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2022 World Cup Quarter Finals Odds

2022 World Cup Quarter Finals Odds

After some scintillating World Cup action in Qatar, only England, Netherlands, Morocco, Croatia, France, Brazil, Argentina, and Portugal now remain. Each side will feel they can produce another big result to move into the semi-finals.

England and France meet in what will be a mouth-watering affair, with England dreaming of a first World Cup since 1966 after what has been a strong start to their campaign.

Despite losing to Tunisia in the last group stage game, France, the defending champions, were dominant in their round of 16 tie against Poland — meaning both teams approach this one in top condition.

Croatia arrive at the quarters following a mixed campaign. Missing out on the top spot in their group to Morocco, they then went on to defeat Japan in the last 16 on penalties.

Brazil are Croatia’s last 8 opponents, with the Selecao heavily tipped in this tie. If Tite’s men replicate the performances they have shown so far in Qatar, they stand a chance of progressing to the semi-finals.

Despite a stunning loss against Saudi Arabia, Lionel Messi’s Argentina continues to go from strength to strength. After topping their group, they then knocked out Australia after a 2-1 win.

They’ll fancy their chances against the Netherlands, who have looked steady, if not spectacular.

The last quarter-final matchup is Morocco vs. Portugal. Morocco, the tournament’s surprise team, has looked hugely impressive, topping a group that contained Croatia, Belgium, and Canada before eliminating Spain in the last 16.

Portugal will provide tough opposition for the Atlas Lions as they are one of the tournament favorites in the World Cup.

2022 World Cup Quarter Finals Odds

Quarter Final Odds – England Vs. France

England Soccer Team Odds

Confidence in the England camp was high before this World Cup campaign, as they came to Qatar after ten games unbeaten in qualifying.

Unsurprisingly, the English team came into the tournament as the 7/1 (+700) third-favorites to win only their second World Cup.

Since an opening 6-2 win against Iran, Gareth Southgate’s side hasn’t looked back and has thrown down a strong marker by taking seven points from a possible nine to top Group B.

They faced a tough test against Senegal in the last 16, but this young England side again showed their growing maturity. The Three Lions roared louder than the Lions of Teranga in a dominant 3-0 victory courtesy of goals from Henderson, Kane, and Saka.

They are sure to come into this tie with the Les Bleus full of confidence, despite a generally recent poor record against France, which has seen them win only one of their last 5 meetings.

England start as the underdogs to progress in ninety minutes at 21/10 (+210).

France Soccer Team Odds

Holders France came into the World Cup as 6/1 (+600) second favorites behind Brazil to retain their title.

As expected, the French made light work of their opponents in Group D and look on course for a strong defense of their title as they bid to win the World Cup for the third time.

France went eight games unbeaten in qualifying, conceding only three goals in that time, highlighting how difficult they are to beat.

After being handed a favorable draw against Denmark, Australia, and Tunisia, it was no surprise to see Didier Deschamps’ side stroll through the group stage, taking six out of nine points and still topping the group.

Their only loss was against Tunisia, but they had already qualified then, with many of their big stars resting.

They faced a different test in the last 16 against Poland. Still, they used their experience on the big stage to good effect, as they got the better of Lewandowski and co. in a 3-1 victory courtesy of a stunning performance from golden boy Kylian Mbappe.

However, their matchup against England looks like a closer tie, but they are still the favorites. At odds of 8/11 (-138) to qualify, there seems a strong possibility that we will see Les Bleus stroll into the semis.

Quarter Final Odds – Netherlands Vs. Argentina

Netherlands Soccer Team Odds

The Netherlands is another young team that is starting to look like a force in big tournaments.

They lost only once in their 10 qualifying games, scoring 33 goals while conceding just eight in the process.

While the Dutch team was handed a favorable draw in Group A, with Qatar, Ecuador, and Senegal in opposition, Louis van Gaal’s men still had a job to do.

After a 2-0 win against Senegal, they drew against Ecuador and got back on track by beating hosts Qatar 2-0, topping the group with seven points.

