2018 World Cup outright tips
With qualifying well underway, FootyOn give early 2018 World Cup outright tips.
Several nations have emerged as early contenders for supremacy in Russia even at this stage.
From Europe to South America, countries are already showcasing their solid defensive talents and flexing their attacking muscles.
So who could realistically go all the way? We look ahead and give 2018 World Cup outright tips.
Germany odds to retain appeal
Die Mannschaft are already renewed from their victorious 2014 vintage, and Joachim Low can still call upon plenty of talent.
Manuel Neuer, Mesut Ozil and Thomas Muller remain integral to the German side.
They are definitely worth backing for back-to-back World Cup triumphs at a best-price 11/2 with Betway.
Fans will be excited to see what Die Mannschaft have in store in the near future.
One thing that nobody wants a repeat of, though, is manager Joachim Low’s shameless touchline antics.
Brazil bets to do better
As the only nation to have featured in every World Cup in history, plus being a record five-time winners, Brazil can never be overlooked.
With Barcelona forward and national skipper Neymar in their ranks, the Samba Boys will be looking to banish any lasting memories of their horrific exit at the hands of Germany in 2014.
Now under the guidance of boss Tite and, with a host of young talent coming through, Brazil bets of 8/1 at Boylesports for a sixth World Cup success make sense.
Some are familiar faces to Premier League audiences, most notably Liverpool duo Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino.
Argentina agony could end
After a short-lived international retirement, Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi is back in the Argentina fold and he looks better than ever.
Joining the Nou Camp maestro, the South American giants boast Sergio Aguero, Angel Di Maria and Gonzalo Higuain in their attack.
As Messi will be 31 when the next World Cup rolls around, this could be his final chance to secure a major trophy for his country?
La Albiceleste are available at top odds of 10/1 with Paddy Power for World Cup glory.
French faces will come again
Euro 2016 hosts France were agonisingly beaten finalists by Portugal, leaving a bitter taste in their mouths.
Defeat at their own tournament and a couple of years of development for their players could work out.
Les Bleus saw the likes of Antoine Griezmann and Paul Pogba enjoy strong showings in their own backyard.
These talents continue to blossom, alongside other starlets such as Anthony Martial and Kingsley Coman.
Backing France to end a 20-year wait for a World Cup win come 2018 could thus prove prosperous at a best-price 11/1 with Betfair.
Could Portugal follow up Euros triumph?
Following maiden international tournament success at Euro 2016, Portugal are underestimated at your peril.
Cristiano Ronaldo continues to smash records for both the Navgiators and Real Madrid.
If he can maintain his rampant run beyond this season, then Portugal are a shout for World Cup success at best odds of 33/1 with William Hill.
As well as Ronaldo, Bayern Munich’s rising star Renato Sanches should establish himself as the Navigators’ midfield engine.