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World Cup Betting Tips: 3 Bets for Group Stage Day 8

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Germany look to keep their World Cup hopes alive as Croatia take on Canada.

The World Cup enters its eighth day as teams from Groups E and F play their second-round games in the group stage.

As we prepare for an exciting Sunday, our experts take a look at the bookmakers’ predictions for the upcoming games.

Let’s check out three betting tips for the group stage’s 8th matchday.

Goals likely on both sides when Croatia face Canada

Croatia were too wasteful in their goalless draw against Morocco last Wednesday. But they won’t be able to afford that when meeting Canada in their second game.

We expect Croatia’s attacking line to finally find the back of the net against their north American rivals.

But Canada’s brilliant display against Belgium convinces us that they will also find enough chances to score in the upcoming game.

Back Belgium to beat Morocco

Belgium started their World Cup campaign with a hard-fought win over Canada. 

The Red Devils will look to become the first team to secure their place in the next round by beating Morocco on Saturday.

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Morocco showed little enthusiasm to go on the offensive during their match against Croatia.

We expect to see a similar attitude from them when they take on Belgium. However, the Red Devils’ superior firepower will most likely be enough to outscore their opponents in the upcoming match.

Expect goals when Japan meet Costa Rica

Japan stunned Germany to claim a crucial win in their opening game in the World Cup. They have the chance to make another big step toward qualifying for the next round by beating Costa Rica on Saturday.

We expect Costa Rica to push forward in the upcoming game as they try to bounce back from their humiliating defeat against Spain.

That will most likely enable Japan to hurt their opponents on the counterattacks. However, we expect Costa Rica to also score their first goal in the tournament based on their brilliant attacking form before the World Cup.