 spot in the FIFA world rankings.


Given Brazil’s World Cup pedigree, their star power and this team’s current form, Brazil are deserved favourites at World Cup winner odds of 4/1.

France To Win The World Cup @ 11/2 Odds

France come into this World Cup as the defending champions after their 2018 World Cup win in Russia.

Les Bleus qualified for this tournament by finishing top of their qualifying group in Europe’s world cup qualifiers. They went unbeaten in group D of qualifying where they played 8 games with 5 wins and 3 draws.

This French team are brimming with talent throughout their squad. You will be familiar with plenty of the names including Kylian Mbappe of PSG, Karim Benzema of Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann. These attacking options will give opposing defenders nightmares in Qatar.

France World Cup Pedigree

France have won the FIFA World Cup on two occasions. Their first win was on home soil in 1998 and they are still the last home nation to win the World Cup. Their second tournament victory was of course in Russia’s 2018 World Cup when they beat Croatia 4-2 in the final.

The recent international record of this French team has been very poor by their standards, or by any standards really. In their last six games they have only one win, with three losses and two draws. Due to these poor results, the French have fallen to #4 in the world rankings.


The fact of the matter is that France need to perform better if they want to win the World Cup in Qatar. The talent is clearly there with this team, but the performances and results need to improve. With the level of talent on this team, France’s World Cup winner odds of 11/2 will be tempting to many.

Argentina To Win The World Cup @ 13/2 Odds

It will be very interesting to follow Argentina in this tournament as in all likelihood it will be Lionel Messi’s final time competing at a World Cup.

The Argentines qualified for the 2022 World Cup courtesy of finishing 2nd behind Brazil in South America’s World Cup Qualifiers. They went unbeaten in 17 games of qualifying with 11 wins and 6 draws.

While Messi is still the main man there is plenty of talent surrounding him on this team. Juventus winger Angel Di Maria is dangerous with the ball at his feet. Lautaro Martinez of Inter Milan will provide a real threat at striker and Man United’s Lisandro Martinez will be hard to get past in defence.

Argentina World Cup Pedigree

Argentina have a decent World Cup record with two wins to their name. Although, many Argentines will feel that they should have more titles given how strong of a footballing nation Argentina is. Their most recent tournament victory came back in 1986 thanks to the magic of Diego Maradona.

At the 2018 World Cup they were disappointing before they were beaten in the round of 16 by eventual champions France. There was no shame in the loss to that France team, but they were almost eliminated in the group stages following a draw with Iceland and a 3-0 loss to Croatia.

Luckily for Argentina they are a totally different squad to the one of four years ago. This team are on an incredible run where they look likely to break the world record for most consecutive international games unbeaten.

The Argentines are currently 35 games unbeaten without a loss since 2019 and can beat the record for most games unbeaten during the group stages of this World Cup. This great form has Argentina up to 3rd in the world rankings.


So, can Messi cap off an amazing career with a FIFA World Cup trophy? The stars seem to be aligning as this team have everything it takes to lift the trophy. The World Cup winner Odds of 13/2 for Argentina look generous.

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England To Win The World Cup @ 7/1 Odds

England are one of the teams sure to draw a lot of attention as they prepare for this World Cup. This English side qualified for Qatar courtesy of finishing top of group I in UEFA’s World Cup qualifiers. They went unbeaten in their qualifying campaign with 8 wins and 2 losses.

This team is led by one of the best strikers in the world in Harry Kane who is among the favourites for the Golden Boot. The Three Lions also have some other top players in their squad like Phil Foden of Man City and Jude Bellingham of Borussia Dortmund who are both wizards in the midfield.

England World Cup Pedigree

As many of you will know, England have won the World Cup on one occasion. That was back in 1966 and the English have been dreaming of the World Cup ‘coming home’ ever since then. They have qualified for the knockout stages in 4 of their last 5 World Cups but have still underachieved based on the nation’s expectations.

England got to the semi-final of the World Cup last time around under Gareth Southgate and came so close to reaching the final. Croatia eventually beat them in extra-time but this squad of players have proven that they can perform in major tournaments. England followed up that 2018 World Cup performance with a runner-up finish in the 2020 Euros.

While this squad’s major tournament form is impressive, their recent form is not. England have 0 wins in their last six games with three draws and three losses. This is definitely a worrying sign for Southgate’s team ahead of the World Cup in Qatar. Despite the Three Lions’ recent poor form they are still the 5th ranked nation in the world.


Given the talent on this England team they are more than capable of beating any of the other top teams at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. With that in mind, England’s World Cup winner odds of 7/1 don’t look bad at all.

Spain To Win The World Cup @ 8/1 Odds

Spain have been a strong force in international football since 2008 when they won the Euros and then followed it up with a 2010 FIFA World Cup victory in South Africa.

