World Cup 2014: Betting Offers

World Cup Betting

The World Cup is the biggest football competition on Earth with an incredible one in three people estimated to watch it. With so many people following the action it’s also a huge opportunity to use some bookies betting offers and promotions to make the tournament even more exciting.

Just how many people place bets on The World Cup is hard to gauge, but with bookies competing to attract customers with a range of special World Cup betting offers it's likely the figure will run into the tens of millions!

The next FIFA World Cup will take place in Brazil from 12th June to 13th July 2014. It’s the 20th World Cup tournament, so something of an anniversary, and there are bound to be plenty of free bet offers available to mark this anniversary competition.

This is to be the second time Brazil has hosted the tournament, it first hosted in 1950, and Brazil becomes only the fifth country to have hosted the FIFA World Cup twice, along with Mexico, Italy, France and Germany.

It’s quite a while since a World Cup was held in South America, the last time was in Argentina in 1978, and since then the whole football betting scene has changed with most bookies now operating online.

World Cup betting offers will be extremely popular around the time of the tournament with plenty of betting markets for football fans to have a flutter on.

World Cup Free Bets & Betting Offers

The 2014 FIFA World Cup will feature 32 teams. One place has already been allocated to the hosts, Brazil, but there was no automatic place given to Spain, the defending champions.

The remaining 31 places will be determined by the qualification process, with 207 teams from six FIFA confederations competing to enter the 2014 World Cup.

With so much football action it’s a good time to think how best to use the World Cup betting offers that are already available at online bookies. One of the best at the moment is the £200 Bet365 free bet which is a straight up cash match offer.

It’s underway already, so if you used a free bet offer to predict that Deon McCaulay would score the first goal in the first qualification match, played on 15 June 2011, you are already ahead of the game. Or perhaps you took advantage of the free bet offers that were around for the last World Cup, played in South Africa in 2010, either way, kudos to you!

Unsurprisingly, at the moment the hosts, Brazil, are the early market leaders with most online bookies. Current World and European Champions, Spain are second favourites, with Argentina, Germany, Holland and England following close behind.

There are already plenty of free bet offers out there with plenty more sure to follow in 2014. So why not grab some early odds or open a new account and claim a free bet.

It’s never too early to get in on the action and with the nine group winners to predict, plus the overall tournament winner, there’s already plenty to bet on.

There are other bets to be had as well - predicting matches that will go to penalty shootouts, who will score a hat trick, the final goal of the tournament, who will score the most goals - so there are many ways to make use of World Cup betting offers before we reach the final in 2014.