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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.

Prediction: Uruguay v France 0

Posted on July 05, 2018 by David Nugent

Verdict: France victory

Best Odds: 1/1

Bookmakers: Ladbrokes

On Friday afternoon, the first quarter-final of World Cup 2018 takes place, as Uruguay face France in Nizhniy Novgorod. Both teams have been in good form in Russia, so this could be a tight encounter.

Uruguay

Uruguay are on a run of seven straight wins, including winning all four games at the World Cup so far. La Celeste recorded victories in all their group games before beating Portugal 2-1 in the last-16.

Prediction: Brazil vs Belgium 0

Posted on July 05, 2018 by Harry Kettle

Prediction: Brazil win

Best Odds: 23/20

Bookmaker: bet365

We’ve made it down to the final eight at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and while there are certainly some teams that have a better chance of winning the trophy than others, this year’s tournament has proven that nothing is impossible. Every single nation to have reached the quarter-finals deserves to be here, and tomorrow, we could see one of the games of the year when Brazil face Belgium to see which one of the two juggernauts will progress to the semi-final stage.

Gunners linked with big money move for Barcelona midfielder 0

Posted on July 04, 2018 by David Nugent

According to the Independent, Arsenal could be set to make a bid of around £30million for Barcelona central midfielder Andre Gomes this summer. New Arsenal boss Unai Emery is reportedly a big fan of the former Valencia star and is prepared to sell players in order to buy Gomes.

Limited transfer budget

The Gunners are reportedly working on a tight budget this summer, as they attempt to strengthen the squad for next season. The north London club has already signed goalkeeper Bernd Leno, as well as defenders Stephan Lichtsteiner and Sokratis Papastathopoulos this summer.

Prediction: Colombia v England 0

Posted on July 02, 2018 by David Nugent

Verdict: England Win

Best Odds: 11/10

Bookmakers: Coral

On Tuesday night, Colombia and England go head-to-head for a place in the last 16 of the World Cup. Colombia made the last eight last time out, but the Three Lions have not played in the World Cup quarter-final since 2006. It is a massive game for both teams.

Colombia

Colombia recovered from a defeat in their opening group games to defeat Poland and Senegal top Group H. The highly-rated South American team have been on a run of unconvincing form of late, as they failed to win any of their three warm-up games heading into Russia 2018.



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