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World Cup 2022
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This year's World Cup is being held in November due to the brutal heat of the Qatari summer. Eight groups and sixteen teams will compete for the coveted World Cup trophy. Luckily, Andrew Beasley is back for best bets, predictions and picks for the 2022 World Cup.

Japan vs. Croatia

  • Date: Monday, December 5
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. ET
  • Venue: Al Janoub Stadium
  • Location: Al Wakrah, Qatar

Best BetCroatia win and over 2.5 goals (+280)

Correct ScoreCroatia 2 Japan 1 (+900)

Japan’s Group Stage performance will go down in legend. What kind of team comes from behind to beat Germany and Spain but also loses to Costa Rica? One that is very difficult to predict.

Croatia’s last three games were also somewhat strange, in that they had 0-0 draws sandwiching a 4-1 victory over Canada. However, while the Japanese earned more points in the Group Stage, the European side had the better underlying statistics of the two teams.

As Croatia are unbeaten in nine, having scored 13 goals and conceded only four along the way, they have the form to win here. Japan will probably also score to make a game of it.

Brazil vs. South Korea

  • Date: Monday, December 5
  • Time: 2:00 p.m. ET
  • Venue: Stadium 974
  • Location: Doha, Qatar

Best BetBrazil win to nil (-110)

Correct ScoreBrazil 2 South Korea 0 (+500)

Brazil qualified for the knockout phase after two games while South Korea didn’t seal their place until stoppage time of their final match. The South Americans would be the favourites for this game no matter the context, but they were able to rest key men for their last match ensuring they will be well rested for this one.

And unlike most ties at the 2022 World Cup, we have a recent meeting to look back on. These sides played a friendly in June and Brazil won 5-1, with many players on both sides that day set to feature again here.

Add in that the tournament favourites conceded just one expected goal across their first three matches in Qatar and everything points towards Brazil winning with a clean sheet. That has been the outcome in six of their last nine matches.

Morocco vs. Spain

  • Date: Tuesday, December 6
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. ET
  • Venue: Education City Stadium
  • Location: Al Rayyan, Qatar

Best BetSpain to win and under 2.5 goals (+220)

Correct ScoreMorocco 0-2 Spain (+600)

Morocco and Spain’s only clash in the last 60 years ended in a 2-2 draw at the last World Cup. There are unlikely to be as many goals this time around. The African nation conceded just once in the Group Stage, and both sides averaged under one expected goal against across their three matches.

Spain are understandably favourites with their players and pedigree but Morocco have won six and drawn two of their last eight matches. Any team that tops a group containing Belgium and Croatia won’t be overly concerned about facing another top European side.

As only two of Morocco’s last seven matches have featured three-or-more goals and just one saw both teams score, this is likely to be a tight, tense affair. Spain should edge it, but it will be close.

Portugal vs. Switzerland

  • Date: Tuesday, December 6
  • Time: 2:00 p.m. ET
  • Venue: Lusail Iconic Stadium
  • Location: Lusail, Qatar

Best BetPortugal to win and over 2.5 goals (+240)

Correct ScorePortugal 2-1 Switzerland (+900)

Portugal faced Switzerland twice in June, with each side winning their respective home game in the UEFA Nations League. It feels telling that the goal total was 4-1 to the former, though, as they certainly look to carry the stronger threat.

The fact the Swiss only have one clean sheet in their last six matches will certainly encourage the Portuguese further. They too have looked vulnerable at times and could easily have drawn with Ghana despite leading 3-1 in the 89th minute.

In short, expect goals and a victory for Portugal. As both teams have gone at least nine matches without a draw it should finish inside 90 minutes.

VI World Cup Free Picks Record

Best Bets: 18-44 (-1,065)
Correct Score: 3-50 (-2600)

Record based on one-unit wagers

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World Cup Picks 2022/23: Schedule

The World Cup is a long event -- it runs from November 20, 2022, to December 18. There are 5 rounds, if you will, of play, and they are the group stage, the round of 16, the quarterfinals, the semifinals, and of course, the final.

The group stage is the longest, and with 8 different groups of 4 teams, takes almost two weeks to play. The group stage will run from November 20 to December 2. Once that is over, the round of 16 begins and lasts from December 3 until December 6. The quarterfinals run from December 9 till December 10, the semifinals from December 13 to December 14. Then there is a third-place game on December 17, and finally the Grand Final is on December 18.

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