Expert 2018 World Cup Betting Predictions for Round of 16.

Expert 2018 World Cup Predictions for Round of 16

Written by on June 29, 2018

After a hectic opening round at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, we are granted a day off before the Round of 16 gets underway. All the match-ups have been set, so we are going to take a moment to have a quick look at the 8 upcoming games, making predictions for each as we go.MyBookie Sportsbook has all the information you need to keep up-to-date on all things World Cup. It’s going to remain a lucrative period, from World Cup prop bets to moneyline wagers and point spreads, there’s plenty of ways to keep it exciting.

Expert 2018 World Cup Betting Predictions for Round of 16

France vs Argentina

  • When: Saturday, 10 AM ET
  • Where: Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia
  • TV/Stream: Fox/Fox Sports Go
  • 2018 World Cup Betting Odds: France +126 / Argentina +235 / Draw +200 (Total 2)
These two teams are not playing their best football, but it’s fair to suggest that France was a lot more convincing in the group stage. They picked up 7 of 9 possible points, while Argentina needed a late goal just to move on to the Round of 16. Don’t see a lot of goals in this one, and I have France moving on via penalties, as I’m not so sure this one will be done in regulation.Score Prediction: France 2 – Argentina 1 (after penalties)

Uruguay vs Portugal

  • When: Saturday, 2 PM ET
  • Where: Fisht Stadium, Sochi, Russia
  • TV/Stream: Fox/Fox Sports Go
  • 2018 World Cup Round of 16 Odds: Uruguay +157 / Portugal +196 / Draw +192 (Total 2)
After winning all 3 games and failing to concede a goal, Uruguay is an official dark horse at this tournament. They will face a Portugal team that is once again relying too heavily on CR7, and who got through to this round by the skin of their teeth.Score Prediction: Uruguay 1 – Portugal 0

Spain vs Russia

  • When: Sunday, 10 AM ET
  • Where: Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow
  • TV/Stream: Fox/Fox Sports Go
  • 2018 World Cup Betting Odds: Spain -159 / Russia +460 / Draw +255 (Total 2.5)
The host nation made a great start to the World Cup, winning both goals and scoring 8 in the process. Those came against lesser teams, though, and they were well beaten by Uruguay. I think Russia is in trouble here.Score Prediction: Spain 2 – Russia 0

Croatia vs Denmark

  • When: Sunday, 2 PM ET
  • Where: Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
  • TV/Stream: Fox/Fox Sports Go
  • 2018 World Cup Betting Odds: Croatia -118 / Denmark +340 / Draw +225 (Total at 2 goals)
Even when they played their final game of the group stage with most of their top players on the bench, Croatia still found a way to win. They will be up against a stingy Denmark defense that is perhaps the sole reason they are at this stage of the tournament. Croatia wins and moves on.Score Prediction: Croatia 2 – Denmark 0

Brazil vs Mexico

  • When: Monday, 10 AM ET
  • Where: Samara Arena, Samara, Russia
  • TV/Stream: Fox Sports 1/Fox Sports Go
  • 2018 World Cup Odds: Brazil -196 / Mexico +580 / Draw +285 (Total at 2.5 goals)
This is arguably the best game in the Round of 16, with pressure on both teams. Mexico has never made it beyond this point in the tournament, while Brazil is expected to win every time they take the field. I think we are in for a treat with this one, but I like Brazil to move on.Score Prediction: Brazil 2 – Mexico 1

Belgium vs Japan

  • When: Monday, 2 PM ET
  • Where: Rostov Arena, Rostov-On-Don, Russia
  • TV/Stream: Fox/Fox Sports Go
  • 2018 World Cup Odds: Belgium -278 / Japan +750 / Draw +360 (Total at 2.5 goals)
This may finally be the year when Belgium’s Golden Generation finally come together and shine. They looked great in the opening round and are now going against a surprising Japan team who got through by winning a Fair Play tiebreaker over Senegal. The great story for Japan ends here.Belgium is one of the 2018 World Cup Betting favorites.Score Prediction: Belgium 3 – Japan 0

Sweden vs Switzerland

  • When: Tuesday, July 3 at 10 AM EST
  • Where: Saint-Petersburg Arena
  • TV: FOX
  • Live StreamFox Sports Go
  • FIFA Odds: Sweden +209 / Switzerland +162 / Draw +102 (Total at 2 goals)
I am really not sure what to make of this one, as these are two teams who have been a bit of a surprise. Yes, the Swiss are ranked #6 in the world, but they are certainly not what you would call a powerhouse. Sweden opened some eyes with a 3-0 win over Mexico in their last game, and that momentum may just carry over.Score Prediction: Sweden 2 – Switzerland 1

Colombia vs England

  • When: Tuesday, July 3 at 2 PM EST
  • Where: Otkrytie Arena
  • TV: FOX
  • Live StreamFox Sports Go
  • 2018 World Cup Betting Odds: Colombia +303 / England +108 / Draw +213 (Total at 2 goals)
Colombia needed a win on the final day of the opening round to punch their ticket to the Round of 16. The health of James Rodriguez is a concern, while England is fully fit and ready to bounce back after losing to Belgium. A close one here, but I think Colombia edge it.Score Prediction: Colombia 2 – England 1
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