The 2022 FIFA World Cup is set to get underway on Sunday, November 20 in Qatar. The World Cup 2022 will feature 32 teams competing in eight groups, with France entering Qatar as the defending champions. Forward Karim Benzema was left off the French squad in 2018, but he’s expected to be back in the mix when Les Bleus take the field against Australia on Nov. 22 in a Group D matchup. Benzema was named the UEFA Player of the Year after leading Real Madrid to a Champions League title last season.
However, it’s Brazil who’s favored to lift the trophy according to the latest 2022 World Cup odds from Caesars Sportsbook. With five titles, Brazil is the most successful country in World Cup play, and the Brazilians are going off at +450. France is listed at +550 to repeat, with England (+600), Spain (+750), Argentina (+1000) and Germany (+1000) next in line. Before you lock in your 2022 World Cup picks, you need to see what SportsLine’s soccer insider Martin Green has to say.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been stunningly accurate. Green has generated almost $35,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and he has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.
Now, Green has analyzed the 2022 World Cup draw from every angle and just revealed his early picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see Green’s 2022 World Cup picks.
Top 2022 FIFA World Cup predictions
Green is fading Brazil, who are the favorites to win the 2022 World Cup at +450 from Caesars. Brazil is the winningest country in World Cup history with five titles, but the Seleção haven’t lifted the trophy since the 2002 tournament in Japan.
Neymar is undoubtedly Brazil’s main playmaker, recording eight goals and eight assists in 11 World Cup qualifying matches. The Brazil national team finished top of CONMEBOL qualifying, going 17 games unbeaten in the campaign. Brazil is now the No. 1 ranked team in the FIFA rankings, but Green doesn’t believe Tite’s men deserve to be the favorites in Qatar.
“It is hard to justify Brazil’s status as the +450 favorite,” Green told SportsLine. “There is a very strong spine to the team, featuring Alisson, Marquinhos, Casemiro, Fabinho and Neymar, while the likes of Vinícius Junior are dangerous. However, Brazil has not won the World Cup since 2002, and it crashed out in the quarter finals in 2018. [Brazil] may find France, England or Spain too strong in the latter stages of this tournament.”
How to make 2022 World Cup picks
Green has locked in his best bets to win the 2022 World Cup, along with the top picks to win each group. He’s also high on two dark horse teams that are listed higher than 60-1 who have a chance to shock the world and win it all. You can only see them here.
So who will win the World Cup 2022? And which long shots stun the soccer world? Check out the odds below and then visit SportsLine to see Martin Green’s best bets for the 2022 World Cup, all from the proven soccer expert who has generated almost $35,000 for $100 bettors over the past four seasons, and find out.
2022 World Cup odds
South Korea +40000
Saudi Arabia +50000
Costa Rica +100000
2022 World Cup groups