Argentina and Germany Look for Strong Round of 16 Starts, With the World Cup’s group stage completed, the all-important knockout round begins this weekend. Many soccer betting tips suggest that host country Brazil will win the World Cup this year, but the path to the semifinals will be tough with two talented South American teams in its way starting with Chile on Saturday. Some soccer betting predictions might favor Germany or Argentina that on paper have more favorable paths to the semifinals.Germany got the job done in the “Group of Death” Group G, crushing Portugal 4-0 and then bouncing back from a 2-2 draw against Ghana with a 1-0 win against the United State to lock up the group. The USA was the surprise team of the group, beating Ghana and drawing Portugal to earn its way into the knockout round.
Group H was supposed to be one of the easier ones to predict with Belgium and Russia expected to advance. Belgium did its part, winning all three of its games to win Group H with nine points. But Algeria had other plans, paying off well as a soccer betting underdog in a win over South Korea and a draw against Russia to make its way into the second round.On Monday, Algeria will try to continue to defy the soccer betting odds as a heavy underdog against Germany. Algeria is a +850 underdog to win and a +500 underdog to force a draw through the 90 minutes plus added time. Soccer bets on Germany on the three-way line will pay -350. Germany is -750 to advance over Algeria at +450.Tuesday, Belgium is a -120 favorite over the U.S. at +320 and the draw at +270. Soccer betting on the teams to advance has Belgium at -220 over the USA at +165. Argentina didn’t look like a world beater during group play, but the heroics of Lionel Messi led to wins in all three games daftar ibcbet.
Messi scored four goals in group play, leading Argentina to clinch Group F. Nigeria was also able to advance out of the group with a solid win over Bosnia-Herzegovina.France dominated Group E with massive three-goal wins over Honduras and Switzerland. France finished group play with a 0-0 draw against Ecuador, but should be ready to turn the offense back on in the knockout round. Switzerland overcame the 5-2 loss to France to bounce back with a 3-0 win against Honduras to advance.France is a -220 bet on soccer to beat Nigeria on Monday on the three-way line at Bovada. Nigeria is +600 to win and +350 to play to a draw. Odds to advance have France at -450 and Nigeria at +300.Argentina versus Switzerland on Tuesday has the same three-way odds with Argentina at -220, Switzerland at +600 and the draw at +350. Argentina is -500 to advance while Switzerland is +325.The weekend’s action with odds to advance from Bovada includes Brazil (-375) versus Chile (+260), Colombia (-210) versus Uruguay (+160), Netherlands (-190) versus Mexico (+150), and Costa Rica (-140) versus Greece (+110).