Sixteen teams remain in the hunt for the World Cup title. Let’s take a closer look at a few expert picks you can cash in on by betting on the knockout round of 2018 World Cup.
World Cup Round of 16 Expert Picks
Brazil -189 vs Mexico +693
Total 2 ½ Over -+104/Under -119
After a 1-1 draw with Switzerland, Brazil got it together big time in the Group Stage. They dominated Costa Rica 2 to 0 before beating a solid Serbian squad 2 to 0. Brazil has now outscored their last couple of opponents 4 to nothing.
That’s a bad sign for Mexico heading into this battle. The real reason? Mexico imploded versus Sweden when giving up 3 goals. Brazil rocks El Tri.
Belgium -243 vs Japan +906
Total 2 ½ Over -105/Under -110
How surprising is Japan? The Japanese secured a spot in the knockout stage by upsetting both Colombia and Poland. The Japanese are well-suited to give Belgium a battle…for about 20 minutes.
Belgium is the most impressive squad in this year’s World Cup. They’ve dominated in every match available. They weren’t keyed up against England in their final Group Stage game. They still managed to beat the English 1 to 0.
Japan’s dream gets squashed on July 2.
Sweden +218 vs Switzerland +172
Total 2. Over Even/Under -115
Sweden had a draw with Germany in group play if not for a late goal. If Sweden had drawn with Germany, they might have gone 2-0-1 in group play. The Swedes are ultra-talented. It’s surprising they’re not the favorites.
Switzerland is a decent soccer team. They did draw with Brazil in their first World Cup match. But, they also drew with Costa Rica. Heck, they allowed Costa Rica to score a couple of goals.
I think the dog has it in this matchup.
Colombia +317 vs England +113
Total 2 Over Even/Under -115
England rested their Top 10 in the 0 to 1 loss to Belgium. It should pay huge dividends on July 3, right? After all, rest is a key factor when trying to win a soccer tournament.
However, although rest is a key factor, so is momentum. England won’t have it on July 3. Colombia will. The Colombians beat Poland 3 to 0 in their second group stage game. They beat Senegal 1 to 0 in their third group stage game.
Colombia is on fire. They’ve got a big shot to upset England.