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FIFA World Cup 2022 – Quarter-Finals

The 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar is drawing closer to its climax as the tournament enters the quarter-finals stage this weekend. Netherlands, France, England, Croatia and Portugal are the 5 European teams that still remain in the competition along with Latin American giants Brazil and Argentina while Morocco is the sole representative from Africa.

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Quarter Final Match 1: Croatia v Brazil Betting Prediction

The Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan is set to be the stage of the first quarter-final between Croatia and Brazil which will be the last of the 8 matches at this venue. The kick-off will be at 18:00 local time on the 9th of December.


Cyber Bet Betting Odds: 8.29

Last 5 Matches Performance: W D W D W

After finishing as the runners-up in Group F, Croatia sealed its passage to the last-8 of the FIFA World Cup for the 3rd time in its history. The 2018 runners-up typically needed the longer route of a penalty-shootout to knock out Japan in the Round of 16 after the score remained 1-1 at the end of extra-time.

It has been a superb year for Croatia so far and it has stayed undefeated in the past 10 matches leading up to this clash. But despite reaching the quarter-finals, Croatia’s form at this World Cup 2022 has been some way below par. While it is still one of the few unbeaten teams in the competition, Croatia has won only 1 of its 4 matches within regulation-time.

But from a defensive perspective, Croatia has done a remarkable job. The back-4 looks a reliable and cohesive unit while goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic grabbed the headlines after making multiple saves in the penalty-shootout. The strength of its midfield has been well highlighted but Croatia is struggling to produce the cutting-edge in front of goal due to the lack of a clinical striker.

Probable starting XI: Dominik Livakovic (gk), Dejan Lovren, Josko Gvardiol, Josip Juranovic, Borna Sosa, Marcelo Brozovic, Matteo Kovacic, Luka Modric, Ivan Perisic, Andrej Kramaric, Marko Livaja.


Cyber Bet Betting Odds: 1.36

Last 5 Matches Performance: W W W L W

Brazil finished at the top of Group G despite uncharacteristically losing its final group-match. And so, a strong response to the loss seemed almost inevitable in the Round of 16 tie against South Korea. The 5-time champions showed its class with a 4-1 victory to make its 5th straight quarter-final appearance at the World Cup.

Brazil has arguably looked as the best team of Qatar World Cup 2022 and it took its tally to 10 wins from 12 games during this calendar year. It may have the oldest squad of the World Cup but the senior players provide a strong basis for the team while the younger generation has added the quality and depth it seemingly have lacked in the past decade or so.

Defensively, Brazil has looked quite solid while it also has one of the best goalkeepers in the world between the posts. The back-4 is not among the quickest but the fullbacks are playing a largely conventional role with Casemiro as the enforcer in the midfield. It frees Richarlison, Neymar and Vinicius Junior from a lot of the defensive-work and allows them to focus mostly on creating scoring opportunities in the attacking-third.

Probable starting XI: Allison (gk), Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Danilo, Éder Militão, Casemiro, Lucas Paquetá, Raphinha, Vinicius Junior, Neymar, Richarlison.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Top Betting Tips

Double Chance: Draw or Croatia at 2.84 on Cyber Bet

Brazil is cast as the overwhelming favourites but this will be a much more evenly matched contest than the odds would suggest. Croatia is a very difficult team to beat for any side and it certainly has a knack for extending these knockout-matches into extra-time.

Brazil Total Goals: Under 1.5 at 2.47 on Cyber Bet

Till now, Brazil has netted 7 times in 4 matches during this World Cup but it might find it hard to score goals in this clash. Croatia usually is a pretty stubborn team defensively and it has conceded just 2 goals during its 4 matches in Qatar World Cup 2022 so far.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Extra Betting Tips

Will There Be Overtime: Yes at 4.29 on Cyber Bet

Total Goals & Both Teams to Score: Under 2.5 & Yes at 7.00 on Cyber Bet

Match Prediction

Correct Score: Croatia 1-1 Brazil at 6.47 on Cyber Bet

To Qualify: Brazil at 1.16 on Cyber Bet

Quarter Final Match 2: Netherlands v Argentina Betting Prediction

The 2nd quarter-final to be played between Netherlands and Argentina will be held at the Lusail Iconic Stadium, the showcase venue of Qatar World Cup 2022. The kick-off will be at 22:00 local time on the 9th of December.