The Spanish qualified for the 2022 World Cup after topping Group B in UEFA’s World Cup qualifiers. They won 6 games in their qualifying campaign with 1 draw and 1 loss.

This Spain team has seen the introduction of many young talented players in recent years since their golden generation of footballers such as Xavi and Iniesta retired from international football.

Among these young talents are Pedri, Gavi and Fati of Barcelona who are exciting to watch on the attack. There was one interesting omission from Luis Enrique’s World Cup squad as he decided not to include Man United ‘keeper David De Gea.

Spain World Cup Pedigree

For a country that most people would consider to be a powerhouse of international football, Spain have a surprisingly underwhelming record at the FIFA World Cup. They have only ever got to the final once and that was when they won the tournament in 2010. In fact, they have only ever qualified for the semi-finals one other time than 2010.

At the last World Cup in 2018 the Spaniards struggled through the group stages with just one win. They were then shockingly knocked out at the hands of hosts Russia via penalties in the round of 16. The current squad will hope to make amends for that poor World Cup campaign this time around.

Luis Enrique’s team are coming into this Qatar World Cup with decent form. They have only one loss in their last six games. In those other five fixtures they won three and drew two. This run of form has contributed to Spain currently occupying the 7th spot in the FIFA world rankings.


The Spaniards have a nice blend of experience and youth in their squad which means that they could be a dark horse to lift the Jules Rimet trophy this December. That makes Spain’s World Cup winner odds of 8/1 an interesting bet here.

The Dark Horses

Germany To Win The World Cup @ 10/1 Odds

Can Germany bounce back from their 2018 World Cup humiliation this year in Qatar? There were unbelievable scenes back in 2018 as the 2014 FIFA World Cup champions were knocked out at the group stages. I expect a better tournament from them this time around.

The Germans qualified for the 2022 World Cup via finishing top of group J in Europe’s world cup qualifiers. They won nine games and only had one loss in their ten qualifying games.

There are plenty of familiar names in this German side and it is honestly hard to pick a best XI. Although Serge Gnabry, Ilkay Gundogan and Leroy Sane are sure to be some of the first names on the team sheet.

In terms of form Germany have been up and down of late with one win, four draws and one loss from their last six international matches. Heading into this tournament they are ranked #11 in the latest FIFA world rankings.

Germany World Cup Pedigree

Despite what we saw from Germany in the 2018 World Cup they are actually one of the most formidable nations in international football history. They have the second most wins in World Cup history with four victories. If they were to win this year, they would tie Brazil for the most tournament wins.

The most recent of their tournament victories came in 2014 when they beat Lionel Messi’s Argentina in the final. This is a country that always seems to play better than the sum of their parts and that is truer than ever at major tournaments.


Do Germany have the best group of players at this World Cup? No, they don’t, but they still have a lot of talent and a fantastic World Cup track record to go with it. My advice would be don’t count out Germany winning this World Cup at odds of 10/1.

Netherlands @ 12/1

The Netherlands have historically been the ‘nearly men’ of international football. They have never actually won a World Cup despite three World Cup final appearances. Can this be the year that the creators of ‘Total Football’ finally lift the Jules Rimet trophy?

The Dutch qualified for this tournament courtesy of finishing top of group G in European World Cup qualifying. They have seven wins, two draws and one loss in the qualifiers for this tournament.

The big-name player on this team is definitely Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool. The center back has been in a poor run of form of late but over the last five years he has been one of the best defenders in the world.

Other stars on this Dutch squad include Matthijs de Ligt of Bayern Munich, Frenkie de Jong of Barcelona and Memphis Depay who also plays his club football for Barcelona.

The Netherlands World Cup Pedigree

Despite never winning a World Cup the Dutch do actually have a very strong track record in FIFA World Cups. This country have qualified out of the group stages every time they have appeared at the World Cup. The Netherlands have advanced to the semi-final stage or further on five occasions.

Louis van Gaal’s side are in incredible form heading into Qatar. They have five wins and one draw in their last six international matches. This impressive run sees them sitting at 8th in the world rankings.


The Dutch are a team to keep an eye out for as the World Cup kick-off draws closer. They are in great form and usually advance to the latter stages of this tournament. This makes the Netherlands World Cup winner odds of 12/1 an attractive bet.

Portugal @ 12/1

When you think of Portugal there is one name that comes to my mind. That is of course Cristiano Ronaldo, one of football’s all-time greats.

Ronaldo, at 37, will likely be playing in his last World Cup with Portugal. Can he cap off his World Cup career by helping his country land the sport’s ultimate prize?

Irish football fans will be familiar with Portugal as they were in the same World Cup qualifying group. Portugal weren’t overly impressive in that campaign and as a result they were topped in the group by Serbia.

This meant that they had to compete in a playoff to secure safe passage to Qatar. The Portuguese did what they needed to do in the playoffs by beating Turkey and North Macedonia to secure their World Cup spot.

