Ladies and gentlemen the time is almost here, in just 3 short weeks the FIFA World Cup will once again kick off to see which team is the world’s greatest. It seems like just yesterday we were watching the Germans destroy Brazil on home soil on their way to lifting the 2014 World Cup, but where will the smart money go this year? If you like to bet on football then this is the perfect tournament to do just that, with 3 games almost each day until the final rounds of the tournament. For the best bet offers I would advise you bet with Betting10, a site with a huge range of markets and the best odds across the internet. If you fancy a flutter but you’re not sure on who, here are the top picks. 

Germany

It’s difficult to look beyond this German side in terms of who will be eventual winners. Many players like Lahm and Schweinsteiger may not feature anymore but the blend of experience and youth which this German side has makes them a scary prospect. Highly successful national team coach Joachim Low knows just what it takes to win this competition and with electrifying players like Sane and Werner enjoying their first World Cup, the Germans could go on do win back-to-back trophies. 

France 

After a disappointing campaign in Brazil, the French looked very much like a spent force compared to the glory days of the late 90s. All this has changed however and the French side looks set to mount a real challenge this year. France boasts some of the best players in the world in Pogba, Griezmann and the energetic Kylian Mbappe, if Didier Deschamps can get the most out of this team there is nothing to say that they won’t go all the way. Deschamps captained his team to World Cup success in 98, so he knows just what to say and do to get his team up for the task. 

Brazil

Much soul searching was needed after the 7-1 thrashing in the Maracana, in what has been seen as a national tragedy of epic proportions. The Brazilians are never short of talent however and the crop playing this year could get sweet revenge and lift the Jules Rimet trophy. Assuming he gets back from injury, Neymar will play a key role along with the frighteningly quick Jesus and Willian. The Brazilians know that they need to atone and with passionate and experienced players like Luiz, Silva and Marcelo, they will no doubt give everything that they have in order to bring that special trophy back home to the Brazilians, as an apology if nothing else.

Where does your money go this year? Favorites or a cheeky bet on an outsider? Let us know in the comments below, we’d love to hear from you.