The World Cup is just DAYS AWAY! Finally no more bullshit transfer rumors, stupid friendlies and watching the MLS as the worlds biggest celebration is upon us. As always we will be previewing every match in Russia, but first, we have five picks/predictions that are going to make you some MAJOR MAJOR money. So without stalling let's get into it!
Denmark Will Be The Dark Horse Of The World Cup
Denmark had a pretty triumphant road to the World Cup as their star Christian Eriksen dazzled and pretty much single-handedly buried Ireland in the playoff and now they are showing in their friendlies they won't take any prisoners. Coming off a big 2-0 win over Mexico, they have shown that they can beat not just Europes tough teams but also the teams that they aren't used to. Every major international tournament has a team that get's pulled over and shatters their ceiling due to the heroics of one player, and that's going to be Eriksen, he has been on fire for Spurs and Denmark, and I don't see him going down in a pretty favorable group. Even though France will top this group, I don't see Peru or Australia having enough to stop the Dane's as they will get into the knockout stages and indeed make some noise.
Portugal Won't Make It Out Of Group B
Portugal shocked the world in 2016 as they beat the host country France in the European Championship final thanks to Ronaldo but also their role players genuinely stepping up. The main one was younger Renato Sanches, he was the talk of the town two years ago after a fantastic Euro, and now he is shit. He went to Bayern and has now been downgraded all the way to Swansea, as he looks like a one-hit wonder. Even though I love Ronaldo, and I understand how good is he, his group is tricky as they have a revamped Spanish team, and two strong teams in Morroocoo and even Iran who can make noise. This will be a summer to forget for Portugal.
Lionel Messi Will Win The Golden Boot
At 10-1 odds Messi is favorite to win the World Cup Golden Boot, and usually, I don't go for favorites (that's why I lose money in horse racing every day) but today is different. This is Messi's final chance of World Cup glory, and after a dominant season with Barcelona, he's ready to light Russia on fire. Last World Cup, Messi's Argentina lost in the final to Germany even though he got player of the tournament, but now he again has a pretty favorable group, and with Dybala, Benega, Augero and others (Higuain doesn't deserve to be listed yet), he will get chances, and when Messi receives chances he scores. I am so confident with this pick I am giving this my DST lock of the millennium.
Important Note: Most Golden Boot winners do their damage in the Group Stages
England Will NOT Disappoint This Summer
England go into this with loads of pressure, with their media attacking Raheem Sterling, calling the Tottenham players bottlers and Jack Wilshere still crying about not being picked, they have a lot of enemies in their own country. Luckily! The pressure is off now as the English media has a human sacrifice as the actual English Captain David Beckham took one for the team and impregnated his daughters' teacher (allegedly). Now with the media leaving them off for a few days, we can be logical about how good this English team is, They have an incredible attack with Dele, Vardy, Raheem Sterling and arguably the best striker in the world Harry Kane. I see them winning their group (+120) and doing well in the knockouts, they won't win, but they will finally get respect from their supporters.
Note: Three Lions is the greatest World Cup song of all time
The World Cup Winner Will Be......
ARGENTINA! Boom! I had spent the last two years giving up friendships, sex (probably not my choice but still!), and all communications and stayed in DST HQ to break down all the numbers and like four years ago when I predicted Germany (ask my high school science teacher) I have to go for Argentina this summer. Lio Messi is the Lebron James of the World Cup, he drives his teams to greatness just for an idiot to ruin it, but instead of JR Smith, it's usually Gonzalo Higuaín. This team will be trying to get this trophy as they have choked in the last two Copa Americas and this is truly Messi's last chance for World Cup glory. They have a better defense than last time; they have a beautiful mix of youth and experience and of course, their attack! Dybala, Messi, Aguero, Di Maria, and even though they lost Lanzini to an injury they are just too dangerous to stop. Lastly, they have a winning culture. Their best defender won the Premier League, their coach is a winner who also knows how to push his team, he has midfielders who won at PSG and EVERY Striker they are bringing to Russia won their domestic league. They have a winning atmosphere, they have something to prove, and when you have the greatest of all time with his back against the wall, you get history, and we are going to get that.
Odds: ARGENTINA TO WIN (+800)
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