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  1. Netherlands vs Argentina

    The Netherlands never looked like losing their last Round of 16 match against the USA, taking the lead after 10 minutes through Depay. Blind scored a rare goal in first-half stoppage-time to make van Gaal's half-time team talk that much easier. Although the US pulled a goal back through Wright, the Netherlands responded really well and sealed their passage into the quarter-finals with an 81st-minute goal from Dumfries that made the final scoreline 3-1. Oranje didn't have much trouble reaching this stage so far, but the toughest challenge is ahead of them. Nevertheless, Louis van Gaal's side will try to overcome that one, too.                                                                                

    Argentina dominated the first half against Australia but did find it hard to break the underdogs down until the 35th minute when who else, but Lionel Messi fired the South Americans in front. Alvarez added a second goal in the 57th minute, and Argentina looked like they were going to cruise to victory. However, an own goal from Fernandez in the 77th minute gave Australia hope. With virtually the last kick of the game, Australia almost equalized and had goalkeeper Martinez to thank for keeping the scoreline at 2-1. Argentina needs to be much more confident against a more serious opponent like the Netherlands in order to continue their road to the finals.

    Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction                                                                            

    It is going to be a close game, and Argentina will have a pretty tough job. The Netherlands has been quite disciplined so far, and we wouldn't be surprised if this match goes to extra time. Therefore, the European team shouldn't lose in regulation time.

    Goals Market Prediction

    We shouldn't speak too much about Argentina's attacking area, but the Netherlands also has many talented offensive players. Therefore, we don't see either team keeping the clean sheet in this encounter.

    Netherlands AH +0.5 @ 1.75

    BTTS Yes @ 2.10

    Correct score 1:1 @ 6.30

  2. Croatia vs Brazil 

    We didn't see the best of Croatia in their last Round of 16 match against Japan, perhaps because their midfield was kept quiet. Modric, 37, hardly made any impact on the game before he was substituted. However, despite being a goal down at the break, Croatia responded well in the second half and got level through a lovely curling header from Perisic in the 55th minute and came close to winning the game in regulation time. The match finished in a 1-1 draw, and the teams couldn't be separated in extra time, so the quarter-final place was settled on penalties. This shoot-out lacked drama, much like the match itself, as Japan missed three of their opening four spot-kicks and Croatia converted three of theirs, and the tie was decided before either team had to take the fifth penalty. However, the World Cup 2018 runners-up will have a tough challenge this time as they take on Brazil.

    Brazil put on one of the best first-half shows in World Cup history as they scored four times without reply against an unorganized South Korea side. Vinicius Junior got the ball rolling in the 7th minute with the opening goal, and a Neymar penalty 6 minutes later made it 2-0. Richarlison scored a wonderful team goal in the 29th minute, and Paqueta scored a fourth in the 38th minute. South Korea was far too open and played right into the South Americans' hands. The second forty-five saw Brazil take their foot off the accelerator, and South Korea managed to pull a goal back through a deflected effort from Paik Seung-Ho, but it had no bearing on the outcome as Brazil ran out 4-1 winners. Brazil wants to go through the semis after missing that stage in the previous tournament, and they look pretty confident.

    Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction                                                                            

    Croatia hasn't impressed in the World Cup so far, as they booked just one win, followed by three draws. Brazil is a firm favorite in this encounter, and we believe the South American side will meet expectations.

    Goals Market Prediction

    Both teams can provide damage to the opponent's defense, and we expect to see an entertaining game. This one should go over a 2.5 margin on Friday evening. 

    Brazil AH +1 @ 1.67

    Over 2.5 FT @ 1.85

    Correct score 1:3 @ 12.00

  3. Portugal vs Switzerland

    After securing the top-spot finish after two rounds, Portugal suffered a stoppage-time defeat against South Korea. It didn't hurt them a lot, but another wave of complacency could cause them a lot of trouble. Portugal didn't impress against Ghana in the opening match, but a display against Uruguay was much better. However, Portugal needs to show a higher level of consistency if they want to challenge for the title. They will have a disciplined team ahead of them, and Bruno Fernandes and Cristiano Ronaldo should find a way how to unlock the Swiss' defense.

    Switzerland, meanwhile, secured a runners-up spot by beating Serbia, 3-2, in a thrilling finish to Group G. In that game, Switzerland had 46% possession and 14 shots at goal with seven on target. For Switzerland, goals were scored by Xherdan Shaqiri (20'), Breel Embolo (44'), and Remo Freuler (48'). It was a real rollercoaster, as Switzerland dropped a 1-0 lead, but they managed to turn the result around. Despite being unstable in the back during their previous match, the Swiss were quite dangerous when attacking the opponent's goal. However, they will need to regain the defensive steel if they want to progress to the quarter-finals. For the Swiss, Noah Okafor does not start having carried a muscle injury.

    Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction                                                                             

    It is going to be an interesting match, as it can easily go either way. Nevertheless, Portugal is a slight favorite in this clash, and we think they will meet expectations and celebrate a victory.

    Goals Market Prediction

    Both teams should be cautious, and we don't expect to see an efficient match on Tuesday evening. Therefore, we think that fans won't see more than two goals in total.

