Coming off a scintillating performance against Mexico, Neymar leads World Cup favorite Brazil into Friday's must-see quarterfinal against Belgium, which pulled off a stunning 3-2 comeback win over Japan. The match begins at 2 p.m. ET at Kazan Arena.
Sportsbooks list Brazil at +105, Belgium at +270 and the draw at +240 for 90 minutes plus stoppage time. The Over-Under for total goals is 2.5, with the Under a -120 favorite.
To simply bet on who advances, Brazil is -180 and Belgium +150.
Before placing any bet, you need to see who European football expert David Sumpter is picking. Sumpter is an applied mathematician and author of "Soccermatics," the book that explains how math works inside the sport. Along with other experienced analysts, Sumpter developed the powerful Soccerbot model.
The Soccerbot reads current odds and all team performance data, calculates key metrics and predicts upcoming matches. In nearly three seasons since its inception, the Soccerbot is up an incredible 1,800 percent on bookmakers' closing odds.
Not surprisingly, the Soccerbot is destroying the World Cup Knockout Stage. It correctly predicted draws in regulation for Spain-Russia (+280), Croatia-Denmark (+225) and England Colombia (+215) and was all over Brazil and Belgium winning in regulation. Earlier, the model nailed draws for Argentina-Iceland (+385) and Brazil-Switzerland (+360) and predicted Iran upsetting Morocco at +275, just to name a few of its big calls. Anyone who has followed it is way, way up.
We can tell you the model is leaning Under, but its much stronger play is on the money line.
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