2022 World Cup Finals Odds
After 63 games, 32 nations have been reduced to only two and we are set for the final of the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
Brazil and France have made it all the way to this stage and both are sure to give their all, and more, for the chance to lift the famous trophy once again.
The South Americans were widely fancied before the tournament began and won their group in fine style.
Their road to the final hasn’t been an easy one, having to overcome Portugal, Uruguay, and Spain in the knockout stages.
While it could have gone either way in the semi-finals, a moment of magic from Vinicius Junior was enough to see them past a determined Spanish side.
France is bidding to win their third World Cup and the second in a row, and have been impressive in winning all six of their matches on route to the final.
The pre-tournament question marks about their potential lack of team spirit have been firmly removed.
They edged out Lionel Messi’s Argentina in the last 16 before putting three goals past Mexico.
England in the semi-finals posed more of a challenge, but the experience of this French side shone through as they claimed a 2-1 win in extra time thanks to a spectacular Kylian Mbappé strike.
Brazil just shades favouritism at 5/4 (+125) coming into this match, but in truth, there is little to separate these two sides and that’s reflected in the betting, with France marginal underdogs at 13/8 (+162.5).
Everything looks set for a classic final in the Lusail Stadium in Lusail on December 18.
2022 World Cup Final Odds
Brazil Team Odds
Before a ball was even kicked at the tournament, Brazil began as 5/1 (+500) favourites, which is perhaps unsurprising given their form in qualifying for Qatar.
They went 17 games unbeaten, scoring a huge 40 goals and conceding only five to finish six points clear of nearest South American rivals Argentina.
In the tournament group stages, they were just 2/5 (-250) to top Group G and didn’t disappoint, winning all three of their games against Cameroon, Switzerland, and Serbia.
Brazil has started as favourites in all of their three knockout games on course to the final and it’s a similar scenario here, as they come into the final as 5/4 (+125) favourites.
Given the talent that manager Tito has at his disposal, with the likes of Neymar, Vinicius Junior, Philippe Coutinho, Fabinho, Alisson, and others in the side, Brazil has the ability to beat any opposition on the planet.
They do, however, have to defy the fact that they haven’t lifted the World Cup for 20 years and that is likely to be a weight that hangs heavily on this group of Brazilian players.
They have been known to wilt under the pressure of an entire nation’s expectations, as the world saw all too clearly eight years ago.
France Team Odds
France is bidding to become the first consecutive winners of the World Cup since the great Brazilian side of 1958 and 1962.
They began the tournament as second-favourites with odds of 6/1 (+600).
When winning the 2018 World Cup, France was among the youngest sides in the competition, with an average age of around 26 years old.
Now that most of those players are more experienced and have tasted success on the biggest stage of all, it’s hardly surprising that France has developed into a sensational team.
Just like their opponents, they went unbeaten in World Cup qualifying and were highly fancied at matching odds of 2/5 (-250) to win Group D.
While they were tested by Denmark in their group, France found a way to win and came away with three victories, also beating Australia and Tunisia.
Argentina, Mexico, and England provided more exacting challenges, but this French side always looks as though they can go up a gear if needed.
And so it proved in the semi-finals as they barraged the England goal in extra-time and were rewarded with a late brilliant winner, after substitute Harry Maguire’s calamitous slip.
A depth of talent runs right through this French side, with Raphael Varane at the back, Paul Pogba and Antoine Griezmann in midfield, and the deadly duo of Kylian Mbappe and Karim Benzema leading the line in attack.
How To Bet On World Cup Final
Placing a bet on the World Cup final can be a great way of adding to the excitement and drama of the match.
However, it’s important to understand the many different match markets on offer to choose the right one to bet on and give yourself the best chance of winning.
Here we briefly explain some of the most popular types of bets that will be available during the World Cup final.
Player Prop Bets
Player prop bets are placed on a certain player’s performance during a game.
During the final, you might think that Neymar will score twice, that Paul Pogba will get a yellow card at some time in the match or that Alisson will keep a clean sheet.
These are all player prop markets that you could bet on before or during the final.
Team Prop Bets
Team prop bets are similar to player prop bets but are based on a team’s performance during a game.
For example, you could bet on France to beat Brazil 3-1 or for France to keep a clean sheet.
Asian handicap bets give one side an imagined advantage or disadvantage, meaning that the odds are brought closer together.
To explain this more fully, as Brazil are narrow favourites to beat France, the handicap might be set at 0.5 goals.
