The World Cup is also a huge betting event, but one where the bookmakers are keen to make themselves standout by offering free bets, promotions and other betting offers. You can see the latest list of betting promo codes for 2018 to get an idea of what is on offer. For the moment, here are some tips to use those promo offers and free bets on:
Egypt to shock Uruguay in their first game:
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The opening tie of the World Cup will see hosts Russia take on Saudi Arabia on 14th June, but their Group A rivals Egypt and Uruguay will contest an arguably more intriguing match the day after. Uruguay, blessed with the talents of Suarez and Cavani up front, are overwhelming favourites for the match at 13/20, but Egypt could spring a surprise at big odds 5/1. Their hopes will be pinned on the mercurial form of Mo Salah, but the Liverpool man can deliver against a Uruguay side who could struggle at the Finals.
Lukaku to storm the Finals:
Romelu Lukaku divides opinion, but the Manchester United star knows how to get among the goals. He is already Belgium’s all-time leading scorer at just 24-years-old. He can be found at a whopping 25/1 to be top scorer in Russia, offering more value than, say, Ronaldo, Neymar or Messi, who are all found around 10/1. This Belgium team looks set to roar in Russia with Lukaku feeding off the service of Hazard and De Bruyne. A solid bet.
Denmark to make their mark:
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If you watch back the video of Denmark trouncing Ireland 5-1 in their World Cup Playoff in Dublin, you will see a team assured of itself and one that can rise to the big occasion. Much goes through Spurs underrated talisman Christian Eriksen. He can help them qualify from a group containing France, Australia and Peru. After that the Danes could play Argentina or Croatia, giving either a run for their money. Denmark to reach the quarter-finals (or further) is priced at 6/1. That’s a lovely bet for a team that is much better than it is given credit for.
Rashford steps up for England:
Two recent events occurred to bolster Rashford’s chances of a starting place in the England team recently. Firstly, he scored a brace in Manchester United’s victory over hated-rivals Liverpool. Secondly, Harry Kane limped off against Bournemouth and may require an ankle operation that could see him miss the Finals. Rashford is 9/1 to be England’s top scorer at the Finals with Betfred. A complete bargain for a young player who loves the big occasions.
Germany retain the trophy:
Germany and Brazil are the favourites for the World Cup at around 5/1. Quite frankly, Brazil have no business being so close to the Germans in the odds. If anything, Germany have improved the squad of players who demolished Brazil 7-1 en route to the Final in 2014. Yes, Brazil have improved since them, but Germany have been busy polishing an already sparkling diamond. Everything looks to be in their favour to be the first team in 56 years to retain the World Cup.