Predictions (in order from first to last)
A- Brasil, Croatia, Mexico, Cameroon
B- Spain, Chile, Netherlands, Australia
C- Colombia, Ivory Coast, Japan, Greece
D- England, Italy, Uruguay, Costa Rica
E- Switzerland, France, Ecuador, Honduras
F- Argentina, Nigeria, Bosnia, Iran
G- Germany, USA, Ghana, Portugal
H- Russia, Belgium, South Korea, Algeria
Yes I was completely biased in my predictions of USA and England advancing as Portugal and Uruguay are better teams respectively, but I’m rooting for them and there’s always a couple crazy upsets so fuck it.
Best Bets- Brasil ties Croatia +430, Ghana ties USA +220, Italy ties England +210, Portugal ties Germany +250, Iran ties Nigeria at +240, Italy wins it all at 25-1, Golden Boot to Higuain at 20-1, Muller at 25-1, Jackson Martinez at 80-1, Eduardo Vargas at 150-1
As seen above, I love the first game ties as most teams play more cautious and there are a boatload of 0-0 and 1-1 draws. I am not sure why Higuain is getting so little love for the golden boot as Messi will be threading balls to him all day, Argentina should romp their group, and Aguero isn’t fully fit. If Chile were not in one of the scary 3 (Group B, D, and G) Vargas at 150-1, and Chile at 40-1, would easily be my favorite bets. Vargas at those odds is still great.
Belgium over Brasil 1-1 win in PKs
Argentina over Spain 2-0
Argentina over Belgium 2-1