Latest World Cup 2022 odds and betting lines

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How do World Cup odds work?

The World Cup is the pinnacle of international soccer, and billions of dollars are staked on the tournament worldwide. Canada’s best sportsbooks offer odds for every single World Cup match, as well as a range of markets available to bet on throughout the tournament.

Popular World Cup markets include which team will win the tournament, which player will win the Golden Boot, and moneyline markets for matches.

The odds for these are determined by the sportsbook’s oddsmakers, who assess factors including teams’ and players’ form, how they qualified for the tournament, and who other bettors are wagering money on.

BET.CA has the latest and best World Cup odds from the regulated and approved sportsbooks in Canada, so everything you need to place your next World Cup wager is right here.

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Popular World Cup bets

The World Cup is the most-watched sporting event on the planet, and sportsbooks offer many different markets and bet types to help you stay involved with the action, no matter which teams are playing. Here’s a breakdown of the most popular World Cup betting markets that will be available throughout the tournament:

World Cup moneyline odds

A World Cup moneyline bet (sometimes referred to as a 1x2 bet) is the simplest you can place. All you have to do is choose which team will win a given match, or whether it will be a draw (or tie). If you correctly predict the outcome, your bet wins. This bet is available on each and every World Cup match, with the result determined by the scoreline after 90 minutes, and does not take into account extra time and/or penalty shoot-outs for games during the knockout stages (although other markets for these outcomes are available).

Here is an example of a World Cup game moneyline market:









A $100 bet on Canada to beat Belgium would return $1,200 ($1,100 winnings plus the returned $100 stake), while a $100 bet on Belgium would return $125 ($25 winnings plus the returned $100 stake).

Sometimes sportsbooks present soccer match odds in a table, with the columns labeled 1 (the home team, or team listed first in the matchup), 2 (away team, or team listed second), and X (draw or tie). Some sportsbooks offer similar markets for betting purely on the first or second half of a World Cup match, and moneyline bets are also often popular wager choices for parlay bettors.

World Cup double chance odds

A World Cup double chance bet is a variant of a moneyline bet, that allows bettors to cover two of three potential moneyline outcomes in a match. For example, you can cover Team 1 to win and the draw, Team 2 to win and the draw, or Team 1 or Team 2 to win. As a result, these bets are easier to win than standard moneyline wagers, but offer shorter odds as a result.

Here is an example of a World Cup double chance market:



Argentina/Draw (1X)


Draw/Mexico (X2)


Argentina/Mexico (12)


In this example, a $100 bet on the match to result in either a Mexico win or draw/tie would have a payout of $375 (your $100 wager plus $275 profit). Double chance bets are a good option for bettors who fancy the chances of an underdog denying their opponents a win without necessarily winning the game themselves, and also offer a more conservative option for bettors looking to place multi-game parlays.

World Cup correct score odds

One of the most popular wagers for recreational soccer bettors is to predict the correct score in a World Cup game at full-time (not including extra time or penalty shoot-outs).

Sportsbooks offer odds on all the different potential scorelines, with some showing the odds via a standard list, while others offer a score selector which then displays the odds once the bettor has chosen their predicted scoreline. For the bet to win, the score at the full-time after 90 minutes has to match your pre-game prediction.

World Cup half time/full time odds

A half time/full time bet involves predicting the result of a World Cup game at both half time and full time. This does not involve score predictions, but rather which team you think will be winning (or whether the game will be tied) at half time and then full time.

A half time/full time market for a World Cup match between England and the US could look like this. The first outcome in a selection is the predicted half time result, and the second outcome is the predicted full time result:



England - England


England - Draw


England - USA


Draw - England


Draw - Draw


Draw - USA


USA - England


USA - Draw




In the example above, a $100 bet on the game to be tied at half time but England to win at full time would have a payout of $375 (your $100 bet plus $275 profit). Half time/full time markets often offer longer odds than moneyline equivalents, as you are effectively making two bets in one.

