Match Day Tips for Day 4 | Will Belgium Come Out Victorious? | Croatia vs Morocco and More
Are you getting hyped up for the FIFA World Cup 2022 yet? With the tournament underway, all the most exciting matches are coming up. And Day 4 of the competition has some fun in-store for you.
This day is going to be intense on account of the 4 match-ups that FIFA is bringing. Predicting the outcomes of these matches is not going to be easy. But we have some great match day tips to help out with that.
If you’re excited about betting on the fourth day matches, stay tuned.
Match Day Tips for Morocco vs Croatia
This edition of the World Cup is going to be very emotional for Croatian front-man, Luka Modric. This is likely going to be the last World Cup for the 37 year old midfielder. And we are anticipating a magical performance in this match.
Despite being well past the age of good form in football, Luka Modric has been integral for his club Real Madrid. And he is expected to be just as important for the Croatia National Team. Considering that this is the third time in a row Croatia has qualified, hopes are quite high.
Morocco has four pre-World Cup wins and it’s safe to say this team is in great form as well. Morocco has exceeded expectations in this edition of the World Cup and it’s hard to say which nation might do better.
Despite how well Morocco has done in competitions centered around the FIFA World Cup 2022 so far, the odds do not support the nation for this match. Croatia has match day tips of 2.14 of winning the match.
The chances of a draw aren’t as far off as the current match day tips of that happening are 3.20. And the odds of Morocco winning this match are 3.80.
It is not completely impossible for Morocco to cause an upset and snatch away 3 points from this match. But a draw is likelier than that outcome. Punters are free to speculate, but personally we would be backing Croatia for this match.
The Morocco National Team squad has done great in the warm-up matches. And this is the second time in history that the nation is meeting Croatia in the World Cup. For that, the squad list for the nation is definitely fitting.
|Forwards:||Zakaria Aboukhlal, Sofiane Boufal, Ilias Chair, Walid Cheddira, Youssef En-Nesyri, Abde Ezzalzouli, Abderrazak Hamdallah, Amine Harit, Hakim Ziyech|
|Midfielders||Sofyan Amrabat, Selim Amallah, Bilal El Khannous, Yahya Jabrane, Azzedine Ounahi, Abdelhamid Sabiri|
|Defenders||Nayef Aguerd, Yahia Attiyat Allah, Badr Benoun, Achraf Dari, Jawad El Yamiq, Achraf Hakimi, Noussair Mazraoui, Romain Saiss|
|Goalkeepers||Bono, Munir El Kajoui, Ahmed Tagnaouti|
Hakim Ziyech has made the national team despite having a lack of game time during the pre-season. And
This squad has some talented people in the list. Starting with Modric and Perisic, every player in that team is immensely talented.
|Forwards:||Ivan Perisic, Andrej Kramaric, Bruno Petkovic, Mislav Orsic, Ante Budimir, Marko Livaja|
|Midfielders||Luka Modric, Mateo Kovacic, Marcelo Brozovic, Mario Pasalic, Nikola Vlasic, Lovro Majer, Kristijan Jakic, Luka Sucic|
|Defenders||Domagoj Vida, Dejan Lovren, Borna Barisic, Josip Juranovic, Josko Gvardiol, Borna Sosa, Josip Stanisic, Martin Erlic, Josip Sutalo|
|Goalkeepers||Dominik Livakovic, Ivica Ivusic, Ivo Grbic|
There isn’t too much of a chance that Croatia will lose this match. And if the main players are able to step up, Croatia might go a long way.
Match Day Tips for Germany vs Japan
Germany is a beast of a team although the players have been off-form for all of pre-season. Despite that, the team has a lot of talented and experienced players in the squad. This includes Thomas Muller who is one of the Golden Boot winners of the past editions.
The team also has a lot of young talents such as Musiala and Kai Havertz who will add a fresh perspective to the game. The squad is also featuring 2014 German superstar, Mario Gotze who denied Argentina the win at the World Cup Finals.
With no lack of absolute star players in the squad, as long as Germany can bring itself out of the slump that it has fallen into, the nation may just have a chance against Japan this match.
Japan also has quite a few young stars including Takefusa Kubo. Kubo is actually one of the main men for Japan. The talent has played at multiple Spanish clubs with the final destination likely to be Real Madrid and he has some serious potential.
The Japan squad also boasts players such as Takumi Minamino and Kaoru Mitoma, both of whom are integral players. The full squad list is full of players who are all talented in their own right.
In terms of odds though, Germany has it much better. The match day tips for a Germany win are 1.47. This is the very opposite of the spectrum from Japan winning as the match day tips for that outcome are 7.00. And the chances of a draw are right in the middle at 4.50.
