2022 FIFA World Cup Top Quarter-Final Sleeper Picks

By Rex

The knockouts kick off the second round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup and start on December 3 and end on December 13, with the final match taking place at Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail. Only the top two teams from each group and a total of 16 teams advance to the next round. The single-elimination style is an exciting one to watch, especially when underdogs make their way to the Round of 16. Below is Nitrobetting’s list of quarter-final sleeper picks for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Sleeper Picks for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Group Quarter-Final

Cameroon

  • 2022 FIFA World Cup Odds: +700

Cameroon attended the FIFA World Cup on seven occasions before the 2022 edition, making its first entry in 1982. It was an underwhelming run for the nation after drawing all three games and failing to proceed to the next round. As they make their eighth ingress in Qatar, South African fans have plenty of reasons to get excited.

It’s been over two decades since Cameroon made it to the quarter-finals of the World Cup. However, there’s a good reason that The Indomitable Lions are feasible sleeper picks come November. The side picked up inspiring accolades in recent years, winning its fifth Africa Cup of Nations in 2017 and a fourth-place finish at the Africa Nations Championship. Moreover, the No. 38-ranked team in FIFA is now under the care of Rigobert Song. Cameroon won two of its three games since signing the new head coach.

South Korea

  • 2022 FIFA World Cup Odds: +750

After stunning the defending World Champions in the group stages of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the Asian team garnered further recognition in the international soccer space. The ten-time participants pulled off their best result at the 2002 edition where they finished in fourth place as one of the tournament’s co-hosts.

It’s been a successful year for the Tigers of Asia so far this year, winning nine of 13 games this year. They also had a thriving campaign in 2021 under fourth-year head coach Paulo Bento, performing an undefeated six-game run at the FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Third Round.

Tottenham star striker Son Heung-Min takes on attacking responsibility for his nation. The 30-year-old captains the South Korea national team in his second World Cup appearance. It’s also worth noting that he currently ranks fourth in South Korea’s top goalscorer list.

Japan

  • 2022 FIFA World Cup Odds: +850

The Japan national team is commonly dubbed as the dark horse of international soccer. They featured in the Round of 16 in three of the last five World Cups. These are solid numbers considering the team only made its debut in 1998. Outside of the biggest international tournament, the Samurai Blue presents a decorated portfolio that includes four Asian Cup championships (1992, 2000, 2004, 2011).

On its way to Qatar 2022, Japan bagged seven World Cup qualification wins, one draw, and suffered two losses. They’ve had a fairly successful 2022 calendar with seven wins in eleven games. We expect Japan to come into the event with good momentum and solid leadership under head coach Hajime Moriyasu. There’s no question that Japan provides good value odds considering their steady results in the World Cup over the last two decades.

Costa Rica

  • 2022 FIFA World Cup Odds: +1100

The Ticos are part of the new kids on the block, making their World Cup debut in 1990. In their last five appearances, Costa Rica recorded its best result in the 2014 edition when they reached the quarter-finals, losing to the Netherlands on penalties. The three-time Gold Cup winners return for another run in Qatar this November.

Despite unsuccessful 2021 fixtures, the Luis Fernando Suárez-led squad took a turn the following year. In six qualifying matches starting in January, Costa Rica completed five victories to secure a spot in November. As of this writing, the team also penned two wins, featuring a 2-0 victory against Martinique in the 2022-23 Nations League and a 1-0 win against New Zealand in the 2022 FIFA World Cup inter-confederation-playoffs.

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