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2026 World Cup Betting Tips

See what the most popular betting tips are for World Cup 2026 below. Our profitable football tipsters have done all the research so that you don't have to.

Find out what they are saying the best bets are for all 64 games as well as predictions for the outright markets. For all todays football tips see the main football tips page.

The OLBG Army of Tipsters will be providing their best bets for this event.
In the meantime check out the content below for more information about betting on this event.

About World Cup Tips at OLBG  

OLBG has a wide variety of World Cup tips from a wide range of football tipsters.

Unlike many websites that only provide one side of an argument when it comes to tipping on an event, OLBG publishes all the quality tip write-ups that are submitted on each event, whichever outcome they favour.

This gives you the power to make an informed decision. You can read different angles and opinions about each outcome to decide what you want to bet on. 

You can simply go with the outcome that has a higher percentage of tips in its favour or you can follow a particular tipster because you agree with their tip comment or are impressed by their tipping stats.

OLBG believe in transparent tips and tipsters which is why for each tipster you can see how many profitable months they've had in the past 6 months.

As well as their 6-month level stakes profit, their 6-month strike rate percentage and a variety of other statistical data in their profile.

If you really like the look of a tipster you can even follow them and get alerts when they make a tip!

Who are the best World Cup tipsters?  

The World Cup only lasts one month so that's a very short time period in which to determine who the best World Cup tipsters are.

There are many great football tipsters on OLBG who have profitable records that go back seasons and they are very much expected to continue their fine form into the World Cup.

Some of the criteria for picking the best World Cup bets can differ slightly from domestic football but the core principles remain the same.  

Once again selecting a bet comes down to your preferences. Whether you want to follow the majority, a particular comment or tipster or a collection of tipsters who are all in favour of the same outcome.  

If you do want to see which tipsters are making the best start to the World Cup you can check out the standings in the World Cup tipster competition. They will be updated daily as soon as the World Cup has begun.  

Once you have found the best bets then, of course, you need the best bookmakers to place those bets with. We have written a guide to the best 3 bookmakers for your world cup betting

World Cup Tips from Previous Winners 

Here are the past ten winners of the World Cup:

2022Argentina6/1France6/13-3 (Pens)
2014Germany6/1Argentina4/11-0 (AET)
2010Spain4/1Netherlands10/11-0 (AET)
2006Italy10/1France14/11-1 (Pens)
1994Brazil10/3Italy6/10-0 (Pens)
1990West Germany7/1Argentina14/11-0
1986Argentina4/1West Germany14/13-2

Getting your World Cup Tips from Key Stats

Looking at previous World Cups can give us a glimpse into what is likely to happen at the 2026 World Cup. Here are some recent World Cup stats that will hopefully highlight some of the best World Cup 2026 tips:

  • 6/22 World Cup Winners were the host nation.
  • 16/22 World Cups have been won by teams playing in their home continent.
  • 10/11 European continent World Cups won by European teams.
  • 4/10 European World Cups have been won by Italy.
  • 3/10 European World Cups have been won by Germany.
  • Only 8 different nations have won the World Cup.
  • 9/10 most recent World Cups were won by a team rated 7/1 or lower by the bookies.
  • 7/10 most recent World Cup runners-up started the tournament at double-figure odds.
  • 19/22 teams to reach the final in European hosted World Cup finals have been European.
  • Germany has played in 8 finals, more than any other team.
  • Brazil is the next best (7) and then Italy (6) and Argentina (5).

Previous Top Scorers at The World Cup

History shows there have been some expected World Cup top scorers and some unexpected World Cup top scorers

 The top teams are represented in the list below as are some of the lesser countries and the World Cup top goalscorer odds remain some of the most popular bets at the World Cup.

YearTop ScorerNationalityGoals
2022Kylian MbappéFrance8
2018Harry KaneEngland6
2014James RodriguezColombia6
2006Miroslav KloseGermany5
1998Davor SukerCroatia6
1990Salvatore SchillaciItaly6
1986Gary LinekerEngland6

Looking at the World Cup top goalscorer stats from previous years can help shed some light on potential winners of this year's World Cup top goalscorer award. 