Like we said before, Germany has an amazing squad. Every single player in the squad is either spectacularly talented or immensely experienced. There are a lot of top club players as well.
|Forwards:||Kai Havertz, Youssoufa Moukoko, Niclas Fullkrug, Karim Adeyemi|
|Midfielders||Ilkay Gundogan, Jonas Hofmann, Leon Goretzka, Serge Gnabry, Leroy Sane, Jamal Musiala, Joshua Kimmich, Thomas Muller, Julian Brandt, Mario Gotze|
|Defenders||Matthias Ginter, Antonio Rudiger, Niklas Sule, Nico Schlotterbeck, Thilo Kehrer, David Raum, Lukas Klostermann, Armel Bella-Kotchap, Christian Gunter|
|Goalkeepers||Manuel Neuer, Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Kevin Trapp|
Manuel Neuer was once donned the best keeper in the world and he has plenty to prove this season. Kai Havertz of Chelsea is another young star to look out for.
Japan’s squad might not have as much experience as its opponents. But the squad is not lacking at all in terms of depth.
|Forwards:||Daizen Maeda, Takuma Asano, Shuto Machino, Ayase Ueda|
|Midfielders||Wataru Endo, Hidemasa Morita, Ao Tanaka, Gaku Shibasaki, Kaoru Mitoma, Daichi Kamada, Ritsu Doan, Junya Ito, Takumi Minamino, Takefusa Kubo, Yuki Soma|
|Defenders||Miki Yamane, Hiroki Sakai, Maya Yoshida, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Shogo Taniguchi, Ko Itakura, Hiroki Ito, Yuto Nagatomo|
|Goalkeepers||Shuichi Gonda, Daniel Schmidt, Eiji Kawashima|
Match Day Tips for Spain vs Costa Rica
Spain vs Costa Rica is going to be an exciting game. But maybe not the one people were expecting. Keylor Navas, Costa Rica’s keeper is on the way to meeting many rivals from his Spanish club days and maybe even some team mates.
Costa Rica doesn’t have a lot of players that are in the best form. But it is a hard working team.
Spain, on the other hand, is just full of talent. A last-minute addition to the Spain National Team was Marco Asensio. Even since an injury he sustained a few years back, the player has let down his club. But starting this football season, he started to regain some form and he has high expectations.
The squad also has many young talents from Spanish club football. Ansu Fati, Ferran Torres, Alvaro Morata, and Pedri are all players with immense skill and capabilities.
The odds for a win by Spain are miles ahead of Costa Rica. Spain has current match day tips of 1.16 of winning the match against Costa Rica. The chances of a draw are 7.50 and the probability of Costa Rica winning is 19.00.
Costa Rica may not have the best match day tips. But the team is not going down without a fight.
Spain’s squad is full of talents and there is not much doubt that the nation is going to go far in this competition.
|Forwards:||Ferran Torres, Nico Williams, Yeremi Pino, Alvaro Morata, Marco Asensio, Pablo Sarabia, Dani Olmo, Ansu Fati|
|Midfielders||Sergio Busquets, Rodri, Gavi, Carlos Soler, Marcos Llorente, Pedri, Koke|
|Defenders||Dani Carvajal, Cesar Azpilicueta, Eric Garcia, Hugo Guillamon, Pau Torres, Aymeric Laporte, Jordi Alba, Alex Balde|
|Goalkeepers||Unai Simon, Robert Sanchez, David Raya|
Costa Rica Squad
Costa Rica has an impressive squad in its own right. Players like Oscar Duarte and Keylor Navas are ones that are key for this team.
|Forwards:||Joel Campbell, Anthony Contreras, Johan Venegas|
|Midfielders||Yeltsin Tejeda, Celso Borges, Youstin Salas, Roan Wilson, Gerson Torres, Douglas Lopez, Jewison Bennette, Alvaro Zamora, Anthony Hernandez, Brandon Aguilera, Bryan Ruiz|
|Defenders||Francisco Calvo, Juan Pablo Vargas, Kendall Waston, Oscar Duarte, Daniel Chacon, Keysher Fuller, Carlos Martinez, Bryan Oviedo, Ronald Matarrita|
|Goalkeepers||Keylor Navas, Esteban Alvarado, Patrick Sequeira|
Match Day Tips for Belgium vs Canada
This is the final game of Match Day 4. And this one might put punters through the ringer. Belgium has one of the most balanced teams in this World Cup.
Belgium is full of fire crackers and players who are in the top of their respective leagues. One unexpected call-up for Belgium is Eden Hazard. He has had a tough couple of seasons since transferring from Chelsea. Injury spells have nearly ended his career.
But many say he is back for vengeance. The line ups also consist of Romelu Lukaku, Thibaut Courtois and Thomas Meunier, all of whom are immensely talented players.
Canada also has a decent enough squad. Although it has nowhere near the depth of Belgium in terms of attacking or defensive football. The Canadian front-line has a few great strikers. But the team is likely to have a tough time with the group it has been drafted in.
