Belgium is now the new favourite for the world CHAMPIONSHIPS-profit, calculates Gracenote

The Red Devils after their win against Brazil in the quarter-finals of the world cup, according to bureau of statistics Gracenote 30 percent chance for the world championship to tackle. Belgium has become the new number one favourite, just for France (29 percent) that Tuesday in St. Petersburg the opponent is in the semi-finals.

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England and Croatia follow with respectively 24 and 17 percent.

The semi-final between Belgium and France promises according to Gracenote, but very well-matched, with both teams 50% chance to advance. England (56 percent) in his semi-final battle slightly more likely than Croatia (44 percent).


Question is, is there on the prediction of Gracenote much value should be attached. The bureau of statistics moved, based on a million simulations of the odds of each team in each stage of the tournament, for the world cup start Brazil (21 percent) as big favorite, followed by Spain, the defending champion Germany and Argentina, three countries that teleurstelden and not even the quarter-finals concert.

Belgium was even less opportunities, the crosses than Colombia and Peru, that not even the group stage survived.

New world champion

However, predicted Gracenote for the tournament that there is a 50 percent chance that the new world champion, none of the countries is that since 1970, all of the WK’s won, namely Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany or Spain (Italy is not included).

With Belgium, Croatia and England are now three countries in the last four since 1970 never a finals. England was already a one time world champion, in 1966 in their own country.


The bookmakers believe still more in a world title of France than of Belgium. Les Bleus are, for example, in Unibet at 3/1, while there for a world Cup for the Red Devils to 3.75 times the bet is paid out. England is 3.5 compared to 1 lower ge

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