2022 World Cup Betting Preview: Semifinals

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The 2022 Soccer World Cup concludes over the course of this week, giving you four more opportunities to bet on one of the world’s largest sporting events. This tournament comes around only once every four years, so take advantage of these opportunities while you can.

Argentina and Croatia face off in the first semifinal Tuesday afternoon, then France and Morocco take the pitch Wednesday afternoon for the second semifinal. The losers of those two games will play Saturday morning in the third place play-off, then the World Cup final will be played Sunday between the semifinal winners.

At leading mobile sportsbooks such as FanDuel Sportsbook, you can bet on individual games or even place a futures bet on one of the four remaining teams to win it all. In addition to betting the moneyline Tuesday or Wednesday, you can bet on over/unders, individual goal scorers, or even try to guess the correct final score for a handsome payout.

FanDuel is America’s top-rated online sportsbook, but there are plenty of quality alternatives to explore as well, and each site comes with its own unique welcome offer. Other top online and mobile sports betting platforms include Caesars Sportsbook, DraftKings Sportsbook and BetMGM. These sites are available to anyone who is at least 21 years old and located in a state where their site of choice is licensed to operate.

Argentina is a -270 moneyline favorite in Tuesday’s semifinal against Croatia, while Lionel Messi has +145 odds to score a goal at any time in the game. You can use FanDuel Sportsbook’s Same Game Parlay feature to combine those two bets into a single wager with +179 odds, so a $100 bet on Messi to score and Argentina to win would result in a payout of $279.64 ($100 principal + $179.64 profit).

You can make a similar wager on France to win (-460) and Kylian Mbappe to score (+130) against Morocco for a payout of $247.14 on a $100 wager, or even use the Same Game Parlay+ feature to place a four-leg bet on Messi, Argentina, Mbappe and France all at once if you think favorites and star power will win out in the 2022 soccer World Cup semifinals. Odds are constantly shifting and can vary between sportsbooks, but a winning four-leg Same Game Parlay+ at the odds listed above would pay out a whopping $691.10 on a $100 bet.

Sasha has been writing about sports since 2014. He's a huge New York sports fan who has written columns for RotoWire, Yahoo Sports and CBS Sports.