The stage is now set for the FIFA 2022 World Cup that will be hosted in Qatar in November/ December. As always, 32 teams from various federations will square it out for a piece of the glorious cup.
France are the defending champions, having won it back in the 2018 finals in Russia. They will be facing stiff competition this time with Brazil favored by bookies to be the team to beat. Other European giants like Germany, Netherlands, Spain and England will also fancy their chances in what is shaping up to be one of the most competitive world cups in a while.
Here at Livetipsportal, we undertake to provide not only the updates on the preparations and fixtures for the tournament, but we will also delve deeper and provide previews and solo predictions as well as sure multibet tips of the top matches, right from the start of the tournament, through the group games, the knockout stages all the way to the final. You can be sure to get well-researched betting tips that will put you in a great position to make some quick quids all through the tournament.
We usually publish our previews well in advance of the matches in order to offer you an opportunity to interrogate them properly. Our experts will look at the form of the teams coming into the tournament and during the tournament, H2H info for the teams playing, as well as expected lineups taking into account any injury reports. These form the basis of the solid tips that we provide for this and other competitions in general.
All the tips will be available on our world cup predictions page.
WORLD CUP TIPS FOR THE GROUP STAGE GAMES IN QATAR
Football World Cup 2022
The Qatar 2022 World Cup is scheduled to run from November 21 (opening day) to December 18 (final).
Unlike previous tournaments, this time we have just a handful of stadia hosting the games, with the 8 stadia that will host the games this winter being the fewest we have had since the 1978 World Cup in Argentina.
Having said that, Qatar the host has ensured that all world cup goers will have the time of their lives by guaranteeing safety and convenience in and around the stadia. Not only have they installed a cooling system to mitigate the heat there, but they also have a metro and tram system linking all the 8 stadia venues.
The eye-catching Lusail Stadium is the top venue for the tournament and it will host the opening fixture, the final as well as other key matches in the course of the tournament.
🏟️ Here is the full list of the stadia:
- Lusail Iconic Stadium (Lusail, Qatar)
- Al Bayt Stadium (Al Khor, Qatar)
- Stadium 974 (Ras Abu Aboud, Doha, Qatar)
- Al Thumama Stadium (Al Thumama, Qatar)
- Al Janoub Stadium (Al-Wakrah, Qatar)
- Education City Stadium (Al Rayyan, Qatar)
- Ahmad bin Ali Stadium (Al Rayyan, Qatar)
- Khalifa International Stadium (Doha, Qatar)
Africa has 5 representatives as usual and these are: Senegal, Tunisia, Morocco, Cameroon and Ghana.
World Cup Groups 2022
World Cup 2022 Schedule
In the course of the12 match days, four matches will be played daily during the group stage. Once these are complete, group winners and runners-up will face off in the round of 16, then progressively we will proceed to the other knockout stages all the way to the final.
