By Betting Buzz
When the World Cup kicked off in Russia on June 14, the bet365 oddsmakers listed a Brazil vs Germany as the most likely final of the tournament at 12/1. There’s no chance of that now as the four remaining teams are Belgium, Croatia, France and England. The semifinals get underway with France taking on Belgium on July 10 and England battling it out with Croatia 24 hours later.
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The French side is 31/20 favorites to down their neighbors Belgium (21/10) according to the latest bet365 odds as of July 8 with a 90-minute draw at 9/4. England is favored at 11/8 to oust Croatia (5/2) with a draw being 21/10. Therefore, the oddsmakers are now expecting a France vs England showdown for the World Cup on July 15 with Croatia and Belgium meeting in the third-place match.
When the tournament began, France were fourth favorites to take it all at 13/2 with Belgium 11/1, England 16/1 and Croatia a dark horse at 33/1. The top three favorites were Brazil 4/1, Germany 9/2 and Spain at 6/1 — but they’ve all been eliminated along with Argentina who opened at 9/1, Portugal who were 25/1 and Uruguay who opened at 28/1. The current odds, as of June 8, now favor France to be crowned world champions at 2/1 followed by England and Belgium at 11/4 and Croatia at 4/1.
There’s also the matter of the Golden Boot to be settled as the tournament’s top scorer with each team guaranteed two more games before it concludes. As of July 8, Harry Kane of England tops the list of favorites at 1/7 and leads the event with his six goals. Romelu Lukaku has struck four times for Belgium and is 10/1 while Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann of France each have three goals and are listed at 25/1.
There are some dark horses still hanging around as Eden Hazard of Belgium has two goals and is 200/1, Luka Modric of Croatia has two goals and is 250/1, England’s Dele Alli and Jesse Lingard have notched a goal apiece and are 300/1. As for outsiders, Adnan Januzaj of Belgium has a lone goal and is 1000/1 as are Marcus Rashford of England and Ousmane Dembele of France who are both goalless.
Note: Odds were correct at the time of publishing but are subject to change.