    Portugal to Win @ 1.95

    Under 2.5 FT @ 1.70

    Correct score 1:0 @ 5.80

  4. Morocco vs Spain 

    Despite getting handed a tough group with Belgium, Croatia, and Canada, with two of the top three teams from the last World Cup, Morocco wasn't exactly seen as an absolute outsider. After all, they are a good team, but still, not many people saw them in the knockout stages. However, Morocco topped the group with two wins and a draw against Croatia, so they proved that they have to be taken seriously by everyone. Morocco has been tough to crack in the back, and they have conceded only once so far in the tournament. They hope to produce another disciplined display that could increase their chances of securing a positive result.

    After demolishing Costa Rica at the start of the World Cup, Spain was in a good position ahead. The team drew with Germany in the second round, and they knew that they could go through even with a loss. And since they also knew the results from the group they were crossing with, Spain didn't mind losing to Japan and finishing second in the group since that led them to Morocco instead of Croatia and also to the other side of the bracket compared to Argentina and Brazil, who they can now only meet in the final. Exactly how much of Japan's win was due to Spain's calculations remains a mystery, but Spain won't have an easy job against Morocco either. There are also some younger guys who could make a splash here, like Ansu Fati, Yeremi Pino, Gavi, and Pedri.

    Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction                                                                             

    Spain is a favorite in this encounter, but they won't have an easy job. Morocco is capable of keeping this game tight, and we don't see them losing by more than a goal.

    Goals Market Prediction

    La Furia Roja has a lot of talent in the offense, while Morocco could also produce something in this match. Therefore, we believe neither team will keep the clean sheet in this encounter.

    Morocco AH +1.25 @ 1.60

    BTTS Yes @ 2.30

    Correct score 1:1 @ 7.40

  5. Brazil vs South Korea

    Brazil won't want a repeat of their last result here after a 1-0 WC22 loss in their previous game against Cameroon. They have been impressive in the final third in each of their three group games, and their winning margin could have been wide if not for some brilliant saves from the opposition goalkeepers. Richarlison, Vinicius, and Raphinha were a constant threat in the final third in the first two games before resting in the 1-0 defeat to Cameroon. They should be ready for the upcoming match, and we won't be surprised if one of them scores at Stadium 974 on Monday evening. Now, Brazil should forget about their latest defeat and start a pursuit of the World Cup trophy.

    Korea Republic comes into this clash following a 2-1 WC22 win against Portugal in their previous game. The South Korean unit was on the brink of elimination. Still, a miraculous ending to their game against Portugal extended their stay in Qatar, creating one of the most memorable moments in World Cup history. Hee-Chan Hwan entered the pitch in the 66th minute and scored in the injury time to deliver euphoria back home. This was a reward for Korean brave football displayed a this World Cup. They've scored four goals, allowing the same number. They now face one of the toughest rivals in the tournament, and we will see if they are capable of stunning Brazil.

    Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction                                                                            

    Brazil is a firm favorite in this match, and we don't believe the South American team will allow a surprise. They should beat South Korea by at least two goals.

    Goals Market Prediction

    Interestingly, all three of Brazil's matches stayed under a 2.5 margin so far, but they could have been much more efficient. That shouldn't happen this time, and we expect to see at least three goals in this encounter.

    Brazil AH -1.5 @ 1.90

    Over 2.5 FT @ 1.85

    Correct score 3:0 @ 7.00

  6. Japan vs Croatia

    Japan's chances of progressing beyond round 16 became evident in their last group-stage match against Spain. The Japanese grabbed a 2-1 winner in the game after coming from 1-nil down. Despite scoring early in the game in the 11th minute, Spain couldn't score another. A dramatic second half saw Japan score twice to progress to round 16. Croatia is a familiar foe, so expect another great performance from the Japanese in this game. A pair of wins against Germany and Spain boosted Japan's confidence, and they will try to produce another upset against the World Cup 2018 runners-up.

    Croatia is on the radar of everyone watching the 2022 World Cup. Will they go all the way to the finals as they did in 2018? The Checkered Ones reached this far in the 2022 World Cup on five points from the group stage. They may have failed to score in two of the three group-stage matches, but one thing stands out. Croatia is prepared defensively to take on high-pressing teams like Japan. However, the lack of reliable goal scorers is something we have witnessed and expect the Croatian coach, Zlatko Dalic, to address at this point. Ivan Perisic brings a lot to the national team with his experience, and he might be a crucial guy for Vatreni in this match.

    Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction                                                                            

    It is going to be a close game, and Japan shouldn't be underestimated in this encounter. Therefore, this match might go to extra time or eventually to the penalty shootout.

    Goals Market Prediction

    The Samurai can cause many issues to the opponent's defense with their quick transitions. On the other hand, Croatia has a lot of experience, and we might see goals in both nets.

    Draw @ 3.35

    BTTS Yes @ 2.05

    Correct score 1:1 @ 6.50

  7. England vs Senegal

    England confirmed the top spot in Group B of the World Cup on Tuesday night after blitzing past Wales 3-0 with a second-half salvo. Gareth Southgate won't have much time to celebrate England's table-topping exploits in Qatar as attention quickly shifts to Sunday's match-up against the current African champions, Senegal. The Three Lions produced two emphatic displays against Iran and Wales, winning those two contests with an aggregate scoreline of 9-2. Still, concerns remain about their rather timid and pedestrian display against the USA on matchday two. The injection of Marcus Rashford and Phil Foden bred new life and vitality into the side against Wales, and Southgate will be hoping to carry that momentum into the knockouts.

