Sports Illustrated. Pictured: Peru’s Paolo Guerrero
- Argentina and Belgium are my picks to win it all.
- Peru will be a sleeper, but is there any value on the South Americans at this point?
- Mo Salah’s health will be the key to how Group A shakes out.
My excitement for the 2018 World Cup started the day Argentina lost to Germany in the 2014 Final in Brazil. While other tournaments such as the Copa America and Euro 2016 have kept the summers busy, nothing quite compares to the thrill of a World Cup.
Groups A through H were announced on Dec. 1, 2017, and that’s when futures and props started popping up. Since then, I’ve been placing futures bets for the World Cup, which I’ve highlighted below: