2022 FIFA World Cup Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds

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The 2022 FIFA World Cup will be the 22nd edition of an international men's football championship contested by the national teams of the member associations of FIFA. It is scheduled to take place in Qatar from 21 November to 18 December 2022. 

The 2022 FIFA World Cup will be the first World Cup to be held in the Arab world and the first in a Muslim-majority country.

FreeTips is the place to get your guide to the entire tournament, from World Cup qualifiers through to the final.

Previews of every World Cup match will be available with match predictions, total goals predictions, first goalscorer bets, accumulators and much more. See the latest betting odds and match previews below.

Latest 2022 FIFA World Cup News

FIFA World Cup Live Streaming


Watch all the football matches at 2022 FIFA World Cup with live streaming. FIFA World Cup live streams are a great way to watch the tournament anywhere you can get an internet connection. 

Bookmaker bet365 have one of the best live streaming services in the business. Watch live sports on your phone, iPad, tablet or computer including football, soccer, tennis, basketball, cricket and horse racing. 

Bet365 have made it easy to switch between betting markets and live action so you can bet and watch.

To watch a bet365 live stream users must be logged in and have a funded account or to have placed a bet in the last 24 hours. 18+ terms and conditions apply.

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Free Bets


Take advantage of 2022 FIFA World Cup free bets when you sign up for a new account with an online bookmaker. Use FIFA World Cup free bets during the tournament to get your sports betting account off to a positive start.

Bet of the Day


We will select our best bet during the 2022 FIFA World Cup as our bet of the day. Our bet of the day could come from football markets including full time result, over 2.5 goals, BTTS, handicap or player markets including first goalscorer and anytime goalscorer.

Favourites


Brazil and France are the current favourites to win the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Bookmakers have a number of teams close behind including Germany, Spain, England, Argentina, Belgium, Italy, Netherlands and Portugal.

Betting Odds


Check the 2022 FIFA World Cup betting odds regularly in the years and months leading up to the tournament to find value in the betting markets. 

The main market is 2022 World Cup Winner with more markets announced closer to the start of the tournament including Group Winners, Finish Bottom of the Group and To Reach the 2022 World Cup Final.

Schedule


The 2022 FIFA World Cup schedule was confirmed by FIFA on 15 July 2020. The opening match will feature hosts Qatar and will be played on 21 November 2022 at 13:00 local time.

During the group stage four matches will be played each day with kick-off times at 13:00, 16:00, 19:00 and 22:00 for the first two rounds. The last round and knockout stage matches will kick off at 18:00 and 22:00. 

The third place match will be played on 17 December 2022 at the Khalifa International Stadium. The final will be played on 18 December 2022 at the Lusail Iconic Stadium. Both matches will lick off at 18:00 local time.

The group stage matches for each group will be allocated to the following stadiums:

Groups A, B, E, F
Group C, D, G, H
Al Bayt Stadium Lusail Iconic Stadium
Khalifa International Stadium Ras Abu Aboud Stadium
Al Thumama Stadium Education City Stadium
Al Rayyan Stadium Al Janoub Stadium

Draw


The 2022 FIFA World Cup final draw is scheduled to take place in April 2022.

Results


Get the latest FIFA World Cup results to get ahead of the bookmakers for the upcoming matches. The 2022 FIFA World Cup betting odds will fluctuate until kick off for each match so getting in early is essential for finding value.

Qualification


All 211 FIFA member associations are eligible to enter qualification for the 2022 World Cup. Qatar qualify automatically as hosts. For the first time after the initial two World Cups 1930 and 1934, the tournament will be hosted by a country whose national team has never played in the competition.

The same allocation as 2006 has been kept for the 2010, 2014, 2018 and 2022 World Cups and is as follows, with the qualifying draw taking place in July 2019:

  • CAF (Africa): 5
  • AFC (Asia): 4.5 (not including host nation)
  • UEFA (Europe): 13
  • CONCACAF (North and Central America and Caribbean): 3.5
  • OFC (Oceania): 0.5
  • CONMEBOL (South America): 4.5

Venues


There are currently eight stadiums selected as venues for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Stadium
City
Capacity
Lusail Iconic StadiumLusail80,000
Al Bayt StadiumAl Khor65,000
Ras Abu Aboud StadiumDoha40,000
Al Thumama StadiumDoha40,000
Education City StadiumAl Rayyan45,350
Al Rayyan StadiumAl Rayyan44,740
Khalifa International StadiumAl Rayyan40,000
Al Janoub StadiumAl Wakrah40,000

Groups


There will be eight groups consisting four teams each. The teams in each group will be announced in April 2022.

FIFA World Cup Winners, Runners-up & Hosts


Year Winner Runners-up Hosts
2026 tba tba United States, Canada and Mexico.
2022 tba tba Qatar
2018 France Croatia Russia
2014 Germany Argentina Brazil
2010 Spain Netherlands South Africa
2006 Italy France Germany
2002 Brazil Germany South Korea & Japan
1998 France Brazil France
1994 Brazil Italy United States
1990 West Germany Argentina Italy
1986 Argentina West Germany Mexico
1982 Italy West Germany Spain
1978 Argentina Netherlands Argentina
1974 West Germany Netherlands West Germany
1970 Brazil Italy Mexico
1966 England West Germany England
1962 Brazil Czechoslovakia Chile
1958 Brazil Sweden Sweden
1954 West Germany Hungary Switzerland
1950 Uruguay Brazil Brazil
1938 Italy Hungary France
1934 Italy Czechoslovakia Italy
1930 Uruguay Argentina Uruguay

Top Scorers


Germany's Miroslav Klose is the top scorer in FIFA World Cup history with 16 goals scored in 24 matches across four tournaments. Players with at least 7 goals at the FIFA World Cup tournaments.