    Senegal has reached the knockouts of a World Cup for only the second time in its history. When the Lions of Teranga made the quarter-finals in 2002, Aliou Cisse was the nation's captain; two decades on, the former PSG and Birmingham player is now the manager, furthering his legacy for the West African country. They came through a stern examination from Ecuador on Tuesday to maintain their stay in Qatar. Nottingham Forest and Senegal midfielder Cheikhou Kouyaté has missed training ahead of his country's World Cup last 16 clash against England on Sunday. Nevertheless, Senegal will try to stun their rivals and provide a huge surprise.

    Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction                                                                            

    Senegal has consolidated its game after the starting defeat, but England is a much tougher opponent than Qatar and Ecuador. We believe the Three Lions will meet expectations and progress to the quarter-finals.

    Goals Market Prediction

    It should be an entertaining clash, and England could have some trouble with Senegal's offense. Therefore, we won't be surprised to see goals in both nets. 

    England to Win @ 1.55

    BTTS Yes @ 2.50

    Correct score 3:1 @ 16.00

  8. France vs Poland

    France started the tournament off with a big 4-1 win against Australia. Despite going a goal down in that game, France dominated the match and thoroughly deserved the 3 pts. Next up for France was supposedly their toughest game of the group stage, but Denmark didn't offer enough going forward, and France claimed a 2-1 win to secure their place in the last 16 with a game to spare. That last game came against Tunisia, in which France made a few changes to their starting lineup. The Africans needed to win and got it thanks to a solitary second-half strike, but it wasn't enough for Tunisia to progress. Les Bleus want to return to the winning track and secure a place in the quarter-finals.

    Poland drew 0-0 with Mexico on matchday 1, but it could have been much better if it wasn't for Lewandowski missing a penalty. Up next for the Eastern Europeans came Saudi Arabia, and that game saw Lewandowski score his first-ever World Cup goal for Poland, who won the game 2-0. However, a 2 -0 defeat against Argentina followed in what was a poor display from Poland. Thankfully, Mexico only won 2-1 against Saudi Arabia, and Poland progressed as the second-placed team via goal difference. However, if they don’t improve things against France, Poland shouldn’t expect much from the upcoming game.

    Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction                                                                            

    France is a firm favorite in this encounter, and they shouldn’t have many troubles against Orly. Therefore, Les Bleus might beat their rivals by more than one goal.

    Goals Market Prediction

    Despite having Robert Lewandowski upfront, Poland has struggled a lot in the final third in this tournament. France should keep them away from their goal, and the defending champions’ net should stay intact. 

    France AH -1 @ 1.50

    BTTS No @ 1.65

    Correct score 3:0 @ 7.80

  9. Argentina vs Australia

    Argentina's reward for reviving their 2022 World Cup hopes is a last-16 clash with Australia in Al Rayyan. Messi and co bounced back from their shock opening 2-1 defeat to Saudi Arabia to seal 2-0 wins over Mexico and Poland to finish top of Group C, with Poland second. That response has reignited hopes of Argentina potentially making a run deep into the tournament, with Messi facing his final shot at a World Cup title after winning the 2021 Copa America. The South American defending champions looked very confident against Poland in their previous match and now want to continue in the same fashion.

    Australia was also forced to recover from an opening loss after going down 4-1 to France before digging in and recording successive 1-0 victories over Tunisia and Denmark to finish second in Group D, behind the defending champions. However, the gap between the two sides is the key factor that makes Argentina strong favorites to go on and win and clinch a spot in the quarterfinals, potentially up against Spain or Brazil. Australia avoided a string of potential suspensions in their final group game, and Graham Arnold will only make small changes here. As Australia looks to frustrate Argentina, key man Ajdin Hrustic could come in as part of an altered midfield.

    Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction                                                                            

    Australia doesn't have to lose anything here, and they will try to produce another shocking result. Although Argentina is under much bigger pressure to succeed, Leo Messi and the lads should continue their winning streak and progress to the quarterfinals.

    Goals Market Prediction

    Argentina has improved its defense after losing to Saudi Arabia, and Australia will be focused mostly on counter-attacks. We think La Albiceleste will control the game and keep the clean sheet. 

    Argentina AH -1.5 @ 1.65

    BTTS No @ 1.50

    Correct score 2:0 @ 5.00

  10. Netherlands vs USA

    Louis van Gaal has been criticized during this World Cup for the somewhat boring nature of his side's victories. But the veteran coach can point to an unbeaten opening phase and a place in the last 16 as proof that they are doing something right. Now a clash with the US is their reward. The Oranje may have profited from a relatively easy group, but there have been some stand-out performances. Many pundits had Memphis Depay down as the attacking threat in the squad, but it has been Cody Gakpo who has found the net in all three games and is one of the top scorers in the competition so far. The Netherlands wants to go far in this competition, and the USA is the first step on that road.             

