World Cup Betting Specials: Bookies go 7/4 that a goal will be RULED OUT BY VAR in the 2022 World Cup Final next month!

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World Cup Betting Specials: Bookies go 7/4 that a goal will be RULED OUT BY VAR in the 2022 World Cup Final next month!
Jake Ashton Senior News Editor

Jake is a Football and Entertainment betting expert, with a Man City season ticket and a deep knowledge of reality TV betting angles

  • Bookies make it 7/4 that VAR will overrule a goal in this year's World Cup Final
  • There were 21 total VAR reviews across the 64 2018 World Cup games
  • 48% of football fans ‘in favour’ of VAR

Bookies make it 7/4 that VAR will overrule a goal in this year's World Cup Final

The 2022 World Cup gets underway this week and bookies are giving odds on potential outcomes for the tournament.

It's 7/4 that VAR will overrule a goal in the 2022 World Cup Final this year, set to take place in Qatar on 18th December.

VAR was used in the 2018 World Cup Final where France beat Croatia 4-2 in Moscow, Russia.

France's second goal in the final came from a penalty that was awarded due to a VAR decision for handball.

VAR played a massive part in the 2018 World Cup Final and bookies go 7/4 that it will overturn a goal in this year's Final!

Jake Ashton - Football Betting Expert - OLBG.com

There were 21 total VAR reviews across the 64 2018 World Cup games

According to 'Refsix' there were 21 VAR reviews across 64 games at the 2018 World Cup with an average of 0.33 per game or 1 every 3 games.

The 2018 World Cup tournament was the first massive event in football to show the use of video technology but 21 VAR reviews seems slim in general.

At odds of 7/4 for a review disallowing a goal in this year's World Cup Final, bookies give around a 36% chance of it happening.

There are three best bookmakers for World Cup betting and a lot of bookmakers will offer odds on VAR reviews in each individual game.

48% of football fans ‘in favour’ of VAR

A recent survey conducted by OLBG gathered the opinions of 1,000 UK football fans to analyse how they consume football in the post-pandemic world and their true feelings on VAR.

According to the results, 48% of fans are in favour of VAR but say that there's change needed in the way it works.

It'll be interesting to see the difference that 4 years has made in VAR from the Russia World Cup to Qatar.

I think it is a good idea but needs to be improved 48%
I believe that VAR should be used in every Premier League game 37%
I feel that VAR has a negative impact on fan experience 33%
I am in favour of VAR but feel it is used too often 32%
I feel like VAR is used too much in the Premier League 31%
I feel that VAR adds to the excitement of a game 27%
I don’t have an opinion VAR in the Premier League 10%
N/A - I do not watch the premier league 2%
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