It certainly won’t be a memorable World Cup for Azzurri fans and probably not even the most exciting one for football nostalgics of the past, but the match between the national teams in Qatar will certainly the most awaited event by bettors from all over the world ready to exceed 136 billion euros who, between unders and overs, goals/no goals and improbable first scorers, were invested in the 2018 Russia World Cup.
Then, with hearts broken by the second blue slip in a row, ghe Italians have decided to place their (economic) hopes in Argentina. According to the analysis conducted by Agipro, the Albiceleste attracts bettors to the point that, on 17 November on Planetwin365, 47% of the bets on the winning team for Messi and his companions. Also for i betting analyst Scaloni’s national team in the front row for the final victory, quoted at 5.75. In this case Argentina in second place, behind Brazil (4.85 favourite)but the green and gold stop at 18% of the preferences, while the third step of the podium in the percentages of play occupied by the defending champions of France (11%), in third position also in the odds, given at 7.50. Snubbed instead England, fourth choice of analysts at 7.75 but with less than 5% of the choices, as well as Germany (at 10). On the other hand, Portugal reached 5% (14), while Spain stopped at 4% (offered at 9).
The race to see who makes more
In terms of top scorers, the main Italian betting sites offer Tottenham’s tip, Harry Kane, as the favorite at 7.50, ahead of the French Kylian Mbapp quoted at 9 and followed by his compatriot and fresh Ballon d’Or Karim Benzema (12.00). One step below is the Brazilian playmaker Neymar. Sign of the passing of time, Cristiano Ronaldo only sixth in the ranking of potential strikersa step behind his long-time rival Lionel Messi, who however can console himself with the role of favorite for the award of best player of the tournament with a quotation of 9 to 1. The “Italians” with the most chances are Inter’s Romelu Lukaku at 15 and Lautaro Martinez at 25. For the title of best attack the main candidates are Brazil (6.50), Argentina (6.50) and England (7.50). Slightly behind Spain, Portugal and Germany at 10.00. Selecao is also favored for the best defense at 9 points, given that under Tite’s guidance she only has an average of one goal conceded every three games. Slightly detached, Argentina, Belgium, France, England, Holland and Portugal at 12. Tail lights at 66 Costa Rica and Saudi Arabia.
The bets on Qatar 2022 are enriched with special odds regarding world records and other unthinkable events. Breaking the unbeaten record for a goalkeeper of 518 minutes in a single World Cup (obtained by Walter Zenga in Italia 90 who remained unbeaten until Caniggia’s header in the semifinals) will be paid 50 times the stake. The same amount should a player break Just Fontaine’s record of 13 goals in a single World Cup. Betting sites will pay 100x the stake if a team scores more than 27 goals (made by Hungary in 1954 in just 5 games) and become the best attack ever in the event. Bettors will also be able to bet on a goal by a goalkeeper in the competition at odds of 50.00 and for every single game they will have the opportunity to play for a goal in the first minute of the match at 100.00. In short, with Italy out of the world cup (for the second time in a row) we just have to bet, consciously.