    The US will fancy its chances after progressing from the only group with all four nations in the top 20 of FIFA's rankings. There have been some solid displays from Gregg Berhalter's men, who have proved that they can provide the steel – as well as the skill – when necessary. The big news is that Christian Pulisic should be fit to start after going off injured against Iran. The Yanks have several talented players on their national team, and we'll see whether they can continue their unbeatable run in this tournament. They have been pretty disciplined so far, and they have conceded only from the penalty kick against Wales.

    Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction                                                                            

    It is going to be an interesting match, and both teams have decent chances of progressing to the quarter-finals. However, we believe the Netherlands is a bit closer to victory, and they should win in regulation time.

    Goals Market Prediction

    Both teams have conceded only once so far in the competition, and they have tight defenses. Although the Netherlands has had easier opponents, we think they will continue in that style, and the game should stay under a 2.5 margin.

    Netherlands to Win @ 2.00

    Under 2.5 FT @ 1.65

    Correct score 1:0 @ 5.70

  11. Serbia vs Switzerland

    Serbia could be in second place at the end of round two. Instead, they find themselves in the fourth position of group G. The Eagles were leading Cameroon by 3-1 in the second half but had to settle for a draw after conceding twice in three minutes. With that, Serbia has one point after two rounds and needs to beat Switzerland and hope that Brazil doesn't lose to Cameroon as well to qualify. The Eagles have a lot of talent in their team who play for the top European teams. Coach Stojkovic will hope his team can maintain its scoring form, but a lot of work needs to be done in defense that let in five goals in two matches. Switzerland was more successful in World Cup 2018 in Russia when these two sides met last time, but we'll see what the outcome will be this time.

    After a fine matchday one win over Cameroon, Switzerland failed to repeat their 1-1 draw with Brazil in 2018 and lost to the Selecao on Monday. Nevertheless, the Red Crosses need a draw in their third game with Serbia, given that Brazil doesn't lose to Cameroon by a big margin. In their match against Brazil, coach Murat Yakin adopted a compact defense to close down the spaces for the Selecao. That plan almost worked, but the Swiss conceded for the eighth time in the last ten fixtures. Moreover, the Red Crosses couldn't find a single shot at Brazil's goal. It will be interesting to see if they can resist Serbia's talented offense.

    Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction                                                                            

    It is going to be an exciting encounter, as these two sides will likely decide who will progress to the Round of 16. The game can easily go either way, but we think Serbia might be a bit closer to victory and their first knockout-stage participation after 24 years.

    Goals Market Prediction

    Switzerland will be mostly focused on a firm defensive block, as a point could secure them a place in the knockout stage. It's going to be a tight clash, with no more than two goals in total.

    Serbia to Win @ 2.60

    Under 2.5 FT @ 1.85

    Correct score 1:0 @ 7.90

  12. Cameroon vs Brazil

    Cameroon's final group stage match comes against Brazil, who have already secured a place in the Round of 16. The fifth lowest-ranked team in the World Cup has a tough challenge ahead, as only a victory would keep them in the knockout-stage battle. Following a few years of struggles, the Indomitable Lions have improved recently with the Serie A contingent of Andre Onana and Andre-Frank Anguissa supported by the likes of Brentford's Bryan Mbuemo and Bayern Munich's Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting. Unfortunately for Rigobert Song's side, their solid core saw them come up short against nations with more depth, and they are about to face one of the most talent-rich squads in the world. Although Cameroon has picked up just a point so far, they won't give up on their chances to continue the campaign.

    Tite's side will be well aware of their status as favorites. But having crashed out spectacularly in the 2018 World Cup, they will be keen to ensure their progress in this competition. The Selecao rarely lacks attacking talent, but this year the squad is perhaps more offensive-minded than ever. Tite has a wealth of forwards to select from and could easily rotate the entire front line and retain a world-class XI. Despite their attacking set-up, Brazil is no slouches defensively, and in Thiago Silva and Marquinhos have a perfect relationship at center-back. Nevertheless, since Brazil has already secured a top-two finish, we wouldn't be surprised to see a mixed lineup on Friday evening.

    Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction                                                                            

    Although Brazil should rest the main players, they remain favorites in this encounter. Cameroon shouldn't pose a major threat, and we expect another Brazil success on Friday evening.

    Goals Market Prediction

    We could see an entertaining clash since Cameroon shouldn't be only focused on defense. Therefore, the crowd might enjoy at least three goals in total.

    Brazil AH -1 @ 1.60

    Over 2.5 FT @ 1.75

    Correct score 1:3 @ 11.50

  13. Croatia vs Belgium

    Croatia enjoyed a memorable campaign in the World Cup 2018, and they want to repeat it this time. However, things haven't gone smoothly for them so far. Morocco held Vatreni to a goalless draw, while Canada's early goal scared Croatian fans. Nevertheless, this team refused to die, and they played excellently under pressure to clinch a convincing 4-1 victory. That success launched them to the top of the table, but the Red Devils are just a point behind them. Their fate depends only on their display in the upcoming match, as remaining undefeated could see them progress to the Round of 16.

