Round of 16: Belgium – Japan

In this post we give our prediction for the match Belgium vs. Japan in the Round of 16 of the World Cup 2018. While Belgium has qualified as winner of group G with 9 points, Japan (4 points) was runner-up of group H behind Colombia (6 points) by taking profit of the Fair Play criterion. Since our prediction model is based on the Elo strengths of the participating teams, we have updated our data by incorporating the results of the group phase in order to forecast the matches in the Knockout phase. We are interested which team has better chances to qualify for the quarter-finals.

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Round of 16: Brazil – Mexico

In this post we give our prediction for the match Brazil vs. Mexico in the Round of 16 of the World Cup 2018. While Brazil has qualified as winner of group E with 7 points, Mexico (6 points) was runner-up of group F behind Sweden (6 points).  Since our prediction model is based on the Elo strengths of the participating teams, we have updated our data by incorporating the results of the group phase in order to forecast the matches in the Knockout phase. We are interested which team has better chances to qualify for the quarter-finals.

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Round of 16: Croatia – Denmark

In this post we give our prediction for the match Croatia vs. Denmark in the Round of 16 of the World Cup 2018. While Croatia has qualified as winner of group D with 9 points, Denmark (5 points) was runner-up of group C behind France (7 points).  Since our prediction model is based on the Elo strengths of the participating teams, we have updated our data by incorporating the results of the group phase in order to forecast the matches in the Knockout phase. We are interested which team has better chances to qualify for the quarter-finals.

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Round of 16: Spain – Russia

In this post we give our prediction for the match Spain vs. Russia in the Round of 16 of the World Cup 2018. While Spain has qualified as winner of group B with 5 points, Russia (6 points) was runner-up of group A behind Uruguay (9 points).  Since our prediction model is based on the Elo strengths of the participating teams, we have updated our data by incorporating the results of the group phase in order to forecast the matches in the Knockout phase. We are interested which team has better chances to qualify for the quarter-finals.

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Round of 16: Uruguay – Portugal

In this post we give our prediction for the match Uruguay vs. Portugal in the Round of 16 of the World Cup 2018. While Uruguay has qualified as winner of group A with 9 points, Portugal (5 points) was runner-up of group B behind Spain (5 points) due to less scored goals than Spain.  Since our prediction model is based on the Elo strengths of the participating teams, we have updated our data by incorporating the results of the group phase in order to forecast the matches in the Knockout phase. We are interested which team has better chances to qualify for the quarter-finals.

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Round of 16: France – Argentina

In this post we give our prediction for the match France vs. Argentina in the Round of 16 of the World Cup 2018. This match is definitely one of the top matches in this stage of the tournament. Since our prediction model is based on the Elo strengths of the participating teams, we have updated our data by incorporating the results of the group phase in order to forecast the matches in the Knockout phase. While France has qualified as winner of group C, Argentina was surprisingly only runner-up of group D. We are interested which team has better chances to qualify for the quarter-finals.

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Brazil vs. Switzerland

The World Cup 2018 starts soon and it is important to start the tournament in a good shape and with a win in the first match. In this post we estimate the most likely scores of the opening match for the top favourite Brazil. The “Seleçao” will face in its first match the Swiss “Nati” team. Recall the World Cup 2010 when Switzerland’s first match was against Spain, one of the top favourites in 2010, where Switzerland has won 1-0. Is it likely that Switzerland makes another coup as in those days?

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