FIFA World Cup and Alternative Sports Betting Guide

Germany dominated the football world when it reigned supreme during the Rio World Cup. It was a huge shocker for everyone as only a few expected Die Mannschaft to win football’s grandest event.

The unthinkable had happened, and over the course of four years, the Germany squad had been the favorite to win the World Cup title once again. This all came to an abrupt end when they slipped into fourth place of favorites to win the 2018 World Cup.

Their shocking defeat at the hands of the Mexicans in Group F dealt a blow to their campaign, plunging their odds to the pits of the underdog bracket.

As of now, the raging Brazilians are the favorites to win the title, of course, thanks to Neymar’s ever-fiery passion for glory. Spain takes the second spot after surviving a draw with Portugal, a win against Iran, and another draw against Morocco.

Sergio Ramos and Andres Iniesta will surely carry the team through the campaign. The French are also en-route to winning the title with their third place favorite spot as Antoine Griezmann and Paul Pogba are working closely with the rest of the team to solidify their defense and ensure their attacks are on-point.

Cristiano Ronaldo, who’s considered as the best footballer of this generation, together on par with Lionel Messi, is the favorite to become the top goal scorer in Russia. This is after he scored a hat trick during their matchup against Spain.

Meanwhile, Diego Costa of Spain netted a double during their Portugal matchup, earning the top two spot of becoming the top scorer.

It’s a different story when talking about the Golden Ball award as De Bruyne is one of the favorite to win it. Neymar is also a potential winner as well as Lionel Messi.

Switzerland vs. Costa Rica

One of the best upcoming matchups to lookout for is the Switzerland versus Costa Rica game. The Swiss squad is the favorite to win this game because they’ve got all the resources to power through to the win. Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka will man the midfield while Rodriguez and Breel Embolo will cover the defensive and forward roles.

Costa Rica had lacked defense since the competition started. Being matched up against a team that has scored 18 out of 20 goals is a clear indication that they’re going to be thrashed.

Serbia vs. Brazil

Here’s another matchup to see. The Neymar-led Brazilians are in the position to eliminate the hopeful Serbs. The duo of Neymar and Coutinho are menacing enough for the Serbs to wish for a miracle to happen. The Serbians just like firepower.

Aleksandar Mitrovic and SergejMilinkovic-Savic might have talent, but their pace over their previous game was considerably slow and inaccurate. Also, Tite is hungry than ever to win this year’s title. It’s all about fiery passion and determination this time around. No doubt the Brazilians have that.

Englan vs. Belgium

This matchup is quite tricky as the balance of power between these two teams is a bit equal. England had been blazing since the World Cup’s start. Harry Kane is also on peak form and seems to be ready to face any challenges along the way.

The Three Lions annihilated the Panama team 6-1. Belgium also thrashed Panama 3-0 and Tunisia 5-2. It’s indeed a close matchup between these two teams. As of now, punters are still weighing things down, but it’s possible for the game to end in a draw.

Alternative sporting events to bet on

NBA Basketball

Basketball, being the second biggest sport next to football, is another thrill-seeker sport to bet on. The reigning NBA champs, the Golden State Warriors, are the favorite to win next season with +140 odds. The Los Angeles Lakers surprisingly ties up with the Houston Rockets with +500 odds. This might be due to rumors that LeBron James is going to L.A.

Meanwhile, the Boston Celtics take the fourth spot with +550 odds, followed by the fifth favorite Philadelphia 76ers. It is indeed a lost cause for San Antonio Spurs and the Cleveland Cavaliers as they’ve got +1800 odds and +2400 odds respectively.

Greyhound racing

If you’re into high-speed adrenaline and you also happen to be a dog-lover, then you’ll surely fare well with greyhound racing. It’s a sport where greyhounds race. Melbourne Cup, one of the grandest greyhound racing events, is kicking off in November with some of the leading competitors, also offering numerous greyhound betting bookies for people to place bets with.

 

Poke the Bear is the favorite to win the title with ten odds, followed by My Redeemer and Dyna Patty who have 11 and 12 odds respectively. Chief’s Sidekick takes the fourth spot of the greyhounds race with 13 odds.

However, Pindari Express is expected to overtake him anytime soon as his odds had been steadily increasing over the past few weeks. He currently has 14 odds. Miss Splendamiro also has what it takes to take on the big guns as he has 15 odds. West on Augie and Up Hill Jill, meanwhile, have 17 odds.

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