If you’re a hard-core World Cup bettor, you’re probably looking for something more to bet on than the moneyline, totals or spread. Maybe you’re a new bettor and you’re looking for something more fun to bet on. We’ve got some interesting World Cup props for you to wager on.
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World cup Prop Bets
Bet #1: Ecuador exact group points - 4 (+225)
With a 2-0 win over Qatar, Ecuador already has three points on the board. Four points are usually enough to get through to the Round of 16. Teams with four points through the group stage advance 54.32 percent of the time.
All Ecuador needs is one more point in either of its matchups against the Netherlands and Senegal.
It’s hard to see Ecuador getting any points from a date with the Netherlands. The Dutch have gone 10-3-0 in their last 13 World Cup group-stage games. They’re also 13-4-1 since 2021 in all competitions (World Cup qualifying, friendlies and UEFA Nations League). The Oranje are just on another level compared with Ecuador.
That leaves Senegal as the sole option for a point. And while the African side has quality within the lineup, not having Sadio Mane is a massive blow to their tactics. Mane is the focus of Senegal’s attack and plays a big role in linking up the midfield and forwards. Without him, Senegal’s attack is likely to be quite disjointed. Expect that game to be a 0-0 draw, giving Ecuador the draw it needs to advance.
Bet #2: World Cup Runner-Up Belgium (+1300)
From casual fans to the most hard-core, everyone’s focus when it comes to the World Cup is “who will win?” And rightfully so. I’ve been on Argentina to win the World Cup for a little while now. But what about the runners-up? What team will, unfortunately, come up empty-handed in the World Cup final?
In my bracket, that team is Belgium.
Les Diables Rouges are the second-ranked side in FIFA’s world rankings. In the last World Cup, Belgium finished third by posting a 2-0 win over England. And they’ve got a relatively comfortable road to the final. The most formidable opposition they’ll face before reaching the final will likely come in the semis where they likely face England.
That’s a matchup they won 2-0 in the 2018 World Cup, which sets them up for the final.
Again, I’ve been on Argentina for a while now. They’ve got too much quality not to make a run to the final. And that opinion was formed before Angel Di Maria started playing and scoring goals. With the Juventus man in top form, I doubt any team can stop Argentina.
Sorry, Belgium. But you can make $1,300 on a winning $100 bet by tailing me here.
Bet #3: France Stage of Exit - Quarterfinals (+275)
The French are without at least four starters to begin their World Cup defense. Karim Benzema will miss the tournament, as will midfielders N’Golo Kante and Paul Pogba. And central defender Raphael Varane is going to miss at least the Sportsbook match of France’s World Cup.
They’ll no doubt exit on top of Group D, putting them into the Round of 16 against one of Mexico or Poland for a matchup they should also no doubt win. But in the quarters, the French will likely see a full-strength English squad.
England will prove to be too much for France.
No defending champion has defended its title since Brazil in 1962 and the last three defending champions’ title defenses ended in the group stage. France going all the way to the quarters is respectable considering their injury list.