We are getting closer and closer to the World Cup final with each passing day, after a thrilling group stage and round of 16. Let's look at the latest odds for the quarter final matchups.
In this article, we will try to predict which teams make it to the World Cup semi finals, so keep reading if you want to learn more about our predictions.
Full list of World Cup Quarter Final Games, Odds, and Our Predictions
The quarter-finals of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar are here and as we wait for these exciting matches to being, we have prepared a short preview for each game, along with the odds and predictions for them.
QF1: Croatia vs Brazil
The first match to be played in quarter-finals of the 2022 World Cup is a duel between Brazil and Croatia. First, let's take a closer look at the odds for this match:
Brazil vs Croatia Odds
- Brazil: 2/5 (1.40)
- Draw: 4/1 (5.00)
- Croatia: 7/1 (8.00)
Brazil vs Croatia Prediction
It is pretty evident from the odds that Brazil is the absolute favourite in this match. However, it's important to remember that Croatia made it all the way to the final in Russia four years ago and that they are a tough team to beat, with plenty of experienced players who know how to play to get results.
That being said, Croatia struggled against Japan in the last round and only managed to get through after penalties. Meanwhile, Brazil was convincing against South Korea and once again showed why they are the main favourite to win the title in Qatar. So, with all due respect to Croatia, we can't see Brazil failing to win this match.
QF2: Netherlands vs Argentina
Probably one of the closest matchups in the quarter finals is the Netherlands vs Argentina duel and we can see this being a very exciting game. So, let's check out the odds for this match first:
Netherlands vs Argentina Odds
- Netherlands: 5/2 (3.50)
- Draw: 21/10 (3.10)
- Argentina: 5/4 (2.25)
Netherlands vs Argentina Prediction
As we said, this can be a very close game and the odds reflect that. Yes, Argentina is the favourite to win, but with pretty good odds. Of course, Netherlands is a serious team and one of the most successful teams in World Cup history despite their failure to win the trophy.
Netherlands also reached this stage without losing a game – they only failed to beat Ecuador in group stages. Meanwhile, Argentina lost to Saudi Arabia in the first round, but they were very impressive ever since. We can see this game ending in a draw and being decided in overtime or even penalties, where we expect Argentina to go through.
QF3: Morocco vs Portugal
To the surprise of many, Morocco will play in their first-ever World Cup quarter finals in Qatar and their rival is Portugal. Here are the odds for this match:
Morocco vs Portugal Odds
- Morocco: 5/1 (6.00)
- Draw: 11/4 (3.75)
- Portugal: 4/6 (1.67)
Morocco vs Portugal Prediction
For the first time in their history, Morocco will play in the World Cup quarter finals and they managed to get here by topping their group with Croatia and Belgium and then eliminating Spain on penalties in the Round of 16.
Meanwhile, Portugal was in great form in this World Cup and it all culminated in the previous stage where they beat Switzerland 6-1. So, while we really like this Morocco team and we wouldn't be too surprised if they cause another upset, we have to go with Portugal in this match after that impressive showing in Round of 16.
QF4: England vs France
Certainly the derby of the quarter finals and the most interesting matchup is the one between England and France. So, here's a closer look at the odds first:
England vs France Odds
- England: 2/1 (3.00)
- Draw: 21/10 (3.10)
- France: 7/5 (2.40)
England vs France Prediction
As it was projected before the start of the tournament, we will see a duel between England and France in the quarter finals, which clearly means that both teams have done as expected so far and avoided any surprises.
In fact, it's safe to say taht both teams have impressed equally so far, reaching this stage after some convincing wins in group stages and especially in the Round of 16. So, it would hardly be unexpected to see a draw in this game, even though France are slight favourites. Then, it's anyone's game, but we wouldn't be surprised to see France go through on penalties.
- 1 Full list of World Cup Quarter Final Games, Odds, and Our Predictions
- 2 QF1: Croatia vs Brazil
- 3 QF2: Netherlands vs Argentina
- 4 QF3: Morocco vs Portugal
- 5 QF4: England vs France
- 6 World Cup 2022 – A Look at Group Stages
- 7 World Cup 2022 Round of 16 Results
- 8 Frequently Asked Questions for World Cup Quarter Finals 2022
World Cup 2022 – A Look at Group Stages
In order to determine the pairs of the World Cup quarter finals, the teams first had to go through group stages and then the Round of 16. Here's a quick look at how the group stags at 2022 World Cup turned out:
Group A (Netherlands, Senegal, Ecuador, Qatar)
There was little doubt that the Netherlands will finish first in Group A, and they dully delivered on those expectations. Meanwhile, Senegal secured second place in a direct duel over Ecuador, while Qatar finished the group with all three losses.
