World Cup 2018 odds: Brazil the favorite, followed by Germany, Spain and France
Eight countries have better odds than Euro 2016 winner Portugal
The World Cup is a week away, and the action kicks off with host Russia taking on Saudi Arabia on Thursday. A month from there, we'll know who is the champion. And there are plenty of contenders, including reigning champ Germany, Lionel Messi and Argentina, the always talented Brazil, Spain, France and maybe a couple more who have an outside shot of winning. But who are the current favorites?
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And the latest odds from Bovada are out, with Neymar and Brazil leading the way, as well as the odds for each group winner. Here are those:
Costa Rica 300/1
South Korea 500/1
Saudi Arabia 1000/1
Group A winner
Saudi Arabia 50/1
Group B winner
Group C winner
Group D winner
Group E winner
Costa Rica 25/1
Group F winner
South Korea 20/1
Group G winner
Group H winner
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