FIFA Club World Cup betting odds keep coming as the drawing for the tournament has been held earlier this week.
The tournament will be held at the end of 2018, just before Christmas. However, online sportsbook news sites in Spain are already talking about FIFA Club World Cup betting odds. Is it going to be another easy trophy for Real Madrid? Well, many expected such result for the UEFA Super Cup as well, back in August.
Atletico Madrid were happier back then. But that was Atletico de Madrid. Can the South American, the Asian or the American Champions League winner team challenge Real Madrid? We’ll see in December, but till then, let’s see a few reasons why FIFA Club World Cup betting odds predict another easy win for Real Madrid.
1. They are by far the most famous team…
Brazil and Argentina might be the kings of FIFA World Cup events, especially the former one as they have won the trophy on most occasions, but we must keep in mind that club football and international football are two different things. And as always, club football is still played in Europe – if we want the highest quality.
That’s just a fact. The best teams play in Europe. Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A… Other leagues, especially the ones away from Europe, just can’t match those standards. Not to mention the UEFA Champions League, which is the most prestigious one of all. And in that one, the Spanish King’s team is definitely the best of the best.
2. They have the best players in the competition…
It’s obvious that the best players want to play for the best clubs. And as the best teams are to be found in Europa, it’s only logical that the best players are to be found in European clubs as well. FIFA Club World Cup betting odds always favour the team with the better players, and that’s why Real Madrid are clear favourites to win Club World Cup again.
Gareth Bale, Sergio Ramos, Luka Modric, Thibaut Courtois and I could go on and on with this list. You just can’t find this quality at any other team participating in the FIFA Club World Cup. And the difference of levels must come out during the tournament.
3. They want to show the world what they can do without C. Ronaldo…
Online sportsbook sites in Spain were quite pessimistic about Real Madrid’s chances for this season: they lost their most important scorer, and they failed to replace him with a top quality forward. The only new striker they brought in for the squad was former Lyon (and Real Madrid) player Mariano Diaz. He’s not that bad, but he’s not Cristiano Ronaldo good either (But then again, who is?)
However, things seem to be taking a different turn: So far this season, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema are flying without the Portuguese crack. They scored in every single match and they have been playing in superb form. Of course, this is their chance to show the world that the BBC didn’t only consist of Cristiano Ronaldo, even if Bale and Benzema were only the shadows of the Iberian.
Can Real Madrid still lose FIFA Club World Cup?
Of course, in football, you never know what’s gonna happen. Even if FIFA Club World Cup betting odds don’t really count on this outcome, you can still bet on other teams to win the trophy. If you firmly believe that, for example, Champions League winner Real Madrid won’t even make it to the final, you can obviously bet against them – for pretty good odds actually!