The 2022 World Cup schedule and Groups are as follows:
- Group stage: Nov. 21 – Dec. 2
- Round of 16: Dec. 3-6
- Quarterfinals: Dec. 9-10
- Semifinals: Dec. 13-14
- 3rd Place Playoff: Dec. 17
- Final: Dec. 18
|Senegal 🇸🇳||Netherlands 🇳🇱||-:-||21.11. / 12:00pm GMT+3|
|Qatar 🇶🇦||Ecuador 🇪🇨||-:-||21.11. / 18:00pm GMT+3|
|Qatar 🇶🇦||Senegal 🇸🇳||-:-||25.11. / 15:00pm GMT+3|
|Netherlands 🇳🇱||Ecuador 🇪🇨||-:-||25.11. / 18:00pm GMT+3|
|Netherlands 🇳🇱||Qatar 🇶🇦||-:-||29.11. / 17:00pm GMT+3|
|Ecuador 🇪🇨||Senegal 🇸🇳||-:-||29.11. / 17:00pm GMT+3|
|England 🏴||Iran 🇮🇷||-:-||21.11. / 15:00pm GMT+3|
|USA 🇺🇸||Wales 🏴||-:-||21.11. / 21:00pm GMT+3|
|Wales 🏴||Iran 🇮🇷||-:-||25.11. / 12:00pm GMT+3|
|England 🏴||USA 🇺🇸||-:-||25.11. / 21:00pm GMT+3|
|Wales 🏴||England 🏴||-:-||29.11. / 21:00pm GMT+3|
|Iran 🇮🇷||USA 🇺🇸||-:-||29.11. / 21:00pm GMT+3|
|Argentina 🇦🇷||Saudi-Arabia 🇸🇦||-:-||22.11. / 12:00pm GMT+3|
|Mexico 🇲🇽||Poland 🇵🇱||-:-||22.11. / 18:00pm GMT+3|
|Poland 🇵🇱||Saudi-Arabia 🇸🇦||-:-||26.11. / 15:00pm GMT+3|
|Argentina 🇦🇷||Mexico 🇲🇽||-:-||26.11. / 21:00pm GMT+3|
|Poland 🇵🇱||Argentina 🇦🇷||-:-||30.11. / 21:00pm GMT+3|
|Saudi-Arabia 🇸🇦||Mexico 🇲🇽||-:-||30.11. / 21:00pm GMT+3|
|Denmark 🇩🇰||Tunisia 🇹🇳||-:-||22.11. / 15:00pm GMT+3|
|France 🇫🇷||Australia 🇦🇺||-:-||22.11. / 21:00pm GMT+3|
|Tunisia 🇹🇳||Australia 🇦🇺||-:-||26.11. / 12:00pm GMT+3|
|France 🇫🇷||Denmark 🇩🇰||-:-||26.11. / 18:00pm GMT+3|
|Tunisia 🇹🇳||France 🇫🇷||-:-||30.11. / 17:00pm GMT+3|
|Australia 🇦🇺||Denmark 🇩🇰||-:-||30.11. / 17:00pm GMT+3|
|Germany 🇩🇪||Japan 🇯🇵||-:-||23.11. / 15:00pm GMT+3|
|Spain 🇪🇸||Costa Rica 🇨🇷||-:-||23.11. / 18:00pm GMT+3|
|Japan 🇯🇵||Costa Rica 🇨🇷||-:-||27.11. / 12:00pm GMT+3|
|Spain 🇪🇸||Germany 🇩🇪||-:-||27.11. / 21:00pm GMT+3|
|Japan 🇯🇵||Spain 🇪🇸||-:-||01.12. / 21:00pm GMT+3|
|Costa Rica 🇨🇷||Germany 🇩🇪||-:-||01.12. / 21:00pm GMT+3|
|Morocco 🇲🇦||Croatia 🇭🇷||-:-||23.11. / 12:00pm GMT+3|
|Belgium 🇧🇪||Canada 🇨🇦||-:-||23.11. / 21:00pm GMT+3|
|Belgium 🇧🇪||Morocco 🇲🇦||-:-||27.11. / 15:00pm GMT+3|
|Croatia 🇭🇷||Canada 🇨🇦||-:-||27.11. / 18:00pm GMT+3|
|Croatia 🇭🇷||Belgium 🇧🇪||-:-||01.12. / 17:00pm GMT+3|
|Canada 🇨🇦||Morocco 🇲🇦||-:-||01.12. / 17:00pm GMT+3|
|Switzerland 🇨🇭||Cameroon 🇨🇲||-:-||24.11. / 12:00pm GMT+3|
|Brazil 🇧🇷||Serbia 🇷🇸||-:-||24.11. / 21:00pm GMT+3|
|Cameroon 🇨🇲||Serbia 🇷🇸||-:-||28.11. / 12:00pm GMT+3|
|Brazil 🇧🇷||Switzerland 🇨🇭||-:-||28.11. / 18:00pm GMT+3|
|Cameroon 🇨🇲||Brazil 🇧🇷||-:-||02.12. / 21:00pm GMT+3|
|Serbia 🇷🇸||Switzerland 🇨🇭||-:-||02.12. / 21:00pm GMT+3|
|Uruguay 🇺🇾||South Korea 🇰🇷||-:-||24.11. / 15:00pm GMT+3|
|Portugal 🇵🇹||Ghana 🇬🇭||-:-||24.11. / 18:00pm GMT+3|
|South Korea 🇰🇷||Ghana 🇬🇭||-:-||28.11. / 15:00pm GMT+3|
|Portugal 🇵🇹||Uruguay 🇺🇾||-:-||28.11. / 21:00pm GMT+3|
|South Korea 🇰🇷||Portugal 🇵🇹||-:-||02.12. / 17:00pm GMT+3|
|Ghana 🇬🇭||Uruguay 🇺🇾||-:-||02.12. / 17:00pm GMT+3|
Round of Sixteen
Best Bookies for your World Cup 2022 Tips
Ahead of the tournament starting there are a number of other popular World Cup 202 forecast markets available on a number of bookmakers. Before shifting attention to the individual games when the tournament kicks off, you can take a look at some of these markets and cash in on them while at it.
