Bettor will win $600,000 if Brazil wins it all

The 2022 World Cup kicks off on Sunday. It is one of the biggest sporting events in the world, and the fact that it only happens every four years adds to the excitement level. Even if you’re not the biggest soccer fan, the World Cup is fascinating. It’s a month of high stakes and emotional soccer at the highest level.

Of course, this is the first World Cup where sports betting is legal in many spots across the U.S. As a result, the betting action is plentiful and more is expected in the coming days and throughout the duration of the tournament. . BetMGM has posted odds for each individual game, teams to win or progress from their group, stage of elimination bets, top goal scorers and plenty of other options.

With the tournament just days away, there has already been plenty of notable action, including a huge bet on the favorite to win it.

Bettor can win $600k in Brazil

Brazil go into the World Cup as the betting favorite at +350. Brazil have the most titles in World Cup history with five. However, they haven’t won it all since 2002. One bettor hopes the drought will end this year.

BetMGM had one bettor risking $150,000 on Brazil to win the World Cup at 400 odds. If Brazil manages to win it, the bettor will get a tidy $600,000 profit. As a result of the bet, Brazil’s odds to win it all have dropped to +350.

As mentioned above, Brazil is the betting favorite and for good reason. They have no real weaknesses. In goal, they have Alisson, who plays his club football in Liverpool. In defense and in midfield, they have great talent like Marquinhos, Thiago Silva and Casemiro.

Brazil’s most recognizable name is Neymar, who provides the attacking flair that Brazilians are known for. Neymar has been plagued by injuries in recent years, but seems to be in top form ahead of the World Cup. Vinicius Junior joins Neymar in attack and the two are a lethal combination.

According to BetMGM, Brazil winning the World Cup would be a bad result for the sportsbook and this mega bet is probably the main reason.

Neymar and Brazil are the favorites for the World Cup. (GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP via Getty Images)

Brazil is not the only big bet

There are plenty of other teams getting betting action ahead of the World Cup, though none quite as big as Brazil.

  • $14,000 to win $392,000 on Denmark to win the World Cup (+2800)

  • $2,500 to win $625,000 on Canada to win the World Cup (+25000)

  • $1,000 to win $100,000 on Serbia to win the World Cup (+10000)

  • $1,000 to win $100,000 on USA to win the World Cup (+10000)

Of course, these are longer shots and people probably don’t expect to sweat these bets as much as the Brazilian bet. However, if any of these countries can go on a surprise run, there will be some happy bookmakers out there winning six figures.

Argentina and the USA are on the list of popular bets

Which teams are getting the most promising action ahead of the World Cup? Well, in rather surprising news, the two betting options are the native United States.

Argentina is the most popular bet at BetMGM. They have the second best score of any team at +500. Overall, 18.5% of the betting activity is backing Lionel Messi in his best and last chance to win the World Cup.

Brazil is the betting favorite at +350 and is receiving just over 13% of the betting activity. The United States is a 100-to-1 long shot to win the World Cup, but that’s not stopping people from throwing down a few bucks to encourage rooting for their country. USA has received 11% of bets, making it the third most popular bet.

Other popular bets to win the World Cup include:

  • France +700 (9.1% of bets)

  • England +800 (8.0% of bets)

  • Germany 10-to-1 (7.4% of bets)

  • Belgium 14-to-1 (4.6% of bets)

  • Netherlands 14-to-1 (4.3% of bets)

  • Spain +800 (4.2% of bets)

  • Portugal 14-to-1 (4.0% of bets)

Popular bets to win their group

For a full group-by-group breakdown of the teams ahead of the World Cup, check out Nick Bromberg’s preview here. Which teams are the most popular to win their respective groups at BetMGM?

  • Group A: Netherlands -250 (41% of bets)

  • Group B: United States +550 (83% of bets)

  • Group C: Argentina -250 (56% of bets)

  • Group D: Denmark +275 (76% of bets)

  • Group E: Germany +110 (68% of bets)

  • Group F: Canada 11-to-1 (51% of bets)

  • Group G: Brazil -350 (62% of bets)

  • Group H: Uruguay +200 (54% of bets)

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