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Worst Bets To Make For The 2018 FIFA World Cup

2018 FIFA World Cup Worst Bets and Picks - May 24 2018

As most bettors and gamblers embark on a four-week spree of wagers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, the tendency to want to bet EVERYTHING can lead to a depleted bank account.

With the abundance of props and matches to bet on and the fact this tournament happens once every four years, don’t be a “Gary Gambler” and make dumb bets to try to force the action.

Since I know you will be trying to capitalize on inflated odds or props that seem to be too good to be true, here are the three WORST BETS to make for the upcoming World Cup in Russia.

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Brazil to win the World Cup

Odds at +400

As someone who is surrounded by the converted “soccer experts” in my life, it wouldn’t be an international soccer tournament without somebody telling me how good Brazil is. I get it, on paper they have a tremendous team with players in every top-flight league in Europe.

But does anyone else remember the gag they had on their home soil four years ago? Losing to Germany in an international competition isn’t something to be ashamed about – unless you get pumped 7-1. The Brazilians haven’t made a World Cup final since 2002 and a South American team hasn’t won this tournament when played in Europe since 1958. Look elsewhere like Germany or France if you want to invest in a top team. Click here to see the updated oddsboard for which country will win the 2018 World Cup.

Golden Boot Winner as the top goalscorer – Lionel Messi

Odds at +1100

I don’t think anyone will dispute that Argentina’s Lionel Messi is a top-three player all-time in “the beautiful game.” On his club team in Barcelona, Messi has broken goal-scoring records, hoisted plenty of trophies and hasn’t scored less than 25 goals in a season since joining the Spanish powerhouse in 2009.

However, when he puts on the Argentine colors, he’s not surrounded by the outstanding soccer talents like at Barca and defenders can key on him to limit his chances. In the 2014 World Cup, Argentina made the final and he finished tied for third in goals at 4. While that is an impressive feat, typically if a country makes the final, their best players are usually at the top of the leaderboard.

There are so many variables, factors and luck that play into this type of tournament, so it makes it a risky proposition to invest in Messi with many other potentially lucrative options on the oddsboard like Thomas Muller of Germany at +3300 or 2014 World Cup goal leader James Rodriguez of Colombia at +5000.

Picking the two Finalists in 2018 World CUP

Odds range from +1000 to +20000

Even the most seasoned soccer bettor should steer clear of this prop. It’s one thing to project which country could make the final on its own and/or win the whole thing. It’s another to essentially predict the outcomes of 48 group stage games and 14 elimination games which is basically what is expected of you when you invest in this risky proposal.

The knockout stages are highly volatile to predict due to the stakes, unknown matchups from the group standings, and the penalties outcome that could see your winning ticket burn up in your hand because a defender is put on the spot to kick the biggest shot of his career. If you think a team like Belgium or Brazil is going to win it all, just stick to the Odds to Win World Cup prop and you’ll have less gray hair and stress.

Click here for the OddsShark writing staff’s best bets for the FIFA 2018 World Cup in Russia.

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