Japan vs Croatia
Japan have been outstanding in Qatar, defeating Germany and Spain in the group stages, and their reward for topping their group is a last-16 clash with Croatia.
Croatia have been professional so far, and having reached the final in 2018, they will be confident of another strong showing in the knockout rounds.
There’s little to separate this pair at the moment, so this could go to extra time - take this one to end in a draw in normal time.
Bet on the Draw
Morocco vs Spain
Morocco upset the odds to top their group ahead of Belgium and Croatia, and they now face Spain for a spot in the quarter-finals.
The Spanish thrashed Costa Rica 7-0 before drawing 1-1 with Germany and then losing to Japan, so they remain an enigma so far.
Spain should have the class to edge this contest, but after their erratic form in the group, they aren’t a side to truly trust.
Instead, with both sides in scoring form in the group stages, a bet on three or more goals in this contest looks like a solid play.
Bet on over 2.5 goals
Brazil vs South Korea
South Korea pulled off the great escape to reach the last 16, but their World Cup adventure looks set to end when they face Brazil.
Brazil have been impressive so far, winning their first two games before falling to defeat against Cameroon when fielding a much-changed lineup.
With their big names back, Neymar excluded, Brazil can outclass a South Korean side that’s shipped four goals in their last two matches - take Selecao to win this one comfortably.
Bet on Brazil to win
Portugal vs Switzerland
Yes, Portugal topped their group, but they’ve failed to impress in doing so, and they could come unstuck against a Swiss side that are hard to break down.
World Cup favourites Brazil struggled to score against them, and Brazil look like a far stronger side than Portugal.
The Swiss also knocked out France at Euro 2020 at this stage and were unlucky to lose to Spain on penalties, highlighting that they can push top-tier sides.
Switzerland will likely aim to keep this tight in the first half before grabbing a goal in the second half, offering some excellent betting value to grab a win over Ronaldo and co.
Bet on Switzerland to win