World Cup Betting 2018

World Cup 2018 Free Bets

The World Cup is almost upon us, with Russia putting the finishing touches to their stadiums. In terms of squads, the finalities are far from complete with everything still to play for.


World Cup Free bets

Despite the controversy surrounding Russia, it’s going to be one of the best tournaments yet with 32 teams looking to add themselves to the list of World Cup winners.

With the tournament just around the corner, let help you get the most out of your FIFA World Cup free bets. Here we’ll provide you with the best free bets from online bookmakers which can be used to bet on football at the 2018 World Cup.

Bringing you the latest free bet offers for all the big World Cup fixtures, our expert insight will help you back a winner, even if it does see England missing out on penalties again.

Keep up-to-date on all the latest World Cup odds here and make sure you don’t miss a thing at


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Like having a punt on the latest Premier League or Champions League odds, World Cup betting is incredibly simple.

Most online bookies will be looking for new customers and will be handing out some fantastic World Cup betting offers throughout the tournament. You’ll see plenty of free bets and deposit bonuses across many of the country’s most popular sites, allowing you to compare World Cup winners odds and find the best deal for you.

Naturally, there will be plenty of markets to back allowing you to really make the most of your 2018 World Cup predictions, and at, we’ll spell out all the terms and conditions of each bookmaker to take all the hassle away so you can enjoy the tournament in all its glory.

Three Easy Steps To Get A Free World Cup Bet

      1. Choose a free bet…

Take a look at our extensive list of free bets offers. We have a fantastic range. Simply check the main conditions for wagering requirements, find the right deal for you, and click ‘CLAIM IT NOW when you’re ready.

      1. Register with the online bookmaker…

Complete the online registration form and enter the promotion code. It’s likely you’ll have to enter payment details to activate a free bet dependant on the offer available. Check out our Bookmaker Review section to discover our favourite, and most reputable, bookmakers on the net.

      1. Deposit some funds and place a bet…

In most instances you can deposit as little as £5 or £10, but this will restrict the size of your free bet. We recommend starting out with the smaller free bet offers until you find your feet and go with those that match your first bet or deposit or even give you more than your first bet or deposit.

That’s all it takes to make the most of the many World Cup betting promotions which will hit our screens come the summer. We’ll be constantly updating our site with the best offers, so keep your eyes peeled and make sure the likes of Spain, Germany, and dare we say it, England, won’t be the only winners this summer.


Plenty of the UK’s best bookmakers are already offering great odds on World Cup free bets. You’ll get great prices on qualifiers with SkyBet’s World Cup offers while the likes of Ladbrokes and William Hill are offering some good outrights with Germany and Brazil among the list of favourites.

With plenty of free bets already on offer, from welcome bonuses to matched bets it’s well worth getting started on your World Cup bets ahead of the tournament in Russia next year.


Placing a bet with most UK bookmakers is incredibly simple. It may differ from bookie to bookie, especially when it comes to using a free bet.

In many cases you’ll have to look for the option to apply your free bet before confirming it, while others may need a deposit first. The best thing to do is simply check out our bookmaker pages where we highlight exactly what you need to do with each bookmaker.

Sometimes it’s good to check out the restrictions on free bets as some are intended to stop people from converting the free bets into instant cash. Most of these restrictions don’t really stop this happening. People with another bookmaker account or better still an account with a betting exchange are able to lock-in a profit from free bets without any risk. You can calculate how much profit can be locked into your free bets with our Back/Lay Hedging Calculator.

In any event, restrictions on free bets are in place and they vary between bookmakers, it is in your best interest to know what to look for, it can save time and disappointment later down the line.