They came into this World Cup at 14/1 (+1400) to win, but after their form in Qatar, they are priced at 6/1 (+600) to at least reach the final.

In the last 16, the Netherlands comfortably overcame the USA, with Memphis Depay, Daley Blind, and Denzel Dumfries each scoring in a 3-1 win.

They will need to be at their best to overcome a red-hot Argentinian side, though, and are 11/8 (+138) to progress to the semi-finals.

Argentina Soccer Team Odds

Hard to imagine, but at one point, there were suggestions that Argentina wouldn’t make it out of their group after they stunningly lost to Saudi Arabia 2-1 in their opening group game.

Fortunately for the Albicelestes, momentum swung back in their favor. Thanks to two stunners from Lionel Messi and Enzo Fernández, they beat Mexico 2-0.

Despite a first-half penalty miss against Poland, Lionel Scaloni’s men dominated the second half, winning 2-0, which guaranteed them a spot in the round of 16 as group leaders.

As expected, they took care of business against the Socceroos, though the game was closer than expected, with Argentina earning a 2-1 victory.

They are still one of the tournament’s favorites, priced at 13/2 (+650) to win the World Cup, 9/4 (+225) to reach the final, and 4/7 (-175) on most sportsbooks to qualify in their tie against the Dutch.

Quarter Final Odds – Croatia Vs. Brazil

Croatia Soccer Team Odds

Few would have backed Croatia to replicate their 2018 run. With an aging squad and mixed results heading into the tournament, Zlatko Dalic’s side were priced at 75/1 (+7500) to go one step better than they did in 2018.

But, just like they did in Russia, they’ve proved to be a solid side that can grind results.

They drew against Morocco in their group opener before coming from behind to beat Canada 4-1.

In their final Group F game, they drew with Belgium, earning progress to the last 16 as the second-placed team in the group, eliminating one of the most fancied sides with their draw.

In their last 16 tie with Japan, they were outplayed for most of the tie but kept their cool from the spot and qualified after a nervy penalty shootout.

Up against Brazil, they are the rank outsiders. The Vatreni are priced at 9/2 (+450) to qualify for the semis, 14/1 (+1400) to reach the final, and 47/1 (+4700) to go all the way.

Brazil Soccer Team Odds

It’s 20 years since Brazil last lifted the World Cup, and since then, they have advanced beyond the quarter-finals once, so a win against Croatia would equal their best performance since 2002.

Qualifying for Qatar was a simple task for the Brazilian team, as they won 14 and drew three of their 17 games.

Those performances saw Tite’s side come into this tournament as 5/1 favorites (+500), and those odds have shortened significantly to only 9/5 (+180) now.

Serbia and Switzerland were easily disposed of in the group stage. Even in their shock defeat to Cameroon, most of their stars had been rested, and the Selecao still emerged as group winners.

South Korea were expected to pose more of a threat in the last 16, but Brazil turned on the style and ran out 4-1 winners as they danced on to the next stage.

That excellent form sees them as strong favorites to defeat Croatia as they are priced at 4/11 (-275) to do so in 90 minutes and 1/6 (-600) to make it to the semis.

Quarter Final Odds – Morocco Vs. Portugal

Morocco Soccer Team Odds

Of all the shocks that have happened in the Middle East, Morocco are surely the surprise team of the tournament.

They came in as one of the rank outsiders, priced at 500/1 (+50000), and those odds have significantly improved to 50/1 (+5000) now.

The North Africans are still massively unfancied, but they’ve navigated the entire tournament as underdogs.

They drew 0-0 against Croatia in their group opener, stunned one of the top seeds in Belgium by beating them 2-0, and shockingly emerged as the group winners after they beat Canada 2-1.

In their round of 16 tie against Spain, they were the underdogs.

Still, they managed to contain the Spaniards for 120 minutes, with GK Yassine Bounou emerging as the hero during the penalty shootout.

They face a tricky Portugal tie in the quarters and come in priced at 14/5 (+280) to qualify for the semis.

Portugal Soccer Team Odds

Portugal are one of the biggest nations to have never won the World Cup, but that could change in Qatar.

They entered the tournament priced at 15/1 (+1500), but their stellar performances in Qatar have made them one of the top contenders as they now boast significantly better odds of 13/2 (+650).

Considering that Ronaldo is yet to hit top form in Qatar, this may be a valuable price to back the Selecao.

Even though they lost their last group game against South Korea, they still topped the group after beating both Ghana and Uruguay.

Switzerland were their opponents in the last 16 and it proved to be a straightforward task as they dominated possession, running out 6-1 winners.

If they are in the same form, their odds of 4/6 (-150) to defeat Morocco in 90 minutes might be worth taking. For a safer bet, you can back them at 3/10 (-333) to progress to the semis.

How To Bet On Word Cup Quarter Finals

When betting on the World Cup quarter-finals, it’s important to pick the right games and markets to place a bet on.

With so many different markets available when betting on a football match it’s necessary to understand how each one works to give yourself the best possible chance of winning.

Below we look at a list of the most popular types of bets that will be available during the World Cup quarter-finals.

Player Prop Bets

These are bets based on a player’s performance during a game.

During England’s game with France, you could bet on Harry Kane being the first goalscorer or even to score a hat-trick.

Team Prop Bets

Similar to the bet type just explained, these are bets based on a team’s performance during a game.

For example, you could bet on Brazil to win 2-0 against Croatia and keep a clean sheet.

Asian Handicap

Asian handicap bets bring the odds closer together by providing a handicap to one team.

For example, as Argentina are favorites to beat the Netherlands, the handicap might be one goal, with Argentina handicapped with a -1 goal and the Netherlands given a head start with a +1 goal.

Whichever nation then scores the most goals with the handicap applied is the winner.

You could either bet on Argentina to win with a -1 goal handicap or the Netherlands to win with a +1 goal handicap.

If Argentina only wins 1-0 and you bet on them to win with the -1 Asian handicap in place you would lose the bet.

Goal Lines

If you think Portugal will score four goals against Morocco, you might place a bet on a goal lines market.

You could also place a bet on there being over 3.5 goals to be scored in total, which would mean you would win the bet if Portugal scored four or more.

Totals Bets

Totals bets let you bet over or under the total number of goals that will be scored in a match.

For example, during England v France, a bookmaker may predict there to be three goals scored during the game.

You can then bet on whether you think there will be more or fewer goals scored than three.

How To Sign Up At Sportsbook & Place A Bet

Placing a bet on a quarter-final match isn’t difficult.

Betting online allows the punter the ability to keep up with any price changes and to make use of the best odds and offers possible.

Firstly, you need to open an online betting account.

Once you are signed up and have located the market you are looking to bet on, perhaps Brazil to score first against Croatia, you should add the bet to your online betting slip and place the bet.

Here are five easy steps to follow to do just that:

  1. Select the odds and click ‘add’ to add to your betting slip.
  2. Select the amount of money to wager by typing in the relevant amount.
  3. You may need to add money to your account before completing the bet. The remaining funds in your account should be clearly displayed at the top of the screen.
  4. If you already have the money in your account, then you are ready to click the ‘place bet’ button. Your betting slip will confirm that you have placed your bet.
  5. You might be offered ‘cash out’ options while your bet is live, so keep an eye on it before and during the match.

England & France Performance In Qatar

England and France meet for the third time in FIFA World Cup history on Saturday, with England winning both previous encounters, including in 1966 when they went on to win the tournament.

With both sides scoring goals for fun and coming into this tie in top form, it looks set to be one of the closest games in the quarter-finals.

Les Bleus will fancy their chances as the 4/5 (-125) favorites, while England have an 11/10 (+110) chance of making the semis.

Football Players

England has played a 4-3-3 formation in Qatar with a frontline led by Harry Kane, with support on the wings from Phil Foden and Bukayo Saka. However, Southgate has also deployed Marcus Rashford, Mason Mount, and Raheem Sterling in the attacking positions to good effect.

Callum Wilson and Jack Grealish have also provided strong competition for places when coming off the bench.