Brazil would be handicapped with -0.5 goals and France given a slight head start with +0.5 goals. Whichever team then scores the most goals with the handicap applied is the winner.
As you’ll notice, this bet takes the draw result out of the equation and there has to be a match victor at full time when the whistle blows.
You could either bet on Brazil to win with a -0.5 goals handicap or France to win with a +0.5 goals handicap. In this scenario, if the game was to finish 0-0 after 90 minutes but you bet on France to win with a +0.5 goals handicap, then you would win the bet.
A bet on a goal lines market is a prediction on how many goals you think there will be in a game.
For example, you could bet on there to be a total of over 2.5 goals, which would mean you would win the bet in the event of Brazil beating France 2-1.
Totals bets let you bet on a number of occurrences in a match.
For example, a bookmaker may predict there to be a total of 10 corners during the final. You can then bet on whether you think there will be more or fewer corners in the game than 10.
How To Sign Up At Sportsbook & Place A Bet
Placing a bet on the World Cup final is a simple task. Online betting has greatly increased the choices for punters, and you can now often decide between many different bookmakers when opening an account online.
Betting online also allows punters to keep track of any price changes and to make use of the best odds and offers possible.
Here are some simple steps to follow when you’re looking to place a bet online on Brazil v France.
Do your research to see which bookmakers are offering the best sign-up offers as there will be plenty during the World Cup.
Once you have decided which one to go for, you can fill in a few personal details and make your first deposit to open your online betting account.
When you have signed up and then found the market you are looking to bet on, next you should add the bet to your online betting slip before placing it.
Here are five simple steps to follow to do just that:
- Select the odds and choose ‘add’ to your on-screen betting slip.
- Decide on the amount of money to wager by typing in the figure in the box displayed.
- If you need to add money to your account, select deposit and choose the amount you would like to add. Your balance can usually be viewed at the top of the screen.
- If you already have the money in your account, then you are ready to click the ‘place bet’ button. Your betting slip will then confirm that you have placed your bet.
- After placing your bet, you might also be offered ‘cash out’ options before the end of the match depending on the bookmaker you are betting with, so keep an eye on your betting slip during the final.
Brazil Performance In Qatar
Brazil have won more World Cups than any other nation, with five victories, one more than Germany and Italy.
The Seleção will be looking to bring the trophy home for the first time since the Japan/South Korea World Cup of 2002 when they beat Germany in the final thanks to two goals from Ronaldo.
Brazil and France have met 15 times in international competition with the honors even at six wins each.
While Brazil has won their last two meetings, it’s France that has the better record when they have met in World Cups. Despite that stat, Brazil is 5/4 (+125) favourites to win this final.
Brazil are the number one ranked team in FIFA’s world rankings and have a squad that has serious depth to it in all departments.
They also look like a stronger team than the Brazilian side that made it to the semi-finals in 2014, which bodes well for their chances.
In goal Liverpool’s Alisson is one of the best Brazilian keepers we have seen for a long time and he has been protected by plenty of experience in the back four in Qatar.
Thiago Silva and Dani Alves both have more than 100 caps and while they aren’t getting any younger at 38 and 39 years old respectively, their experience at this level has proved invaluable.
Marquinhos, Danilo, and Alex Sandro are all highly competent defenders and have experience in the top European leagues to offer further competition at the back.
In midfield Brazil has been a hive of creativity in Qatar with Philippe Coutinho, Raphinha, and Lucas Paquetá all equally capable of providing a killer pass, going on a weaving run, or finding the back of the net.
They have often played a 4-2-3-1 formation with two deep-lying midfielders, with Fred and Fabinho protecting the defence.
As is usually the case, Brazil is best known for its flair in attack and this has certainly been shown in Qatar.
Neymar has over 80 goals for his country to date and as he has shown in this tournament that he is virtually unplayable when on song.
Premier League-based Gabriel Jesus and Richarlison are also prolific scorers, but Brazil’s most exciting talent could be 22-year-old Vinicius Junior, who has certainly announced his arrival on the world stage in Qatar.
Casemiro is a notable absentee for Brazil after the 30-year-old sustained a knock in the semi-finals against Spain, but they are set to be boosted by the return to the side of Richarlison, who is fit again after missing out on the knockout stages so far.
Coaching Staff/Technical Staff
Brazil is managed by Tite, who began his tenure on the national side in 2016.
A careful tactician, Tite has made Brazil much more difficult to beat by firming up their defence, while also allowing the attack to express themselves.
It has paid off, as he has led Brazil to victory in the Superclásico de las Américas in 2018 and Copa America in 2019.