Canada has more of a chance of drawing this match than winning. The match day tips for a Canada win are 6.50 and the chances of a draw are 4.33. Belgium has great match day odds at 1.53 to win the match. And we are inclined to agree.
The Belgium National Team squad has a lot of depth. The squad has had great momentum and fans are highly hopeful that Eden Hazard will make a comeback.
|Forwards:||Romelu Lukaku, Michy Batshuayi, Lois Openda, Charles De Ketelaere, Eden Hazard, Jeremy Doku, Dries Mertens, Leandro Trossard|
|Midfielders||Hans Vanaken, Axel Witsel, Youri Tielemans, Amadou Onana, Kevin De Bruyne, Yannick Carrasco, Thorgan Hazard, Timothy Castagne, Thomas Meunier|
|Defenders||Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld, Leander Dendoncker, Zeno Debast, Arthur Theate, Wout Faes|
|Goalkeepers||Thibaut Courtois, Simon Mignolet, Koen Casteels|
And with players like Thorgan Hazard, Carrasco, and Jeremy Doku, the Belgium team even has some great chances of actually coming out victorious in the entire tournament.
Canada has some great players in the squad. But the team play doesn’t flow as comfortably for Canada as it does for the opponents.
|Forwards:||Tajon Buchanan, Liam Millar, Lucas Cavallini, Ike Ugbo, Junior Hoilett, Jonathan David, Cyle Larin, Alphonso Davies|
|Midfielders||Liam Fraser, Ismael Kone, Mark-Anthony Kaye, David Wotherspoon, Jonathan Osorio, Atiba Hutchinson, Stephen Eustaquio, Samuel Piette|
|Defenders||Samuel Adekugbe, Joel Waterman, Alistair Johnston, Richie Laryea, Kamal Miller, Steven Vitoria, Derek Cornelius|
|Goalkeepers||James Pantemis, Milan Borjan, Dayne St. Clair|
Our Picks for Match Day 4
This last section is for our personal opinions on who we believe will come out victorious in each of the matches. To start off, we believe that Croatia is the clear winner against Morocco. The Croatian midfield alone has stars like Modric, Bronzovic, and Kovacic.
The entire team has amazing rhythm. And a lot of the players play in top leagues in their club football careers. So, there is no doubt in our minds about this prediction.
Germany may have had a tough run in the pre-season. But we still think the team has a good enough chance of beating the Japan side. Although it will certainly not be easy.
The team has a mixture of young and experienced players who are all talented enough to make things happen. Kimmich, Muller, Neuer, and Rudiger come with a gulf of experience to lead youngsters like Musiala, Adeyemi, and Moukoko.
Spain is another clear winner against Costa Rica. The odds support it too. And if Costa Rica manages to snatch 3 points here, it will definitely be an upset for Luis Enrique’s side.
Spain is currently going through a good momentum. The players are having very good team connections at the moment. Most of their players are playing for top clubs as well in top European leagues. But Costa Rica will not be defeated that easily so Spain will have to work on it.
And lastly, our pick for the final match is Belgium. It’s pretty clear that the team is the favorite. But it will be tough nonetheless.
The teams’ flaws are that it lacks consistency. The players didn’t have the best pre-season, but it has the squad to grab all 3 points from this match.
Group E Potential Outcome
For Group E, the two picks that we are backing are Germany and Spain. It’s pretty clear why these two nations are favorites to win.
Costa Rica has odds of 1.04 of exiting the competition in the Group Stage. And the odds may be right in this case. And Japan has similar odds of 1.17 of leaving in the same way.
Depending on how well Germany does, the nation might get very far. But the current match day tips suggest that the nation has 2.80 odds of exiting the competition in the Round of 16.
Spain might make it a bit farther. But again it all depends on the performance of the teams during each game.
Group F Potential Outcome
Group F has some intense competition between the nations Morocco, Croatia, Belgium, and Canada. Our picks of the top 2 from this group are Croatia and Belgium. And the odds will also support this statement.
Canada has 1.20 match day tips of exiting the competition in the Group Stage. And Morocco has odds of 1.20 of leaving in the same stage.
Belgium is actually very likely to make it to the Round of 16 but the chances of it getting eliminated afterwards is 2.25. And Croatia is also likely to make it to the Round of 16. And the odds of the nation being eliminated in the Ro16 are 2.35.
What are the Odds?
Well, we have given you all the match day tips. But we recommend avoiding dependency on the odds. The odds for yesterday’s match between Argentina and Saudi Arabia were a total let down.
Don’t forget to do plenty of research. And if you need the most recent match day tips, bookmark this article.
We’ll end our guide on match day tips with some FAQs.
What are the Odds of Belgium Winning all 9 Points?
The match day tips that Belgium will win every match in the Group Stage are 4.00 but the nation has better odds of earning 7 points.
Will Canada make it the Quarter Finals?
Canada is not even likely to make it the Round of 16. But in the case that it does, the chances of the nation being eliminated in the Ro16 are 4.50.