World Cup 2022 Winner Odds: Plenty of movement in the outright market
It's scarcely believable that the World Cup has only been going on since Sunday, with all 32 teams now having one game in the bank and plenty of unforgettable moments already etched into World Cup folklore.
The outright winner market has seen plenty of movement after some of the leading contenders cemented their status as potential world champions, while others with high hopes had their balloons burst. Here we take a quick look at how the market stands at the end of matchday 1...
World Cup Winner Odds
Beginning with the sides to have shortened, Brazil were a best price of 4/1 before a ball was kicked and after a Richarlison inspired 2-0 win over Serbia in the final game of matchday 1, the world's greatest footballing nation are now as short as 23/10 to lift a record seventh World Cup.
New second favourites for the World Cup are England, who came into the tournament somewhat unfancied after a lacklustre Nations League campaign but burst into life in swatting Iran aside thanks in no small part to the brilliance of Jude Bellingham, who now looks a very worthy ante-post favourite for young player of the tournament. The Three Lions are 7/1 (bet365) to lift their second-ever World Cup.
Spain put in arguably the performance of the tournament in their 7-0 drubbing of Costa Rica and Luis Enrique's slick passing machine have shortened slightly for World Cup glory into 7/1 and have edged into third favouritism.
They certainly look one of the better bets at this stage, albeit Costa Rca were wretched. Defending champions France are the same price and cannot be ruled out after starting their campaign with a come-from-behind win against Australia, while Portugal looked promising on Friday and have shortened into a best price of 12/1 with Betfred.
The big stories of this, and any World Cup for that matter, are always the giant killings and there has arguably been none bigger in World Cup history than Saudi Arabia's astonishing 2-1 victory over an Argentina side boasting Lionel Messi.
The Saudis were as big as 33/1 pre kick-off to win the game and although their price for outright glory has hardly changed despite the win, the Argentinians have now drifted from around 11/2 pre-tournament to 9/1 and will need to massively improve if they are to even advance through the group, let alone win the title.
Germany also fell foul of an upset with Japan producing a miraculous performance to topple the 2014 world champions. Germany's young star Jamal Musiala looked phenomenal but the rest of the team left much to be desired and with Spain to come in their group they are now out to a scarcely believable 22/1 for World Cup glory.
In between Germany and the favourites sit Belgium at 22/1 who were fortunate to scrape a matchday 1 win and look like the aging squad they are and the Netherlands, who took until 86 minutes to edge in front thanks to Cody Gakpo. The Dutch are best priced 22/1 to claim a first World Cup.
Further down the market, Japan are still in triple figures for World Cup glory despite their famous defeat of the Germans, while Switzerland don't look the worst punt each way at a massive 120/1 with Unibet.
Uruguay and Denmark were many people's dark horses but neither particularly impressed and both are now 50/1+ for glory, which seems fair.
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