Qualifying is not even over yet but the bookies are already offering World Cup 2018 betting odds.
And Germany will pip France to the post at next year's World Cup, according to bets placed by Ladbrokes customers.
Joachim Low's Germany have been backed more than any other country in the World Cup outright market, while Les Bleus are a close second.
Meanwhile, England are third in the popularity charts ahead of Spain and Brazil, while 750/1 shots Northern Ireland are more popular with punters than Belgium, Argentina, Portugal and Italy.
Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: "It's easy to see why Germany and France lead the way in terms of bets placed, but it looks as though plenty of optimistic Home Nations supporters already have World Cup fever with England and Northern Ireland apparently right in the mix."
World Cup 2018 betting
Most Popular Eight sides in World Cup Outright Betting
Germany - 5/1
France - 6/1
England - 20/1
Spain - 7/1
Brazil - 13/2
Northern Ireland - 750/1
Belgium - 14/1
Argentina - 10/1