Betfair is offering 200/1 on England winning the World Cup in a bid to tempt new punters. The Three Lions are the 16/1 seventh favourites to win the tournament, so that represents a serious odds boost. Mr Green is offering odds of 100/1 on England winning the World Cup in a similar deal. To qualify, you have to deposit £/€10 in a new account, and you can stake anything from£/€0.10 to £/€1 on England lifting the trophy.
Ladbrokes is offering 50/1 that England will reach the knockout stage and that is perhaps even more tempting. Gareth Southgate’s men lack the quality of rivals like Germany, France, Brazil and Spain, so it will be difficult for them to win the competition. But there will be an outcry if they fail to make it out of the group stage. They are in a group with Belgium, Tunisia and Panama, and two teams qualify for the knockout stage. Belgium are a very strong team, but Tunisia and Panama are comparative minnows, and England should go through in first or second place. Your stake is capped at £1 and it will be paid out as 10 x £5 free bet tokens.
Paddy Power has odds of 100/1 on Brazil winning the World Cup and that also looks very interesting. Brazil are the most successful team in the competition’s history, and they are the outright favourites to win it this year (best priced at just 9/2). They are in fine form, with Neymar, Philippe Coutinho and Gabriel Jesus forming an impressive attacking triumvirate, and the likes of Casemiro and Thiago Silva provide a strong spine. Meanwhile, Coral is offering 60/1 on Brazil winning the World Cup. Again, stakes are capped at £1 and you have to deposit £5 into a new account to qualify for the offer. The enhanced odds are paid out as free bets and you have four days in which to use them. 888 Sport is offering 16/1 on Brazil winning the World Cup, but it will allow stakes of £5.
Betfair and Paddy Power have 200/1 on Lionel Messi winning the Golden Boot at the World Cup. The magnificent Argentina forward is the 10/1 favourite to finish the tournament as top scorer, and that is justified. He is arguably the greatest player of all-time, and he is sensational in front of goal, so he can lead his team deep into this competition. You can stake a maximum of £1 and must use your free bets within seven days.
William Hill is giving away a £5 free bet every time your Golden Boot winner selection hits the back of the net throughout the tournament. That could prove to be highly lucrative if you back someone like Messi, Neymar or Gabriel. Your free bet token will arrive the day after your player scores, but penalty shoot-out strikes are excluded.
Black Type will pay out on the top four places on each-way World Cup bets at ¼ of the odds. Most bookmakers only pay each-way on the top two teams (the finalists), but Black Type’s offer includes the semi-finalists too. That is a good insurance policy if you are backing a team that could go deep into the tournament but might not lift the trophy. All the teams are priced at greater than 4/1, so you will be in for a profit if your selection places.