Early World Cup Betting Odds for Group D

Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
Group D Betting Analysis - Betting the World Cup Russia 2018

Now that April has rolled around, online soccer betting players are one step closer to betting on the 2018 World Cup. We’ve already taken a look at some previews, particularly regarding Groups A, B, and C. Therefore, it is now the time to breakdown the riveting action that Group D has in store for bettors. Afterwards, we’ll take a look at the early World Cup betting odds as well as some parlay and picks players can make on the 2018 World Cup.

Group D Betting Preview || Early World Cup Betting Odds


One burning question comes to mind when pondering Argentina’s chances in this year’s World Cup. Specifically; will Messi finally be able to cement himself as the GOAT by leading his country to a World Cup? Considering that the Argentinians are currently facing +855 odds to win this year’s tournament, it doesn’t seem like online soccer betting sites think they’ll get the job done. Notwithstanding getting snubbed for absolute favorites, Messi & Co. are still facing some of the best odds of the field. Last time around, Argentina made it all the way to the finals before falling short against Germany. Now, more offensive-sided than anything else, we’ll have to wait and see what the South American country can do.

Players to Watch: Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Sergio Aguero (Manchester City), and Angel Di Maria (PSG).


We’re all anxiously awaiting to see what kind of acoustics the thunder clap can deliver in Russia this summer. However, since Iceland is currently pegged at +15000 odds to win the tournament, it appears that betting sportsbooks don’t think the thunder clap will make it out of the group stage. Needless to say, those early World Cup betting odds ranks on the lower end of field. But those odds aren’t all that surprising, considering this is Iceland’s fist ever draw into the World Cup. While most of their players might be relatively unknown, betting sportsbook players should know that the team turned to 9 different players to score goals in order to make it thus far.

Players to Watch: Gylfi Sigurdsson (Everton), Alfred Finnbogason (FC Augsburg), and Kolbeinn Sigborsson (Nantes).


Croatia has been living in the past. The reason being that the country has failed to qualify for the World Cup ever since their first draw back in 1998. Now, 20-years later, the Croatians are looking to make a splash. It’s significantly obvious that the country has a hard time making it here, so they’ll be looking to make the best of this year’s draw. Luckily for Croatia, they enter with one of the best midfields in international soccer. Croatia is currently facing +3050 odds to win the World Cup.

Players to Watch: Mario Mandzukic (Juventus), Luka Modric (Real Madrid) and Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona).


Online soccer betting players will recall the thrilling goal Alex Iwobi scored over Zambia to secure Nigeria’s berth into the 2018 World Cup. Iwobi further displayed their prowess in a friendly match versus Argentina last November. Behind two goals from Iwobi, the Nigerians came out on top 4-2. Notwithstanding that performance, the Nigerians are still facing +18000, even worse early World Cup betting than Iceland. All in all, this is Nigeria’s 6th World Cup.

Players to Watch: Alex Iwobi (Arsenal), Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City), and Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow).

Best Early World Cup Betting Prediction

All things considered, it’s looking like taking Argentina or Croatia in this group is the best choice. Both countries wield considerable talent and they’ll be going up against less-favored opponents. Moreover, the odds out on the Argentinians make them one of the most appealing teams to back at the current moment. Sign up now to make this prediction on the 2018 World Cup!