Very low ratings for qualifying for Brazil and Argentina, more complicated opponents for Spain and Portugal
There are sixteen left, half of those who took part in the group stage. The World Cup can finally get underway with the start of the round of 16 which will see the top two teams in each group face off against each other.
Many unexpected eliminations, with the tournament losing several possible protagonists at the very beginning, such as Germany and Belgium. So here’s how the indications of the first three days translated into the odds for qualifying for the next round.
Holland has a better chance than the United States: Van Gaal’s national team is at 1.47 for Goldbet, while the Americans reach 2.90 with Better. There shouldn’t be a match between Argentina and Australia for the next round: Sisal’s odds are 1.07 for Albiceleste and 9.00 for their opponents. A rather similar situation for France and Poland, with the Les Bleus at 1.12 (Sisal) and their rivals at 6.75 (Goldbet and Better).
England is the favorite (1.25 according to Sisal) in the direct clash with Senegal (4.50 for Goldbet and Better). The most balanced pairing is that between Japan and Croatia: the national revelation of Moriyasu reaches 2.60 with Goldbet, the Croatians are more accredited at 1.57 for Sisal. No surprises in sight for Brazil (1.12 with Sisal) against South Korea (7.00 for Goldbet), Spain could have some more headaches with Morocco: the qualification for the quarterfinals of the Red Furies is at 1.25 with Sisal, the North Africans instead they are offered at 4.25 by Goldbet and Better. Portugal-Switzerland completes the picture, with the teams respectively at 1.45 and 2.75 for Sisal and Goldbet.
SCOREBOARD AND CALENDAR
To orient yourself in the best way, it is functional to recap the round of 16 draw. On the left side, the Netherlands will face the United States (December 3, 4 pm), Argentina will be pitted against Australia (8 pm), with the winners of these challenges meeting in the quarterfinals. The same goes for Japan-Croatia (December 5, 4 pm) and Brazil-South Korea (8 pm). On the right side, however, the pairings are England-Senegal and France-Poland on one side (December 4, 8 and 4 pm respectively), Morocco-Spain and Portugal-Switzerland on the other (December 6, 4 and 8 pm).
December 3 – 1.42pm
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