On Sunday, December 18, Lusail, Qatar, Brazil will clinch their sixth world championship title by defeating France in the final. This is at least the opinion of all the bookmakers in Belgium. Argentina have more chances of winning the title than France, but they must already face Brazil in the semi-finals while the Blues will find Spain or Germany.
The Red Devils will qualify (with 6 or 7 points) as group winners for the round of 16, where they will meet either Spain or Germany. Anyone who sees the world champion Red Devils can win 17 to 19 times their bet. Eight countries are better rated than Belgium: Brazil (4.8 to 5/1), Argentina (6.25 to 6.5/1), France (7 to 8.5/1), Spain (8.8 to 9.5/1), Germany (10 to 12/1), England (8.8 to 9.5/1), the Netherlands (13 to 15/1) and Portugal (15 to 17/1). Those who want to pocket the jackpot and believe in miracles, will bet on Tunisia (500 to 901/1), Costa Rica (750 to 901/1) or Saudi Arabia (750 to 901/1).
Englishman Harry Kane is the big favorite for the title of top scorer (Golden Shoe) of the tournament, ahead of Frenchmen Karim Benzema and Kylian Mbappé, Argentinian Lionel Messi, Brazilian Neymar and Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo. Messi, Neymar or Mbappé will be elected best player (Golden Ball) and the Brazilian Alisson Becker or Thibaut Courtois best goalkeeper. Kevin De Bruyne will be the assist king of the World Cup where his main rivals will be Messi and Neymar.
Also according to the bookmakers, around 165 to 170 goals will be scored, including 120 to 122 in the group stage. Some 605 to 616 corners will be kicked and 26 penalties will be awarded. 1670 faults will be committed, of which 228 to 230 will be sanctioned by a yellow card. Nine to eleven players will be shown a direct red card.
Besides, it is not necessary to know football to benefit from the World Cup. It is also enough to correctly predict the color of the referee’s jersey in the final.