2018 World Cup Quarterfinals Betting Preview & Expert Picks.

2018 World Cup Quarterfinals Betting Preview & Expert Picks

Written by on July 4, 2018

The 2018 World Cup in Russia started out with 32 teams, but after a couple of weeks of frantic action, we are down to just 8. Yes, the quarter-final match-ups are set, with the 4 games set to go on Friday and Saturday. It’s a rather lopsided draw, as all the powerhouses sit on one side, while the somewhat surprising teams sit on the other. What that means is that we are likely to have a final featuring a real dark horse.Let’s take a look at the most recent MyBookie Sportsbook odds for these four games. Don’t forget to check our Soccer News page to get the latest previews and predictions and keep winning.

2018 World Cup Quarterfinals Betting Preview & Expert Picks

Uruguay vs France

  • When: Friday, 10 AM ET
  • Where: Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
  • TV/Stream: Fox Sports 1/Fox Sports Go
  • 2018 World Cup Quarterfinals Betting Odds: France -106 / Uruguay +290 / Draw +220 (Total at 2 goals)
Uruguay has won all 4 games that they have played in this competition, and they have done so by playing some brilliant defense. They have given up just 1 goal during their run but are sure to be put to the test by a France team that suddenly came to life in the Round of 16.The French picked up 7 of 9 possible points in the group stage, although they looked unconvincing in doing so. This team seems to play better against a bigger opponent, which they proved in a thrilling 4-3 win over Argentina to get to this point. This has all the makings of a great game, and I am on France to win and move on.Score Prediction: Uruguay 1 – France 2

Brazil vs Belgium

  • When: Friday, 2 PM ET
  • Where: Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia
  • TV/Stream: Fox Sports 1/Fox Sports Go
  • 2018 World Cup Quarterfinals Odds: Brazil +107 / Belgium +245 / Draw +225 (Total at 2.5 goals )
This is a match-up that is worthy of the final, but one of these two teams will be heading home on the weekend. Brazil has not really been at their best in this tournament, but they have combined solid defense with opportunistic scoring to land in the quarter-finals. Belgium has been scoring goals for fun in this tournament, scoring 12 times in their 4 games.They had a scare in the Round of 16, where they had to come from 2-0 down against Japan to steal a winner in injury time. This Belgium side is suddenly living up to the hype, and since I picked them to win it all, I need to go with them again.Score Prediction: Brazil 2 – Belgium 3

Russia vs Croatia

  • When: Saturday, 2 PM ET
  • Where: Fisht Stadium, Sochi, Russia
  • TV/Stream: Fox/Fox Sports Go
  • 2018 World Cup Quarterfinals Betting Odds: Croatia +122 / Russia +245 / Draw +205 (Total at 2 goals)
There were a lot of people, myself included, who believed that the host nation would have a tough time just getting out of the group stage, yet here they are in the quarter-finals. They stunned Spain in the Round of 16 in what was one of the biggest upsets in tournament history, but they may have an even tougher go of things against Croatia.Croatia is the 2018 World Cup Quarterfinals Betting favorite against Russia.After the group stage, Croatia emerged as a real dark horse, but needed penalties to get past Denmark in the last round in a game that they probably deserved to lose. I think Croatia get back to business in this one.Score Prediction: Russia 0 – Croatia 2

Sweden vs England

  • When: Saturday, July 7 at 10 AM EST
  • Where: Samara Arena
  • TV: FOX
  • Live StreamFox Sports Go
  • 2018 World Cup Quarterfinals Odds: England -113 / Sweden +367 / Draw +230 (Total at 2 goals)
Sweden has proven to be a very durable bunch in this tournament, bouncing back from a heartbreaking loss to Germany in the group stage to hammer Mexico and book a spot in the Round of 16. They followed that up with a deserving 1-0 win over Switzerland to get here.England easily navigated their group but was very nearly put to the sword against Colombia in the last round. They needed penalties to win that one and were probably a little lucky that they did not have to face the injured James Rodriguez. Tough one to call, but I think England edge it.Score Prediction: Sweden 0 – England 1
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