Declan Rice and Jude Bellingham have been increasingly pivotal in midfield, while at the back, John Stones, Harry Maguire, Kieran Trippier, and Kyle Walker have been the basis of a strong back four.

Jordan Pickford in goal is equally capable of brilliance and has proven to be rock solid in Qatar.

France plays a range of formations, though Didier Deschamps favored formation at this tournament has been a 4-2-3-1.

A lynchpin of their side has been Antoine Griezmann, who often plays just behind the strikers and links play from Adrien Rabiot and Aurélien Tchouaméni deeper in midfield with the pace of Kylian Mbappe and Ousmane Dembele in the attack.

Undoubtedly though, Kylian Mbappe is the star player of this Les Bleus side. With 5 goals and 2 assists, the young Frenchman will likely win the Fifa World Cup Golden Boot.

Injury List

There are no new major injury concerns for both teams.

For England, Callum Wilson has a minor knock but should still be in contention.

Raheem Sterling had left camp for personal reasons but is expected to feature against France, most likely starting on the bench.

Apart from Lucas Hernandez, who was ruled out of the tournament after his injury vs. Australia, Deschamps has no other injury concerns.

Coaching Staff/Technical Staff

England has made tremendous progress under the stewardship of Gareth Southgate.

Since taking charge of the Three Lions, Southgate has led them to a third-place finish in the 2018-19 Nations League and took them to the brink of big tournament success when they reached the final of the 2020 European Championship, only to lose out to Italy on penalties.

On the other hand, France is led by the experienced Didier Deschamps, who has been hugely successful since taking over as manager of Les Bleus in 2012 after managing Monaco, Juventus, and Marseille.

His honors for France include the 2018 World Cup and the 2020-21 Nations League.

England & France Road To Quarter Finals

After advancing from groups they would have expected to win, England and France showed why they are both fancied to win this tournament.

England had to be near their best to beat Senegal in the last 16. Despite the early chances Senegal garnered, Southgate’s men took control of the game against the West African nation and eventually won 3-0.

Both Kane and Henderson scored for the first time in the tournament, with Saka scoring England’s third. However, Jude Bellingham is the one who stole the show, showcasing why Europe’s elite are all clamoring for his signature.

Just like England, France also netted three goals against Poland in their round of 16 tie after emerging as group winners.

Giroud scored first to surge ahead of Thierry Henry in the France all-time top scorer’s list, thanks to a Kylian Mbappe assist.

After that, Mbappe turned from provider to scorer, with France’s young no. 10 stealing the show with two stunning strikes, removing any doubts that he’s currently the best player in the world.

Netherlands & Argentina Performance In Qatar

Netherlands and Argentina have played each other nine times before, including five times at the global showpiece.

Each side has beaten the other twice in previous WC meetings, with one draw between them. The last time they met was in the WC in 2014 when Argentina beat the Dutch after penalties.

With Lionel Messi on their side, Scaloni’s men are the favorites at 4/7 (-175) to repeat that 2014 result and progress to the semis. On the other hand, the Dutch have odds of 11/8 (+138).

Football Players

The Netherlands like to play with three at the back, forming the basis of a 3-4-1-2 formation.

A feature of their play under Louis van Gaal in Qatar has been their ability to break with pace down either flank, with wing-backs Denzel Dumfries and Daley Blind overlapping down the outside.

Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk has been another huge part of the Dutch side, as he can dictate play from the center of defense.

Frenkie de Jong has helped spring counter-attacks, while Memphis Depay and Cody Gakpo have both led the front line impressively.

La Selección’s preferred formation is a 4-3-3, with a front three of Di Maria (when fit), Lionel Messi, and Julian Alvarez. Though Scaloni likes to mix things up and occasionally includes the likes of Lautaro Martinez and Papu Gomez.

At the center of the Park is Messi’s no. 1 fan, Rodrigo De Paul.

Despite competition from other players, Otamendi and Romero seem like the perfect pairing, and Aston Villa’s Emi Martinez is Scaloni’s go-to goalkeeper.

