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The USMNT are set to appear in the 2022 FIFA World Cup after missing out on the 2018 tournament altogether. The Americans will be eager to atone for missing the 2018 World Cup with a strong showing in Qatar. Gregg Berhalter’s men will enter the FIFA World Cup 2022 with a bit of confidence, having lost just one of their last six games leading up to the tournament. The USMNT will square off against England, Iran and Wales in Group B at the World Cup 2022.
However, the latest 2022 World Cup odds from Caesars Sportsbook list the Americans as massive 100-1 longshots. Can the U.S. make a deep run in Qatar, or should you back a favorite like Brazil, France, Argentina, England or Spain to lift the trophy? Brazil is listed as the 4-1 favorite, with Argentina (11-2), France (13-2), England (15-2) and Spain (15-2) next in line. Before you lock in your 2022 World Cup picks, you need to see what SportsLine’s soccer insider Brandt Sutton has to say.
Sutton, a former collegiate soccer player, has been SportsLine’s top soccer editor for more than five years. He has followed soccer closely for much longer and factors in managerial tactics, projected lineups and past performances to make the most-informed decisions possible, keeping his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.
Sutton also has been on a roll with his best bets, going 148-112-1 over his last 261 soccer picks this year, returning more than $2,300 for $100 bettors.
Now, Sutton has analyzed the 2022 World Cup bracket from every angle and revealed his top picks, predictions and knockout bracket. You can head to SportsLine now to see Sutton’s 2022 FIFA World Cup picks.
Sutton is fading France, even though the defending champions are among the favorites at 13-2. France undoubtedly has one of the best rosters in the world, but they’ve been struggling to get results. In fact, Les Bleus have won just one of their last six games heading into the World Cup, which includes two defeats against Denmark.
France and Denmark will square off in the group stage at the World Cup, and if France fails to win Group D, they could find themselves playing Argentina in the Round of 16. In addition to their recent form, the World Cup hasn’t seen a nation win back-to-back titles since Brazil in 1958-62, which doesn’t bode well for France’s chances in Qatar.
“France will feature one of the deadliest attacks at the 2022 World Cup, with Kylian Mbappe, Karim Benzema and Antoine Griezmann spearheading the front line. However, I expect the defending champions to struggle without Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kante in the middle of the pitch,” Sutton told SportsLine. “In addition, four of the last five defending World Cup champions have been eliminated in the group stage at the following tournament.”
Another surprise: Sutton expects Belgium to make a deep run in the 2022 World Cup bracket, even though they’re 16-1 longshots in the 2022 World Cup odds. Belgium is ranked No. 2 in the FIFA World Rankings, but the Red Devils aren’t among the favorites to lift the trophy. Sutton thinks Belgium has the talent to make history and is predicting they’ll make it all the way to the final in his World Cup 2022 bracket.
“This is likely the final opportunity for Belgium’s “golden generation” to win a title,” Sutton said. “Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku headline a Belgium squad that currently ranks No. 2 in the world and the Red Devils also feature one of the world’s best goalkeepers in Thibaut Courtois. Courtois was awarded the Yashin Trophy for the best goalkeeper of the 2021-22 season, and he will be a major factor in Belgium’s success in Qatar.” See Sutton’s other 2022 World Cup picks at SportsLine.
Sutton has locked in his best bets to win the 2022 World Cup, along with his top futures plays and his full knockout bracket prediction. He’s revealed how far the USMNT, Brazil and Spain will advance in Qatar. He’s also high on a dark horse team that “has a shot at being this year’s Croatia, who surprisingly made the World Cup final in 2018.” You can only see them here.
So who will win the World Cup 2022? And which longshot could stun the soccer world? Check out the odds below and then visit SportsLine to see Brandt Sutton’s best bets for the 2022 World Cup, all from the proven expert who is more than $2,300 on his soccer picks in 2022, and find out.
South Korea +25000
Costa Rica +50000
Saudi Arabia +50000
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