The World Cup 2022 – Favorites, Outsiders, and the Underdogs

There’s nothing like the World Cup for capturing fans’ imaginations and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar is almost upon us. We reveal everything there is to know about the World Cup 2022 on the blog next…

The FIFA World Cup is arguably the biggest eSports tournament for football fans all across the globe. Thanks to Covid-19 there were many challenges to overcome when organising qualification for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

The qualifying stages for the next World Cup are currently underway and you can place your bets on all of the unfolding action thanks to Big Free Tips. You’ll find free football betting tips for all matches as well as league specific football tips. Every day the tips can include predictions for hundreds of matches, from multiple leagues. They also include tips for various betting markets, such as 1X2, Over/Under 2.5 and Both teams to score.

Fancy a friendly bet with a friend while watching the qualifying matches? We reveal who some of the favourites are as well as the predicted outsiders and underdogs who may walk away with the title in Qatar in 2022.

Who are the Favourites to Win the 2022 World Cup?

Surprisingly, there is no outright favourite to win the World Cup 2022. The main contenders include the likes of France, Brazil, and Germany. France is a strong possibility after the European squad triumphed in Russia.

On the other hand, five-time world champions Brazil have incredible players that include the likes of Alisson, Richarlison and Philippe Coutinho. Up-and-coming players include Vinicius Jr. and Gabriel Martinelli which are both worthy of a mention.

Who are the World Cup 2022 Outsiders?  

When it comes to the 2022 World Cup, it seems Argentina lead the ranks for the biggest Outsider to clinch the title of winner. They may have Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi on their side, but the European team is yet to make it onto the list of favourites just yet.

Perhaps their luck lies with players Lautaro Martinez, Paulo Dybala and Giovani Lo Celso expected to change the fate of Argentina and lead them to victory. Belgium are also outsiders at this point, and it may be thanks to their third-place finish in 2018.

Who are the World Cup 2022 Underdogs?

As with each World Cup there are a few obvious contenders for the title of true underdog. A few teams that may be worthy of keeping your eye on include Croatia, Uruguay, and Mexico.

While all three teams are regular competitors in the World Cup tournament, each has a strong chance of proving us wrong and showing their skills on the world stage.

For some, the U.S. national team could also make the list and be a worthy contender vying for the title of true World Cup Underdog.

Did you Know?

  1. 163k fans packed into the Maracana Stadium back in 1977 to watch a World Cup qualifier between Brazil and Colombia – this was a record-breaking attendance.
  2. A total of 807 goals were scored in 278 matches during UEFA’s preliminary campaign for Russia 2018. There is usually an average of 2.9 goals per game.
  3. There is a record of 55 teams qualifying for the World Cup with Russia being the extra side, having qualified as hosts for the 2018 World Cup.
  4. There are no less than 40 teams in Africa that are divided into ten groups in the race for a ticket to the World Cup. The ten group winners will progress to the third round of qualifying, where they will be paired off for five two-legged play-offs. The five winners of these ties will then qualify for Qatar 2022 to compete in the World Cup.
  5. Cristiano Ronaldo has scored more goals qualifying than any other player. He scored a total of 30 goals in 38 games.

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