The squads may not yet have been announced, but that won’t stop some people planning their World Cup predictions early.
And that’s no bad thing. As others wait for the conclusion of the domestic season first before switching focus towards Russia, a head start can be gained.
Juicier prices can be mopped up ante-post, before others look to capitalise on the same markets.
One such market is who will be the tournament’s top scorer, with Lionel Messi, Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo unsurprisingly heading the betting.
However, this free World Cup tip is someone loitering much lower in the odds.
Messi netted seven goals to help Argentina progress in third spot from the South American section of qualifying.
Brazil qualified top, but Neymar’s six goals was matched by Paulinho and bettered by Gabriel Jesus’ seven strikes.
One player topped the South American scoring charts with 10 goals, but who? Not Luis Suarez either, or Alexis Sanchez.
Edinson Cavani was the man to reach double figures and this record included goals in both of Uruguay’s qualifiers with Brazil.
Another positive reason for siding with the PSG striker is that Uruguay have been put in what appears to be an extremely weak group.
Group A also contains World Cup hosts Russia and Saudi Arabia, who are the two weakest nations taking part based on world rankings. The final team in the group is Egypt.
Iraq and Belgium have both scored four past Saudi Arabia in 2018 friendlies. Russia have also conceded three in each of their last three friendlies to this point, against Spain, Brazil and France.
Crew allows you to compare the odds from different bookies without needing to leave the app. All you would need to do is type ‘Cavani World Cup’ into a chat.
The result would show Cavani at 30/1, which looks about twice the price it should be, particularly as he is also the top scorer in Ligue 1 this season.
He’s a player who will likely end this campaign having netted upwards of 80 league goals across the last three seasons and is involved in a group where Uruguay should score for fun.
No player has scored more than six goals across the last two World Cups. Cavani could have this after the group stage.