Group B (England, USA, Wales, Iran)
England was the clear favourite to top this group and it's safe to say that they cruised to it. The USA finished the group in second place thanks to their win over Iran in the last round, while Wales finished last with just one point from three games.
Group C (Argentina, Mexico, Poland, Saudi Arabia)
Leo Messi and his buddies started the tournament with a surprising loss to Saudi Arabia, but they turned things around with wins over Mexico and Poland to claim the top spot in the group. Poland ened up in second place ahead of Mexico by virtue of goal difference since they were one goal ahead of them.
Group D (France, Denmark, Tunisia, Australia)
As expected, France topped Group D without many problems despite their loss to Tunisia in the last round when they already had secured the next stage. However, Australia was one of the biggest surprised in group stages since they managed to finish second in the group after beating Denmark in the last round.
Group E (Spain, Germany, Japan, Costa Rica)
All teams from gro0up E had a chance to get to the next stage ahead of the last round, but Spain and Japan ended up in the knockout stage even though Spain lost to Japan in that game. Japan topped the group, while the Spaniards finished second.
Group F (Belgium, Croatia, Morocco, Canada)
Another interesting group that brought us a big surprise is Group F, in which Morocco finished first after beating Belgium and Canada and drawing with Croatia. A scoreless draw between Croatia and Belgium sent the vice-champions of the world into the knockout stages and Belgium home.
Group G (Brazil, Switzerland, Serbia, Cameroon)
Brazil was unsurprisingly first in Group G, although it was closer than expected after their loss to Cameroon in teh last round, which nearly cost them the first place. However, despite Switzerland beating Serbia in the last round, they finished behind Brazil by one goal on goal difference.
Group H (Portugal, Uruguay, South Korea, Ghana)
The Portuguese team secured the top spot ahead of the last round and South Korea took advantage of that and managed to beat Portugal to get the second place, although they needed a goal in the final minutes of the match to do so and they still only went through ahead of Uruguay on goal difference.
World Cup 2022 Round of 16 Results
Now that we covered the group stages, it’s time to take a look at Round of 16 and results that determined who will reach the World Cup quarter finals.
Netherlands vs United States – USA proved to hardly be a match for Netherlands, who beat them 3-1 to become the first team to reach the quarter finals.
Argentina vs Australia– Despite the game ending 2-1 to Argentina, the match was completely dominated by the South American team and Australia was lucky to get that result.
France vs Poland– In a clear display of dominance, France easily dispatched of Poland with a 3-1 win that send them further on their way to defending the title.
England vs Senegal– While many saw this as a potential mine for England, the Three Lions were convincing in their 3-0 win over Mane-less Senegal.
Japan vs Croatia– Not many people saw Japan in this stage and even fewer saw them beating Croatia. However, Japan took the lead and after Croatia managed to get back into the game, the two teams headed into the overtime and then penalties, where Croatia prevailed to secure a meeting with Brazil.
Brazil vs South Korea – This game was over after the first half in which Brazil scored four goals. South Korea managed to get one past the Brazilians to make the final result 4-1 to Brazil.
Morocco vs Spain – Spain didn't seem too bothered by their loss to Japan in the last round since it sent them to Morocco in the Round of 16, but the Spaniards were thoroughly surprised by Morocco's defensive display in this game. After a scoreless draw, Morocco managed to beat Spain on penalties.
Portugal vs Switzerland– This match was supposed to be the closest one in the Round of 16, but that notion was dispersed quickly as Portugal took a 2-0 lead at half time. But they didn't stop there and the final score read 6-1 to Portugal after an impressive performance and hat-trick by Goncalo Ramos.
Frequently Asked Questions for World Cup Quarter Finals 2022
When Will the World Cup Quarter Finals Be Played?
The World Cup quarter finals 2022 will be played on the 9th and 10th of December, two games each day.
What Are the Kick-Off Times for Quarter Final Matches?
World Cup quarter finals matches will start at 6 PM and 10 PM local time, which is 3 PM and 7 PM in the British time zone.
Which TV Stations Will Broadcast World Cup Quarter Finals?
Just like the rounds before, you will be able to watch the quarter finals on ITV and BBC, with the two stations sharing the games until the finals, which they will both broadcast.
Can I Bet on Quarter Final Matches?
Yes, you can bet on the outcomes of quarter final matches at World Cup in Qatar.