Cyber Bet Betting Odds: 3.36

Last 5 Matches Performance: W W D W W

After failing to qualify for the previous World Cup, Netherlands finished as the winners of Group A and then became the first team to seal its berth in the last-8 of Qatar World Cup 2022. The 3-time runners-up had been somewhat underwhelming in the group-stage yet it was able to comfortably sweep aside the United States 3-1 in their Round of 16 match.

This means Netherlands remain undefeated in the World Cup 2022, winning 9 of its 12 matches so it is somewhat surprising to see it as a clear underdog in this clash. Besides the Dutch have Louis van Gaal, one of the most decorated managers in the sport while his squad has plenty of quality across the ranks with an excellent mix of youth and experience.

Netherlands has done well defensively considering its goalkeeper Andries Noppert only made his debut in the opening-match of the tournament. Davy Klassen and Frenkie de Jong have struck a solid partnership in the middle of the park while Daley Blind and Denzel Dumfries have been prominent on the wings. But the team lacks a natural goal-scorer so it has to rely heavily upon Memphis Depay and Cody Gakpo in this regard.

Probable starting XI: Andries Noppert (gk), Virgil van Dijk, Nathan Aké, Jurrien Timber, Denzel Dumfries, Daley Blind, Marten de Roon, Frenkie de Jong, Davy Klassen, Memphis Depay, Cody Gakpo.


Cyber Bet Betting Odds: 2.19

Last 5 Matches Performance: W L W W W

Despite losing its opening fixture of the World Cup, Argentina managed to finish as the winners of Group C before advancing to the World Cup 2022 quarter-finals. The 2-time winners were the dominant side during its 2-1 victory over Australia in their Round of 16 clash although it had to soak up tremendous pressure during the closing stages of the game.

Nevertheless, the bookmakers have placed Argentina as the favourites in this clash. The Albiceleste have been in pretty good form winning 11 of the 13 matches this year with the shock-defeat to Saudi Arabia being its only aberration. Yet despite reaching the last-8 of the World Cup yet again, the team has not looked entirely convincing.

Argentina seems to be quite susceptible at the back but thankfully they do have a high-quality goalkeeper in Emiliano Martínez at the top of his game. Enzo Fernández has been a rock at the heart of the midfield although Lionel Messi remains the most important piece of the team. Ángel Di Maria and Lautaro Martínez have had little impact but the youngster Julián Álvarez is in a rich vein of form at the moment.

Probable starting XI: Emiliano Martínez (gk), Nicolás Otamendi, Cristian Romero, Nahuel Molina, Marcos Acuña, Enzo Fernández, Rodrigo De Paul, Alexis Mac Allister, Ángel Di Maria, Julián Álvarez, Lionel Messi.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Top Betting Tips

1st Half Draw No Bet: Netherlands at 2.21 on Cyber Bet

Netherlands has not conceded a single goal during the opening 45 minutes in all their 4 matches at this World Cup. On the other hand, Argentina has managed to score just 2 goals during the 1st half of its 4 matches in Qatar 2022.

