Soccer betting for Qatar 2022 World Cup: Who are the main candidates?

Bookmakers such as Asian Handicap Piala Dunia 2022 and the rest are preparing for the next week to live one of the best moments for them, the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

The Football World Cup brings beautiful moments for the participating countries, but also for betting as it is the moment when more people bet on their national teams and other matches.

Would you like a review of the main candidates to win the World Cup? What aspects do you consider important when betting? You will find all this information below.

Who are the main candidates to win the World Cup in Qatar 2022?

In all soccer World Cups, bookmakers and the general public indicate which are the 4 or 5 candidates to win the world title. Do you want to find out who they are?


The 5 times world champions in 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002 are looking for their sixth world championship in Qatar 2022 and is the one that leads the TOP1 in the bookmakers.

The Brazilian national team led by Tite is always a threat and a possible candidate to win the World Cup, although it would be in its worst moments as they have an impressive individual and group quality in their players.

The main reference of the Brazilian national team is Neymar JR, captain of the team. He arrives to the World Cup in an optimal state without injuries and with more than 8 goals and 5 assists in PSG (Paris Saint-Germain).

Brazil is coming off the back of being the 2019 Copa America Champion and runner-up in the 2021 edition against Argentina. It made a great qualification to attend the World Cup coming out first.

Last but not least, who will play? Tite, 5 days ago, released a list of called-up players, which is:


  • Alisson (Liverpool)
  • Éderson (Manchester City)
  • Weverton (Palmeiras)



  • Danilo (Juventus)
  • Daniel Alves (Pumas)
  • Alex Sandro (Juventus)
  • Alex Telles (Sevilla)
  • Thiago Silva (Chelsea)
  • Marquinhos (PSG)
  • Éder Militao (Real Madrid)
  • Bremer (Juventus)


  • Casemiro (Manchester United)
  • Fabinho (Liverpool)
  • Fred (Manchester United)
  • Bruno Guimaraes (Newcastle)
  • Lucas Paquetá (West Ham)
  • Éverton Ribeiro (Flamengo)


  • Neymar (PSG)
  • Vinicius (Real Madrid)
  • Richarlison (Tottenham)
  • Raphinha (Barcelona)
  • Gabriel Jesús (Arsenal)
  • Antony (Manchester United)
  • Pedro (Flamengo)
  • Rodrygo (Real Madrid)
  • Gabriel Martinelli (Arsenal)


The reigning world champions from the 2018 World Cup in Russia are in second place in the bookmakers’ rankings to become two-time world champions. Will they be able to do it?

DT Didier Deschamps has elite players to achieve the feat in Qatar 2022. First, we have the jewel of soccer, Mbappe and, the last Ballon d’Or, Karim Benzema.

In the course of 2021 and 2022, the French national team had some mistakes losing easy matches and others not so much like Denmark or Belgium.

But, we cannot rule them out as main candidates to win the World Cup along with Brazil and the others.


Having the best in the world will always position argentina as a candidate to win everything. The Argentine national team comes from winning the Copa America in 2021 and the Finalissia in 2022.

It harvests more than 34 undefeated matches without losing since the end of 2019, a record in world soccer.

The Argentine public and the whole world look forward to the arrival of the World Cup so that, finally, Lionel Messi can lift the title after the defeat against Germany in 2014 in Brazil.


Last but not least, Spain is another candidate placed in the bets made by players.

The 2010 World Cup champion in South Africa is back in the race to win its 2nd World Cup in Qatar 2022.

With a rejuvenated squad with 20 to 23 year old players such as Gavi, Pedri, Fernán Torres or Eric García and other experienced players such as Carvajal, Busquet or Morata they have a balance between youth and experience, which positions them as candidates to take the trophy to their country. Will Spain be able to win their 2nd World Cup title? What do you think?

What aspects to take into account when betting on Qatar 2022?

Here are some tips for betting on the Qatar 2022 World Cup. Remember, always with awareness and responsibility.

There is no such thing as a sure thing

Unlike any league such as the Premier League, Italian or Spanish, in a World Cup there are no safe games.

The opening match in Qatar vs Ecuador. The logic of any person would give Ecuador as the winner because of their individual superiority against Qatar and experience in the Cup. But, in a World Cup, any factor can make the favorite lose.

The rest of the players, the playing field, the weather and other variables can affect your safe candidate. Therefore, it is essential to analyze all the variables and bet with awareness.

Establish a budget

Setting a win-loss budget will allow you to analyze your Qatar 2022 betting performance.

In the case of the loss budget, you will have to establish a percentage of loss, in case of exceeding it, you will withdraw and stop betting.

The opposite happens with the winnings budget, when you exceed a percentage of your winning capital you will stop playing. Remember that greed can lead you to win nothing or even lose. In the long run, the bank always wins.

Watch the payout odds

Do not bet on all the World Cup matches. Look at the payout odds of the bookmakers and see the Risk-Benefit ratio.

If a match, for example, Qatar-Ecuador pays for 1.2, i.e. 20% is not so attractive because in case Qatar wins you will lose 100% in a match where the winner is not so clear. You will always have to analyze the Risk-Benefit ratio. And, for you, who will be the winner of the World Cup? Have you already placed a bet?