Public Backing United States, Argentina, Brazil to Take Home World Cup Title
Matthew Ashton/Getty. Pictured: United Staes star Christian Pulisic.
In a typical World Cup year, we’d already be playing group-stage matches in the world’s most prestigious international competition.
This isn’t a normal year, so matches won’t be played for another five months. However, that doesn’t mean the bets haven’t been rolling in on the tournament.
The public has already been getting behind the United States, which is currently listed at +6600 odds, with early data from BetMGM showing the Americans account for the highest liability at the sportsbook by a wide margin.
Christian Pulisic and a young star-studded American team is getting 20.8% of the betting tickets and 18.0% of the handle at BetMGM, but two countries follow right behind in terms of handle.
Five-time champion Brazil is amassing 22.3% of the handle, and the influx of action has moved the nation from +550 to +400 odds. It’s a favorite ahead of France (+550) and England (+550) in the betting market.
Argentina, a two-time World Cup champion, is accounting for 11.7% of the betting tickets and 16.1% of the handle.
Absolutely nobody believes in Virgil van Dijk and the Netherlands (+1100) according to the opening numbers, as they’re receiving just 3.0% of the betting tickets and 1.5% of the handle.
Despite attracting 5.4% of the betting tickets and 3.2% of the handle, Canada’s odds have lengthened from +15000 to +20000 odds. The CONCACAF group winner is looking to do damage in its first World Cup appearance since the 1986 competition.
Mexico, the CONCACAF region’s second-place finisher, is taking 1.6% of the betting tickets and 0.6% of the handle at +8000 odds.