World Cup

As the 21st edition of the planet's favourite sports tournament draws ever closer, the excitement in the air is almost palpable. Russia is busily constructing new stadia and infrastructure to cope with the millions of football fans eager to descend upon this giant nation hungry to show its might to the watching world and, as ever, Sporting Index will be offering a huge range of World Cup spread betting markets every step of the way.

Naturally the Sporting Index trading team will offer up enough World Cup spread betting markets to cover all angles, whether you'd like to bet on the Total Goals spread for the tournament, or you fancy focusing on the World Cup Outright Index - we even have individual player markets.

Think you know who will lift the trophy?

Will Germany be at it again? Can Brazil get revenge? And how will England perform? Our World Cup 2018 - Outright Index covers all the teams, all the chances, all the prices, from the most probable, to the least likely. Who will you Buy or Sell?

Gareth Southgate will be hoping to buck the trend of the national team failing miserably at major tournaments, and his first task will be to navigate his way past Belgium, Panama and Tunisia in the group stage. Buy or Sell England's chances of qualification through our Group G Index. In fact we've got an index for every one of the groups so you can predict the finishing position of every team from group A through to group H - take a look at the World Cup Group Indices here.

Total control over the Tournament Total Markets

How many goals will be scored in total? And how many corner kicks will be awarded? Statistics from the previous World Cups can help a great deal when placing a spread bet on Total Goals and Total Corners across all the tournament's 64 matches. And we've helpfully put together some stats to show you how the numbers stacked up in the past:

World Cups Average Total Goals Average Total Corners
2002 - S.Korea & Japen 2,469 10,531
2006 - Germany 2,250 10,031
2010 - South Africa 2,234 9,594
2014 - Brazil 2,547 10,016
Total 2,375 10,043
*data is for the regular 90 minutes play only and does not include goals and corners in Extra Time.

Make sure to keep your eyes peeled - more World Cup related markets, including specials for individual players will be added with time.

And if you can't wait for the summer to get your football spreads fix why not take a look through all our latest football spread betting markets covering the Premier League, Champions League, Europa League and more.