Group G Betting Analysis: 2018 World Cup Betting
Posted by: Charlie Smith
While some online soccer betting players are currently focused on betting on the UEFA tournament, other players are focused on the 2018 World Cup. With less than a couple months to go before the tourney kicks off, there’s plenty of reasons to be looking ahead. Today we aim to deliver a Group G betting preview so sportsbook players can take advantage of the tournament’s parlay payout odds.
Group G Betting Preview & Online Soccer Betting Odds
Although this year’s draw marks the 6th straight World Cup appearance, the English will be vying to get past the final 16 for the first time since 2006. All in all, the English always come loaded with talent. However, more often than not, the World Cup ends in tragedy for their fan base. Interestingly enough, every single player on the Englishmen’s roster plays in the Premier League. This is a good thing of course, since the Premier League is one of the greatest in the world. Nevertheless, England will be without Wayne Rooney this year. Since Rooney is their greatest scorer, it’ll be interesting to see who will be the new leader of this team in the post-Rooney era.
Players to Watch: Harry Kane (Tottenham), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), and Eric Dier (Tottenham).
The Belgians come loaded with talent and are subsequently one of this year’s biggest Group G betting favorites. Not only that, Belgium is an online soccer betting favorite to win the entire tournament. The European based country is always making a deep push into the World Cup. Moreover, the talent they bring into this year’s tournament has many stating that they now have what it takes to win it all. The best they’ve done in the World Cup was in 1986, when Belgium managed to finish 4th. We’ll have to see if they can take this talented team to the finish.
Players to Watch: Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), and Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United).
Panama is set to make their 1st ever appearance at a World Cup this year. And although the Panamanians don’t have eye-catching names on their roster, they did manage to beat out US and Honduras for a spot at the 2018 World Cup. Nevertheless, the Group G betting odds don’t seem to think Panama will be able to beat out England and Belgium to make it out of the group stage. With just 9 goals scored through qualification, it’s safe to say Panama doesn’t have too many offensive threats. Will their defense be able to plow them to victory? It seems highly unlikely.
Players to Watch: Jaime Penedo (Dinamo Bucuresti), Roman Torres (Seattle Sounders), and Gabriel Torres (Huachipato).
Tunisia has never made it out of the group stage. And judging by who they’ve been paired against, it doesn’t seem like they’ll be making history this time around. Nevertheless, the country is not to be taken lightly as most of their roster hails from France. Albeit, not all of them play in the first division.
Players to Watch: Wahbi Khazri (Rennes), Aymen Abdennour (Marseille), and Youssef Msakni (Al-Duhail).