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Prediction: Poland vs Colombia 0

Posted on June 23, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Prediction: Poland win

Best Odds: 12/5

Bookmaker: bet365

Group H wasn’t exactly looked upon as the Group of Death, but more the Group of Opportunity. All four nations involved had realistic hopes of reaching the knockout stages upon travelling to Russia, and after the first set of games, things are set up perfectly for the continuation of the group tomorrow. We’re going to be focusing on Poland vs Colombia, in a game which many fans were expecting to decide who won the group – but instead, they’re fighting to stay in the tournament altogether.

Prediction: Germany vs Sweden 0

Posted on June 22, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Prediction: Germany win

Best odds: 8/15

Bookmakers: Bet365, Ladbrokes and Coral

Germany take on Sweden on Saturday evening in group F’s second round, after contrasting results in their respective openers.

Germany

The 2014 World Cup winners ended up thoroughly disappointed as they opened their title-defending campaign with a shocking defeat to Mexico. Not many believed it could happen beforehand, but anyone who has seen the game knows it was no coincidence. The Mexicans took advantage of any crack in Germany’s setup they could find to hit them hard with their fast and direct play with Hirving Lozano settling the game after 35 minutes.

Prediction: England v Panama 0

Posted on June 22, 2018 by David Nugent

Verdict: England win

Best Odds: 1/4

Bookmaker: Ladbrokes

This game in Group G could decide these two teams’ fates, as a win for the Three Lions could see them qualify for the knockout stages, while a defeat for Panama would see Hernan Gomez’s side exit the competition.

England

England managed to snatch a 2-1 win against Tunisia, courtesy of a stoppage-time goal from Tottenham striker Harry Kane. The effort was his second of the game after opening the scoring in the first half. The England captain has now scored ten times in his last eight international appearances. The striker is no doubt eying up the World Cup Golden Boot.

Prediction: Serbia vs Switzerland 0

Posted on June 21, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Prediction: Total goals over 2.5

Best odds: 8/5

Bookmaker: Ladbrokes, Coral.

On Monday evening, Serbia and Switzerland will confront each other in the second round of group E of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Both teams achieved satisfactory results in the opening round as Serbia beat Costa Rica by 1-0, courtesy of a superb free-kick by Aleksandar Kolarov, and the Swiss held off Brazil to a 1-1 draw with Steven Zuber’s header cancelling out Philippe Coutinho’s long-range stunner.

Prediction: Brazil v Costa Rica 1

Posted on June 20, 2018 by David Nugent

Verdict: Brazil win

Best Odds: 2/9

Bookmaker: Coral

On Friday afternoon, one of the World Cup favourites Brazil faces Costa Rica in their second Group E game, as the Selecao look to get back to winning ways in Russia. Their opponents cannot afford defeat or could face an exit from the competition.

Brazil

Brazil dazzled in the early stages of their opener against Switzerland. However, the Selecao dropped the pace and the game ended 1-1 after a highly disciplined performance from the European side.

Prediction Argentina v Croatia 0

Posted on June 19, 2018 by David Nugent

Verdict: Draw

Best Odds: 12/5

Bookmakers: Bet365

On Thursday night, Argentina and Croatia clash in a potentially crucial clash in Group D of the World Cup. A win for either side could be pivotal in deciding who makes the knockout stages of the group.

Both sides head into this clash unbeaten in five World Cup games, including qualifiers, so this could be a tight encounter.

Argentina

Argentina headed into World Cup 2018 with a number of concerns surrounding their team. Many of those concerns were confirmed in their opening match, as La Albiceleste drew 1-1 with Iceland after Lionel Messi saw a penalty saved.

Prediction: Russia v Egypt 0

Posted on June 18, 2018 by David Nugent

Verdict: Russia win

Best Odds: 11/10

Bookmakers: Bet365

On Tuesday night, World Cup hosts Russia face Egypt in the Krestovsky Stadium. This clash could be pivotal in who qualifies for the knockout stages of the competition from Group D. A defeat for Egypt is likely to lead to the Pharaoh’s exit from World Cup 2018.

Russia

Russia made a dream start to World Cup 2018 on home soil by recording a sensational 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia in their opening game. The win was much needed as it ended a seven-game run without a victory for Stanislav Cherchesov’s team.

Prediction: Tunisia v England 0

Posted on June 16, 2018 by David Nugent

Verdict: England

Best Odds: 4/9

Bookmaker: Coral

Tunisia and England go head-to-head in Group G of the World Cup, as both teams look to get their campaign off to a winning start. However, this clash will be regarded as the classic World Cup David v Goliath encounter.

Tunisia

Tunisia are back at the World Cup after a 12-year absence. Russia 2018 will be their fifth World Cup appearance, but the North African side have yet to progress past the group stages of the competition.

Prediction: Germany v Mexico 0

Posted on June 15, 2018 by David Nugent

Verdict: Germany win

Best Odds: 1/2

Bookmaker: Bet365

On Sunday afternoon, world champions Germany will start the defence of their title as they face Mexico in Group F of the World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium.

Germany

Germany cruised through qualifying with a perfect record. No team scored more than Die Mannschaft’s goal tally of 43 in European qualifying. At the other end of the pitch, they conceded just four times.

The team ranked first team in the world will be looking to become the first team since Brazil in 1962 to retain the World Cup.

Prediction: France v Australia 1

Posted on June 14, 2018 by David Nugent

Verdict: France Win

Best Odds: 1/4

Bookmaker: Ladbrokes

France will be pleased with the draw, as Les Bleus are not paired with any other European heavyweight. Australia will believe that they have a chance of qualifying for the knockout stages ahead of Peru and Denmark. However, this game is a daunting start for the Socceroo’s in Russia.

France

Didier Deschamps squad of players for this summer’s tournament is arguably the most talented. Talented youngsters like Ousmane Dembele and Thomas Lemar join stars of the European game like Kylian Mbappe, Paul Pogba and Antoine Griezmann in Les Bleus squad.



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