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 organizer, 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 in 2015 and the last in 2019. They are currently the defending champions.
- Brazil (2017)
Brazil is the all-time highest tournament winner, with 5 win titles. Brazil won the contest in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2017.
- Russia (2013)
Russia has 2 win titles in 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 watch it on fuboTV or some betting apps.
Odds to Win the Beach Soccer World Cup
Brazil, Russia, and Portugal are the top 3 favourite teams to win the event, according to the odds offered by a wide range of bookies.
Brazil (9/5 odds)
Brazil has built a reputation over time as the competition’s overall champion 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 is no surprise 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 it. Asides from the usual European leagues, you can also bet on the Beach Soccer World Cup 2021. With all that in mind, here are our top 3 predictions for the event.
- RFU vs. USA (Over 7.5)
The host country will kick 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 for the Home Team to play Over 5.5 goals. As already highlighted earlier, RFU is a prime favourite 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 are looking to do long-term, you can play Brazil to win the match. The analysis and statistical data presented show Brazil is most likely to win the tournament. Most of the bookies have it as the likely winner as well. If you are looking for a long-term bet, the 2021 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup odds to win for the South Americans are priced at 9/5 odds.
Finally, it would be 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.