This squad is littered with talent throughout. The big name is of course the captain Ronaldo, but you also have the likes of his Man United teammate Bruno Fernandes, Man City’s Bernardo Silva, Joao Cancelo and Ruben Dias.

Portugal World Cup Pedigree

While Portugal might have a reputation as one of the big nations in European football they have not lived up to that billing at the FIFA World Cup. Interestingly, they only ever qualified for the World Cup twice before 2002. Since then they have qualified for the tournament every time but have only got past the round of 16 on one occasion where they lost to France in the semi-final.

In 2018, the Portuguese were fancied to contend for the title with all the talent on their squad and with a Euros 2016 win in their back pocket. As it turned out, they struggled through the groups before being knocked out in the round of 16 by Uruguay.

This team are in ok form as they head to Qatar. They have three wins, one draw and two losses in their last six games. Portugal are currently ranked 9th in the FIFA world rankings.


So, can Cristiano Ronaldo cement his legendary status in Portugal by guiding them to World Cup glory? I think with the talent in their team you just can’t count them out. Their best XI matches up pretty well against the other top teams in this World Cup. You can bet on Portugal to win the 2022 World Cup at odds of 12/1.

Belgium @ 12/1

Belgium have one of the best players in the world right now in Kevin De Bruyne going into this World Cup. At 31 years old, we are likely looking at De Bruyne’s last FIFA World Cup in his prime for his native country.

The Belgians qualified for Qatar by finishing top of group E in the European World Cup qualifiers. They were impressive in their qualifying campaign too as they went unbeaten with 6 wins and 2 draws.

In the starting XI their main man De Bruyne will be joined by other big names such as Eden Hazard of Real Madrid, Romelu Lukaku of Inter Milan and Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.

Belgium World Cup Pedigree

Belgium don’t have a great World Cup record overall but they have been improving their tournament performances in recent times. The furthest they have advanced in the FIFA World Cup is to the semi-final stage which they have done on two occasions.

The last decade has seen a golden generation of Belgian footballers emerge. This has catapulted the nation into being contenders in every major tournament they have played in over the last ten years. In the 2014 World Cup they made it to the quarter-finals where they were knocked out by Argentina. Belgium went one better in Russia’s 2018 World Cup when they made it all the way to the semi-finals before being narrowly beaten 1-0 by eventual champions France.

Roberto Martinez’s men have been up and down in terms of their form leading into Qatar. In their last six games they have 3 wins, 2 losses (both to the Netherlands) and 1 draw. Despite these results they still sit at #2 in the FIFA world rankings.


So, can they build on recent successful World Cup performances and win the country’s first FIFA World Cup this time around? If I’m being honest, I think that this squad peaked in 2018. That World Cup was probably their best shot at glory with this golden generation.

Still, Kevin De Bruyne is one of the best players in the world right now so with him pulling the strings in midfield this team could go very far. You can bet Belgium to win the World Cup at 12/1 if you fancy De Bruyne to lead this team to football’s ultimate prize.

Denmark @ 28/1

Denmark qualified for the 2022 FIFA World Cup courtesy of an incredible qualifying campaign which saw them top their group with 9 wins and only 1 loss in ten games played.

The main man for the Danes is Manchester United’s Christian Eriksen. What a fairytale this World Cup appearance will be for the midfielder who suffered a frightening heart attack while playing for his country in the 2020 Euros. Eriksen will be helped in this World Cup by the likes of Denmark and AC Milan captain Simon Kjaer and forward Yussuf Poulsen of RB Leipzig.

The Danes have never advanced past the quarter-finals stage of the World Cup in their five tournament appearances. However, they do have a pretty decent track record of getting out of the group stages as they have qualified from their World Cup group four times out of those five appearances.

Denmark World Cup Pedigree

Their most recent outing at the FIFA World Cup was the previous World Cup in 2018. On that occasion they advanced to the round of 16 before being knocked out by eventual runners-up Croatia on penalties. They also managed to hold tournament champions France to a draw when they played them in the group stage so they can be pretty pleased with how they performed in that tournament.

This Denmark team have been in great form of late with 4 wins and 2 losses from their last six games. Two of those wins were against reigning World Cup champions France so we can safely say that they have what it takes to beat the big teams on their day. This impressive run of form sees them occupy the #10 spot in the FIFA world rankings.


I think that this team are a fascinating outsider to consider in the World Cup winner betting market. Of course, there are more talented teams than Denmark in this competition, but major tournaments are not always won by the most talented team.

If you believe in karma, then seeing Christian Eriksen come back to international football to lead his country to World Cup glory would be one of the all-time feel great stories in all of sports. If you want an outsider bet, then Denmark to win the 2022 World Cup at 28/1 fit that billing perfectly.

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