2022 World Cup odds: Brazil, France favored to win it all
The biggest tournament in sports, the World Cup, is just a few months away from kicking off.
Let's take a look at the current odds for all 32 countries as we get closer to Nov. 21.
Brazil enters the tournament as an ever-so-slight favorite. The Selecao are littered with marquee names, and their form in international play is quite strong. Brazil has won 10 of its last 13 games and picked up a draw in the other three. You'd have to go back to November 2021 for the last time Brazil dropped a fixture.
France isn't currently in the best form - it's dropped points in four straight - but there's every reason to believe Les Bleus will contend when the games count. They are experienced, they are fast, and their front line is headed by one of the sport's most clinical finishers in Kylian Mbappe.
Argentina is in sparkling form. La Albiceleste have consistently gotten results in friendlies, qualifiers, and just last year beat Brazil to claim their first major title (Copa America) since 1993. They'll be hoping Lionel Messi can lead them on a deep run in what could be his last World Cup.
With a nice mix of veterans and youth, Spain looks to be a potent side. La Furia Roja will hope youngsters like Dani Olmo, Ferran Torres, and Gavi are ready to take on bigger roles and contribute on the grandest stage.
Of the next batch of "favorites," Netherlands probably have the easiest path out of the group stage. Senegal (+8000) is the is the best team the Oranje will have to contend with as they look to re-establish themselves as contenders.
Moving along, USA will be looking to make the round of 16 for the third consecutive World Cup it's taken part in. It's safe to assume England will be one of the teams to advance and Iran one of the teams to miss out. How the Americans fare against a similarly priced Wales team might well be the decider.
Lastly, Canada is seen as a long shot to make real noise in its first World Cup appearance since 1986. The odds imply it has a 0.5% chance of claiming its first title.
Led by Alphonso Davies and Jonathan David, the Canadians have the star power necessary to make it out of the group. After that, anything can happen in a one-off elimination game. It won't be easy getting to that point, though, as a stacked Belgium team and veteran Croatia side stand in their way; not to mention, Morocco isn't exactly a free pass.
Todd Cordell is a sports betting writer at theScore. Be sure to follow him on Twitter @ToddCordell.
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