Can Japan continue their wild World Cup run? The Samurai Blue take on Croatia and look a great value play to kick off Day 16.
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Japan v Croatia
Japan had a wild group stage, with crazy upsets over Germany and Spain – but these were no fluke. To take down two of the world’s best teams, in come-from-behind situations, showed that Japan are the real deal.
Toyed with making Japan win from behind at $17.00 the best bet of this match but the Samurai Blue might not have to overturn a lead to advance here.
Croatia were largely unimpressive outside of a 4-1 win over Canada, drawing with Morocco and scraping past Belgium thanks to Romelu Lukaku forgetting his boots.
Japan are the form team and shouldn’t be outsiders in this clash. Their last seven World Cup goals have been scored after half time so 2nd Half Highest Scoring Half is also a strong play.
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Josko Gvardiol Over 72.5 Passes / Under 10.5 Total Corners / 2nd Half Highest Scoring Half / Japan to Advance – $11.00
Brazil v South Korea
These sides met in a friendly in June with Brazil running away 5-1 victors. This match won’t be as free flowing considering Brazil’s propensity to defend first this tournament.
Brazil only scored three goals across the group stage, backing in their fitness and ability to outlast their opponents and they could well hold South Korea goalless here.
Neymar looks like he will be declared fit to play but definitely isn’t at full strength so look elsewhere for anytime goal scorer bets. Vinicius Jr ($2.90) and Raphina ($3.00) the best plays across the Brazil squad.
Raphina is yet to net a goal this tournament but leads the squad in shots on target while he and Vini Jr are behind only Richarlson in expected goals for Brazil this World Cup.
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Brazil / Raphina Over 0.5 Shots On Target / Vini Jr Over 1.5 Shots / Under 2.5 Goals – $5.50