Top 8 teams that can win the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup
*odds are subject to change and are accurate as of the time of publishing (09/06/2018 at 18:30 CEST).
- Brazil 4/1
Brazil fell short of winning the last World Cup after falling humiliatingly short at the semifinals at home. They are back this time with a more competitive squad that qualified first for the World Cup before any other nation. The trio of Neymar, Coutinho and Gabriel Jesus can fire the Samba boys to glory.
- Germany 9/2
Germany have not had the best preparation to defend their title, but the Germans are full of great players who know how to work as a team when it matters most. They can defend this title, especially when their opponents disrespect them because of their current form.
- Spain 6/1
Spain come into this World Cup without some of the players who have been fixtures over the years, yet they still have the perfect blend of talent and experience. La Roja may reclaim their crown if the likes of Marco Asensio have a good tournament.
- France 13/2
France are one of the favourites heading into this competition. They are filled with star players from Hugo Lloris in goal to Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe up front. This is the most exciting generation of French players since Euro 2000.
- Argentina 9/1
This is the last chance this generation of Argentina’s stars has to lift a trophy and you would feel that Lionel Messi is determined to end his national team career on a high. Surrounded by the likes of Paolo Dybala and Sergio Aguero, the Barcelona man could lead them to glory in Russia.
- Belgium 11/1
Belgium is another team going to this competition with a golden generation and Eden Hazard has boasted that their generation will not fail like England’s golden generation. This competition offers them the chance to prove that, and they have the players to go all the way.
- England 16/1
The golden generation failed England and this team might go all the way as they are not as overrated. England have not lost a game since last year and Gareth Southgate seems to have built a strong bond among the players. This could be the year England’s wait is over.
- Portugal 25/1
Portugal look like a one-man team and it may not matter if that man delivers. The European champions will be eager to make the most of Christiano Ronaldo as this could be his last World Cup. Their defence helped them at Euro 2016 and if they can do a good job here again, then their attack will take care of the rest.
Outside teams with a chance: Uruguay 28/1, Croatia 33/1, Colombia 40/1, Russia 40/1.
All other teams are 66/1 odds and bigger currently.