2018 World Cup Betting Review of Day 15.

2018 World Cup Betting Review of Day 15

Written by on June 28, 2018

Day 15 at the 2018 World Cup brought us the final day of the group stage in Russia. As has been par for the course with this tournament, we were delivered a rather odd twist. Coming into today, there were only two spots left to claim in the Round of 16. Group G had already been decided, with England and Belgium both claiming their place after two games, but things were wide open in Group H, with 3 teams all in with a shot at moving on. It was that group that provided all the drama, not to mention a cruel exit for one team.

2018 World Cup Betting Review of Day 15

Japan 0 – 1 Poland

  • Attempts: Japan 10 / Poland 11
  • On-Target: Japan 3 / Poland 2
  • Off-Target: Japan 4 / Poland 5
  • Blocked: Japan 3 / Poland 4
  • Woodwork: Japan 0 / Poland 0
  • Off-Sides: Japan 5 / Poland 7
  • Corners: Japan 1 / Poland 0
  • Ball Possession: Japan 54 / Poland 46
The talk of the morning was the decision of the Japan coach to make sweeping changes ahead of what was a vital game. Japan entered the day on 4 points, and while they were atop the group at the start of the day, there was a scenario where they could still go out, and it almost happened. It was not really much of a contest, with the game decided by a single goal from Bednarek on the hour mark. That left Japan sweating it out, as they must have been paying attention to updated in the other group game, which was being played simultaneously. Poland won as slight underdogs at odds of +175, with the goal total going UNDER.

Next Games

  • Japan vs. Belgium
  • Poland is eliminated

Senegal 0 – 1 Colombia

  • Attempts: Senegal 8 / Colombia 4
  • On-Target: Senegal 3 / Colombia 2
  • Off-Target: Senegal 4 / Colombia 1
  • Blocked: Senegal 1 / Colombia 1
  • Woodwork: Senegal 0 / Colombia 0
  • Off-Sides: Senegal 3 / Colombia 3
  • Corners: Senegal 1 / Colombia 3
  • Ball Possession: Senegal 43 / Colombia 57
Football can be a terribly cruel game, and it very much proved to be that way for Senegal. This was a result that was somewhat flattering to Colombia, as they did not play well, and it was Senegal who created the better chances. In the end, though, it was Colombia who scored via a set piece, a method of scoring that has been very prevalent at this tournament. The result left Senegal on the same points and goal difference as Japan, which meant that the Fair Play Points came into effect. Senegal had one more yellow card that Japan, which proved to be what sent them home. Colombia won as favorites at odds of -135, covering in the process, while the total went UNDER.

Next Games

  • Colombia vs. England
  • Senegal is eliminated

England 0 – 1 Belgium

  • Attempts: England 13 / Belgium 15
  • On-Target: England 1 / Belgium 4
  • Off-Target: England 7 / Belgium 4
  • Blocked: England 5 / Belgium 7
  • Woodwork: England 0 / Belgium 0
  • Off-Sides: England 3 / Belgium 1
  • Corners: England 7 / Belgium 2
  • Ball Possession: England 48 / Belgium 52
The only thing left to decide heading into the final day of Group G action was the final standings. England and Belgium had both already clinched their spot in the Round of 16, so it was no real surprise to see them both field teams that featured a lot of bench players. Belgium and England are among the 2018 World Cup Betting favorites to win it all. It was one of those players who broke the deadlock in what was a pretty dour game. Adnan Januzaj, who was arguably the best player on the field today, hit a beauty from the top right corner of the box for the only goal of the game. Belgium finish top of the group, winning this one as the underdog at odds of +200. This was another one for the UNDER.

Next Games

  • England vs. Colombia
  • Belgium vs. Japan

Panama 1 –  2 Tunisia

  • Attempts: Panama 9 / Tunisia 15
  • On-Target: Panama 4 / Tunisia 7
  • Off-Target: Panama 4 / Tunisia 4
  • Blocked: Panama 1 / Tunisia 4
  • Woodwork: Panama 0 / Tunisia 0
  • Off-Sides: Panama 4 / Tunisia 1
  • Corners: Panama 0 / Tunisia 6
  • Ball Possession: Panama 36 / Tunisia 64
There was nothing to play for but national pride in this one, but it actually turned out to be a pretty good game. Tunisia came in as the solid favorites but found themselves a goal down after a speculative shot took a wild deflection and ended up in the back of the net. Tunisia has played well in this tournament and has looked particularly good going forward. It felt like they would always get back in this, and they did, scoring twice in the second half to secure the win as favorites at odds of -135. Tunisia covered the spread and the goal total went OVER.

Next Games

  • Both teams are eliminated

2018 World Cup Betting Action So Far

  • Moneyline: 27-10-9 in favor of the favorite
  • Over/Under: 24-20-4
  • Spread: 15-25-10 (fav-dog-push)

Knock-out Stage Betting Action