    It's been a highly concerning World Cup campaign for Belgium, who looked sluggish but got the job done on matchday one against Canada before recently firing a blank and falling to a 2-0 defeat to Morocco on Sunday. Long-term coach Roberto Martinez must now rally the troops for this tournament-defining showdown. Indeed Belgium's World Cup campaign has been fraught with doubt and suspicion. There is a growing concern that Martinez is trying to cling to Belgium's 'Golden Generation' from four years ago. Still, the reality hasn't allowed his aging stars to recreate the magic of 2018, leading to some very lukewarm showings. The Red Devils need to show their best display so far in the tournament to secure the top-two finish in the group stage.

    Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction                                                                            

    It is going to be a close game that can easily go either way. However, Croatia seemed more confident in this tournament, while the atmosphere in Belgium's locker room seems far from ideal. Therefore, we don't think Croatia will lose this match.

    Goals Market Prediction

    Belgium won't surrender without a fight, and we believe the Red Devils are able to find the opponent's back of the net at least once. That's why neither team should keep the clean sheet in this encounter.

    Croatia AH +0 @ 2.00

    BTTS Yes @ 1.80

    Correct score 2:1 @ 10.00

  14. Japan vs Spain

    Japan will be really disappointed to have followed up that 2-1 win over Germany with a 1-0 defeat against Costa Rica. The Japanese players seemed to think that if they turned up, they would beat Costa Rica due to the fact that their opponents had been trashed 7-0 in their opening game. However, Costa Rica defended manfully and scored with their first and only shot on target in this World Cup and are now in with a chance of progressing into the knockout stage. That result has complicated the situation in Group E, and now all teams have the opportunity to advance to the knockout stage. Despite sitting in 2nd place at the moment, Japan needs to avoid a defeat in this match to keep realistic chances of staying in the tournament.

    Spain hasn't qualified just yet and won't want to make the same mistake Japan did in their last game and assume that they will pick up a point. Lusi Enrique's side has 4pts on the board after a win against Costa Rica and a draw with Germany but should go on to pick up at least the point they need against Japan if they play similarly to how they did in the opening two matches. Spain scored seven goals without replay against Costa Rica on matchday 1, and three of their last five games have ended with at least three goals being scored. La Furia Roja is close to clinching the top spot finish in the group stage, but they need to guard themselves against complacency.

    Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction                                                                            

    Although Japan shouldn't be underestimated, Spain has a much more quality roster. We don't think the European team will allow any surprises, and they might win by more than a goal.

    Goals Market Prediction

    Japan will focus on its quick transition, which might endanger Spain's goal. We should see an entertaining match with at least three goals in total.

    Spain AH -1 @ 1.65

    Over 2.5 FT @ 1.75

    Correct score 1:3 @ 12.00

  15. Australia vs Denmark

    Although there was plenty of action at both ends of the field, Mitchell Duke's goal in the 23rd minute was enough for him and his team to record a crucial three points, beating Tunisia narrowly 1-0. With this triumph, the Australian national team took the second position in Group D and thus revived their hopes for a place in the knockout phase. They now sit in 2nd place, and if Tunisia doesn't beat France, the Socceroos need just a point to go through the group stage. What pleases coach Graham Arnold is the fact that his team is fully healthy after two rounds at the World Cup in Qatar, which means he will have all the key players at his disposal against the Danes. We will see if it will be enough to secure a positive result in this encounter.

    Meanwhile, Denmark controlled the game for nearly an hour, but they just couldn't handle the pressure from the French, culminating in a 2-1 defeat. Denmark quickly got back into the match after France took the lead and responded with a goal by Andreas Christensen. However, Kylian Mbappe put an end to the game with a goal in the 86th minute. With this defeat, the Danes remained in the 3rd position with only one point, which means that only a victory in the last round guarantees them the knockout stage. They need to be fully focused on this match and display a much better performance than the one against Tunisia.

    Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction                                                                            

    Although they are in a tricky situation, Denmark is a favorite in this match, and they have a better squad on paper. We believe the European team has enough quality to see off its opponents and secure a place in the Round of 16.

    Goals Market Prediction

    Both teams will be searching for goals in this encounter, and we should see an entertaining match. We shouldn't be surprised if both sides find the back of the opponent's net in this game.

    Denmark to Win @ 1.52

    BTTS Yes @ 2.10

    Correct score 1:2 @ 8.50

  16. Poland vs Argentina

    Interestingly, Poland leads the way in Group C, being a point ahead of Argentina and Saudi Arabia. After a goalless draw against Mexico, Orły celebrated a lucky 2-0 win against the Asian team. However, the problem with Poland's national team is that they rely solely on Robert Lewandowski. If he does not perform at his usual best, the team is nothing more than an average squad without huge potential. Poland didn't impress in both matches so far, and the toughest opponent is ahead of them. Moreover, their rivals still haven't secured a ticket for the knockout round, and Poland needs to give its best to book a positive result in this match.

    Argentina has players like Lionel Messi, Angel Di Maria, Martinez Lautaro, Paulo Dybala, and others playing for them, and they have created and tested their team with better efficiency than Poland. La Albiceleste has also managed to get further and even win the World Cup two times, while Poland's success ended in the 1990s, and despite qualifying three times, they only managed to get to the group stage and not further. However, the South American champions made their campaign much tougher after losing to Saudi Arabia, and a win here is a must for them. Nevertheless, their game against Mexico looked better than in the tournament opener, and they now face a direct rival for the knockout stage spot.

    Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction                                                                            

    Argentina is a much better team, and they shouldn't allow another shocking result. We think Leo Messi and the lads will be confident, celebrating a win by at least two goals.

    Goals Market Prediction

    Argentina's seven of the last ten games went over a 2.5 margin, and we might see another efficient match involving this team. Therefore, the crowd should enjoy at least three goals in total. 

    Argentina AH -1 @ 1.85

    Over 2.5 FT @ 2.15

    Correct score 0:3 @ 10.00

  17. Wales vs England

    Wales takes on England on Tuesday night, looking to beat England for the first time in almost 40 years in an attempt to qualify from Group B. The Dragons made themselves much harder after losing to Iran 2-0 in their previous game. Although they had a point in their pockets, they conceded twice in the stoppage time. That's why they need to go for a win against the toughest opponent in the group. On the other hand, that might have a positive impact on Gareth bale and the lads since they have nothing to lose. However, if they want to increase their chances of success, they need to do much better than in the first two matches in the World Cup 2022. Wales is in abysmal form, searching for a win for the last seven games, where they managed to remain undefeated just twice.

    The Three Lions didn't find any big trouble in the race of getting into the World Cup as they were at the top of the table in Qualifiers, winning eight of the ten attempts. They also enjoyed a confident start against Iran in a 6-2 victory, but the game against the USA showed England's struggles. The two sides split points, but the CONCACAF team left a much better impression, having more chances to win. Although England tops the group, they still haven't booked their place in the knockout stage. A point from this game could see them finishing in the top two, but a failure could mean the end of the campaign. That's why England should be fully focused ahead of this game.

    Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction                                                                            

    Neither side can be proud of its consistency lately, and it will be a close match. Although England is a favorite, Wales shouldn't lose this game by more than a goal.

    Goals Market Prediction

    Wales struggles in the front, and they will be mostly focused on counter-attacks in this encounter. It should be a tight match, and the crowd shouldn't see more than two goals in total.

    Wales AH +1.25 @ 1.90

    Under 2.5 FT @ 2.00

    Correct score 0:1 @ 6.40

  18. Netherlands vs Qatar

    The draw between the Netherlands and Ecuador means that Louis van Gaal's side needs a positive result here to make sure they progress to the knockout stages. It has been an unconvincing tournament so far from the Dutch, but three points here will be expected. Cody Gakpo has scored in both games so far, and the PSV forward has looked very impressive and shown why he is coveted by some of the bigger clubs in Europe. He could make it three out of three here and become a contender for the World Cup golden boot in the process. Oranje has the easiest opponent ahead so far, and they shouldn't allow any surprises in this encounter.

    That pride could go a long way for Qatar to score another goal in this game, and although a victory is not on the cards, it does mean a both teams to score bet could be worth a go. Qatar was never expected to do incredibly well in this World Cup but will want to show further improvement from the second game against Senegal. Hopefully, that means that this meeting will be a memorable one. However, the Qatar national team needs to continue hard work to improve and be competitive in some of the future tournaments if they manage to qualify. In this one, it is very likely they will finish the competition as one of the worst teams.

    Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction                                                                            

    The Netherlands shouldn't miss the chance to win the game and secure a place in the knockout stage, despite not being very impressive so far. Anything but Oranje's win would be a sensation, and we expect the European team to celebrate a comfortable victory.

    Goals Market Prediction

    The Dutch team could be more efficient than in the first two matches, and it is a great opportunity for their strikers to boost confidence. Therefore, we expect this game to go over a 2.5 margin.

    Netherlands AH -2 @ 1.85

    Over 2.5 FT @ 1.55

    Correct score 4:0 @ 9.00

  19. Portugal vs Uruguay

    Portugal has struggled in recent World Cup tournaments and has failed to make it further than the first knockout round in the last twelve years. Os Navegadores have plenty of talent currently performing at top European clubs in the Champions League. This set of players has yet to show their best form at an international tournament, but it is unlikely to be long before they are once again competing for major titles. However, their display in the tournament opener wasn't promising. A questionable penalty helped them to crack Ghana's defense, but the Black Stars refused to surrender. Nevertheless, Portugal luckily booked a 3-2 win to climb the standings to the top spot.

    The Uruguayans have a rich history at the World Cup and were twice Champions back in the earlier editions of the tournament. Unfortunately, recent success has been hard to come by, but they finished in fourth place in 2010 when losing to the Netherlands in the semi-final stage. La Celeste faced South Korea in the opening game in this tournament, but they couldn't do more than a goalless draw. Despite hitting the woodwork twice, Luis Suarez and the lads failed to break the Asian team's backline. They will have a much tougher task now, but the Uruguayan side shouldn't be underestimated at all.

    Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction                                                                            

    Portugal didn't impress in the previous match, and if they show a similar performance, it will be hard for them to win. Uruguay is a quality team that could get out of this encounter undefeated. They showed that four years ago after beating Portugal in the first knockout round.

    Goals Market Prediction

    It is going to be a tight encounter, as the South American side has a pretty disciplined defense. Both teams will be cautious, and we don't expect to see more than two goals in this match.

