2022 FIFA World Cup Round of 16 Betting Preview

By Hank Blaine

Four group matches are yet to be played, but that doesn’t mean we can’t handicap the World Cup Round of 16 and make predictions. Part of being a successful handicapper is anticipating. So in that sense we’re going to anticipate who Brazil plays on Monday and who Portugal plays on Tuesday. Check out previews and picks for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Round of 16.

2022 FIFA World Cup Round of 16 Odds, Preview and Predictions

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Netherlands vs. United States

Maybe, the World Cup wants to save U.S. fans the embarrassment of a mid-afternoon loss. In any case, Dutch versus Americans kicks off the knockout stage with an intriguing, but what some believe will be a lopsided affair on Saturday.

Gregg Berhalter, the United States’ manager, is a fantastic strategist. He provided a clinic on how to keep a better team from scoring a goal in the draw versus England. The tactics won’t work against the Netherlands because the Dutch are a more cohesive group than the English.

Still, the U.S. will play great. It just won’t be enough. Expect a 1-0 Orange victory.

2022 FIFA World Cup Pick: Netherlands

Argentina vs. Australia

After a 4-1 loss to the French, the Aussie’s switched things up and went to a defense first style. It worked with wins agianst Tunisia and, surprisingly, Denmark.

It won’t work versus Messi and his crew. Lionel’s got the younger Albiceleste players thinking trophy time. For sure, Messi’s leadership has been the reason for the turnaround. Argentina rolls again.

2022 FIFA World Cup Pick: Argentina

France vs. Poland

Beating Denmark is a huge deal for France. Christian Eriksen and the Danes had handed the French a loss in 3 straight. So winning the match was big.M

France has confidence heading into the knockout stage. The issue for the French will be how, or if, they can cover the handicap versus a Poland side that has more than Robert Lewandowski.

Outside of the loss to Argentina, the Poles played great soccer during the group stage. Poland covers.

2022 FIFA World Cup Pick: Poland

England vs. Senegal

England beat up Iran and Wales but struggled against the U.S. For some reason the English feel fragile. They’ve got that deer in the headlights look when they face a team they’re not one-hundred percent sure they can beat.

Senegal is a quality squad. The Senagalese play with patience and zero fear. Will Senegal beat England? Probably not. But they have a much better shot than +660 so the odds make the dog an overlay.

2022 FIFA World Cup Pick: Senegal

Japan vs. Croatia

Was it a goal or wasn’t it? That’s the question in regards to Japan’s victory over Spain. In any case, Japan gets a date with a Croatian team that’s playing lights out.

Croatia forced a 0-0 draw to knock out Belgium. Japan could get in a hole if they try to take it to the Croatians early. Vets like Perisic and Modric will ensure a 1 to 2 goals Croatian win.

2022 FIFA World Cup Pick: Croatia

Japan vs. Croatia

Was it a goal or wasn’t it? That’s the question in regards to Japan’s victory over Spain. In any case, Japan gets a date with a Croatian team that’s playing lights out.

Croatia forced a 0-0 draw to knock out Belgium. Japan could get in a hole if they try to take it to the Croatians early. Vets like Perisic and Modric will ensure a 1 to 2 goals Croatian win.

2022 FIFA World Cup Pick: Croatia

Brazil vs. South Korea

Well, this was unexpected. South Korea did not just beat Portugal, but eliminated Uruguay in the process, despite beating Ghana 2-0. The goals in favor gave the edge for the Koreans to move forward. But can do the same to Brazil?

In any case, we know Brazil is in. So the Brazilians win this match no matter who they face. We though it would have been Ghana, who has shown way more fire than Uruguay. But if it would have any of the other teams, Brazil still wins.

2022 FIFA World Cup Pick: Brazil

Morocco vs. Spain

Spain blasted Costa Rica 7-0, but since then the Spanish haven’t played great soccer. On Tuesday, they face an underrated team that has done nothing wrong.

Morocco dominated their group. The Moroccans are for real. So unless the odds change, we must take a long look at Morocco to knock out one of the pre-tournament chalks because +604 makes the underdog a massive overlay.

2022 FIFA World Cup Pick: Morocco

Portugal vs. Switzerland

Portugal is in, despite their loss against South Korea. Switzerland has to either draw or win versus Serbia and hope Cameroon doesn’t upset Brazil.

The Brazilians will most likely beat Cameroon or play the African nation to a draw. The Swiss boast an excellent defense. So they should beat the Serbs or play to a draw.

Like Brazil or anybody else in the knockout stage, Portugal versus the Swiss or the Serbs or even Cameroon, won’t matter. Portugal wins.

2022 FIFA World Cup Pick: Morocco

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