Betshaman World Cup predictions
This 21st edition of the FIFA World cup is exciting and full of surprises. It’s hard to pinpoint a team clearly superior to the others. With the group stage now over it’s now time for the knockout rounds. Betshaman gives you its best predictions for the coming games. We’ll be updating this page regularly so that you have the info you need to make winning bets.
France vs Croatia (15/07/18)
With a very defensive game and some impressive counter attacks, France managed to beat a good Belgium team. The french are now full of confidence, especially since the Croatians have had to play extra time in their last 3 games…virtually playing one more game than Les Bleus, with one day less to rest. Physically, France definitely looks in a much better place to win the game. But can the excitement of playing their first World Cup final ever bring the energy the Croatians need to lift the cup?
Result: France won the World Cup 2018
France vs Belgium (10/07/18)
After a solid win against Uruguay, the French keep getting stronger. Belgium on the other side is full of confidence after taking Brazil out. A very even game that could be swinging both ways
Result: France won
Croatia vs England (11/07/18)
Croatia struggled in their quarter final against Russia and only managed to go through to the semis after a tense penalty shootout. The 3 Lions showed more discipline during their win against Sweden. Looking at these 2 games, England looks in a better position to proceed to the Final. But Croatia, with Modric, Mandzukic and Rakitic on fire, could surprise the English team.
Result: Draw (90 minutes) – Croatia to won after extra time
Brazil vs Belgium (06/07 18)
Brazil have started slowly, but they have improved since their first game draw against Switzerland. Belgium on the other hand have been pretty erratic, coming back from 2-0 to 3-2 in their last game against Japan.
Result: Belgium won
Sweden vs England (07/07/18)
Sweden started poorly with a last minute defeat against Germany. But they since improved, even beating Mexico 3-0 to top group F and then Switzerland in the Round of 16. England has been very irregular. They impressed against Panama and then lost to Belgium. They then went to beat Colombia on penalties, with very few chances during the game.
Result: England won
Russia vs Croatia (07/07/18)
Nobody expected Russia at this stage of the competition. But the “Sbornaya” has impressed against Spain, with a solid defence. Croatia also looks strong, being probably one of the best team in the tournament so far.
Result: Draw – Croatia wins on penalty
Uruguay vs France (06/07/18)
After a brillant win against Argentina and a Kylian Mbappe on fire, France is full of confidence. Uruguay, with 3 wins in the group stage and a convincing win against Portugal, looks solid. So we can expect a rather closed and tactical game, with a lot of physical intensity. The French, with their very young team, are less experienced than Uruguay, but technically superior. In addition, Uruguay, with Cavani who had to leave the game against Portugal due to a hamstring injury, might be missing a key player
Result: France won
Round of 16
Brazil vs Mexico (02/07/18)
As one of the favorites of the competition, Brazil had a good start in the world cup. The Auriverde, with Neymar, Roberto Firmino or Gabriel Jesus, should do good against the Mexican defense.
Result: Brazil won
Belgium vs Japan (02/07/18)
Belgium is hoping to finally make it far in a major event. They have won all 3 games during the group stage. The Blue Samurai, on the other side, have qualified ahead of Senegal thanks to a yellow cards difference and will not be starting this game as favourites.
Result: Belgium won
Sweden vs Switzerland (03/07/18)
After the surprise elimination of Germany, Sweden finished top of group F and are facing Switzerland in the round of 16. If the Swiss are used to going through the knockout stage, they will very likely have a hard time against a strong and motivated Swedish team. We can expect a tight match between the 2 teams, with possible extra time and penalties.
Result: Sweden won
Colombia vs England (03/07/18)
During the group stage, Colombia’s only convincing win was against Poland. That was enough for them to top group H. England, on the other hand, won two of their 3 games, only losing to Belgium after resting their main players. The freshness of the English team could help them during this game. But James Rodriguez, who had to leave his partners on injury after 30 minutes of play against Senegal, might be back and motivated to prove his worth.
Result: Draw – England won on penalties