FIFA 2022 World Cup: Protest Kits, Sobering Tents and Football Fans Unable to Watch Games On TV in Qatar
The World Cup is drawing ever nearer, and ambitions to make a fortune with your betting strategy for the tournament are entering their peak. With this in mind, we’ve been taking a closer look at each group to give you some in-depth knowledge that may assist you in your efforts.
Whether it’s placing an outright bet or backing a specific match outcome (or any one of literally hundreds of single bets), World Cup betting is a crucial market in the sports betting world, and every four years, millions enter into the spirit of the competition, seeking to make the enjoyment of the tournament that little bit more meaningful.
Perhaps you are just a part-time bettor looking to back your chosen nation, or you are a football fanatic seeking to win big; either way, let us guide you in your endeavours.
When it comes to football World Cup betting odds, Brazil leads the way for 2022, narrowly ahead of France, and that’s not massively surprising given the way the A Selacao performed in qualification.
However, it would be a tad foolish to deem Group G as a potential walk in the park for Brazil national team coach Tite.
In many ways, the likes of Serbia and Switzerland are the types of hard-working teams that can pull off a potential shock, and Cameroon have enough about them to present their opponents with real problems if they play to the best of their abilities.
Switzerland vs. Cameroon
Brazil vs. Serbia
Cameroon vs. Serbia
Brazil vs. Switzerland
Serbia vs. Switzerland
Cameroon vs. Brazil
In the grand scheme of things, and when considering their own very high expectations, it would be fair to say that Brazil have struggled to impress in World Cup action of late. Since 2002 they’ve failed to get to the final, and the one time they managed to secure passage to the semi-finals, they were humiliated by Germany 7-1 in their own backyard.
Tite has been in charge of the national team set-up since 2016 and has been a relative success, helping Brazil to the Copa America in 2019, their first trophy in a number of years, and he’s only tasted defeat five times in 76 internationals.
He is, of course, spoiled for choice when it comes to his squad, and in qualifying, Brazil excelled, winning 13 and drawing four in an unbeaten campaign. There’s plenty of big tournament experience in Tite’s armoury, and one can expect Neymar to make a real impact.
Young Real Madrid talents Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo may also prove to be effective on the world stage. From a Premier League perspective, one would imagine Arsenal forward Gabriel Jesus will make it into Tite’s World Cup squad alongside captain Thiago Silva, Casemiro, Fred, Lucas Paqueta, Richarlison, Roberto Firmino, and Man United’s new boy Antony.
National team coach Dragon Stojkovic will hope to improve Serbia’s fortunes at these World Cup finals. They’ve not managed to get out of the group stage in their last two appearances, and there is a solidity about his set-up to suggest they could do so from Group G.
Serbia eased to qualification without losing a game, including a key win away in Portugal, and there are some top talents among Stojkovic’s squad. You can expect Aleksandr Mitrovic to lead the line effectively, while Ajax playmaker Dusan Tadic should effectively provide the ammunition.
They are a nation on a great run of form, having won their Nations League group following their successful World Cup qualification campaign.
The Swiss national team tends to pull off a surprise at the World Cup finals, which are among the most consistent sides of major tournaments. In three of the past four World Cups, they’ve gotten out of the group stage, and coach Murat Yakin will be looking to do likewise in Qatar.
This squad of players got to the quarter-finals of the delayed Euro 2020 finals and played very solidly as a team. They qualified for Qatar without losing a game and are very well marshalled at the back; they conceded just two goals in eight qualifiers.
Granit Xhaka will look to take his fine club form at Arsenal into the finals, and the likes of Xherdan Shaqiri, Ricardo Rodriguez, Yann Sommer, and Fabian Schar all have bundles of top tournament experience.
Rigobert Song’s side edged into the final after a thrilling win away in Algeria gave them an aggregate win, and they also enjoyed a run to the African Nations Cup semi-finals and will be looking to make an impact at the finals.
Captain Vincent Aboubakar is sure to prove a headache for any defence he comes up against, and Bayern Munich’s Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting will also be a handful up front for the Indomitable Lions.
In all likelihood, Cameroon will struggle to impress in this group but will no doubt look to put in a good show.
Who Will Qualify
Brazil are likely to breeze through the tournament’s opening group stage, but who will finish second will be a tougher prediction to call. Switzerland should make it through, but their clash with Serbia will be an interesting one when it comes to the bigger picture.
Group G Winner Odds