World Cup point spread (or handicap) odds

A World Cup point spread bet (commonly referred to as the handicap in soccer betting) involves wagering on whether a team will win or lose a game by a margin set by the sportsbook. For instance, if a team are listed with a -1.5 handicap, they need to win the game by two goals or more, while if they are listed with a +2.5 handicap, they must perform no worse than losing the game by two goals.

Unlike in other sports, you can also still bet the draw on a World Cup point spread market. Here is an example of a World Cup point spread or handicap market:

Team and spread


Germany, -1.5


Spain, +1.5


In the example above, Germany would need to win the game by at least two goals for bets on them to win, while Spain must win, draw, or lose by no more than one goal. A successful $100 bet on Germany at -1.5 would have a payout of $287 (your $100 bet plus $187 profit).

World Cup total or over/under odds

World Cup total or over/under bets can relate to the number of goals, cards, or corners there will be in a match or that a certain team will get within it. The odds for these markets normally list the metric to .5 (to avoid a push), with odds available for both over or under that amount.

Here is an example of a World Cup total or over/under odds:

Total goals


Over 2.5


Under 2.5


In this example, the over will win if there are three goals or more in the game, while the under will win if there are two goals or fewer. In both cases, the odds are priced at -110, meaning a winning $100 bet would have a payout of $190.90 (your initial $100 stake plus $90.90 profit).

World Cup parlay odds

A World Cup parlay bet is a wager comprised of two or more separate selections, all of which must be successful for the parlay to win. World Cup parlays can be placed on either a single match or across a selection of fixtures, and the odds are calculated by multiplying the odds of each selection.

Here is an example of a World Cup parlay bet on a game between Brazil and Switzerland:



Brazil to win


Over 3.5 goals


Neymar to score


Three-way parlay odds


With a $100 wager, the above parlay would pay out $937 ($837 profit) if every selection came in. By contrast, your total profit would only be $375 if the selections won as individual $100 bets. Remember that not all sportsbooks offer same-game parlays, so be sure to check before the match to see if you can combine your chosen bets.

World Cup futures

You don’t have to wait until the first game of the World Cup kicks off to get involved in betting action. Sportsbooks have had numerous World Cup futures markets open for months, and pre-tournament betting is also popular. Many World Cup futures are also available to bet on throughout the tournament.

You can learn about World Cup futures in more detail with BET.CA, but here’s a quick run-through of the most popular markets you can expect to find at most sportsbooks:

  • World Cup winner: Which team will win the World Cup.

  • To reach the final: A bet on a team to reach the World Cup final. Similar markets are available for a team to reach the semi-finals or quarter-finals.

  • Group winner/qualification: A bet on a team to either win or qualify from their group.

  • World Cup Golden Boot: Which player will score the most goals during the World Cup.

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World Cup prop bets

As well as the regular game bets and futures markets, soccer bettors can also take advantage of special prop bets offered by sportsbooks during the World Cup. World Cup props are bets on outcomes that can take place during a game or the tournament as a whole, but do not have a direct link to the result or outcome. Examples of World Cup prop bet markets include:

First/Last/Anytime Goalscorer

Goalscorer markets are also hugely popular with recreational soccer bettors. Sportsbooks offer odds on each player involved in a given World Cup match to score during it. Odds are available on the first goalscorer, the last goalscorer, and for a player to score at any time during the match.

Betting on the first goalscorer is a popular choice, as it instantly throws you into the action, while a bet on last goalscorer means your bet stays alive for the full duration of the match. The anytime goalscorer market offers a better chance of success, but usually with shorter odds.

Other match outcomes

Sportsbooks offer various prop bets on other outcomes that can occur during a World Cup game, including players being given yellow and/or red cards during a match, the time of the first (or last) goal, and whether a goal will be scored in both halves. You can also bet on whether both teams will score in the game, or whether a goal of a certain type (header, free kick, penalty kick etc.) will be scored during the game.

Many prop bets involve a simple yes/no pick, where you decide whether a pre-set outcome will play out during the action. Others may require you to pick one of two outcomes, such as an over/under bet on fouls, shots, or corners.

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