The current holders of the FIFA World Cup Germany have been tipped to win 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
The group draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup took place on 1 December 2017 at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow, Russia. After the World Cup group draw, the football enthusiasts know which sides will be battling it out in the group stage in Russia 2018.
Germany, drawn into Group F, sits atop the futures board to win the biggest football event. The German side will take on Mexico, Sweden and South Korea in the group stage. In the last edition of the FIFA world cup, the German team beat Argentina 1-0 in the final, after humbling Brazil 7-1 in the semis.
The four-time World Cup winners Germany have the best odds of 9/2 to be crowned champion. They are followed by the five-time winners Brazil at odds of 5/1, while the third likeliest winner is France with 11/2 odds of winning the coveted trophy. Brazil will start against Switzerland, Costa Rica and Serbia in Group E, while France would kick off their campaign facing Australia, Peru and Denmark in Group C.
Cristiano Ronaldo may have helped Portugal to Euro 2016 glory, but they are 8th likeliest winner of the world cup with the odds of 28/1. The Portuguese are joined by the Iberian cousins, Spain in their group. Spain, Argentina, Belgium and England are tipped from 3rd to 7th positions in the betting odds to win the football tournament. Arabia and Panama are rank outsiders at 1,000-1.
Germany maintained a perfect 10-0-0 record in the qualifiers, outscoring the opponents 43-4 along the way. Joachim Low's side would begin their campaign in Russia to become the first side to win back-to-back World Cup tournaments in over 50 years. The last team to have won World Cup tournaments consecutively was Brazil, in 1958 and 1962.