Argentina and France are set to clash in the 2022 World Cup Final at Lusail Stadium on Monday (AEDT).
Argentina and Croatia are one step away from reaching the World Cup Final when they clash at Lusail Stadium in Wednesday's (AEDT) Semi-final match.
Morocco are chasing history as they prepare for their first ever World Cup quarter-final against Portugal on Sunday morning AEDT.
A heavyweight all-European quarter-final awaits at the World Cup as England and France collide on Sunday morning AEDT.
Brazil continue their pursuit of an unprecedented sixth World Cup when they face 2018 runners-up Croatia for a place in the semi-finals on Saturday morning AEDT.
Lionel Messi’s quest to win a first World Cup continues when Argentina face a tough Netherlands side in the quarter-finals on Saturday morning AEDT.
Portugal and Switzerland will battle it out in the final Round of 16 match in a do-or-die contest at Lusail Stadium on Wednesday (AEDT).
Japan and Croatia will battle it out in an exciting Round of 16 match at the Al Janoub Stadium on Tuesday (AEDT)
Brazil continue their pursuit for a sixth World Cup when they face South Korea in the Round of 16 on Tuesday morning AEDT.
Spain have a tricky assignment in order to reach the World Cup quarter-finals when they come up against an impressive Morocco side on Wednesday morning AEDT.
France and Poland will battle it out in a do-or-die Round of 16 clash at Al Thumama Stadium on Monday (AEDT).
2022 FIFA World Cup Tips & Betting Predictions
Bettingpro.com.au writers provide you with free 2022 World Cup predictions and the very best betting tips for the finals, live from Qatar. Our World Cup tips, match previews and best bets include free soccer tips for every game of the tournament from the opening fixture of the Group stages through to the World Cup Final. Our betting advice includes the latest 2022 World Cup odds, World Cup 2022 tips and the best value selections.
WORLD CUP 2022 TOURNAMENT INFORMATION
|Dates||November 21-December 18, 2022|
|Prize Money||$700 million total|
WORLD CUP 2022 BEST BOOKMAKERS
Bookmakers offers World Cup betting odds and markets for all games throughout the tournament from the Group stages to the Final. You can also bet on several futures markets including the tournament winner, Group winners, Top Goalscorer and much more.
If you are looking for the best bookmaker for World Cup betting then there are plenty of options to choose from in Australia. Are you looking for competitive soccer odds? Is it special offers on the big games that you want to take advantage of? Do you want to place soccer multibets on World Cup matches? It is important to choose the right bookie to suit your betting requirements.
We have ranked the best bookmakers for betting on the 2022 World Cup and you can read more about them in our reviews HERE.
2022 WORLD CUP TEAMS, GROUPS & RESULTS
A total of 32 teams qualified for the 2022 FIFA World Cup finals. Australia have landed with reigning champions France in Group D, alongside Denmark and Tunisia, while record-time five-time winners Brazil have a potentially tricky Group H with Serbia, Switzerland and Cameroon.
Spain and Germany were drawn in the ‘Group Of Death’ with Japan and Costa Rica, while hosts Qatar are paired with Ecuador, Senegal and the Netherlands in Group A.
Read on below for every group at the 2022 World Cup.
|4||🇸🇦 Saudi Arabia||3||1||0||2||3||5||-2||3|
|4||🇨🇷 Costa Rica||3||1||0||2||3||11||-8||3|
|2||🇰🇷 South Korea||3||1||0||2||4||4||0||4|
2022 WORLD CUP SCHEDULE, DATES & TIMES
The 2022 World Cup kicks off on Monday November 21 with Senegal facing the Netherlands, followed by hosts Qatar taking on Ecuador.
— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) November 1, 2022
The group stage will run until Saturday December 3, with arguably the biggest match of the group phase taking place on Monday November 28 when Spain clash with Germany.
Australia begin their campaign on Group D against France on Wednesday November 23 at 6.00am before a favourable 9.00pm Saturday night kick-off on November 26 against Tunisia. The Socceroos finish their group stage with a 2.00am clash with Denmark on Thursday December 1.
The knockout stage begins on Sunday December 4, with the World Cup final held on Monday December 19 (AEDT).
