World Cup Quarter Finals Betting Tips and Picks

Updated December 10, 2022
Updated December 10, 2022By Dean Etheridge

There’s just eight teams remaining in the 2022 World Cup, and with Morocco knocking out Spain in the last round, we look ahead to the weekend’s Quarter-Final matches and see if we can unearth any more shock results in our 2022 World Cup betting picks.

World Cup Quarter Finals Betting Tips And Picks

The tie of the round appears to be the all European clash between England and France, but with Brazil and Portugal in particular, impressing in the Round of 16, the matches in the last eight look set to be crackers. 

The aforementioned Brazilians are still the current favorites to lift the trophy with the best world cup betting sites

Bovada makes them just +165 to win the World Cup, that’s way ahead of second favorites, France, who are +425. Although, if you are a believer that the French will retain the trophy they won in 2018, I would expect to see their odds dramatically shortened if they can overcome the English on Saturday.

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Croatia vs Brazil

First up is the Brazilians, and they made light work of South Korea in their Round of 16 clash, winning 4-1. With Brazil 4-0 up after just 36 minutes, the match was already over when the referee blew for half-time. 

But the Koreans did make things rather easy for Neymar and his teammates, and if they believe they can just coast through the competition like that, they could be in for a shock.

As for Croatia, they needed penalties to see off a stubborn Japan side who held them to a 1-1 draw in regular time. The Croatians are not to be underestimated though. They made the final four years ago, and in 37-year-old Luka Modrić, have one of the wisest heads at the competition.

Brazil are -270 on the moneyline. The draw is +415, and a Croatia win is +845. The handicap line sees Croatia at -125 with a +1.5 goals start. Brazil are +109 from -1.5 goals. Under 3 goals is -162, and over 3 goals is +162.

I think Brazil will have too much, but I’m expecting a tight game, and it could be decided by one goal. So I’m making under 3 goals my betting pick.

Under 3 GoalsBrazil vs Croatia
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Netherlands vs Argentina

The Netherlands weren’t stretched by the USMNT when they met last Saturday, with Louis van Gaal’s team running out 3-1 winners. On the same day, Argentina defeated Australia 2-1. That scoreline was closer than it should have been, as Lionel Scaloni’s team were far superior, and in truth totally dominated the match.

And it’s Scaloni’s team that are the favorites to win this matchup. On the moneyline, Argentina is +125, with the Netherlands at +265, and the draw at +220. The best soccer betting sites are clearly expecting a tight encounter here.

Argentina are -170 to qualify, with the Netherlands at +140 to advance to the next round. I’m expecting a close match, but for some reason I feel the Dutch will edge it. So I’m going with the Netherlands to qualify for the next round as my betting pick.

Netherlands To Qualifyvs Argentina
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Morocco vs Portugal

Morocco shocked Spain, and they’ve cost manager Luis Enrique his job as head coach of the Spanish national team. 

They dealt with Spain’s immaculate passing, but Portugal has far more cutting edge up front, and will possess far more of a threat in front of goal than Spain did.

The Portuguese, with the help of a Goncalo Ramas hat-trick, destroyed Switzerland in the Round of 16. But unfortunately, the dropping of Ronaldo stole the headlines. I think the unrest caused by the striker will prevent Portugal winning the World Cup, but even with the distractions provided by Ronaldo, they will still have enough to see off the Moroccans.

Portugal are -140 to win on the moneyline, and that looks a good enough bet to be my pick for this match.

PortugalTo beat Morocco
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England vs France

On paper, this looks like the best clash of the Quarter-Finals, so let’s hope it lives up to its billing. 

England gave up some chances against Senegal in the Round of 16, but once they got in front, they never looked like losing. 

As for France, they eased past an average Poland side. Their 3-1 win was mainly thanks to a double strike by Kylian Mbappe, and the PSG forward could well be the star name of this World Cup.

On the moneyline, the favorites are France at +146. A win for England is +212, and the draw is the longest odds at +230.

I see this match as 55% France, and 45% England, although I’m sure opinions will differ. I feel it will go deep, maybe even penalties. But in the end, I can see France getting through, somehow. So with France at -140 to advance to the next round, I’m making that my final betting pick.

France to Qualifyvs England
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About the Author

Dean Etheridge
Dean Etheridge

Dean Etheridge has over ten years of writing experience in the world of sports betting. Starting out as a hobby on his own soccer betting website, Dean has now seen his picks published across various affiliate sites along with The Sun and TalkSPORT where he writes regular Premier League and Champions League betting tips. Combining his extensive knowledge and experience with his British humor and wit, Dean has developed into a trusted voice within the sports betting industry. Although Dean's preferred areas of focus are the English Premier League and cricket, his extensive sports knowledge enables him to tackle nearly any sport. Gone are the days of traveling the world to witness events like FIFA World Cups and Ashes cricket, as Dean now prefers the comfort of his own home while enjoying sports.

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