RankPlayerTeamGoalsMatchesGoals per GameTournaments
1 Miroslav Klose  Germany 16 24 0.67 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014
2 Ronaldo  Brazil 15 19 0.79 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006
3 Gerd Müller  West Germany 14 13 1.08 1970, 1974
4 Just Fontaine  France 13 6 2.17 1958
5 Pelé  Brazil 12 14 0.86 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970
6 Sándor Kocsis  Hungary 11 5 2.20 1954
6 Jürgen Klinsmann  West Germany / Germany 11 17 0.65 1990, 1994, 1998
8 Helmut Rahn  West Germany 10 10 1.00 1954, 1958
8 Gary Lineker  England 10 12 0.83 1986, 1990
8 Gabriel Batistuta  Argentina 10 12 0.83 1994, 1998, 2002
8 Teófilo Cubillas  Peru 10 13 0.77 1970, 1978, 1982
8 Thomas Müller  Germany 10 16 0.63 2010, 2014, 2018
8 Grzegorz Lato  Poland 10 20 0.50 1974, 1978, 1982
14 Eusébio  Portugal 9 6 1.50 1966
14 Christian Vieri  Italy 9 9 1.00 1998, 2002
14 Vavá  Brazil 9 10 0.90 1958, 1962
14 David Villa  Spain 9 12 0.75 2006, 2010, 2014
14 Paolo Rossi  Italy 9 14 0.64 1978, 1982, 1986
14 Jairzinho  Brazil 9 16 0.56 1966, 1970, 1974
14 Roberto Baggio  Italy 9 16 0.56 1990, 1994, 1998
14 Karl-Heinz Rummenigge  West Germany 9 19 0.47 1978, 1982, 1986
14 Uwe Seeler  West Germany 9 21 0.43 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970
23 Guillermo Stábile  Argentina 8 4 2.00 1930
23 Leônidas  Brazil 8 5 1.60 1934, 1938
23 Ademir  Brazil 8 6 1.33 1950
23 Óscar Míguez  Uruguay 8 7 1.14 1950, 1954
23 Rivaldo  Brazil 8 14 0.57 1998, 2002
23 Rudi Völler  West Germany / Germany 8 15 0.53 1986, 1990, 1994
23 Diego Maradona  Argentina 8 21 0.38 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994
30 Oldřich Nejedlý  Czechoslovakia 7 6 1.17 1934, 1938
30 Lajos Tichy  Hungary 7 8 0.88 1958, 1962, 1966
30 Careca  Brazil 7 9 0.78 1986, 1990
30 Johnny Rep  Netherlands 7 13 0.54 1974, 1978
30 Andrzej Szarmach  Poland 7 13 0.54 1974, 1978, 1982
30 Luis Suárez  Uruguay 7 13 0.54 2010, 2014, 2018
30 Hans Schäfer  West Germany 7 15 0.47 1954, 1958, 1962
30 Cristiano Ronaldo  Portugal 7 17 0.41 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018

Highlights


Watch FIFA World Cup highlights to catch up on all the action in Qatar.


News


Get all the important FIFA World Cup news to make sure you don't miss any information that could affect the upcoming matches. One of the best places to get World Cup news is the official FIFA website.

Social Media


Follow the FIFA World Cup on social media


History 


FIFA, world football's governing body, launched the World Cup after being inspired by the success of the Olympics' football tournament. 

The inaugural World Cup was held in Uruguay in 1930, and has been held every four years bar 1942 and 1946 when it was not organised due to World War II.

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2022 FIFA World Cup FAQ

Where is the 2022 FIFA World Cup being played?

The 2022 tournament will be the 22nd edition of the FIFA World Cup and will take place in Qatar. It will be the first World Cup to be held in the Arab world and the first in a Muslim-majority country.

How many teams are playing at the 2022 FIFA World Cup?

There will be 32 teams playing at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The 2022 World Cup will be the last to involve 32 teams before the tournament increases to 48 teams for the 2026 World Cup.

Where is the 2026 FIFA World Cup?

The 2026 World Cup will be jointly hosted by 16 cities in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

When is the 2022 FIFA World Cup being played?

The 2022 FIFA World Cup is being played from 21 November to 18 December 2022.

When does the 2022 FIFA World Cup start?

The 2022 FIFA World Cup starts on 21 November 2022.

When is the 2022 FIFA World Cup final?

The 2022 FIFA World Cup final is set to take place on Sunday 18 December.

Who has won the most FIFA World Cup titles?

Brazil have won the most FIFA World Cups with five titles (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002). Germany and Italy have each won four FIFA World Cups. Argentina, France and Uruguay have won two titles with England and Spain winning one World Cup each.

Who won the 2018 FIFA World Cup?

France won the 2018 FIFA World Cup, beating Croatia 4-2 in the final on 15 July in Moscow, Russia.