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Qatar World Cup Odds  

Claudio Fortuna

Updated: Nov 14, 2022


In what is Qatar’s first-ever World Cup and one that’s hosting has caused conversation and controversy, the stage is set for what promises to be a glittering spectacle in the heat of the desert.

The showpiece football tournament of world football will be watched by the entire globe and will feature predominantly in the lights of Doha.

It will showcase Middle Eastern culture, the importance of protecting the environment, and the united love of sport across the world.

Though Qatar’s team hasn’t been given a great chance of progressing in the tournament, they will still believe they have what it takes to get some good results against some of the better sides.

Regardless, the nation and players will just be grateful to be involved and will be hopeful rather than expectant of putting their best foot forward.

It is the first time in the country’s history that they are taking part in the finals of the competition and one where they will feel they can show off their growing talent and compete among the elite.

Qatar Team Odds To Win World Cup

Hosts Qatar are not expected to do well at the World Cup and are priced at 250/1 (+25000) to win the tournament, one of the lowest of all participants.

They have been drawn in Group A of the tournament, alongside Ecuador, Senegal, and the Netherlands – a tough group, though perhaps not an impossible one to finish second in. Qatar’s odds to win the group are 14/1 (+1400). 

In their first game of the tournament, they play Ecuador and are 27/10 (+270) – original odds: 11/4 (+275) – to win and 23/10 (+230) to draw – original odds: 5/2 (+250).

They’ll be hopeful of starting the tournament on the right note, though their opponents won’t make it easy.

They are the outsiders to qualify from their group, though we’ve seen similar host nations qualify in the past, so don’t completely write off their chances of progression.

How To Bet On Qatar Team In Qatar

While Qatar is unlikely to threaten the tournament too greatly, as hosts they could still be one to watch, and so you may fancy placing a bet or two on them.

Before jumping in and placing a bet, though, it’s important to understand how each betting market works and which bet and which time is the right one to place.

By considering this you will give yourself the best possible chance of a winning bet.

We’ve listed below a collection of the more popular types of bets to think about when betting on Qatar at the World Cup.

Player Prop Bets

While Qatar is underdogs in the tournament, you may instead prefer to back one of their players such as Akram Afif.

You would therefore want to select a player prop bet, which are bets based on a player’s performance during a game.

For example, you could bet on Akram Afif to net the last goal of the game when Qatar faces Senegal.

Team Prop Bets

That said, you may still want to bet on a game involving Qatar so would require a team prop bet.

These are bets based on a team’s performance during a game, though this doesn’t necessarily include the final outcome of the match.

For example, when Qatar faces Senegal you could opt for both teams to score in the game.

Asian Handicap

Asian handicap bets are bets which provide a handicap to one team during a game.

If Qatar were playing Ecuador at the World Cup, they would be underdogs, so the handicap might be one and a half goals, with Qatar on +1.5 goals and Ecuador on -1.5 goals.

One team is given a virtual head start – in this case, Qatar – and so they are effectively already winning by a certain amount before kick-off.

If Qatar were to draw with Ecuador (or lose by exactly one goal) and you bet on them to win with the handicap, you would win the bet.

Goal Lines

If you are looking to bet on the total number of goals that will be scored in a match, then goal lines bets are what you are looking for.

For instance, during Qatar against the Netherlands at the World Cup, you might expect Qatar to get heavily beaten, so you could bet on over 4.5 goals to be scored during the game.

Totals Bets

If you feel like a bet over or under on the total number of goals that will be scored in a match then a totals bet is your ticket.

During a Qatar game against the Netherlands at the World Cup, a bookmaker could project there to be a total of five goals scored during the 90 minutes.

You can then place a wager on whether you think there will be more or fewer goals scored in the game than five.

How To Sign Up At Sportsbook & Place A Bet On Qatar

If you think betting on a Qatar match could offer you the best chance of winning a successful bet, you’re now ready to place that bet.

Traditionally, punters have walked into a bookmaker to place their bet, but it is easier and quicker to place your bets online where you can benefit from promotions and special offers.

With that in mind, you first need to register and set up an account with an online bookmaker. Take some time first to see which bookmakers are offering the best sign-up offers as there will be many options out there, with the World Cup being a busy time for betting.

Once you have registered and know which bet on Qatar you want to place – it could be Akram Afif to score anytime against Ecuador – add the bet you are looking to wager on to your online betting slip before placing it.

