For the first time ever in World Cup history, the World Cup 2022 will be held in an Arab nation, the small country of Qatar. It’s unique because it will be held during the Winter period and not the usual summer tournament it traditionally is. This is because the temperatures are too hot to play in the desert summer of the Arabian Peninsula. As Qatar is the host nation, the national team automatically qualifies for the World Cup, not needing to play any World Cup Qualifier matches. Nonetheless, we’ll analyze and bring forward our insights on what to expect from the Qatari National Team’s World Cup 2022 campaign.
Qatar World Cup 2022: Future Betting Odds and analysis
The Qatari team will still have played various competitive and friendly matches to be ready for their unique World Cup experience. In the build-up to the tournament, the Qatari team took part in FIFA’s Arab Cup, managing a 3rd place finish after losing to African giants Algeria 2-1, and then winning the 3rd and 4th play-off match against Egypt on penalties (5-4). During the tournament, they won 4 games in a row to get that far. However, their friendlies have bore mixed results, especially against European opposition. In 2021, they lost 5 of their seven friendly games, drawing 2. At the World Cup, we expect a similar set of results as they are not well-placed to compete against better opposition. They are currently ranked 49th in the FIFA World Rankings for national teams. Considering the tournament will host 32 of the best teams in the world, it doesn’t bode well for the Qataris. This is reflected in Betway’s odds for the host nation, with their odds to win the tournament at a mere 250/1.
Qatar World Cup 2022: Moneyline Odds and Analysis
As they are most likely going to be underdogs for most of their group stage games, this bet will not be a favorable one for the Qataris. The moneyline bet is simply a wager on who you think will win the game between two teams. Of course, you must have extensive knowledge of key stats for both teams before placing the wager, especially if you’re betting on the underdog to win. It could bear great winnings as the odds will be steeper, but the risk will be much higher. The Qatari team will know they are underdogs. As such, their approach to the game will most likely be a defensive one, trying to defend deep in an organized fashion and trying to score on the counter-attack.
Qatar World Cup 2022: Totals Bets and Analysis
The totals bet is one placed on the score line of the game. You place your wager on whether a certain number of goals will be scored by both teams or one of them. Either way, the bet is placed traditionally on over/under 2.5 goals, 1.5 goals, or even 3.5 and 4.5 goals scored. Based on their recent record, the over 1.5 goals is an attractive one for the Qatari team since their run of fixtures has seen 85% of their games end with over 1.5 goals. The over 2.5 goals bet is also a safe bet to play, so keep an eye out for those odds as well.
Qatar World Cup 2022: BTTS Odds and Analysis
The BTTS (both teams to score bet) is another attractive bet to consider as the bet is placed on whether both teams will score or not, a simple yes or no. However, there’s more than meets the eye since we have to take into consideration the ability of both teams to score and their ability to defend well and keep a clean sheet. Based on their run of fixtures from 2021 and 2022, this bet would not be an advisable one if you want to bet safely. However, for the risk-takers amongst you, you will find good odds on BTTS markets for Qatar since their fixtures don’t necessarily point to a BTTS bet landing.
Qatar World Cup 2022: Top Scorer Odds and Analysis
Another market that offers much excitement is who the top scorer will be for the tournament. Usually, bettors will place their bets on the forwards of the best national teams, which, unfortunately, the Qataris are not. As such, this wouldn’t be an advisable bet unless you’re thinking about taking a wild, wild risk. Currently, Qatar’s best forward is Almoez Ali, and Betway places his odds of finishing as the tournament’s top scorer at 250/1.