The Group A winners odds suggest Qatar will struggle, having to play the Netherlands, who are heavily favored to win the group, along with Senegal and Ecuador. We take a look at the Group A winners odds and those for the two opening group stage matches.
Qatar has reportedly pumped up to $200 billion into infrastructure in preparation for the biggest global sporting event bar the Olympics. The tournament’s matches will be played in eight stadiums, including the 974 – an amazing feat of engineering designed to be taken apart and repurposed once a new champion is crowned.
Group A Winners Odds: Netherlands favored
World Cup Group A winners odds clearly show that the Netherlands, the FIFA world-ranked #10 team, are heavy favorites in Group A. They are followed by #20 Senegal – the current kings of African football, having won AFCON 2022 – but the gap is substantial.
- Best odds on the Netherlands: Cloudbet
- Best odds on Senegal, Ecuador and Qatar: MyBookie
Group A Opening Matches
Qatar v Ecuador
The host nation Qatar, currently #51 in the FIFA world rankings, plays its opening match against #46 Ecuador, their closest opponent in the group. The South Americans are favored over the hosts.
- Best odds on Qatar: Cloudbet
- Best odds on Ecuador: Bovada / Bodog
- Best odds on Draw: Stake
Netherlands v Senegal
In the second of the opening Group A matches, the top two meet as the Netherlands are favored over Senegal.
- Best odds on Netherlands: Stake
- Best odds on Senegal: Bovada / Bodog
- Best odds on Draw: Bovada / Bodog
All odds quoted are the latest available at the time of writing, but odds will move so please visit the individual sportsbook to check for latest updates.