2022 FIFA World Cup futures picks, odds, groups: Proven expert unveils best bets, USMNT predictions for Qatar
Martin Green has analyzed the World Cup draw and locked in his best bets, group winners and top sleepers for Qatar 2022
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The 2022 FIFA World Cup will begin on Nov. 20 and the 26-man rosters have been finalized for all 32 teams competing in Qatar. The USMNT left off some notable names, including goalie Zack Steffen and forwards Ricardo Pepi and Jordan Pefok. The Americans will be playing in Group B with England, Wales and Iran. The U.S. are listed as 100-1 longshots in the 2022 World Cup odds from Caesars Sportsbook after missing the 2018 World Cup in its entirety.
Five-time world champions Brazil are listed as the 4-1 favorites in the World Cup odds and the No. 1-ranked team in the FIFA World Rankings made some waves by leaving Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino off its 2022 World Cup roster. But even with Firmino looking like one of the biggest 2022 World Cup snubs, the Brazilians hope they still have plenty of attacking power to be a threat to win the World Cup 2022 in Qatar. Before locking in any 2022 World Cup picks, you need to see what SportsLine’s soccer insider Martin Green has to say.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been stunningly accurate. Green has generated almost $35,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and he has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.
Now, Green has analyzed the 2022 World Cup draw from every angle and revealed his picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see Green’s 2022 World Cup picks.
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Green is backing the USMNT to qualify from Group B at +100 odds at Caesars. The Americans finalized their 26-man squad for World Cup 2022 last Wednesday and it was a sigh of relief for USMNT fans to see that Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie was included. A box-to-box midfielder with a knack for making well-timed runs in critical moments, McKennie has been battling a quadriceps injury that many feared would hold him out of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The good news on McKennie’s status gives head coach Gregg Berhalter his desired midfield trio of McKennie, Tyler Adams and Yunus Musah. That group played a major role in helping the USMNT win the CONCACAF Nations League and the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Both of those finals were victories over Mexico, another quality team with clear designs of making it out of the group stage at the 2022 World Cup.
Only England is ranked higher in the current FIFA World Rankings than the Americans and Green is expecting youth and exuberance to be a deciding factor against Wales and Iran. Wales seemingly poses the biggest threat to the USMNT advancing with a collection of notable names including Ben Davies, Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsay, but it’s an aging squad and Bale and Ramsay have both been dealing with injuries that could limit their effectiveness. See Green’s other 2022 World Cup picks at SportsLine.
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Green has locked in his best bets to win the 2022 World Cup, along with the top picks to win each group. He’s revealed how far Mexico, England and Portugal will advance in Qatar. He’s also identified a dark horse team that is listed higher than 75-1 who have a chance to shock the world and win it all. You can only see them here.
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