Group G — the Draw Analysis & Predictions

Group G — the Draw Analysis & Predictions

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

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

The following teams got into Group G:

1. Belgium, Europe, the 1st place in Group H

  • The 5th position in the FIFA ranking *
  • The FIFA World Cup — the 4th place (1986)
  • The UEFA European Championship — the 2nd place (1980)

2. England, Europe, the 1st place in Group F

  • The 15th position in the FIFA ranking *
  • The FIFA World Cup — the winner (1966)
  • The UEFA European Championship — the 3rd place (1996)

3. Tunisia, Africa, the 1st place in Group A

  • The 27th position in the FIFA ranking *
  • The FIFA World Cup — the group stage (1978, 1998, 2002, 2006)
  • The African Cup of Nations — the winner (2004)

4. Panama, Central America, the 3rd place in the qualifying tournament

  • The 55th position in the FIFA ranking *
  • The FIFA World Cup — the debutant
  • The Gold Cup — the 2nd place (2005, 2013)

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

As we see, there are two real favourites in the group — the Belgium and England national football teams which perfectly performed in the qualifying tournament, won in their groups the first places and ahead of schedule secured their berth at the FIFA World Cup. As well as, two outsiders — the Tunisia and Panama national football team which, for the first time ever, will play in the final tournament. Odds of the teams as follows:

Team Round of last 16 getting odds First place in the group odds
Belgium national football team Belgium 1.10 1.95
England national football team England 1.13 2.12
Tunisia national football team Tunisia 4.00 14.00
Panama national football team Panama 13.00 31.00

Betting Companies consider that odds of winning for the Belgians and the British are approximately equal in the group. Most likely, it is a mistake. The England team traditionally performs unsuccessfully in the final of large tournaments, despite their confident game in qualifiers. The today`s England doesn’t abound with players who could lead (like Gary Lineker or David Beckham), and, first of all, prevails at the expense of their class and pragmatic defensive play. In the last UEFA European Championship, the English national football team powerlessly gave way to the modest Icelanders already in round of last 16.

In turn, the Belgium national football team goes to Russia as the strongest national team of all time. First of all, the Belgians are formidable opponents in attacking play (43 goals in 10 matches). We consider that the Belgians will be an obvious favourite of the group and, following the round totals, and will win the first place in the group with three victories.

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)
2018 FIFA World Cup