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2022 World Cup: B.C. Bettors Optimistic That Canada Will Advance Past the Group Stage

November 16, 2022


For the first time in 36 years, Canada returns to the World Cup stage kicking off this Sunday, and B.C. bettors are backing their home team – despite being underdogs – in nearly every market on PlayNow.com

The 41st-ranked Canadians begin their World Cup adventure on November 23, taking the field in Group F action against second-ranked Belgium, and so far, 99 per cent of bets on PlayNow.com are on Canada to advance past the Group stage to the knockout phase for the first time ever. Additionally, 82 per cent of bets are on Canada to win Group F outright despite strong competition.

In fact, currently on PlayNow.com, 33 per cent of bets are on Canada to win the World Cup tournament. Other betting favourites include Argentina (6.50) with 9 per cent of the bets, Brazil (5.00) with 6 per cent of the bets and France (7.00) with 5 per cent of bets. 

  • Canada to win Group F: 13.00
  • Canada to win the World Cup: 201.00
  • Canada to advance past the Group Stage: 3.75
  • Canada to score more than 2.5 goals: 1.80
  • Canada to score less than 2.5 goals: 1.90

B.C. bettors on PlayNow.com are also predicting who will play in the final match, with Brazil vs. France (19.00) getting the highest percentage of bets (18 per cent), followed by Argentina vs. France (23.00) with 7 per cent of the bets and Argentina vs. Portugal (41.00) with 5 per cent of the bets. 

B.C. bettors can also place their World Cup bets with BCLC’s Sports Action at lottery retailers, with majority of the games being offered in addition to two Toto menus.

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