Russia World Cup 2018 Betting

Often regarded as the biggest sporting event on the planet, the World Cup is a sporting spectacle to which only the Olympics can compare. The 32 best international sides from across every continent take place in first a group stage before a straight knockout competition.

Current holders are Germany who defeated Argentina in the last final in Brazil back in 2014. A Mario Gotze goal in injury time was enough to give Germany a 1-0 win in Rio de Janeiro and their secure their fourth World Cup title.

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The Germans are also currently favourites to retain their crown but history is against them as no side since Brazil in 1962 have been able to successfully defend their title.

Ranging from £10 to £200, here at we have a give you the guide to the Russia 2018 World Cup free bets.

What are the Russia 2018 betting options?

With the eyes of the entire planet fixed on the month long football extravaganza, a whole host of betting options will be available for you to use your free bet on including:

-Overall winner

-Top goalscorer

-Player of the tournament

-The winner of each group

-Total number of goals

-How far will England progress? 

About Russia 2018

The decision to award Russia the 2018 World Cup is one that has not escaped criticism. Amidst the scandal surrounding FIFA, world football's governing body, there has been claims of corruption in the process to award Russia the tournament. FIFA presIdent Sepp Blatter has been placed under intense media scrutiny and will be hoping that the tournament will be a resounding success, despite some reservations over the suitability of the host nation. 

Where are the games being held?

For the largest country in the world to host the World Cup, you can imagine the complications this may provide. However all of the host cities are located in the European part of Russia, in an attempt to reduce the travelling times between cities. As with all stadia used in such tournaments, many of them are newly built with most of the other venues having enjoyed recent makeovers.

Moscow - Luzhniki Stadiumv (capacity 81,000) and Otkrytiye Arena (44,929)

St. Petersburg - Zenit Arena (66,881)

Kallinigrad - Kallinigrad stadium (35,000)

Kazan - Kazan Arena (45,105)

Nizhny Novgorod - Nizhny Novgorod Stadium (44,899)

Samara - Cosmos Arena (44,918)

Volgograd - Central Stadium (44,015)

Saransk - Mordovia-arena (45,015)

Rostov-on-don - Levberdon Arena (43,702)

Sochi - Fisht Olympic Stadium (47.659)

Yekaterinburg - Central Stadium (35,000)