They are all available on 1xBet, Betway, Melbet, Mozzartbet and Mybet.Africa. We have assessed bookmakers here at Livertipsportal and we feel these betting companies in Africa offer the best value for investments and returns for punters looking to bet on the World Cup 2022.
World Cup 2022 winner
As always, this is by far the most popular of all World Cup 2022 betting markets. All you have to do here is pick the nation that you feel will win it all.
Brazil are the bookmaker’s favorite going into the tournament.
Some bookmakers offer two-way terms on this market such that you can back a team each way and if they get to the final, you are guaranteed to win something.
World Cup 2022 top scorer
With the galaxy of superstars expected to don their national team colours in Qatar, you will not be short of any options for the winner of the prestigious golden boot awards. Some names that spring to mind include Kylian Mbappe of France, Argentine legend Lionel Messi and England’s Harry Kane. A cursory look at their club form and how they have historically performed at this stage as a guide on who to bet on in this market.
World Cup 2022 to make the final
If betting on the outright winner market is a bit risky for you, you can explore this market. With the draw having been done you can always chart any team’s path to the final. This market offers a great chance for punters that may be looking to bank on a dark horse who they think can upset teams en route to the final, even if they will not win.
World Cup 2022 Player of the Tournament
This is also known as the Golden Ball and it will also have a number of contenders with standout candidates like Neymar, Mbappe, Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
World Cup History
Previously football was organized as part of the Olympic games which has certain restrictions with regard to age and amateur status. With football gaining a foothold across the world, there was a clamour to hold it as an event completely separate from the Olympics. The very first world cup competition was organized in 1930 by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). It was hosted and won by Uruguay. It has since been held every four years, except during World War II (in 1942 and 1946).
Between 1930 to 1970, the trophy awarded to winners was referred to as the Jules Rimet Trophy, which was aptly named after the Frenchman who proposed the tournament. This cup was permanently awarded in 1970 to the then three-time winner Brazil (1958, 1962, and 1970), and a new trophy simply called the FIFA World Cup was put up for competition. Today many other sports have followed suit and started their own “World Cup” competitions.
All World Cup Champions:
- Brazil: 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002
- Germany: 1954, 1974, 1990, 2014
- Italy: 1934, 1938, 1982, 2006
- Argentina: 1978, 1986
- France: 1998, 2018
- Uruguay: 1930, 1950
- England: 1966
- Spain: 2010
- Most Goals in Single Tournament: 13, Just Fontaine, France 1958
- Most goals scored (Overall): 16, Miroslav Klose (Germany, 2002–2014)
- Most championships: 3, Pelé (Brazil, 1958, 1962)
- Most tournament appearances: 5, Antonio Carbajal (Mexico, 1950–1966), Lothar Matthäus (Germany, 1982–1998), Rafael Márquez (Mexico, 2002–2018)
- Most matches with at least one goal: 11, Ronaldo (Brazil, 1998–2006), Miroslav Klose (Germany, 2002–2014)
- Most World Cup Titles: Brazil – 5 (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002)
- Most World Cup appearances: 22, Brazil (have participated in every edition)
- Most finishes in the top three: 12, Germany (1934, 1954, 1966, 1970, 1974, 1982, 1986, 1990, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014)
- Most Goals Scored in One Tournament: 27, Hungary, 1954
- Most meetings between two teams in the FInal: 3 times, Argentina vs Germany (1986, 1990, 2014)
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