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Prediction: France vs Croatia – World Cup Final 0

Posted on July 14, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Prediction: France win

Best Odds: 19/20

Bookmaker: bet365

After one of the most entertaining international tournaments in recent memory, the 2018 FIFA World Cup will finally come to an end tomorrow night at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. France and Croatia are the two teams who have made their way through six gruelling games in order to get to the final, and now, they’re just 90 minutes away from becoming the world champions. Both have what it takes to cross the finish line, but in the end, there can only be one.

Prediction: Belgium v England 0

Posted on July 13, 2018 by David Nugent

Verdict: Belgium Win

Best Odds: 6/5

Bookmakers: Bet365

On Saturday afternoon, Belgium and England meet in the World Cup 2018 third-place play-off game in Saint Petersburg. Neither side will have wanted to participate in this game, but both will be keen to end their adventures in Russia on a high.

Belgium

For much of World Cup 2018, Belgium has looked like a team that could lift the trophy. In fact, the Red Devils were unbeaten in 24 games heading into their semi-final with France, only to suffer a 1-0 defeat against Les Bleus.

Are you excited? 0

Posted on July 11, 2018 by Harry Kettle

In case you hadn’t heard or have been living under a rock, England are playing in a World Cup semi-final today against Croatia for the right to face France in the final. That’s not a joke and that’s not some kind of wind-up ahead of the new domestic season, because it’s true. While we fully understand that the title of this video will probably confuse some of you given that most people reading this are likely English, there’s always a chance that you haven’t been fully embracing the World Cup fever that’s been sweeping across the nation.

Could Mesut Ozil be set to retire from international duty? 0

Posted on July 10, 2018 by David Nugent

According to reports from the German press, Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil is set to retire from international duty with Germany following a disastrous World Cup in Russia.

Went go into the tournament in a negative frame of mind

Ozil and Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan met the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan before the World Cup, as both have Turkish heritage. This meeting did not go down well with anybody in Germany.

In fact, some fans and observers claimed that the pair should be omitted from the squad for the World Cup, as they believed that the visit showed the players lacked commitment to Die Mannschaft’s cause.

Prediction: Croatia vs England 0

Posted on July 10, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Prediction: Croatia win

Best Odds: 5/2

Bookmaker: bet365

We’ve arrived at the semi-final stage of 2018 FIFA World Cup, and very few people could’ve imagined that this would be the final four we’d end up with. France, Belgium, Croatia and England are all in with a phenomenal chance of becoming world champions, but only one nation can fulfil that prophecy. The French and the Belgians will kick things off tonight, and then tomorrow, the second place in the World Cup final will be determined as dark horses Croatia and England battle it out.

Prediction: France v Belgium 0

Posted on July 09, 2018 by David Nugent

Verdict: Belgium win

Best Odds: 21/10

Bookmakers: Bet365

On Tuesday night, France and Belgium go head-to-head in the first semi-finals of World Cup 2018. Both teams have impressed in Russia so far, but only one can make it through to Sunday’s final.

France

France have not hit their top form of yet in Russia. However, Les Bleus have won four of their five matches at World Cup 2018 and shown flashes of quality in the process. After a reasonably comfortable passage from their group, Didier Deschamps side has beaten Argentina and last time defeated Uruguay 2-0 thanks to goals from Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann.

Torreira on his way to London 0

Posted on July 09, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Following a long-running saga that has been stretched out over the course of the last few months, it seems as if Lucas Torreira’s journey to the Premier League could finally be nearing its end as he prepares to travel over to London in order to finalise his deal with Arsenal Football Club. The 22-year-old, who has played for Sampdoria since 2015, has been viewed as a hot commodity for a while now, with his time at the 2018 FIFA World Cup with Uruguay doing nothing to harm that.

Lucas Torreira set to complete Arsenal move next week 0

Posted on July 07, 2018 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Star, Sampdoria and Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira is expected to have a medical with the club next week ahead of a move reportedly worth £26.5million.

Torreira has long been linked with a move to North London. In fact, it has recently been revealed that he could have had a medical with Arsenal before the World Cup or even during the tournament.

However, understandably the midfielder wanted to concentrate on the World Cup, which his national side exited at the quarter-finals stage on Friday.

Prediction: Russia vs Croatia 0

Posted on July 06, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Prediction: Draw (Croatia win on penalties)

Best Odds: 21/10

Bookmaker: bet365

We’ve arrived at the quarter-finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and what a journey it’s been. In arguably the most unpredictable international tournament of the last few decades, we’re set to see an unfancied team make it all the way to the World Cup final – but the question remains as to who that will be. Two of the leading contenders are hosts Russia and Croatia’s golden generation, as the two prepare to battle it out this weekend in the biggest game these players have likely ever been involved in.

Prediction: Sweden v England 0

Posted on July 06, 2018 by David Nugent

Verdict:  Draw

Best Odds: 23/10

Bookmakers: Bet365

On Saturday afternoon, Sweden and England clash in the quarter-finals of World Cup 2018. Neither has made the last four of a World Cup in recent history, so both will see this as a big opportunity to move into the latter stages of the competition.

Sweden

Sweden have been one of the surprise-packages of World Cup 2018. The Scandinavians needed a play-off against Italy to qualify for the finals. However, Janne Andersson’s side has won three of their four games in Russia. In the last-16 they recorded a 1-0 win over Switzerland courtesy of a goal from Emil Forsberg.



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