The tournament kicks off on June 14. As the competition nears World Cup odds Vegas bound are being adjusted. An injury, form or even a last second squad addition could see Las Vegas odds change. There are now fewer than 36 days until the World Cup. Which one of the 32 teams will win in Russia and become the new FIFA World Cup Champions?.
World Cup odds Vegas list
Here are the latest World Cup Odds Vegas.
Germany top the odds ahead of the 2018 World Cup according to Las Vegas sportsbooks. The Germans are the reigning champions and have made it to the semifinals or better in the last four World Cups.
The squad is packed with outstanding international talent. Jerome Boateng, Toni Kroos and Thomas Mueller are three of the most important members of the squad. The big questions centre around Germany's goalkeeper Manuel Neuer. The Bayern Munich No. 1 has missed the entire season through injury, but he is expected to be back for the World Cup. Neuer is training with Bayern after missing seven months, and he could feature in one of the club's final Bundesliga matches.
While there are questions over Neuer's fitness, the striker position doesn't look to be Germany's strongest position. Timo Werner looks to be the team's best option, but Joachim Loew could use a committee of forwards to lead the line in Russia.
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Brazil finished fourth at the 2014 World Cup after star player Neymar suffered an injury in the quarterfinals. His absence changed the team's outcome and Brazil went from a capable team to one that looked undeserving of being semifinalists.
Brazil were beaten 7-1 by Germany in the semifinals, and despite manager Tite improving the side, there is a feeling Brazil could come unstuck against one of the big nations.
Neymar is currently injured and isn't expected to return to club football this term. Neymar's transfer saga of wanting to leave Paris Saint-Germain less than one year after arriving isn't helping. Nor is every notable player telling him to go.
Brazil have a lot of talent, but whether the team is good enough overall to win the tournament is another question.
France were the Euro 2016 beaten finalists as the extremely talented team under Didier Deschamps just couldn't find a way through a determined Portugal.
France may have the most talented team at the World Cup. Antoine Griezmann, Hugo Lloris, Dmitri Payet, Olivier Giroud and more are all top players that play well together. France has a key player at every position, but it remains to be seen if their egos can come together if not selected for the starting XI.
The 2010 French World Cup team had an immense amount of problems, and it seems France is always one step away from an internal crisis. Paul Pogba will be key to the team after having had such a rocky time at Manchester United this term. Will his head be in the right place or will he bring the rest of the squad down?
Spain may be the nation that is getting looked over the most heading into the tournament. Sure, the Spanish didn't make it out of their group in Brazil, but Julen Lupetegui has transformed the team.
Since taking over post-Euro 2016, Lupetegui has not lost a match in charge of La Roja. The manager has an array of talent at his disposal including veteran centre-back pair Sergio Ramos and Gerard Pique. Add in veteran midfielder Sergio Busquets to the exciting younger stars of Thiago, Marco Asensio and Isco, and Spain may have the best combination of youth and experience.
The beaten finalists at the 2014 World Cup, Argentina go into Russia with Lionel Messi as their firm leader. Without Messi, Argentina are just another team at the World Cup. With Messi, Argentina have the chance to win the tournament despite the team's myriad of faults everywhere else on the pitch.
Everything Argentina does at the World Cup will depend on Messi. If he can score goals and create them, Argentina should make the quarterfinals or go further. Argentina will have to play France or possibly Denmark in the knockout stages depending on results. Neither side will be pushovers and a poor outing could see the Argentines on summer holiday earlier than expected.
Belgium can be exciting and fun to watch. Yet at the same time, Belgium have not fixed the problems they had four years ago. Manager Roberto Martinez has plenty of talent at his disposal, but as the coach, there is uncertainty over his ability to lead the team.
Are England a dark horse or just boring to watch? The Three Lions were undefeated in qualifying, but that isn't necessarily new. Harry Kane is world-class striker, but the same can't be said for his teammates. England are better than they were in 2014. However, that doesn't mean this team can make it to the final.
Cristiano Ronaldo led Portugal to the Euro 2016 title by scoring goals and coaching the team – he missed the majority of the final through injury. It was a great accomplishment, but this team hasn't improved.
The Rest of the World Cup odds Las Vegas
Costa Rica +25000
South Korea +40000
Saudi Arabia +100000