Total Goals & Both Teams to Score: Yes & Over 2.5 at 2.22 on Cyber Bet

This is a delectable encounter considering the vast amount of attacking talent that will be on display on both sides of the pitch. At the same time, neither side looks water-tight defensively so there should be quite a few goals in this clash.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Extra Betting Tips

Winning Margin: Netherlands 1 Goal at 3.53 on Cyber Bet

Match Result & Both teams to Score: Netherlands & Yes at 6.42 on Cyber Bet

Match Prediction

Correct Score: Netherlands 2-1 Argentina at 8.80 on Cyber Bet

To Qualify: Netherlands at 2.22 on Cyber Bet

Quarter Final Match 3: Morocco v Portugal Betting Prediction

The Al Thumama Stadium in Doha is the setting for the 3rd quarter-final featuring Morocco and Portugal which will be the last match to be played at this venue. The game is set to kick-off at 18:00 local time on the 10th of December.


Cyber Bet Betting Odds: 5.46

Last 5 Matches Performance: W D W W D

Morocco is only one of 4 teams to have remained unbeaten in Qatar World Cup 2022 after finishing at the top of Group F which also contained European powerhouses Croatia and Belgium. The north-Africans then nullified Spain in the Round of 16 before keeping their nerves during the tiebreaker to reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup for the very first time.

Qatar World Cup 2022 has been littered with upsets and Morocco is without any doubt the biggest surprise-package of the tournament. It has stayed undefeated since head-coach Walid Regragui took charge in August, earning 4 wins in the last 7 matches. With nothing to lose, Morocco has a fearless attitude which was crucial during its penalty-shootout win.

In addition, Morocco has proven to be the most stubborn defensive-unit of this World Cup. Romain Saïss and Nayef Aguerd have been rock-solid at the back while the keeper Yassine Bounou was the hero of the last match with 3 saved penalties. The two fullbacks Achraf Hakimi and Noussair Mazraoui play a key role in supporting the attack but the team has to rely heavily on Hakim Ziyech and Youssef En-Nesyri to get the goals.

Probable starting XI: Yassine Bounou (gk), Romain Saïss, Nayef Aguerd, Achraf Hakimi, Noussair Mazraoui, Sofyan Amrabat, Azzedine Ounahi, Selim Amallah, Sofiane Boufal, Hakim Ziyech, Youssef En-Nesyri.


Cyber Bet Betting Odds: 1.65

Last 5 Matches Performance: W W W L W

Portugal had already sealed its berth in the knockout-phase before despite losing its final group-match and so was able to finish at the top of Group H. The Euro 2016 champions then went on to book its place at the World Cup 2022 quarter-finals in supreme style by demolishing a very capable Switzerland side 6-1 in their Round of 16 clash.

As expected, Portugal is the big favourite among the bookies in this contest after taking its record to 9 wins from 13 matches during this calendar year. It could be the year that Cristiano Ronaldo takes his team to the World Cup final for the first time but head-coach Fernando Santos made a huge statement by putting him on the bench in the last match.

Meanwhile, his replacement Gonçalo Ramos took full advantage of the opportunity by producing 3 goals along with an assist to register the first hat-trick of Qatar World Cup 2022. Bruno Fernandes and Joao Félix are both in tremendous form which bodes well for the team ahead of this massive clash. However, Portugal has leaked away quite a few goals in this World Cup which could be a decisive factor in these high-stakes knockout matches.

Probable starting XI: Diogo Costa (gk), Pepe, Rúben Dias, Joao Cancelo, Raphaël Guerreiro, William Carvalho, Paolo Otávio, Bernardo Silva, Bruno Fernandes, Joao Félix, Gonçalo Ramos.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Top Betting Tips

Double Chance: Draw or Morocco at 2.02 on Cyber Bet

Morocco may be the underdog in this clash but it has already showcased its calibre by upsetting teams like Belgium and Spain. Portugal seems to be the clear winner here yet it has gone down to an un-fancied team like South Korea in this World Cup.

