World Cup 2018 Odds Open with Germany as Leaders

They just won the 2014 World Cup and oddsmakers believe they have the young talent to do the same four years from now.

Germany opened at Bovada as World Cup 2018 odds favorites of 5-1, just ahead of the team they beat to win in Brazil. Argentina is 7-1 and will have a 30-year-old Lionel Messi at that time.

Spain, a pre-tournament favorite to repeat in 2014 but who collapsed in the group stage, and Brazil are next in line for World Cup futures at 8-1. France, which had a solid run in Brazil but lost to the Germans, was 10-1 and the Dutch, perennial bridesmaids on the world stage, was 12-1.

England was a 20-1 shot and they boast a youthful roster that could be in terrific form by 2018, while Colombia and Portugal were priced at 25-1. The United States was a 33-1 bet, surprisingly half the number of Mexico at 66-1.

Among the longshots, Canada is 400-1 (having qualified for just one World Cup back in 1986) and Northern Ireland is 2000-1.

Check out the full odds to win the 2018 World Cup courtesy of Bovada and watch for live updates over the next few years at Odds Shark.

FIFA World Cup 2018 odds - Outright Winner  
Germany                             5/1
Argentina                            7/1
Spain                                     8/1
Brazil                                     8/1
France                                  10/1
Netherlands                       12/1
Italy                                       16/1
Belgium                                16/1
England                                20/1
Russia                                   20/1
Colombia                             25/1
Portugal                               25/1
Chile                                      33/1
USA                                       33/1
Bosnia-Herzegovina        50/1
Uruguay                               50/1
Croatia                                  50/1
Mexico                                 66/1
Switzerland                        66/1
Czech Republic                  66/1
Poland                                  66/1
Ukraine                                66/1
Denmark                             80/1
Sweden                               80/1
Greece                                 100/1
Serbia                                   100/1
Japan                                    100/1
Ivory Coast                         100/1
Nigeria                                  150/1
Turkey                                  150/1
Algeria                                  150/1
Austria                                  150/1
Ghana                                   150/1
Montenegro                      150/1
Romania                              150/1
South Korea                       150/1
Norway                                200/1
Bulgaria                                200/1
Australia                              250/1
Cameroon                           250/1
Ecuador                                250/1
Paraguay                             300/1
Costa Rica                            300/1
Hungary                               300/1
Canada                                 400/1
Bolivia                                   500/1
Macedonia                         500/1
Finland                                 500/1
Peru                                      500/1
Republic of Ireland          500/1
Wales                                    500/1
Scotland                               500/1
Iran                                        1000/1
South Africa                       1000/1
Northern Ireland              2000/1