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Which outsiders should you back to win the 2018 World Cup

With just weeks until the 2018 World Cup begins in Russia, many sports betting fans will be keen to see which teams are looking like being the bookies' favourites to win this prestigious football competition.

But whilst betting on strong teams like Germany and Brazil might land you a winning result, the short odds won't give you much in the way of a decent profit. So we are going to take a quick look at some of the teams who could upset the bookmakers and give you some great winnings in the 2018 World Cup.


Whilst Croatia's Group D matches against the likes of Argentina, Iceland, and Nigeria aren't too easy, we think that this experienced team could have what it takes to go the distance in the 2018 World Cup. Croatia have often been labelled the World Cup's 'dark horses' and this year's tourna-ment in Russia is no exception. With legends like Luka Modric and promising newcomers such as Andrej Kramaric in their ranks, we think that Croatia won't get a better chance at World Cup glory than this summer. And with odds of 33/1, it seems that many bookies also realise that Croatia could pull off a big sporting upset at the 2018 World Cup.


As they are host nation, Russia didn't have to play any qualifying matches to reach the 2018 World Cup finals. This means that Russia are truly an unknown quantity, and are therefore more than ca-pable of shocking some better-known teams. Russia play in Group A where they have to face the likes of Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Uruguay. Whilst their Uruguay match could be tricky, Russia's home advantage could mean that they safely reach the knock-out rounds, and with odds of 40/1 it seems that anything could happen.


The South American team have been given odds of 50/1 to win the 2018 World Cup. And whilst this might sound like a very risky bet, it's worth remembering that you can go to and use some of the decent promotions to get a risk free bet deal. So put those betting bonuses to good use by wagering on Colombia in the 2018 World Cup, as talented players like James Rodriguez can always make magic happen at the most unexpected moments.


Poland are probably the strongest team in Group H, and whilst the odds of 66/1 to win the 2018 World Cup might not be too favourable, with iconic strikers like Robert Lewandowski and rising stars such as Piotr Zielinski in their ranks we're expecting big things from the Polish team. So whilst Poland have never won a World Cup, they could be in a line to work wonders in Russia this summer.

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