Both Halves Under 1.5: Yes at 2.21 on Cyber Bet

This will probably not be a high-scoring match even though Portugal comes into this in sizzling form after a big win in the last match. Morocco does not offer a massive threat going forwards but it has only conceded 1 goal in this World Cup thus far.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Extra Betting Tips

Will There Be Overtime: Yes at 3.26 on Cyber Bet

Match Result & Both Teams to Score: Draw & No at 7.09 on Cyber Bet

Match Prediction

Correct Score: Morocco 0-0 Portugal at 8.80 on Cyber Bet

To Qualify: Morocco at 3.25 on Cyber Bet

Quarter Final Match 4: England v France Betting Prediction

The Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor is the venue for the 4th quarter-final which is arguably the standout fixture of the World Cup so far with both teams currently in the top-5 of the FIFA Rankings. The match will kick-off at 22:00 on the 10th of December.


Cyber Bet Betting Odds: 2.93

Last 5 Matches Performance: D W D W W

Having finished in 4th place in the last World Cup, England has also stayed undefeated in Qatar World Cup 2022 after ending as the winners of Group B. The 1966 World Cup winners then sealed its place in the last-8 by making light work of African champions Senegal with a comfortable 3-0 win in their Round of 16 clash.

England is only a slight underdog with the bookies in this clash against the defending champions which, up till now, is its toughest test of the tournament by far. With just 5 wins from the last 12 matches, The Three Lions have not been in great form this year but the team seems to be peaking at just the right time.

England has looked quite solid defensively with goalkeeper Jordan Pickford looking in excellent form. 19 year-old Jude Bellingham has been the star of the show with Declan Rice pulling the strings in midfield. Harry Kane has turned into more of a provider than a finisher having accumulated 3 assists to his name while Bukayo Saka and Marcus Rashford are the joint top-scorers of the side with 3 goals each.

Probable starting XI: Jordan Pickford (gk), Harry Maguire, John Stones, Kyle Walker, Luke Shaw, Declan Rice, Jordan Henderson, Jude Bellingham, Bukayo Saka, Marcus Rashford, Harry Kane.


Cyber Bet Betting Odds: 2.35

Last 5 Matches Performance: L W W L W

France was one of those top teams that suffered a shock-defeat in its final group-game but it was able to end up at the top of Group D nevertheless. The 2-time champions were completely dominant against Poland in their Round of 16 tie after earning a 3-1 victory to earn its passage to the World Cup quarter-finals for the 3rd time in a row.

As the reigning champions, France head into this clash as the slight favourite amongst the bookmakers while it also enjoys the more favourable head-to-head record over the past couple of decades. Les Bleus have won just half of their 12 matches in this calendar year but this team can raise its game a notch or two in these high-pressure contests.

The defence has not been particularly good with skipper Hugo Lloris having a few shaky moments between the posts while the centre-back pairing of Raphaël Varane and Dayot Upamecano does not seem impenetrable by any means. But France can compensate for its vulnerability at the back with its quality in the forward areas. Olivier Giroud has struck 3 times in this World Cup while Kylian Mbappé is top-scorer of Qatar 2022 with 5 goals.

Probable starting XI: Hugo Lloris (gk), Raphaël Varane, Dayot Upamecano, Jules Koundé, Theo Hernández, Aurélien Tchouameni, Adrien Rabiot, Antoine Griezmann, Ousmane Dembélé, Kylian Mbappé, Olivier Giroud.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Top Betting Tips

Match Result: France at 2.35 on Cyber Bet

While these two teams have not faced each other for the past 5 years, England does not have a good record against its neighbours to the south. France is the more accomplished team in this encounter and it has won 4 of the last 6 meetings between the two teams.

Total Goals: Over 2.5 at 2.01 on Cyber Bet

England will be bracing for an almighty challenge defensively but it is the top-scorer of the World Cup so far with 12 goals. France is a tremendous team going forwards but it seems fairly vulnerable at the back so this match promises quite a few goals.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Extra Betting Tips

Match Result & Total Goals: France & Over 2.5 at 3.26 on Cyber Bet

1st Goal Period: 31-45 Mins at 5.02 on Cyber Bet

Match Prediction

Correct Score: France 2-1 England at 7.76 on Cyber Bet

To Qualify: England at 2.03 on Cyber Bet


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