    Uruguay AH +0.5 @ 1.95

    Under 2.5 FT @ 1.75

    Correct score 1:1 @ 6.60

  20. Brazil vs Switzerland

    Brazil enjoyed a confident start of the World Cup 2022, beating Serbia 2-0 on Thursday evening. A Seleção dominated the game, but they needed to wait for Richarlison's second-half brace to pick up all three points. Although that win could have been more comfortable, the Brazil team is happy to have opened the tournament with a win. Now, they have a chance to secure a top-spot finish and head to the Cameroon game without any pressure. However, they will need to cope without Neymar and Danilo, who have been ruled out of the group stage due to injuries. Nevertheless, Brazil has a well-packed squad that can continue with good results.

    Switzerland has been able to hit the round of 16 in back-to-back World Cups. The expectations are high surrounding the Swiss, who have been able to stay compact and very hard to beat – especially when going up against the top opposition. If there is one opponent who cannot be underestimated in Group G, it is the Swiss. Switzerland is not the type of team to roll over, and they are expected to provide stiff competition in the game. Although they struggled in their opening match against Cameroon, the Swiss managed to secure a narrow 1-0 win. Switzerland has scored at least a goal in all of its games against Brazil since the 1950s. Despite being underdogs in this one, they will try to provide an upset here.

    Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction                                                                            

    It is going to be an interesting clash, as Switzerland managed to stun Brazil in the World Cup 2018. Nevertheless, we don't think this time Brazil will allow a surprising result, and we expect A Seleção to celebrate another victory.

    Goals Market Prediction

    Both teams have been involved in a solid number of efficient matches recently, and we expect to see a high-scoring game. The crowd at Stadium 974 should enjoy at least three goals in total.

    Brazil AH -0.75 @ 1.65

    Over 2.5 FT @ 1.95

    Correct score 3:1 @ 13.50

  21. Croatia vs Canada

    Twenty years after Croatia qualified for their first World Cup as an independent country, in which they finished third, Croatia once again surprised everyone and reached the final at the World Cup in Russia. However, Vatreni haven’t enjoyed a successful start here. A goalless draw against Morocco certainly is not enough for their ambitions at this tournament. Although not many people expect this team to reach similar heights in Qatar, Croatia has to be respected and not underestimated. The first of the two tough tasks is ahead of them on Sunday evening, and Luka Modric and the lads need to produce a more efficient display. A victory could see them being much closer to a place in the knockout round.

    Canada’s presence in the 2022 World Cup after 36 years means they will be making history against some of the bigwigs in the competition. The Canadians have already played ten matches in 2022 between January and September. However, four losses during that period, meaning they still have some issues to be addressed. They didn’t score in three of the defeat, and while the other six games were clean-sheet victories, it will take more than just good form to win against Croatia. The Maple Leafs need a good plan for the big tournament. With players like Lille’s Jonathan David in the attacking and Alphonso David, who has been a phenomenal winger for Bayern, there is a good stock of experienced players to depend on. The lack of experience on major stages was noticeable against Belgium when Canada suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat. Although they had 20 attempts on goal and missed a penalty, with better performance overall, they couldn’t pick up at least a point. Nevertheless, they will try to fix these issues on Sunday.

    Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction                                                                            

    It is going to be a close game that can easily go either way. Canada put a better performance in the opening round against a strong opponent, and the CONCACAF team might remain undefeated in this clash.

    Goals Market Prediction

    We expect both teams to be more efficient in this encounter, as they have pretty talented offenses. That’s why neither side should keep its net intact in this encounter.

    Canada AH +0.5 @ 1.80

    BTTS Yes @ 1.90

    Correct score 1:2 @ 12.50

  22. Spain vs Germany

    While Spain didn't do that well in the last World Cup in Russia, where they reached the Top 16 round only, the team did have good results after at Euro 2020, where they reached the semi-finals, and in UEFA Nations League, where they secured a spot in the final tournament. La Furia Roja opened this tournament magnificently, celebrating a 7-0 victory over Costa Rica. They enter this game with sky-high confidence, knowing they can possibly knock out a big rival already in the group stage. Some of their key players are well in their thirties, and that experience can mean a lot. There are also some younger guys who could make a splash here, like Ansu Fati, Yeremi Pino, Gavi, and Pedri. Another victory could see them securing a top-two finish in Group E.

    The German national team didn't have the results that we are used to seeing from them lately, with the team failing to get out of group stages at the previous World Cup and getting out of Euro 2020 in the Top 16 stage. Not even their performances in Nations League were good since Germany was third in the group behind Hungary and Italy. Their start in this tournament was a nightmare, as they spilled all three points against Japan, which made another sensation. Although Die Mannschaft controlled the game in the first half, they threw it all away in just ten minutes. Poor substitutes from Hansi Flick contributed to that outcome significantly, as he opted for keeping the narrow lead rather than going for another goal. Now, the German national team needs to win since all other outcomes will likely see them finishing this campaign after only three matches.

    Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction                                                                            

    These two teams have squads packed with star players, and it is always tough to predict an outcome. However, Spain has a much better momentum, and their confidence is higher. Also, they trashed Germany 6-0 in 2020, and we think they can book another victory, maybe not so convincing one, but enough for all three points.