However, he can’t have been content with Brazil’s performance in the last World Cup, where they lost out in the quarter-finals and will see this as a chance to make amends.
Brazil Road To The Finals
Brazil advanced from Group G, which also contained Switzerland, Cameroon, and Serbia, in good style.
The highlight of those three games was a 4-1 win over the Swiss, which saw Vinicius Junior grab a brace.
In the last 16, they served up a classic against Portugal, with Neymar scoring twice, only to be canceled out by Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes’ efforts.
However, in the second half, Brazil turned on the flare with Dani Alves and Philippe Coutinho scoring to register a 4-2 success.
Uruguay was defeated with ease in the quarter-finals as Brazil took a three-goal lead within the first half an hour, and a late header from Darwin Nunez was a small consolation for their South American rivals.
Spain nearly took Brazil the distance in the semis, but Tito’s side was spared the chance of extra-time and penalties when Raphinha scored his first World Cup goal, finishing off a brilliant team move that started at the back with Alisson.
His 88th-minute strike left Spain little time to reply and the Seleção closed out the game to make the final.
France Performance In Qatar
France rose to the occasion at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, confirming the talent of their side to beat Croatia 4-2 in the final and lift the World Cup for a second time.
Les Bleus will draw confidence from being holders and from their good record against Brazil when they have met in the World Cup before.
France will need to be at their most resolute against their opponents, but they are slight 13/8 (+162.5) underdogs to win and claim a second consecutive World Cup.
France is ranked fourth in FIFA’s world rankings and again we are talking about a squad that has quality players in all positions.
They are a young team that is still developing but judging by their performances in Qatar so far, this is a more assured side than the one that won the competition four years ago.
Les Bleus’ captain is 35-year-old goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.
While he is capable of pulling off extraordinary saves, Lloris can sometimes make a blunder or two as he showed during the group stage.
Bayern Munich’s Benjamin Pavard and Aston Villa’s Lucas Digne have both regularly featured at right and left-back, while Raphael Varane has proved a crucial presence in the centre of defence.
France can play three at the back, forming the basis of a 3-4-1-2 formation, as they did when defeating Argentina in the last 16.
This formation gives them a solid defensive core with N’Golo Kante and Paul Pogba in midfield, while allowing Antoine Griezmann to roam and feed the attack.
France’s full-backs like to steam down the wings and whip in dangerous balls, which Karim Benzema is adept at sticking in the back of the net.
The French maestro isn’t as prolific a scorer for his country as for his club, Real Madrid, but he has still shown his ruthless streak this tournament, notching three goals so far.
Only fellow striker Kylian Mbappe has scored more goals for Les Bleus in Qatar with four, and he could be the biggest threat to Brazil in the final.
His guile, strength, and speed will certainly test the aging Brazilian centre backs’ legs as the second half evolves.
France has been dealt a major blow with the news that Raphael Varane will miss out after failing to recover from a hamstring injury sustained against Spain in the semi-finals.
Midfielder Adrien Rabiot is another player that is doubtful.
Coaching Staff/Technical Staff
France is led by experienced head coach Didier Deschamps. Before taking over as manager of the national side in 2012, he had successful spells at Monaco, Juventus, and Marseille.
His honours for France include the 2018 World Cup and the 2020-21 Nations League, making him one of the most successful France managers of all time.
Back-to-back World Cups would help secure legendary status for the 54-year-old Frenchman who also lifted the trophy for the nation as a player.
France Road To The Finals
France hardly had to come out of third gear to win Group D, with highlights including a 3-1 win over Australia and a 4-0 thrashing of Tunisia.
In the last 16, the challenge of Argentina loomed, but Didier Deschamps’ men managed to use their big tournament experience to edge out the South Americans, with Antoine Griezmann bending a perfect free-kick over the Argentina wall to secure a 1-0 win.
They faced an easier task against Mexico in the last 16, and Karim Benzema was in electric form, scoring one of France’s three goals and setting up another as Les Bleus surged to victory.
Deschamps was able to give game time to a few squad players, with young midfielder Aurélien Tchouaméni coming on in the 70th minute and getting on the score sheet five minutes later for a dream first World Cup goal.
France endured a nervy time against England in the semis, falling behind to a Harry Kane goal just before half-time.
They regrouped after the interval, though, with Paul Pogba’s header enough to force extra-time.
From there Les Bleus went into another gear and dominated, finding a winner in the second period as that thunderous strike from Kylian Mbappe finally broke England’s resistance.