Four live World Cup underdogs you should bet to win their group


With so much talent in the tournament there are bound to be some surprises.

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The 2018 World Cup kicks off in less than a week, marking one of the biggest betting events on the planet. The eight groups of four world-class soccer teams are set, and with that much talent in the tournament there are bound to be some surprises.

If you like bitcoin gambling and to hunt for live long shots and big bad underdogs during the Group Stage, these teams could throw a wrench in the plans of many World Cup favorites by stunning the pundits and topping their group.

Croatia +225 to win Group D
Croatia finds itself in Group D with previous World Cup runner-up and soccer superpower Argentina. But while Argentina features a roster of household names – none bigger than Lionel Messi – the team didn’t play well in qualifying and enters Russia 2018 on a flat note.

Croatia, on the other hand, did look a bit shaky at times in qualifying but has a packed midfield group headlined by captain Luka Modric. There is a lot of international experience on this team and it isn’t as dependent on the play of one talent – like Argentina is with Messi – so it can absorb some poor showings due to a deep roster.

This group is one of the toughest in the tournament, and outside of Argentina, Nigeria and Iceland are no easy wins – with Iceland already upsetting Croatia in qualifying. But the Blazers should be up to the challenge and present great value at these odds to win Group D.

England +120 to win Group G
Sure, it’s not the biggest underdog price but with the way the betting public is drinking the Belgium Kool-Aid, there’s money to be had going against that consensus. Belgium’s hype and strong qualifying run are overshadowing what is a breath of fresh air for English soccer. The Three Lions shed some tired legs on the international roster and looked solid in qualifying, netting 18 goals and going undefeated (eight wins, two draws) in 10 qualifying matches.

England has a superstar in Harry Kane, who gets a lot of love in the English Premier League but has yet to reach that level of recognition as Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo. The English will match up well with Belgium and should take down fellow Group G rivals Tunisia and Panama with relative ease.

Demark +450 to win Group C
Denmark is a long second choice behind France to win Group C but was impressive in qualifying, putting up six wins and two draws in 10 qualifying games, while scoring 20 total goals and allowing eight. France showed a bad habit of playing down to their opponents’ level and didn’t look good in a friendly with the United States just before the tournament.

Demark also runs into Peru and Australia in Group C, two teams that gave up plenty of goals in qualifying. This team is big and strong and that fits the tournament structure well, as they will punish teams with that physicality as group play rolls on. They’ve got a nose for the goal but also don’t give up much on the back end.

Portugal +200 to win Group B
International rivals Portugal and Spain find themselves butting heads in Group B, with the Spanish pegged as -200 favorites to top the group. Portugal has been a force since winning the 2016 European championship and dominated in qualifying, with nine wins and one draw in 10 games, scoring 32 times and conceding only four total goals against.

A victory over Spain is definitely not out of the question for this squad, who will also clash with Morocco and Iran in Group B play. A possible draw with their Spanish rivals could leave this group decided by goals for and against, and with Cristiano Ronaldo on the pitch, you’ve got to like Portugal’s chances at 2/1 odds.