Injury List

Papu Gomez is the only injury concern for the favorites after he suffered a slight sprained ankle. After missing the round of 16 tie, Di Maria should be back for Argentina.

Louis Van Gaal doesn’t have any injury worries at this moment.

Coaching Staff/Technical Staff

Louis van Gaal returned as the Netherlands’ head coach in the summer of 2021, beginning his third term in charge.

He led the national team to a third-place finish at the 2014 World Cup and will be hoping to go two better here in Qatar.

A vastly experienced coach, Van Gaal has managed at a top club level in the Netherlands, Spain, Germany, and England.

During that stage, he won each league — although Premier League success with Manchester United evaded him — and secured the Champions League with Ajax in 1995.

In contrast to Van Gaal’s vast experience, Scaloni only began coaching in the previous decade. He was part of Jorge Sampaoli’s coaching staff at Sevilla FC, joining in 2016.

When Sampaoli left to coach Argentina, Scaloni joined him. After a disappointing campaign in the 2018 WC, Sampaoli was dismissed. Scaloni and Pablo Aimar were both given caretaker positions until the end of the year.

He later became the preferred choice, and his tactics proved crucial as he led Messi and Argentina to international glory at the 2021 Copa America.

Netherlands and Argentina Road To Quarter Finals

Despite jittering displays during the group stages, both the Dutch and Argentina topped their groups.

Argentina stunningly lost in their opener to Saudi Arabia — then ranked 53rd in Fifa’s rankings — but La Albiceleste then beat both Mexico and Poland 2-0, earning progress to the round of 16 as group winners.

Against Australia, Messi and co showed their class in a 2-1 victory.

On the other hand, the Netherlands beat Senegal 2-0 in their opener, though they were unconvincing in their win.

Ecuador held them to a 1-1 draw, but they got back to winning ways when they thrashed hosts Qatar, earning them a tie against a tricky USA side.

Against America, many had expected a closer game, but the Dutch dominated in a 3-1 victory, with Denzel Dumfries showing his class with two assists and a goal.

Croatia & Brazil Performance In Qatar

This will be the third meeting between Croatia and Brazil at the World Cup.

Brazil won both WC meetings, with the most recent one being a 3-1 triumph at the 2014 edition of the tournament.

Unsurprisingly, Brazil are favorites, as they are priced at 4/11 (-275) to win in 90 minutes and 1/6 (-600) just to qualify (whether in 90 minutes, extra time, or after penalties).

Croatia, on the other hand, have odds of 9/2 (+450) to reach the 2022 World Cup semis.

Football Players

Brazil once again has a team overflowing with skillful attacking players.

Talisman Neymar has led the attack, but Real Madrid’s Vinicius Junior and others, including Raphinha, Paqueta, Richarlison, and Casemiro, have proved they are capable of producing some scintillating football.

Brazil has played a 4-2-3-1 formation, using two deep-lying midfielders to spring counter-attacks that can be deadly for their opponents.

Croatia play with a typical 4-3-3, with Modric, Kovacic, and Brozovic instrumental in the middle of the park.

The ever-reliable Perisic plays out wide, with Kramaric and Petkovic being Croatia’s other two forwards.

Injury List

For Croatia, the only injury concern is full-back Josip Stanisic.

Brazil aren’t as lucky. Though Neymar, their main Talisman, is back, a few other players have been forced out with injuries.

Gabriel Jesus and Alex Telles had to withdraw from the tournament, while Alex Sandro will be hoping to make a full recovery after failing to feature in their Ro16 victory over South Korea.

Coaching Staff/Technical Staff

Brazil is managed by Tite, who has taken charge of the side since 2016.

During that time, he has led Brazil to the Superclásico de las Américas in 2018 and Copa America in 2019. He will be aiming to end his country’s 20-year wait for a sixth World Cup.

Zlatko Dalić is the man pulling Croatia’s strings. He’s been managing the Croatia national football team since 2017, with several stints at club level before that.

Unsurprisingly, his most outstanding achievement to date was leading Croatia to a runners-up finish at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Croatia and Brazil Road To Quarter Finals

Croatia have always been a tightly-knit team, and their performances in Qatar perfectly exemplify that.

