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Below you will find listed the first ten matches that are kicking off in the Group Stages, from the 14th of June until the 17th of June, just make sure you get your bets on nice and early to secure the odds at sites such as Paddy Power!
Russia vs Saudi Arabia
Russia as a nation must have thought Christmas had come early when they drew their first match of the Group Stages against Saudi Arabia, for no matter how you look at that match, the only way to bet on it is a win for Russia.
However, that is the result the bookies all expect too and as such you are going to be hard pressed to find huge odds on a Russia win, in fact the best odds I have so far come across are 3/10. There isn’t much money for the draw and as such the draw odds are 7/2, and you would have to be a very loyal fan of Saudi Arabia to take their 11/1 odds!
June 15th Group Stage Matches and Best Odds
Egypt may be without one of their leading players after his shoulder injury at the weekend, however, as far as the betting markets go, the bookies have them in as the underdogs anyway on their match against Uruguay on the 15th of Jun.
Egypt are 6/1 so hardly red-hot favourites to win that match, you will get 11/4 on the draw and the smart money is certainly going on Uruguay and I would snap up any odds of around 8/15 if I was you!
The Morocco vs Iran match does look a bit of a puzzler, and you are probably wondering which of those teams is going to come out on top, if fact at 2/1 on the draw that is possibly the bet I would go for. But Morocco are 13/5 to win and you can get 12/5 on Iran.
The match that is going to get the biggest viewing figures without a shadow of a doubt on the 15th of June will be the Portugal vs Spain match. Both teams are going to want to win it of course and the bookies are treading carefully for they make Portugal the slight outsider at 16/5, the draw is 23/10 and Spain are the favourites, but only just at 5/6!
Bet Now on Group Stage Matches on the 16th of June!
You will probably not get very rich on the 16th of June if you bet on each of the favourites to win their respective Group Stages matches, for the odds I have so far come across are appallingly low.
Take for example the France vs Australia, who in their right mind is going to want to bet at odds of 1/6 on a France win? The value if you can call it that is on the draw at 5/1 or for a mad punt have a few bob on Australia at 18/1.
Argentina will no doubt show Iceland how to play football on their match on the 16th of June, and the odds you are going to get on an Argentina win are 3/10, the draw is 7/2 and you will have more money than sense if you bet on Iceland at 10/1!
I am convinced that Peru are going to win their match against Demark, and that is one bet I will be placing at their current win odds of 11/4, the bookies go 9/4 the draw and they have made Denmark the even money favourites.
I think the Croatia vs Nigeria match may end up being a goalless draw, and if you are of the same mind the 12/5 draw odds do look tempting, but Croatia do have a good chance of winning and I wouldn’t put you off betting on them winning at odds of 4/5, but Nigeria look at lost cause at their 7/2 win odds!
Final Three of the First Ten Group Stage Matches
It is of course going to be on the 17th of June that the last three matches of the first set of ten matches are going to be held over in Russia, and the first match is the Costa Rica vs Serbia match in which Costa Rica are 16/5 to win, the draw is 21/10 and the odds on a Serbia win are 10/11.
You will probably be able to count your winnings long before the Germany vs Mexico match ends if you bet on Germany to win at odds of 2/5, for they should not lose that match, but the draw is available at 16/5 and if you think Germany are going to lose then back Mexico at 13/2!
Brazil are 1/3 to win their match against Switzerland, the draw is 7/2, and for any Switzerland fans who do want to bet with their hearts rather than their head you can back your team at odds of 8/1!