The World Cup 2018 has sure brought a lot of excitement for all football fans. Most of the big nations are already out of the tournament which is very surprising. Germany didn’t even qualify from the group, while Argentina and Spain went out of the tournament at the last 16 stage. On top of that, Brazil unexpectedly lost to Belgium in the quarterfinals, even though they were considered favourites to lift the trophy
Nevertheless, four teams remain and each one deserves to reach the final and win the World Cup. Here are the betting predictions surrounding the semi-finals of the World Cup 2018.
World Cup 2018 Betting predictions – England
The English squad came to prove that the blunder during the last World Cup was a one-time thing. In a group with Tunisia and Panama, they won their first two games and earned a spot in the last 16 phase. In the game against Belgium, it seemed they were content with a loss because that way they would avoid Brazil. After a hard battle against Colombia which was won on penalties, England was happy they conquered their “bad mojo” that surrounded their penalty shootouts in the past.
They showed absolute master class in the quarterfinals against Sweden are now motivated to bring the trophy home. Because of this, they are favourites to reach the final at 8/13 – 1.61 odds. To lift the trophy bookmakers are backing them at 11/4 – 3.75 odds.
World Cup 2018 Betting predictions – Croatia
Croatia has been the biggest surprise in this tournament so far. They managed to top a tough group in which they destroyed Argentina 3-0. After that, they didn’t show anything extraordinary but were concentrated enough to win two penalty shootouts – against Denmark and Russia. This has given them enough motivation and they surely believe they can reach the final. Back in 1998, the golden generation of Croatia lost in the semi-final but this team is ready to prove that they are even better.
Considered underdogs for the semi-final against England, bookmakers have them at 13/10 to qualify for the final. The odds are even higher and they stand at 4/1 – 5.00 for Croatia to take the trophy home.
World Cup 2018 Betting predictions – France
The French probably have the best squad on this World Cup. They have two great players for every position and so far they showed exactly that. After the surprising loss they suffered in the final of the Euro Cup against Portugal, France is now ready to prove that there is much more to them. They weren’t convincing in the group stages but against Argentina and Uruguay, they showed their best side. Bookmakers are backing them at 8/11 – 1.72 to reach the final and 2/1 – 3.00 to win and lift the trophy.
World Cup 2018 Betting predictions – Belgium
Belgium is the only squad, out of the remaining four, that has managed to win all their games so far and they also never needed extra time. After the scare against Japan in the last 16 phase where they had to overcome a two-goal deficit to win the game, Belgium showed a way more concentrated performance against Brazil.
That was enough to eliminate the favoured Brazilians who succumbed to Belgium’s deadly counter-attacks. However, can they do it once again against one of the best sides in the world in the last couple of years? Well, we will have to see. Bookmakers have them at 11/10 – 2.10 to reach the final. If they do go through the odds of them winning the final game will be reduced greatly, even though they stand at 11/4 – 3.75 at the moment.
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Round of 16
Saturday 30th June
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Tuesday 10th July
Wednesday 11th July
Third place play-off
Saturday 14th July
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