2021 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Betting Tips & Predictions (August 19-29)
The 11th edition of the FIFA Beach World Cup is upon us, and the anticipation for this event is palpable. This beach soccer tournament is one where we have enjoyed probably the most thrilling soccer performances, and the expectations are high for this upcoming event.
The origin of the Beach Soccer World Cup traces back to 1995 when Brazil organized it. Eventually, the organization Beach Soccer WorldWide (BSWW) took over overseeing the event and setting up the standards with which the event operated. However, in 2005, FIFA struck a partnership deal with BSWW, which resulted in them being the official organizers of the event up until this moment. Despite FIFA taking up the mantle as the organizers, they maintained holding the event at Rio de Janeiro.
As part of an earlier tradition, the number of teams participating was pegged at 12 teams. It was in 2004 that France came victorious as the winner of the tournament after beating Portugal. Eventually, after seeing the strides the event was making, in 2006, FIFA added more slots and made the participating 16 countries. Since 2006, the tournament has continued to show immense growth and become one event soccer lovers worldwide look forward to.
Past Winners of the Tournament
Here is a list of the last 4 winners of the tournament:
- Portugal (2019)
Portugal has won the Beach Soccer World Cup twice, the first time being in 2015 and the last time being in 2019. They are currently the defending champions.
- Brazil (2017)
Brazil is the all-time highest winner of the tournament, with 5 win titles to its name. Brazil won the contest in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2017.
- Russia (2013)
Russia has 2 win titles to its time, and it is usually among the top contenders in the competition. It won the tournament in 2011 and 2013.
Venue and Date
According to the information on the FIFA official website, below are the details about the venue and date of the tournament.
Place: Luzhniki Olympic Complex, Russia
Date: 19th – 29th of August
Online viewers can watch the event via a live stream provided by official rights sponsors like beIN Sports and SuperSport. Alternatively, you can also watch it on fuboTV or at some betting apps.
Odds to Win the Beach Soccer World Cup
Brazil, Russia, and Portugal are the top 3 favorite teams to win the event, according to the odds offered on a wide range of bookies.
Brazil (9/5 odds)
Brazil has built a reputation over time as the overall champion of the competition ever since its inception. So far, Brazil has won this tournament 5 times and is best placed to win it this time, if we are going by the record. If you are looking for the safest bet, Brazil at 9/5 is your best shot.
Russia (3/5 odds)
Russia has won the tournament 2 times so far and will be looking forward to making it a 3rd time win. With them being the event’s host, the odds are in their favour, and they seem to have some competitive advantage. So, it comes as no surprise that they have the second-best odds to win the event at 3/5 odds.
Portugal (4/1 odds)
Portugal is the defending champion of this tournament. They will be looking to defend their title in Russia. It won’t be easy, but they are up for it. With their record as the defending champions, we expect them to bring their A-game. Hence, it is understandable that they have the third-best odds at 4/1 odds.
Our Top Expert Picks for the Event
If you are a big fan of beach soccer betting, you should take advantage of the 2021 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup odds. Betting sites will be stacking their platforms with options ahead of the competition. Some are even offering free bets to go with. Asides from the usual European leagues, you can also bet on the Beach Soccer World Cup 2021. With all of that in mind, here are our top 3 predictions so far for the event.
- RFU vs. USA (Over 7.5)
The host country will be kicking off the event on the 19th against the USA. Given the form of Russia and because the USA is no match for them, we expect the game to be stuffed with a lot of goals. So playing the goal option Over 7.5 is a very safe bet. This option is pegged at 4/9 odds.
- RFU vs. USA (RFU Over 5.5)
Another safe bet you can try your hands on is the Home Team to play Over 5.5 goals. As already highlighted earlier, RFU is prime favourites in this game at 1/100 odds to win, and with their records, there is a good chance they would score 6 goals in that match.
- Brazil to Win the Tournament
If you don’t want to try your hands on the first game in the tournament between RFU and the USA and you are looking to do long-term, you can play Brazil to win the match. By analysis and statistical data presented, Brazil is most favored to win the tournament. Most of the bookies have it as the likely winner as well. If you are on the lookout for a long-term bet, the 2021 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup odds to win for the South Americans is priced at 9/5 odds.
Finally, it would come as a relief to note that up to 3,000 spectators will be allowed in the stadium. The crowd noise and jeering would also bring a vibrant atmosphere to the competition.