Predictions World Cup- Day 18-19

Croatia vs Brazil | World Cup

09.12.2022 15:00

Prediction: 1-2

At the World Cup, the first two teams to compete for a spot in the semifinals will be Croatia and Brazil. The match is scheduled at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, and it is Brazil who arrive there as the underdogs after the match offered in the round of 16 against South Korea. Croatia, which is the vice-world champion, only got in because they beat Japan on penalties.

The curiosity, despite seeing Brazil as the favorite, is the fact that of the two teams, the only one that has not yet lost in this edition of the World Cup is Croatia. even if it was the one who suffered the most, as the group victory came with a tiring 0-0 draw against Belgium in the final group match, and the round of 16 victory came only on penalties against a Japan that came perilously close to a coup.In fact, Brazil lost the third match of the group against Cameroon, but they were already sure that they had passed the first phase as first in the group, so much so as to give ample room for turnover, and in fact, upon returning to the field, the so-called starters scrambled Korea of the South for 4-1 with a certainty and a show that made even the most skeptical rub their eyes.

  • Brazil has never lost against Croatia, with 3 wins and 1 draw.
  • Brazil have won their last 3 games played against Croatia.
  • In the final phase of the World Cup, it will be the third encounter after the 1-0 draw in 2006 and the 3-1 draw in 2014.
  • Croatia are unbeaten in 10 games in all competitions.
  • Croatia has only lost 1 of its last 10 World Cup matches.
  • There have been three under 2.5s in four World Cup matches between Brazil and Croatia. 

Netherlands vs Argentina | World Cup

09.12.2022 19:00

Prediction: 0-1

In the second quarterfinal of the 2022 World Cup, which is planned to take place at the Lusail Iconic Stadium in Lusail, the teams managed by Louis Van Gaal of the Netherlands and Lionel Scaloni of Argentina are scheduled to compete against one another. This will also be a rematch of the 1978 World Cup final, and it will be the third time in a row that these two sides will face each other in the final phase of a World Cup (the previous two were in 2006 and 2014).

As of September 1, 2021, the Oranje have never lost a match, with a total of 14 wins and 5 draws across all competitions. At the World Cup, the Dutch have won 3 out of 4 matches so far, only stopped on equal terms by Ecuador, and in the round of 16, they didn’t find too much resistance in the United States, who went down after 10 minutes before cashing in on a 3-1 final in which the Netherlands did not have control of ball possession (only 41%) but “shot” 11 shots, 6 of which were on target.

Argentina, on the other hand, made headlines early in the World Cup for their knockout match against Saudi Arabia, but it was a downward spiral from there, with Australia losing 2- 1 in the round of 16. The Albiceleste had ample control of the game with 61% of ball possession and shot 14 times, 5 of which were on goal. Both teams arrive loaded and without dressing room disputes that could undermine their tranquility.

  • The Netherlands leads the head-to-head with 4 wins to 1. There were 4 draws (again, considering regulation time).
  • There been 4 under 2.5s in the last 4 H2Hs.
  • The Netherlands are unbeaten in 19 games in all competitions, with 14 wins and 5 draws.
  • Argentina scored in 3 games in a row against the Netherlands.
  • Argentina has only lost one of their last 40 games in all competitions.
  • The Netherlands are unbeaten in 18 consecutive World Cup games (all in regular time).
  • Argentina have scored at least 2 goals in 5 of their last 6 matches at the World Cup.

Morocco vs Portugal | World Cup

10.12.2022 15:00

Prediction: 0-1

Morocco and Portugal face each other in the quarterfinals of the World Cup in Qatar; whoever wins will face a semifinal between France and England. The match will be played at the Al Thumana Stadium in Doha, and we will see the Lusitanians on the field, who have impressed throughout the tournament with their offensive power: 12 goals in all with the 6-1 win against Switzerland in the round of 16, which came after passing the top group with 3-2 and 2-0 wins against Ghana and Portugal and the irrelevant 2-1 defeat against South Korea. Morocco is the competition’s big surprise, having eliminated Spain on penalties in the round of 16 before advancing to the group stage with a 0-0 draw with Croatia and 2-0 and 2-1 victories over Belgium and Canada, respectively. Two very different teams challenge each other: sparkling and lethal Portugal, and organized and grim Morocco.

Three victories in four games, with the last one being a real show of strength: 6 goals against Switzerland and qualification for the quarterfinals already snatched in the first half. Portugal now believes in it; they want to go all the way, and they will try, led by their attack, which is the best in the World Cup, along with England’s, with 12 goals. Fernando Santos’ lineup is brilliant, and not just in the last month, given that, prior to the insignificant loss to South Korea, he had only lost two other games in this 2022 season.

However, Morocco will not be an easy opponent for Cristiano Ronaldo and his companions. In fact, the Lions of the Atlas are still unbeaten in this world championship with three wins and a draw, and above all, they are full of enthusiasm after eliminating Spain in the round of 16. The Moroccan team was a surprise, but not too much given that they have not lost in 11 games in a row (8 wins and three draws) and that in this World Cup they have conceded only one goal against Canada when they already won 2-0 and had the match in hand.

  • Portugal in 2022 won nine of the thirteen matches played (3 out of four in the World Cup).
  • The Lusitanians won the previous meeting between the two teams.
  • Portugal has the best attack in this tournament, with 12 goals, along with England.
  • Three of the Lusitanians’ four matches at the World Cup ended with goals from both teams.
  • The Portuguese defense creaks: 4 passive goals in 4 games.
  • During the World Cup, Morocco scored two goals against Belgium. 

England vs France | World Cup

10.12.2022 19:00

Prediction: 0-1

England-France is one of the matches in the quarterfinals of the World Cup in Qatar and will be played on Saturday, December 10. The world cup is getting more and more alive, and this time, two of the teams that have aroused the most sensations are facing each other. The English have conceded only two goals and have the best attack after a 6-2 draw with Iran, a 3-0 double with Senegal and Wales, and a draw with the United States in between. France, for its part, lost to Tunisia 1-0 in the last and irrelevant match of the group; otherwise, they dominated their opponents, beating Australia 4-1, Denmark 2-1, and Poland 3-1. Deschamps and Southgate challenge each other at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor for a place in the semifinals against the winner of Portugal-Morocco.

England are in extraordinary form in the quarterfinals of this World Cup, still unbeaten and without having conceded a single goal in their last three games. They have the best attack of the tournament with 12 goals in four games. The coach had been bitterly contested following the bad Nations League, which resulted in relegation, and Southgate was able to build a perfect machine by trusting his young people at a specific time. Public opinion would have liked his exemption, but he was confirmed, and now he has a whole country to push him towards victory in that World Cup that has been missing since 1966.

France is certainly no less in form, losing against Tunisia with a team full of reserves and deconcentrated since they had already gone through. All the other matches were dominated or almost dominated by them, who, not surprisingly, are the second team that shoots the most in this World Cup, 17.5 attempts per match on average, behind only Brazil. The only drawback of the reigning champions are the goals conceded, three, but it must be said that the one against Poland came in the 99th minute and with the match already over.

  • Three of England’s four World Cup games have resulted in a score of more than 2.5 points.
  • France has the same schedule, with three Over 2.5 games in four games.
  • England has the best attack in the World Cup with 12 goals, like Portugal.
  • France have conceded a goal in all their matches in Qatar, four goals in total.
  • France is second in the World Cup in terms of who shoots the most toward the opposing goal, with an average of 17.5 shots per match, trailing only Brazil (18.8).