We’ve pulled together five steps below to help you do just that:

  1. Choose your selected odds before then adding them to your on-screen betting slip.
  2. Work out how much money you want to place on the bet and then fill in the amount in the appropriate area.
  3. You may need to add money to your account. If so, then deposit the relevant amount and finalise the bet.
  4. You are now all set to click the ‘place bet’ button. Your betting slip will update to confirm that your bet has been placed.
  5. Keep an eye on your betting slip as you might also be offered ‘cash out’ options during the Qatar game.

Qatar Team Overview For Qatar

Qatar is the reigning champions of the AFC Asian Cup and will look to build on the momentum that tournament victory gave them by asserting themselves over other nations at the World Cup.

They beat Japan and South Korea in that Asian Cup win – two teams that have plenty of well-known players and have experienced World Cups and knockout stages of major tournaments in the past.

Hosts Qatar has built a number of new stadiums from scratch for the World Cup and is committed to bringing an amazing show to football fans across the world.

One is designed to look like a tent, one a hat, and one is built out of 974 shipping containers and will be completely dismantled after the tournament.

The site will be converted into a waterfront development with the materials being shipped away for other projects as a way of highlighting Qatar’s dedication to protecting the environment.

They are a football team whose abilities are on the rise and represent a nation whose desire to be involved in sport is ever-growing.

The Qatar World Cup was pitched as a bridge between the nation and the west and it will certainly be a spectacle watched by millions across the world.

Key Football Players

Qatar has a team of players that play in Qatar’s professional league, the Qatar Stars League. A lot of the squad plays for teams Al Sadd and Al Duhail, the top two teams in the league.

Players to look out for include Akram Afif, the third top scorer in the Qatar Stars League last season with 14 goals, two goals less than ex-Premier League player Andre Ayew.

Qatar’s strength also comes from their defense, in particular Pedro Miguel, who was instrumental in Al Sadd’s title success last season.

It is worth noting that most of the Qatar national team play at a significantly lower level of football than a lot of European and South American nations as football in Qatar is relatively new.

They will, however, be used to the conditions of the country and will have the home advantage. Host nations have been known to do better than expected in the past so don’t write them off just yet.

Injury List

There are no current injuries to report for Qatar which has a small squad of players.

This could perhaps work against them then in the tournament as other teams have bigger squads and much better strength in depth.

Either way, they won’t want to pick up any new injuries heading into the tournament.

Coaching & Technical Staff

Qatar has an impressive coaching team with Spaniard Felix Sanchez Bas acting as the manager.

Bas worked as a youth coach at Barcelona for 10 years until 2006 when he moved on to the Aspire youth academy as a precursor to becoming the Qatar under-19 manager.

After four years working as a youth manager for the Qatar national team, coaching the under-19s and under-23s, he was appointed as head coach of the men’s team.

The appointment has proven successful with the Spaniard winning the AFC Asian Cup and reaching the semi-finals of the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup, where Qatar was knocked out by the eventual victors the United States.

Sanchez is supported by technical assistant Fran Sanchez Bas and fitness coach Carlos Domenech. They are joined by a video analyst Javier Ramos and all hail from Spain where they previously worked as part of the same team.

Qatar Team Road To Qatar

One of the privileges of hosting the tournament is being given a bye through all qualifications straight into the group stages of the tournament.

Qatar was obliged to play in two Asian qualifying rounds as a guest side, as they also acted as qualifiers for the AFC Asian Cup.

They won seven out of their eight matches in the second round, beating Bangladesh twice, as well as Afghanistan, Oman, and India, with their only non-victory being a 0-0 draw to India.

Qatar’s World Cup History

Qatar has not traditionally been known for its quality of football or even sports squads, and its lack of well-organised winning teams in the past has seen the country never qualify for a World Cup since its founding.

They have, however, been growing in quality in recent times and currently sit 50th in the FIFA world rankings – only eight places off their highest-ever ranking of 42nd.

They’ll be hoping to push up the rankings by doing well at this year’s World Cup.

They have previously come close to qualifying for the World Cup, most recently in 2018, when they went on a good run only to miss out after a defeat to Syria.

Lately, they have produced some good results with victories against India, Bulgaria, Honduras, and El Salvador, and will be hopeful of building on that run this winter.

Qatar Fans

The fans of the host nation will no doubt be in great voice throughout the tournament no matter how far they progress.

It will be tough competition for Qatar but considering it is the nation’s first-ever appearance in the World Cup finals, it will be one the locals will surely relish.

Fans of host nations have traditionally been the most vocal at tournaments and are often the most emotional.

A nation whose love for the sport is growing will witness a cultural beginning, with memories of the occasion set to be passed down through generations.

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