World Cup 2022 Betting

Looking for the latest betting odds for the FIFA World Cup 2022? Look no further than Bet UK's exclusive sportsbook below!

World Cup Betting

World Cup betting is arguably the pinnacle of betting on football – and this year you can bet on every single World Cup match right here with Bet UK. We’re offering extensive World Cup odds on every kick of the tournament, from the first whistle to the last.

Access the best World Cup odds, trigger great offers, cash in during in-play betting and follow your favourite teams and players all the way through the 2022 tournament right here.

Our sportsbook is packed with World Cup 2022 betting odds that span the entier tournament. Wager on individual matches, the golden boot winner, which nations will top each group and, of course, the World Cup winner odds!

World Cup 2022 betting odds

All the World Cup 2022 betting odds at Bet UK can be found right here. Our markets span every match of the tournament, and focus on impressive outright odds such as top goalscorer and top assist maker.

Be sure to check back to the sportsbook throughout the year for the best World Cup odds and updated prices. After all, these markets are always in flux. There will be times when poor performances or stellar results from nations across the world trigger changes to the World Cup 2022 odds – and particularly the winner market. Brazil, France, England and Argentina are the big favourites right now but the likes of Belgium, Netherlands, Germany and Spain will all fancy their chances too!

World Cup outright odds

The World Cup outright odds focus primarily on tournament bets, rather than individual matches. This means betting on a team to progress a certain distance, or a player to record the most goals, assists or perhaps even cards. Outright football betting is ideal for punters who want to wager on long-term markets, and keep track of them throughout the tournament.

For example, betting on England to win the World Cup before the tournament has even started is a tactic many punters deploy. They then wait until England’s price has shortened, before betting against the Three Lions. There’s no more satisfying feeling than winning a bet at mega odds because you took the step to plan in advance and follow your instinct – and plenty of punters will be doing that in 2022 heading into the World Cup.

How to bet on the World Cup

The World Cup is a 32-nation tournament being held in Qatar and features eight groups of four. Every team plays three group games and the top two in each group progress to the last-16. From here it’s a straight knockout system to the final, which will be held on 18 December 2022.

When it comes to World Cup betting, you have a huge array of choices. You can bet on any of the 64 games taking place in November and December, with more than 100 live football odds for every fixture. This includes the first game of the tournament between Senegal and Netherlands on 21 November, all the way through to the final. It’s also possible to bet on outright World Cup bets, such as tournament winner, top goalscorer, top assist maker and more.

Whichever bet option you choose, how to bet on the World Cup is exactly the same. First, be sure to log into your Bet UK profile or sign up for an account today. Make sure you trigger any bonuses or special promotions, and then head over to our World Cup betting page. Find the game or market you want to bet on, select your desired outcome and click on the respective odds. A pop-up bet slip will appear, where you can enter your stake to check your risk and potential payout, before clicking ‘Place Bet’ to complete the process. After that, it’s time to sit back, relax and enjoy the football!

What are the best World Cup betting markets?

When looking at the World Cup betting odds it’s worth splitting the markets into two bet types: in-play match betting and outrights. When it comes to in-play match betting, you’re able to bet ahead of kick off and live during games on these popular markets:

Match result – A bet on which team will win the match, or on a draw

Correct score – Correctly predicting the score after 90 minutes

Next goalscorer – A great live bet on which player will score next

Half-time score – Like a correct score bet, but focused on HT

Player specials – Individual wagers on players, such as total goals, cards and head-to-heads

The outrights markets, meanwhile, let you bet on tournament-long odds such as:

  • World Cup winners – A simple bet on who will win the World Cup
  • Group winners – You can bet on every group during the tournament
  • Team progress – How far will England go at the World Cup? You can bet on that and all other teams
  • Golden boot – Wager on the top goalscorer at the World Cup this year
  • Top assists – Like the golden boot market, but focused on the player with the most assists

More special bets and pre-packs will be available in the days leading up to the tournament, as well as throughout the World Cup month.

Latest World Cup winner odds

World Cup betting hots up the closer to the final we get – yet it’s fair to say the World Cup winner odds are popular months before the tournament even starts. Brazil, France, England and Argentina as the favourites to lift the World Cup trophy come 18 December. However, there are plenty of other top sides tipped for success, including Spain, Germany, Belgium and Netherlands.

The World Cup usually has at least one surprise semi-finalist, whose odds come in as the tournament progresses. Punters are likely to look at Denmark, Portugal, Poland and Uruguay as possible contenders for the semis.

Be sure to check back to this World Cup odds page throughout the year for the latest prices.

World Cup Golden Boot betting

Harry Kane won the World Cup golden boot in Russia four years ago – but will he emerge victorious again this time? The England striker is the favourite alongside France’s Kylian Mbappe to win the 2022 Golden Boot. Yet the golden boot betting list is extensive and down the years many surprise names have emerged with the gong after the final.

The likes of Neymar, Karim Benzema and Romelu Lukaku are naturally tipped for the Golden Boot this year too. But punters can get great prices on England's Raheem Sterling, Memphis Depay of Netherlands and Brazil ace Gabriel Jesus.

World Cup FAQs

When does the World Cup start?

The 2022 World Cup starts on Monday 21 November. Senegal vs Netherlands will kick off the World Cup at 10am UK time. England then play Iran in their first match at 1pm, before hosts Qatar play Ecuador at 4pm. The opening day of the World Cup wraps up with USA vs Wales at 7pm.

When is the World Cup final?

The World Cup final takes place on Sunday 18 December 2022. Kick off in the World Cup final is 3pm and the match will be held at the 80,000-capacity Lusail Stadium.

Can I bet on the World Cup final?

Yes. You can bet on every second of the World Cup final live with Bet UK. Our sportsbook features extensive World Cup final odds, bet boosts and more, which means there’s something for every punter. Bet on the World Cup winners, the final score, the first goalscorer and more with Bet UK!

Where Can I find World Cup tips on Bet UK?

You can find betting tips for every single match of the 2022 World Cup on the Bet UK World Cup hub. In this series of blogs, we delve deeper into each team, their key players and we analyse each teams potential performances throughout the tournament alongside tips for each game.

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