Admittedly, given the number of countries from the continent that will participate, it is perhaps hardly a surprise that a nation from Europe is most likely to win the upcoming FIFA 2022 World Cup.
While Brazil have actually been made favourites to win the competition with a price of 5/1 by Betway Sportsbook and Argentina have been listed as fourth favourites to win at 15/2, there is a litany of options available to bettors between them and the next country to come from South America.
Indeed, while Uruguay has been highlighted as the next best option for teams from the continent at 50/1, there are several countries from Europe to feature between them; this does not include France or England as both of these are priced as having better odds than Argentina of being successful.
In fact, as the list is rather long, we thought we would highlight them here with the price that they have been provided with, just in case you wanted to take a look for yourself:
- Spain (8/1)
- Germany (10/1)
- Netherlands (14/1)
- Portugal (14/1)
- Belgium (16/1)
- Denmark (33/1)
- Croatia (50/1)
Naturally, for those who are keen to pick an outside wager of an outright favourite to win the 2022 FIFA World Cup this winter in Qatar, there is plenty of value that can be had outside of the main favourites.
Let’s not forget the fact that Croatia were able to reach the 2018 FIFA World Cup final in the previous edition of the competition before being beaten by France.
Admittedly, they went on a favourable run in the knockout stage of the competition, having defeated Denmark and then Russia before meeting England in the semifinals. There is every chance a team can get another favourable run in the upcoming tournament, which could allow a surprise or two to happen.
However, will a team from South America be able to win?
Of course, Brazil has been highlighted as the favourites to do just that, however they had a rather disappointing competition in Russia as they were knocked out in the quarterfinals by Belgium, while Uruguay were dumped out in the same stage by the eventual champions, France.
Argentina, though, were embarrassed in Russia as they were dumped out by Les Bleus in the Round of 16 in a thrilling contest that finished 4-3 for the Europeans.
We should expect to see a reaction, especially as Brazil were the last winner back in 2002, but whether we will see a South American champion for the first time in two decades appears to be doubtable at the moment.