  • In 8/19 World Cups where there has been one winner, the top scorer's nation played in the final.
  • In 3/6 most recent World Cups, a top scorer played in the final.
  • 12/16 most recent winners/joint winners reached the semi-finals and/or played for the hosts.
  • Semi-finalists play a total of 7 matches regardless of the semi-final result.
  • Teams who don't reach the semi-final can play a maximum of only 5 matches.

How can I find the best tips on today's World Cup matches?  

Great tips can be found all over OLBG, even if they don't look like gems before the event begins. Tipsters regularly tip big-priced winners on the site.  

There are algorithms in place on OLBG to highlight the tips that are most likely to yield long-term profits using data such as tipster performance and tipster form.

These tips are highlighted in the 'Hot Tips' section of the site. You can then select football and the World Cup.

If there are world cup matches on that particular day that have qualifying tips they'll be displayed with a star rating and a confidence percentage rating.  

On which markets can I find World Cup tips?  

There are many markets that you can bet on at the 2026 World Cup and you can find tips on all the popular outright and match markets on OLBG.  

As far as outright World Cup tips go you'll find tips on who will win the World Cup, top goalscorer at the World Cup tips and tips for each World Cup group.

Then for each match, OLBG tipsters give analysis for markets such as full-time results, both teams to score, total goals, draw no bet, correct score, goalscorer markets and many more.  

Can I discuss the best World Cup bets with expert tipsters?  

OLBG has a specific World Cup tips forum.

Whether you want to know the latest World Cup team news, the talking points from the latest round of matches or which teams have the most favourable route.

You can discuss everything that is happening at the World Cup on the OLBG football forum.

The members of OLBG have set up a great forum thread where each is picking their best bet on each team at the tournament.

We also have a number of longer articles to help you with your world cup betting.

Our own OLBG tipsters have written some detailed world cup tip previews which you will find in our World Cup blogs section of the site.

Where can I find World Cup acca tips?  

The tips on OLBG mostly display as single bets but it's really easy to get the best World Cup tips from OLBG and make World Cup Accas out of them.

The best way to get World Cup Accas from OLBG is to make your way over to the 'My Acca' page and then choose your required sport.

Then choose the number of selections you require for your bet and when you want the bet to run - today or tomorrow.  

You don't have to stick to just one sport, you can include horse racing tips, tennis tips or tips from many other sports in the same Accas as your football tips.  

Once you have chosen your options simply hit 'Build Custom Acca' and you'll be presented with the best tips from OLBG that meet your criteria.  

Can I add my own World Cup tips to OLBG?  

Yes, you can! There is a separate competition for World Cup tips where members compete for 68 cash prizes that total £1000 in cash!

The winner will collect a £200 cash prize on top of whatever they have won from backing their own successful bets at the World Cup.

The runners-up prize is £100 with 3rd place picking up £50. Plenty of tipsters can win a prize with 10 other £65 cash prizes up for grabs.

One of the best aspects of entering the OLBG World Cup tipster competition is that you can effectively have a betting interest in every single World Cup match.

All of this without risking a penny of your own cash - all whilst being in with a chance of winning up to £200 cash!

If you want to get involved in the World Cup tipster competition you can get more information here.

If you aren't a member yet you just have to become an OLBG member which is absolutely free.

Simply provide an email address and password after clicking 'Register' at the top of the page.

Other Types of World Cup Betting Tips 

As well as normal fixed odds betting, the World Cup is popular for spread betting.

One of our members, nors, likes to spread bets and has written an article including spread betting tips for the World Cup.


James Banting and Andy Powell, created and maintain OLBG's comprehensive International Football coverage of the World Cup, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to their work.

James Banting

James Banting

Tipster competition assistant

Through the creating and maintaining of the international football content, James has developed an in-depth understanding of the international competitions, including the Euro's and World Cup.
Andy Powell

Andy Powell

Content editor

During the process of both creating and maintaining the content of the international football competitions, Andy has gained a profound insight into the international competitions. He has a keen eye for detail and a knack for analyzing the intricacies of the game.
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