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2018 FIFA World Cup – Quarter Finals – Odds and Previews

July 4, 2018 2:51 pm by Ken E

Best 2018 World Cup Betting Value for the Quarter Finals

The 2018 FIFA Soccer World Cup looks like it is going to go down in the history books as one of the craziest tournaments in living memory.

First Germany were knocked out in the Group Stage and then Argentina and Spain were knocked out to continue the aftershocks.

Now at the Quarter Final stage, every remaining match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup is now a cut-throat affair with each match hanging on a precipice.

The winner steps ever closer to lifting the World Cup trophy, whilst the loser goes home and the players take a short break before preparing to return to their club sides for pre-season training.

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For your convenience below, you’ll find tables updating all the odds including;

  • All 8 teams remaining in the World Cup and the latest UPDATED odds for them lift the World Cup from the three of the main and recommended sports betting providers for Canadians (Betway, William Hill and 888 Casino) and;
  • A preview and odds report for each of the 4 games in the Quarter Finals from our three main sports betting providers for Canadians (Betway, William Hill and 888 Casino).

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World Cup Winner Odds (Updated 04 July 2018)

World Cup Winner Odds (Updated 04 July 2018)
Team Betway William Hill  888 Casino
Belgium 11/2 6-1 6-1
Brazil 11/4 11/4 11/4
England 4-1 7/2 4-1
France 7/2 4-1 17/4
Croatia 11/2 6-1 6-1
Uruguay 14-1 14-1 15-1
Russia 18-1 20-1 20-1
Sweden 22-1 25-1 25-1

Uruguay v France

Uruguay v France

06 July 2018 – Nizhny Novgorod Stadium – Nizhny Novgorod – Russia

In a mouth-watering clash that should provide entertaining end-to-end attacking soccer, Uruguay and France meet in the first of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Quarter Finals.

The Uruguayans boast a pair of in-form and quality strikers in Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani to bang in their goals.

For France, class goal scorers in young teenage superstar Kylian Mbappe and star striker Antoine Griezmann, represent a dual threat that can potentially breakdown the most organized of defensive units.

The Uruguayan defense have not been seriously tested to date and France possess the quality to give them the most severe test possible.

If Uruguay can manage to squeeze past France, their outsider odds to win World Cup 2018 look very attractive indeed.

Who are favorites to win?  France – however, this match could either way. Given the unpredictable nature of this World Cup, expect anything and good value is available on both teams as a result.

Match Odds

Team Betway William Hill  888 Casino
Uruguay 7/2 16/5 18/5
Draw (After 90 minutes) 11/5 21/10 21/10
France 1-1 1-1 19/20

Russia v Croatia

Russia v Croatia

07 July 2018 – Fisht Stadium – Sochi – Russia

Expect the unexpected. That’s what we’ve learnt so far from World Cup 2018 and this Quarter Final Clash between host nation Russia and the silky skills of Croatia should be no different.

Croatia’s Modric, Rakitic and their experienced squad of quality players appear to have the superior squad on paper.

However, don’t expect the Russians to be overawed in Sochi and extremely fanatic home Russian support will play in their favor. Russian goalie Igor Akinfeev is an extremely difficult man to beat and it will take the very best that Modric, Rakitic and Mario Mandzukic have to get the ball past him and into the back of the Russian net.

For all the talk of the quality of the Croatian attackers, its worthwhile to remember that the Russians themselves have not been exactly goal shy at this World Cup either, with Denis Cheryshev and Artem Dzyuba scoring plenty of cracking strikes for the host nation.

Who are favorites to win?  Croatia are the deserved favorites and are a quality side. However, odds for Russia are expected to shrink closer to kick-off time.

Match Odds

Team Betway William Hill  888 Casino
Russia 11/4 11/4 14/5
Draw (After 90 minutes) 21/10 2-1 2-1
 Croatia 5/4 6/5 13/11

Brazil v Belgium

Brazil v Belgium

06 July 2018 – Kazan Arena – Kazan – Russia

Given the unpredictable nature of the 2018 World Cup, its almost expected now that matches like this Quarter Final between Brazil and Belgium in Kazan may potentially produce an upset result.

This Belgian side plays an entertaining brand of attacking soccer that feels a lot like the way Brazil USED to play – they are simply about scoring more goals than the opposition with little though given to defense. Their nail-biting 3-2 come-from-behind Quarter Final win over Japan is proof of that.

For their part, this Brazilian team is a lot more defensive-minded than Brazilian teams of days gone by. That said, they can still turn defense into attack in the blink of an eye as Neymar, Willian, Paulinho, Coutinho, Casemiro and Gabriel Jesus split teams apart with the speed and accuracy of their counterattacking  passing game.

Who are favorites to win?  Brazil are outright favorites, however, Belgium are by no means out of this contest and are a much better side and closer to matching the Brazilians that the bookmakers suggest.

Match Odds

Team Betway William Hill  888 Casino
Brazil 11/10 21/20 21/20
Draw (After 90 minutes) 12/5 5/2 12/5
Belgium 14/5 5/2 5/2

Sweden v England

Sweden v England

07 July 2018 – Samara Arena – Samara – Russia

Don’t believe the bookies. This match will be much closer than the odds suggest.

Yes, England boast a well-marshalled defence and an outstanding attack force in captain Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling, Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford.

However, Sweden’s big plus is that their players are superb in executing a great strategy for each individual team opponent set by their master coach Janne Andersson.

Swedish superstar Emil Forsberg represents a serious threat to the young English defense.

Who are favorites to win?  England, but it will be a tight affair.

Match Odds

Team Betway William Hill  888 Casino
Sweden 15/4 17/5 18/5
Draw (After 90 minutes) 12/5 12/5 12/5
England 10/11 17/20 16/19
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