GROUP A MATCH SCHEDULE
|Mon, Nov. 21||Qatar vs. Ecuador||03:00||Al Bayt|
|Tue, Nov. 22||Senegal vs. Netherlands||03:00||Al Thumama|
|Sat, Nov. 26||Qatar vs. Senegal||00:00||Al Thumama|
|Sat, Nov. 26||Netherlands vs. Ecuador||03:00||Khalifa Int’l|
|Wed, Nov. 30||Netherlands vs. Qatar||02:00||Al Bayt|
|Wed, Nov. 30||Ecuador vs. Senegal||02:00||Khalifa Int’l|
GROUP B MATCH SCHEDULE
|Tue, Nov. 22||England vs. Iran||00:00||Khalifa Int’l|
|Tue, Nov. 22||USA vs. Wales||06:00||Ahmad Bin Ali|
|Fri, Nov. 25||Wales vs. Iran||21:00||Ahmad Bin Ali|
|Sat, Nov. 26||England vs. USA||06:00||Al Bayt|
|Wed, Nov. 30||Wales vs. England||06:00||Ahmad Bin Ali|
|Wed, Nov. 30||Iran vs. USA||06:00||Al Thumama|
GROUP C MATCH SCHEDULE
|Tues, Nov. 22||Argentina vs. Saudi Arabia||09:00||Lusail|
|Wed, Nov. 23||Mexico vs. Poland||03:00||Stadium 974|
|Sun, Nov. 27||Poland vs. Saudi Arabia||00:00||Education City|
|Sun, Nov. 27||Argentina vs. Mexico||06:00||Lusail|
|Thur, Dec. 1||Poland vs. Argentina||06:00||Stadium 974|
|Thur, Dec. 1||Saudi Arabia vs. Mexico||06:00||Lusail|
GROUP D MATCH SCHEDULE
|Wed, Nov. 23||Denmark vs. Tunisia||00:00||Education City|
|Wed, Nov. 23||France vs. Australia||06:00||Al Janoub|
|Sat, Nov. 26||Tunisia vs. Australia||21:00||Al Janoub|
|Sun, Nov. 27||France vs. Denmark||03:00||Stadium 974|
|Thur, Dec. 1||Tunisia vs. France||02:00||Education City|
|Thur, Dec. 1||Australia vs. Denmark||02:00||Al Janoub|
GROUP E MATCH SCHEDULE
|Thur, Nov. 24||Germany vs. Japan||00:00||Khalifa Int’l|
|Thur, Nov. 24||Spain vs. Costa Rica||03:00||Al Thumama|
|Sun, Nov. 27||Japan vs. Costa Rica||21:00||Ahmad Bin Ali|
|Mon, Nov. 28||Spain vs. Germany||06:00||Al Bayt|
|Fri, Dec. 2||Japan vs. Spain||06:00||Khalifa Int’l|
|Fri, Dec. 2||Costa Rica vs. Germany||06:00||Al Bayt|
GROUP F MATCH SCHEDULE
|Wed, Nov. 23||Morocco vs. Croatia||21:00||Al Bayt|
|Thur, Nov. 24||Belgium vs. Canada||06:00||Ahmad Bin Ali|
|Mon, Nov. 28||Belgium vs. Morocco||00:00||Al Thumama|
|Mon, Nov. 28||Croatia vs. Canada||03:00||Khalifa Int’l|
|Fri, Dec. 2||Croatia vs. Belgium||02:00||Ahmad Bin Ali|
|Fri, Dec. 2||Canada vs. Morocco||02:00||Al Thumama|
GROUP G MATCH SCHEDULE
|Thurs, Nov. 24||Switzerland vs. Cameroon||21:00||Al Janoub|
|Fri, Nov. 25||Brazil vs. Serbia||06:00||Lusail|
|Mon, Nov. 28||Cameroon vs. Serbia||21:00||Al Janoub|
|Tue, Nov. 29||Brazil vs. Switzerland||03:00||Stadium 974|
|Sat, Dec. 3||Cameroon vs. Brazil||06:00||Lusail|
|Sat, Dec. 3||Serbia vs. Switzerland||06:00||Stadium 974|
GROUP H MATCH SCHEDULE
|Fri, Nov. 25||Uruguay vs. South Korea||00:00||Education City|
|Fri, Nov. 25||Portugal vs. Ghana||03:00||Stadium 974|
|Tue, Nov. 29||South Korea vs. Ghana||00:00||Education City|
|Tue, Nov. 29||Portugal vs. Uruguay||06:00||Lusail|
|Sat, Dec. 3||South Korea vs. Portugal||02:00||Education City|
|Sat, Dec. 3||Ghana vs. Uruguay||02:00||Al Janoub|
WORLD CUP ROUND OF 16 SCHEDULE
|Sun, Dec. 4||Netherlands vs USA||02:00||Khalifa Int’l|
|Sun, Dec. 4||Argentina vs Australia||06:00||Ahmad Bin Ali|
|Mon, Dec. 5||France vs Poland||02:00||Al Thumama|
|Mon, Dec. 5||England vs Senegal||06:00||Al Bayt|
|Tue, Dec. 6||Japan vs Croatia||02:00||Al Janoub|
|Tue, Dec. 6||Brazil vs South Korea||06:00||Stadium 974|
|Wed, Dec. 7||Morocco vs Spain||02:00||Education City|
|Wed, Dec. 7||Portugal vs Switzerland||06:00||Lusail|
WORLD CUP QUARTER-FINAL SCHEDULE
|Sat, Dec. 10||Croatia vs Brazil||02:00||Education City|
|Sat, Dec. 10||Netherlands vs Argentina||06:00||Lusail|
|Sun, Dec. 11||Morocco vs Portugal||02:00||Al Thumama|
|Sun, Dec. 11||England vs France||06:00||Al Bayt|
WORLD CUP SEMI-FINAL SCHEDULE
|Wed, Dec. 14||Argentina vs Croatia||06:00||Lusail|
|Thur, Dec. 15||France vs Morocco||06:00||Al Bayt|
WORLD CUP THIRD PLACE PLAYOFF SCHEDULE
|Sun, Dec. 18||Croatia vs Morocco||02:00||Khalifa Int’l|
WORLD CUP FINAL SCHEDULE
|Mon, Dec. 19||Argentina vs France||02:00||Lusail|
WORLD CUP STADIUMS & VENUES
A total of eight venues will be used at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) November 8, 2022
The 80,000 capacity Lusail Iconic Stadium will host the World Cup final.
