World Cup Round of 16 Preview
Today, the World Cup is really starting and it has a theme: the Titans vs. the Underdogs! The best thing is there must be a winner.
We are hoping for a lot of matches with extra time and penalties. Let’s review:
Brazil vs. Chile
One of the tournament’s surprises will face the host for a place in the Quarter Finals. For Brazil to win, they must bring their A game and not just depend on Neymar’s skills, as they will face a well organized team that eliminated the former champions in the Group Stage. Also, Brazil hasn’t faced Chile in a while since they didn’t participate in the South America World Cup qualifications. It’ll be a tough and exciting game.
Our prediction: 70% Brazil, 30% Chile
Colombia vs. Uruguay
What’s better than Titan vs. Underdog? Underdog vs. Underdog! These two teams have nothing to lose, they both play beautiful football and they both miss their main strikers, Falcao the Tiger and Suarez the Biter! Don’t miss this match!
Our prediction: 55% Colombia, 45%Uruguay
Netherlands vs. Mexico
This match is between one of the highest scoring teams in the Group Stage and one of the best defenses, with only one goal scored against them so far. It’s going to be a tough one for the Dutch men!
Our prediction: 60%Netherlands, 40%Mexico
Costa Rica vs. Greece
Maybe the weakest match at this stage. Costa Rica did brilliantly at the Group Stage and qualified at top of their group, while Greece didn’t perform that well and qualified by a late penalty against Ivory Coast. This match will be more of cautious defensive type of match from both teams.
Our prediction: 65% Costa Rica, 35% Greece
France vs. Nigeria
This is kind of an easy match for the French. They have a strong offensive side, but some might be worried after they failed to score against Ecuador and the way Nigeria played against Argentina, managing to score twice.
Our prediction: 90% France, 10%Nigeria
Germany vs. Algeria
Algeria is so unlucky, having to face the Mannschaft at such an early stage after qualifying. The Germans have failed to qualify for the Quarter Finals only twice from their 18 World Cup appearances and with their amazing squad this year, it will be pretty hard to fail for a third time. All the odds are in their favor.
Our prediction: 95% Germany, 5 %Algeria
Argentina vs. Switzerland
Now this is a real challenge for the Argentinean team who hasn’t lived up to their hype yet. Other than Messi, the rest of the team is not performing as well as expected. On the other hand, the Swiss have a very young, hungry team with an expert coach, who we think will give Argentina some hard times.
Our prediction: 65% Argentina, 35% Switzerland
Belgium vs. USA
Belgium was considered this tournament’s dark horse, but after their not-so-convincing performance at the Group Stage, people started to wonder whether or not they were going to reach the Quarter Finals. The American side won’t be an easy team to overcome. This will be one of most competitive matches at this round.
Our prediction: 40% Belgium, 60% USA
WE SAID THIS: Who do you think will reach the Quarter Finals?