They drew against Morocco in their opener and came from behind to beat Canada 4-1. In their do-or-die group stage fixture against Belgium, they held their nerve, holding on to a 0-0 draw even though Belgium controlled most of the proceedings.

Against Japan, they had to dig deep, as they did so many times in 2018. Despite going behind, Perisic came to the rescue, taking the game to a penalty shootout.

Croatia then ended all those Blue Lock memes by winning 3-1 in the shootout and were rewarded with a scintillating tie against Brazil.

Brazil dominated their group, only conceding once during the group stages, which earned them a first-place finish.

Like Croatia, Brazil had to defeat an Asian team in the round of 16 to get to the quarters. Their matchup was easier, with Tite’s men cruising to a 4-0 lead by halftime — Tite even joined and celebrated with Richarlison.

The 2nd half was more subdued, with Alisson keeping the Koreans from getting back into the game with some outstanding saves, though he could do nothing to stop Paik’s wonder strike.

Still, Brazil danced their way to the quarters with a 4-1 romping.

Morocco & Portugal Performance In Qatar

Morocco and Portugal have only previously met twice in World Cup History, with the most recent meeting coming in 2018.

Portugal won that encounter 1-0, thanks to a strike from Cristiano Ronaldo.

Santos’ men are favorites again, with the bookies pricing them at 3/10 (-333) to qualify. If you’re down for an upset, Morocco have odds of 14/5 (+280) to qualify.

Football Players

Both squads are filled with plenty of talent.

Morocco line up in a typical 4-3-3, with stars like Bono, Hakimi, Ziyech, Sofyan Amrabat, and Sofiane Boufal being ever-reliant lynchpins.

Portugal’s team is also overflowing with talent. Of course, Santos heavily relies on Cristiano Ronaldo, but a few others have stepped up in Qatar.

Bruno Fernandes, Joao Felix, Rafael Leao, and Goncalo Ramos have all proved they can step up when needed.

Fernando Santos favors a 4-3-1-2 formation with two strikers up top, though he occasionally also prefers the standard 4-3-3 when playing with wide players during the latter stages of games.

Injury List

For Portugal, Nuno Mendes has been ruled out of the tournament. Danilo Perreira missed plenty of action in Qatar after bruising his ribs but could be back for this fixture.

Morocco have no such injury concerns, though both Romain Saiss and Nayef Aguerd will need to be checked to see if they are fully fit, with both having a few recent injury records in Qatar.

Coaching Staff/Technical Staff

Morocco is managed by Walid Regragui, who joined recently in 2022 and has been key to Morocco’s recent upturn in form.

He was instrumental in bringing Hakim Ziyech back to the team, and the Chelsea star has been one of the country’s star players in Qatar.

In the Portuguese dugout is Fernando Santos, who boasts plenty of managerial experience.

He’s been at the helm since 2014 and even led Portugal to continental glory in the 2016 Euros as well as the 2019 UEFA Nations League.

Morocco and Portugal Road To Quarter Finals

It’s fair to say that Morocco have been the tournament’s surprise package.

After drawing with Croatia in their opener, they stunningly defeated Belgium 2-0, topping that off with a 2-1 win against Canada to emerge as group leaders.

They held their nerve against Spain, with Bono ensuring that the Spanish fluffed all their kicks during the penalty shootout.

Now that Senegal are out, the Atlas Lions are the only African nation left in the tournament.

Portugal, on the other hand, will be hoping to replicate their stellar performances so far. Even though Ronaldo is yet to make a mark in this tournament, their other stars have stepped up.

Bruno Fernandes, in particular, seems like the leading man of this Portuguese side. He was instrumental in both group stage wins against Ghana and Uruguay and even got an assist in their 6-1 drubbing of the Swiss.

Speaking of Switzerland, Goncalo Ramos scored the first hat trick of the tournament after Santos brought him in to deputize for a misfiring Ronaldo.

With so much firepower, Portugal look primed to make the semi-finals, just as they did way back in 2006.