Six Things You Need To Know Before Using Your Free Bet World Cup Offers

      1. Free bet stakes are not included in returns: You will receive the winnings from the free bet stake
      2. Minimum Odds: Expect bookmakers to require the free bet to be placed on selections with a minimum price, this can vary between 1/5 (1.20) and 6/4 (2.50)
      3. Rollover Requirement: Some bookmakers will require your free bet or deposit bonus be wagered a number of times before you can withdraw winnings from the bonus. Obviously, no rollover requirement is best, but with bigger free bet offers this shouldn’t necessarily put you off.
      4. Free Bet Expiry: You’ll normally get 7 or 30 days to use your free bet.
      5. Bet Type Restrictions: You are nearly always allowed to use your free bet as a single bet and normally free bets can be used in accumulators.
      6. Betting product restrictions: Free bets are normally restricted to the bookmaker’s sports events and sometimes can be used on Games area. You’ll rarely be able to use free bets for bookmakers’ casino and poker rooms or pool betting.


As the World Cup approaches, you’ll start noticing more and more World Cup betting offers and in particularly enhanced odds.

The latter are generally flash offers anywhere between an hour or two days before an event and give a significant price offer for us punters. You’ll find plenty of them now among the World Cup Qualifying odds market, and they will be well worth keeping an eye out as the tournament approaches alongside free bets.

The amount you stake will usually be capped but betting on World Cup enhanced odds could seriously improve your prize pot come the end of the tournament.


There are a few markets already available for punters when it comes to Russia 2018. Naturally the most common is the World Cup outright winner odds. World champions Germany go into the tournament as favourites at 5/1, while last tournament’s host Brazil are second favourites with SkyBet at 6/1.

It’s going to be an emotional tournament for some, with it being Gianluigi Buffon’s last tournament and perhaps last few games. Italy go into the competition at 16/1 in what could be the perfect sign off for the legendary goalkeeper.

England’s odds for Russia lie at 18/1 with Gareth Southgate’s men sitting behind a list of seven in the list of favourites for the World Cup, while all home nations to qualify for the tournament is priced at 16/1.


As the tournament gets closer there will be a number of markets for punters to bet on. Currently, you’ll find World Cup outright markets and World Cup qualifier odds, but as teams begin to qualify and the summer draws closer, these markets will certainly be worth a bet on…

  • World Cup 2018 Outright winner odds
  • World Cup 2018 top scorer odds
  • World Cup 2018 finalist odds
  • World Cup 2018 Golden Glove odds


Looking back at previous winners is often a good way to look at which way the World Cup outright winner could head. You’ll have to look back over 50 years to find England winning the World Cup, but looking at the more recent tournaments could be a good signifier.

Here are the most recent tournament winners…

2014: Germany 1-0 Argentina

2010: Spain 1-0 Netherlands

2006: Italy 1-1 France (Italy win on penalties)

2002: Brazil 2-0 Germany

1998: France 3-0 Brazil

1994: Brazil 0-0 Italy (Brazil win on penalties)

1990: West Germany 1-0 Argentina


Taking advantage of the free bets available when signing up with online bookmakers is an excellent way to boost your profits from World Cup betting in 2018, you certainly can’t lose when using your free bet. But, there are other ways to help improve your returns from betting on the world’s biggest trophy.

You can insure your 2018 World Cup bets with a variety of free bet refund offers and promotions released by online bookmakers which could result in receiving a free bet as consolation for backing a losing selection.

It’s not only free bets that will help your betting bank stretch further, you can get bonuses that boost the returns from your successful predictions and make sure you are getting the best football odds for your bets.

At, we think it’s a great idea to have accounts with a number of different bookmakers. Being set up already to jump on the best offers will give you the best chance of maximising profits.

This is where can help, we constantly monitor free bet offers and promotions from online bookmakers and update the site with over £2000 worth of offers and promotions on any single day. You can visit and check out the latest free bet offers and promotions for all the big 2018 World Cup ties and compare 2018 World Cup odds to make sure you are not missing the best prices.

Alternatively, you can subscribe to our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter where we release news of all the free bet offers and promotions that we add to the website. Keep your eyes peeled on our site to make the most of betting on the World Cup 2018.

The Only 2018 World Cup Betting Tips You’ll Ever Need

  1. Open accounts with a number of different bookmakers: The more free bets the better.
  2. Take the best odds for your football bets: Compare bookmakers odds and work out your potential returns using our Betting Calculator.
  3. Find free bet refunds and pay out bonuses: See if they will benefit your football bet. Follow our daily updates on Facebook and Twitter and you’ll never miss an offer

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