|Lusail Iconic Stadium||Lusail||80,000|
|Al Bayt Stadium||Al Khor||65,000|
|Ras Abu Aboud Stadium||Doha||40,000|
|Al Thumama Stadium||Doha||40,000|
|Education City Stadium||Al Rayyan||45,350|
|Al Rayyan Stadium||Al Rayyan||44,740|
|Khalifa International Stadium||Al Rayyan||40,000|
|Al Janoub Stadium||Al Wakrah||40,000|
FIFA WORLD CUP PREVIOUS WINNERS
Brazil are the record five-time champions and the only nation to have qualified for every single World Cup since the inaugural competition in 1930.
Only eight countries have won the World Cup. Italy and Germany have four each, reigning champions France have two title, alongside Argentina and Uruguay, while Spain and England have won the silverware on one occasion.
|2002||Brazil||Germany||South Korea & Japan|
|1974||West Germany||Netherlands||West Germany|
FIFA WORLD CUP BETTING MARKETS
Betting on the World Cup is huge and the 2022 finals will be no different. Backing the winning nation is just one of the number of ways you can punt throughout the 2022 World Cup and the opportunity to bet on soccer has never been greater.
A rundown of some of the types of bets you can place on outright and tournament bets on the World Cup is below:
World Cup Winner: Back the team you think will be crowned champions by winning the World Cup Final. You can bet on this market before the World Cup qualifying gets underway and throughout the tournament as odds fluctuate from round to round. This is a popular selection in soccer multibet tips.
Name The Finalists or To Reach The Final: Get some extra value on your tournament winner selection by combining them with another team in the Name The Finalists markets. Your two selection will need to contest the World Cup Final for your bet to be a winning one. Alternatively, you can add some insurance to your predictions for the tournament winner by backing a team in the To Reach The Final market. If your team make it to the decider, you will win regardless of the outcome of the final itself.
Group Winners: Once the group stage draw is done, you can bet on who will win each of the groups (or who will qualify from them). This is a popular market to combine selections into a multi and add to the odds.
World Cup Top Goalscorer: Predict who will finish the competition as the leading goalscorer in the World Cup and be awarded the Golden Boot. Will you go for a big name from one of the leading contenders to win the tournament? Or will one of the unknown quantities who could be this year’s surprise package just like James Rodriguez was in 2014?
WORLD CUP BETTING: HOW TO BET ON WORLD CUP MATCHES
Betting on World Cup matches is more varied than ever before with a variety of betting markets available to choose from for each game.
A rundown of some of the types of bets you can place on 2018 World Cup games is below:
Match Betting: Simply back the result, whether you think it will be a home win, an away win or a draw.
Correct Score: Predict the correct score in the game. The odds on getting the score prediction right offers extremely good value.
HalfTime / FullTime: This option allows you to bet on who you think will be leading the game at both halftime and fulltime. There are many possibilities that can occur in any match, particularly as a draw is an option.
Team A/Team A
Team A/Team B
Team B/Team B
Team B/Team A
Over/Under Total Goals: Bet on whether you think there will be more or less than 2.5 goals in the game. If it ends 1-1, then it is under 2.5 goals. If it ends 3-2, then it is over 2.5 goals. Other totals are available – usually 0.5, 1.5, 3.5 and 4.5.
First Goalscorer / Anytime Goalscorer / Last Goalscorer: Predict who will get the first goal of the game, who will score at any stage during the game or who will get the last goal score during the match. These are three of the most popular markets.
Both Teams To Score: If you think both teams will find the back of the net in the game, then this is the bet for you.
Handicap Betting: Bookmakers offer you the chance to bet on the result of the game but where one team starts with a handicap (usually one or two goals). If you think a team will win, and do so comfortably by sticking several goals past the opposition, this is the option for you to increase the price.