World Cup Betting Tips
The FIFA World Cup Betting Tips has been underway for two weeks, and the group stage drama has been both incredible and unexpected. The knockout stage begins on Saturday, Dec. 3, with the United States taking on the Netherlands at 9 a.m. ET, and while watching the matches will be fun, knowing what you’re looking for when it comes to sports betting can be confusing, so we’ve got some World Cup betting tips for you.
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Understanding soccer betting can be difficult for novice American sports bettors accustomed to the simple betting markets found in popular sports such as football, basketball, and baseball. When it comes to the World Cup betting tips, online sports wagering apps provide a variety of betting markets that can be used to your advantage with a little research. Let’s look at some of the soccer betting markets available during the knockout stage and how they compare to the mainstream markets available in other sports at the World Cup betting tips.
Three-way Moneyline World Cup Betting
The three-way moneyline is available for almost every soccer match offered by a sportsbook throughout the year, and it differs from other sports’ two-way moneyline wagers at the World Cup betting tips. For example, in Sunday’s NFL game between the New York Giants and the Washington Commanders, here are the moneylines available at Caesars Sportsbook for both teams.
Commanders -135 Giants +115
If you bet $100 on the Giants to win and they win, you will make $115. Because the Commanders are the favored team, you would have to bet $135 to profit $100 on a Commanders win. If this game ends in a tie, both moneyline bets are considered a push, and you will receive your money back because ties are more common in soccer, sportsbooks usually list three-way moneylines for most matches, with the tie as the third option.
The odds for Saturday’s World Cup Round of 16 match between the United States and the Netherlands are listed below by OKBET Sportsbook.
Netherlands wins -105, USA wins +340, and the draw wins +230.
If you bet on the United States or the Netherlands to win and the game ends in a tie, you lose your wager. If you bet on a tie and either team wins, you lose your bet. This differs from the two-way moneyline in that if the game ends in a tie, your moneyline wager is considered a push. It’s worth noting that only the first 90 minutes of play in World Cup knockout stage matches count toward three-way moneyline wagers. The first 90 minutes include any stoppage (or “injury”) time added by the referee before the second half’s final whistle.
If the game is still tied at that point and you bet on the draw, your wager wins. If you bet on either team to win using the three-way moneyline, you will lose because the game is tied and a winner must be determined on the field, the teams play two more periods of extra time and then a penalty shootout if they are still tied. If you bet on the three-way moneyline, none of this matters.
World Cup Betting: Which Team Will Advance?
This is where soccer betting is most similar to betting markets for basketball, baseball, and tennis. Someone has to advance, and that’s what you’re betting on regardless of how it happens. The Brooklyn Nets take on the Toronto Raptors on Friday night. The Nets are favored on the moneyline at -120, while the Raptors are the underdog at +102 at OKBET Sportsbook. Because basketball has no ties, moneyline wagers on either team will pay out or lose regardless of the outcome.
OKBET has a similar betting market for Saturday’s World Cup match between the United States and the Netherlands. The US has a +192 advantage, while the Netherlands has a -240 advantage.
Those “to advance” prices account for the entire match — the first 90 minutes, the two overtime periods, and the penalty shootout. It makes no difference if the first 90 minutes end in a 1-1 tie and the game is tied 2-2 after two extra periods. Your bet wins if the team you backed to advance wins the penalty shootout.
World Cup Betting: No Bet on the Draw
When betting on either team to win, this type of wager provides a bit of a cushion. Most sportsbooks label this betting market as “Draw No Bet,” which means “If there is a draw, there is no bet.” That is, if there is a tie, the wager is considered a push, and you receive your stake back. It’s also worth noting that the Draw No Bet betting market only covers regular time, or the first 90 minutes. In this sense, it is similar to the three-way moneyline.
The following are the OKBET Draw No Bet odds for France vs. Poland on Sunday:
- Poland +750
- France -1400
That’s a high price to pay for France to win, but you don’t lose anything if the first 90 minutes end in a draw at the World Cup Betting Tips. On the other hand, you might want to take a chance with that nice price on Poland to win, knowing that you won’t lose your bet if Poland can at least hold on to a draw in the first 90 minutes.