    Goals Market Prediction

    Both teams have a lot of talent in the attacking area of their squads, and we expect to see an efficient match. Germany needs to implement an offensive approach, which will leave enough space for Spain to exploit the opponent’s defensive weaknesses. BTTS Yes seems a reasonable choice for this match.

    Spain to Win @ 2.38

    BTTS Yes @ 1.60

    Correct score 3:2 @ 26.00

  23. France vs Denmark

    No national team has won back-to-back world cups since Brazil did it 70 years ago, but France definitely has the squad to achieve this feat. Despite their lack of good performances this year, they have one of the strongest teams in the world. Their start against Australia wasn't too confident, but Les Bleus managed to turn around the result quickly. Eventually, a comfortable 4-1 victory boosted their confidence, and another success can help them lock the pole position in Group D. Nevertheless, Kylian Mbappe and the lads need to guard against complacency as they face a much stronger opponent than the Socceroos.                                                                                                               

    Denmark qualified for the World Cup as one of the most dominant teams in the entire European side of qualifiers. De Rød-Hvide won their group with nine wins in 10 games and a 30:3 goal difference, which is incredible. They conceded goals in only two out of ten games. Although they managed to keep their net intact against Tunisia in their opening game in the tournament, the Danes failed to secure a win. Therefore, this game is very important for them as well since they are aiming for the knockout stage. Moreover, Denmark wasn't too convincing against Tunisia, and now, a much tougher task is ahead of them.

    Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction                                                                            

    It is going to be an entertaining game, and both sides will search for important points. Nevertheless, France looked much more composed in the previous match, and we believe the defending champions are closer to victory.

    Goals Market Prediction

    Their h2h matches haven't been too efficient throughout history. Moreover, five of France's last six games stayed under a 2.5 margin, the same as four of the previous encounters involving Denmark. It might be a tight match with two goals in total at most.

    France to Win @ 1.85

    Under 2.5 FT @ 1.75

    Correct score 1:0 @ 6.10

  24. Argentina vs Mexico

    Argentina is one of the favorites in this World Cup, as it has always been, and their current form is unbelievable. La Albiceleste had not lost a game in 35 consecutive matches, and we definitely did not expect them to lose their first match or at all in the group stage. They suffered the most terrible defeat possible and now have to win both of their other games against much stronger teams than Saudi Arabia. Despite having a halftime lead and three goals disallowed by VAR in the first 45 minutes, Argentina heavily underestimated the Asian side. Saudi Arabia turned around the result quickly, and Argentina failed to find a way to the opponent’s net due to the severe pressure of failure. The pressure won’t fade ahead of this game, and they need to cope with it the best way they can.

    Mexico qualified without serious difficulties, with only two defeats in their World Cup qualifiers out of 14 games. Now, the team will have the ambition to reach further than the first knockout round. They got to this stage in 7 consecutive WC tournaments but always lost at this point. We saw their potential in the match against Poland – the question is whether they can score goals too. Hirving' Chucky' Lozano has provided six goal contributions for Napoli this season, and his pace could provide a real threat to the Albiceleste backline. El Tri can hardly have a tougher opponent, but they want to secure a positive result in this encounter.

    Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction                                                                            

    Although they are shocked after the opening game in the tournament, we believe the Argentina squad will have a positive response in this game. Therefore, they should book a valuable win against Mexico.

    Goals Market Prediction

    Their head-to-head clashes have been pretty efficient, and five of their previous seven encounters went over a 2.5 margin. We think the crowd should enjoy at least three goals in total in this match.

    Argentina to Win @ 1.60

    Over 2.5 FT @ 2.05

    Correct score 2:1 @ 8.50

  25. England vs USA

    England is expected to win Group B with ease and certainly has the potential to go far in the World Cup, seeing as they made it through to the final of EURO 2020. People expected England to beat Iran, but nobody thought that Southgate's men were capable of scoring six goals on their way to their biggest World Cup win. Disappointingly, when England was tested at the back, which wasn't often, Iran did score twice, and that will be a concern for England when they come up against a higher-quality side. It was the fourth straight time that the Three Lions were not disciplined in the backline, conceding five goals in the previous two matches. Nevertheless, they head to this one in a good mood, confident that they can celebrate another victory.

    People often forget that the USA made it through to a third place in the first-ever World Cup in 1930 and appeared in two of the next three tournaments as well. From 1990-2014, the United States qualified for every World Cup but failed to make it to Russia in 2018. After making it to the quarter-finals in 2002, the USA will be hoping that their players can adapt to the heat of Qatar more than the European nations and that that might allow them to go far in this competition. Nevertheless, they will need to do much better than against Wales, where they didn't manage to keep their narrow lead intact. It will be a highly-important match for the Yanks, as a defeat could make their chances of progressing to the knockout round much slimmer.

    Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction                                                                            

    England controlled the game against Iran and managed to beat the Asian team easier than expected. Although the USA is a much tougher opponent, we believe the Three Lions will continue with good displays. 

    Goals Market Prediction

    England's defense has been pretty leaky recently, while the USA team has a talented offense. Given that the Yanks need to go for a win here, we don't think either team will manage to keep a clean sheet.

    England to Win @ 1.60

    BTTS Yes @ 1.95

    Correct score 3:1 @ 13.00

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