The beautiful game is at a standstill across the globe but it is not stopping bookmakers to price the World Cup which is still two years away.
England are touted as favorites to end their international trophy drought at Euro 2021. With first team regulars coming back and their youthful squad maturing, the odds are stacked in their favor.
FIFA World Cup is another beast. You need strength in numbers, as well as experience at the highest level. It is understandable that Brazil and France are the bookies favorites for the extravaganza in Qatar.
The 1998 World Cup finalists are priced at 6.50 to lift the trophy. Paris Saint Germain teammates, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar, heading the chances of their respective sides.
Both Brazil and France have squads full of enterprising stars, each of them adding value in their respective positions.
Following the duo are Spain and Germany. They are priced at 7.50. It is remarkable upturn in faith, especially after their dismal showing in Russia.
La Roja were dumped out of the competition on the back of controversy and will hope Luis Enrique does not lose his job before the start of the season.
The uptick in performances by Timo Werner and Co. has been the reason behind their labeling as tournament favorites.
Lionel Messi and co. were let down in the 2014 final. Mario Gotze breaking the hearts of millions of Albiceleste fans. The South American giants are priced to lift the trophy at 12.00.
England were inches away from a World Cup final appearance but Gareth Southgate’s men eventually came up short. The Three Lions are also priced at 12.00 to lift the trophy.
Belgium complete the set of teams with a very likely chance of upsetting the odds and lifting the trophy. The golden generation only has a semi-finals appearance to show for and are also backed at 12.00 to win in Qatar.
Italy, Netherlands and Portugal will also be in the running. William Hill believe they have an outside chance at 15.00, 17.00 and 21.00 respectively.