Group F — the Draw Analysis & Predictions

Group F — the Draw Analysis & Predictions

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

The Winner:France
Dates:14 June — 15 July 2018
Teams:32

The teams of Germany, Mexico, Sweden and Korea got into Group F:

1. Germany, Europe, the 1st place in Group C

  • The 2nd position in the FIFA ranking *
  • The FIFA World Cup — the winner (1954, 1974, 1990, 2014)
  • The UEFA European Championship — the winner (1972, 1980, 1996)
  • The FIFA Confederations Cup — the winner (2017)

2. Mexico, Central America, the 1st place in the qualifying tournament

  • The 16th position in the FIFA ranking *
  • The FIFA World Cup — quarterfinal (1970, 1986)
  • The Gold Cup — the winner (1965, 1971, 1977, 1993, 1996, 1998, 2003, 2009, 2011, 2015)
  • The FIFA Confederations Cup — the winner (1999)

3. Sweden, Europe, the 1st place in Group A

  • The 18th position in the FIFA ranking *
  • The FIFA World Cup — the 2nd place (1958)
  • The UEFA European Championship — the 3rd place (1992)

4. South Korea, Asia, the 2nd place in Group A

  • The 60th position in the FIFA ranking *
  • The FIFA World Cup — the 4th place (2002)
  • The AFC Asian Cup — the winner (1956,1960)

* position of a team in the FIFA ranking as of December, 2017.

The Germany national football team, the reigning winner of the World Cup and the Confederations Cup is the unconditional favourite of the group and the World Cup. Mexico, Sweden, as well as South Korea, with luck, will battle for the second berth at the play-offs. Chances of the teams to leave the group as follows:

Team Round of last 16 getting odds First place in the group odds
Germany national football team Germany 1.04 1.35
Mexico national football team Mexico 2.25 6.50
Sweden national football team Sweden 2.30 9.00
South Korea national football team South Korea 3.20 14.00

Please, pay your attention to the Germany odds-on in the group. On the one hand, it is not very high. On the other hand, we cannot know which team competes with the Germans for a victory. Mexico was crushed by Germany in the 2017 summer in the Confederations Cup semifinal, and the Germany national football team performed in the tournament as a reserve team. Sweden and South Korea sound organized teams, but that`s about it — Germany is much higher in class and must outplay easily each opponent in the group. In our opinion, 1.35 is excellent odds on the favourite`s victory.

See Also

Results

France Croatia
France 4 : 2 Croatia
Belgium England
Belgium 2 : 0 England
Croatia England
Croatia 2 : 1 England
France Belgium
France 1 : 0 Belgium
Russia Croatia
Russia 2 : 2 Croatia
(penalty 3 : 4)
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