The World Cup is the pinnacle of international soccer, in which the world’s top nations gather every four years to try and win what is largely rated as the biggest prize in the sport.
As not only a huge soccer competition but also the world’s largest global sporting event, the World Cup always attracts huge betting interest across the world.
Analysis by FIFA and Sportradar revealed that the 2018 World Cup generated an estimated betting turnover of $138 billion, with an average of $2.14 billion per match. For the World Cup final, that figure rose to a staggering $7.33 billion.
Given the huge interest in the World Cup, sportsbooks go all out to offer as many different betting options as possible for bettors, meaning the tournament is a great way to experiment with different types of soccer bets.