FIFA World Cup 2022 Tips – Day 8 Predictions


Knockout stage spots are on offer on Day 8 of the World Cup while some teams are on the precipice of elimination.

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Japan v Costa Rica

Best Bet

Japan Over 1.5 Goals
Japan vs Costa Rica

Japan played a scintillating brand of football against Germany while Costa Rica were obliterated by Spain 7-0 so this shapes up as quite a mismatch.

The market has reacted accordingly with Japan into unbackable favouritism H2H but there is enough value in them to bang 2+ past Keylor Navas.

After being somewhat kept in check by Germany, Daichi Kamada presents as over the odds To Score Or Assist at $2.10 in a game that should see plenty of opportunities for Japan.

Kamada will be looking to impress ahead of free agency next summer so the $3.60 to score is also appealing.

Belgium v Morocco

Best Bet

Belgium/Under 3.5 Goals
Result/Total Double

Belgium played poorly against Canada and were lucky not to drop points.

Morocco’s tactics of locking down and having no intent to score worked well against Croatia and they will look to implement the same strategy again. They will fancy their chances against Canada so securing another point here will be their sole focus.

Belgium have the talent up front to secure a breakthrough but Morocco should be able to keep this from being a blowout.

Will be backing Michy Batshuayi to get on the scoresheet again as he will be the biggest beneficiary from counter attacks, which they will need to break down the staunch Moroccan defence.

Croatia v Canada

Best Bet

Jonathan David 4+ Shots
Croatia vs Canada

This game is not an easy one to pick from a match result perspective with the way both teams played in their respective openers.

One man that looks like he could rip a game apart this tournament is Jonathan David, who had seven shots in the opening game vs Belgium.

David had zero shots on target, a big reason for Canada dropping the game, so the Lille striker will look to improve his accuracy. Practice makes perfect.

Morocco managed 8 shots against the Croatian defence despite playing a style that resembles the ‘park the bus’ setting on FIFA so a more damaging Canadian side should rack up plenty of shots.

Spain v Germany

Best Bet

Both Teams To Score/Over 2.5 Goals
Spain vs Germany

Anything less than three points and it’s panic stations for the Germans so expect them to be proactive in scoring here.

After a seven-goal effort, Spain will back themselves in to keep the pace and likely outscore Germany across 90 minutes.

Pairing Both Teams to Score with the Overs is the best way to extract value from a game that could go either way in terms of the result.

In terms of goal scorers, the best value is on the German side of the ball with $4.60 for Jamal Musiala the best play.


Japan / Belgium / Jonathan David 3+ Shots / Both Teams To Score (Spain vs Germany) – $7.32