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2018 World Cup Group Winners Tips, Predictions and Multibet

Jackson Oldham 11 Jun 2018
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There is no bigger competition in soccer than the World Cup and the 2018 instalment is set to take place in Russia between June 14 and July 15, with 32 national teams from across the globe aiming to lift the famous trophy.

With the World Cup almost upon us, we preview every Group and give our predictions and the very best Multibet for 2018. 

Group A 

Group A sees Uruguay and the home side Russia clear favourites, from Egypt and Saudi Arabia. The odds for this group surprised me, as I expected Uruguay to be much shorter. With the scoring power of Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani, they look certain to advance to the knockout stage. Russia has landed a favourable draw, but are still not certainties to advance over an Egypt team who is competing in their first World Cup since 1990. The short price of $2.60 for Russia to win this group looks ridiculous unders. 

Group B 

Group B appears a race in two between Spain and Portugal, with both Morocco and Iran looking almost certain to be going home early. Spain was extremely impressive in qualifying, finishing with a 9-0-1 record. The Spaniards had a +33 goal differential that included a 6-1 rout over Argentina. Portugal will have Cristiano Ronaldo, but it doesn’t look to be enough to offset the power of Spain. These two teams look poised to advance to the knockout stage, however, I believe it is Spain that wins Group B. 

Group C 

It’s hard to see France not winning this Group. Denmark look the only danger if there is one, however, this French side should have too much firepower. The side includes the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Paul Pogba, Ousmane Dembele, Olivier Giroud, Antoine Griezmann and goalkeeper Hugo Lloris. After France reached the final in 2006, their World Cup form has been average at best. They didn’t make it out of the Group stage in 2010 and finished in the quarter-finals in 2014. With their talented roster, France can make a push at the title and will be winning their group. 

Group D 

What an interesting group this is. Argentina is the clear favourite over Croatia, with Iceland and Nigeria both double-figure odds, however, this group is anything but clear-cut. Argentina does have Lionel Messi, who was forced to save the Argentines who were on the brink of not qualifying for the tournament. Their 6-1 loss against Spain back in March doesn’t instil confidence either. Iceland and Nigeria are both smokies, however, I couldn’t confidently back them to win this group. That leaves Croatia. Since reaching the semifinal in 1998, the Croatians have won just two matches and haven’t progressed past the Group stage. With the talent of Luka Modric, Ivan Perisic, Ivan Rakitic and Nikola Kalinic, this is a terrific opportunity for them to not only progress to the knockout stage but to win their group. 

Group E 

I’m going to keep this one short and sweet as there isn’t much to analyse. Brazil simply wins this Group. They have waited four years for redemption after their nightmare 7-1 loss against Germany on home soil in 2014. Brazil boasts a lineup that features Neymar who will be racing against time to be fully fit. Both Switzerland and Serbia have talent, but they will be no match for Brazil. 

Group F

Germany is our pick for the 2018 World Cup, so it makes sense that we’re also backing them to win Group F. The Germans dominated the European qualifiers and were the only team to go 10-0-0. They looked a cut above the rest, with an incredible +39 goal differential after ten matches. They have made it to the semi-finals in every World Cup since 2002, including winning the title in 2014 against Argentina. This German squad has performed so well since Joachim Low took over in 2006. They average 2.49 goals per game and concede only 0.95 per game with him in charge. Mexico and Sweden are likely to be vying for the second place in the knockout stage, but neither looks any match for Germany who should be winning their group easily. 

Group G 

The betting suggests this is one of the biggest ‘match races’ we will see in the 2018 World Cup, between Belgium and England, with Tunisia and Panama fighting for third spot and both are extremely unlikely to advance to the knockout stage. I’m somewhat surprised England are this short in the market. England tends to come into the World Cup with lofty expectations, but have only made the quarter-finals four times since winning the World Cup in 1966. Belgium is ranked extremely highly and with their roster that features Eden Hazard, Vincent Kompany, Kevin De Bruyne and Thibaut Courtois, the Red Devils will advance through to the knockout stage. 

Group H 

Group H is the final and hardest group for the 2018 World Cup. It includes top-ranked Poland, Colombia, Senegal and Japan. In all honesty, any of these four teams advancing to the knockout stage wouldn’t be a surprise. I’m siding with Colombia, their roster of James Rodriguez, Radamel Falcao, Yerry Mina and Juan Cuadrado looks talented and deep enough to win a competitive Group H. 

Group Winners Combined Multibet:

Group A: Uruguay 
Group B: Spain
Group C: France
Group D: Croatia 
Group E: Brazil
Group F: Germany
Group G: Belgium
Group H: Colombia

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