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t’s an all-European battle to see who advances to the quarterfinals of the Football World Cup 2018 on Sunday at 2 p.m. ET. Croatia and Denmark meet for the first time in the World Cup in a win-or-go home match. Sportsbooks have Croatia listed at -120 to win (bet $120 to win $100), while Denmark is +400 (risk $100 to win $400). A draw in regulation is +225 and the Over/Under for total goals scored in this 2018 World Cup fixture is 2.

Before you lock in your 2018 World Cup picks, you need to see what European football expert David Sumpter has to say. Sumpter is an applied mathematician who wrote “Soccermatics,” a book that explains how math works inside the sport. Along with other experienced analysts, Sumpter developed the powerful Soccerbot model.

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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.

The Soccerbot has already nailed draws for Argentina-Iceland (+385) and Brazil-Switzerland (+360). It also correctly predicted Iran upsetting Morocco at +275, just to name a few of its big calls. Anyone who has followed it is way up.

Now, the Soccerbot has crunched the numbers and broken down every angle of Croatia vs. Denmark. The model has released a very strong money-line pick, which it’s sharing only over at SportsLine.

The model knows Croatia and Denmark have met five times and each team has won twice.

Croatia cruised to three victories to top Group D, which included a 3-0 thumping of Lionel Messi and Argentina. Croatia’s three-game winning streak in Russia is its longest streak of victories ever at the World Cup. The Croatians will be looking to earn win No. 4 on Sunday against Denmark.

Croatia’s offense has come to life in 2018 FIFA World Cup, scoring seven goals, but its defense has also been stellar. Croatia beat Senegal 2-1 in their World Cup group stage opener and then defeated Nigeria, 3-0. It closed out group play by beating Argentina by three. Croatia has pitched two shutouts and allowed just one goal at the World Cup 2018.

Meanwhile, Denmark finished second in Group C with one win and two draws. However, the Danes enter Sunday’s showdown against Croatia on a 16-game unbeaten streak.

Fifa World Cup 2018: Thursday’s fixtures game times

Welcome to our daily guide to Russia 2018, with all you need to know about today’s World Cup schedule, team news, TV details and betting.

What are today’s Fifa World Cup 2018 fixtures

Just the one today. Hosts Russia face Saudi Arabia after the opening ceremony.

What time is the World Cup on today?

TV coverage starts at 14:30, with the ceremony starting at 15:30 and kick-off at 16:00

What TV channel can I watch the games on?

ITV1 and its HD sister station.

Where are the venues in which the games are taking place?

The opener will take place in Moscow’s Luzhniki stadium, remembered fondly by Manchester United fans as the location of their 2008 Champions League triumph over Chelsea. Slippy penalty spot apparently…

What is the team news?

Russia have been devastated by injuries, and 38-year-old Russia defender Sergei Ignashevich is expected to start after coming out of retirement. Fedor Smolov also replaces the injured Aleksandr Kokorin as Russia’s star man and match-winner.

Injury-free Saudi Arabia have the luxury of a selection headache, as their forward line remains uncertain following three friendly defeats. Mohammed Al-Sahlawi and Muhannad Assiri are battling each other for a starting place.

What are the betting odds?

Russia: 1/3
Saudi Arabia: 10/1
Draw: 7/2

What is our prediction?

A low-quality football match. These are the two lowest-ranked sides in the competition. Russia haven’t won a game since October, and Saudi Arabia lost all three friendlies in the build-up. But, barring a drastic last-minute re-interpretation of the rules of football, they can’t both lose. Home advantage may give Russia the edge.

Predicted score: Russia 2 Saudi Arabia 0

What is the latest World Cup news?

Andrei Kanchelskis believes this Russia side may be the worst in the nation’s footballing history, and the press have hardly held back on the gloom. Wednesday’s Moscow times ran the headline ‘Aging (sic) and inexperienced: Why Russia is doomed to fail’. Bleak.

Spain sacked their manager just two days before their opening match, and hired a man with one year’s experience coaching a Segunda league side to an 8th placed finish. He was a great player though. Fernando Hierro replaces Julen Lopetegui heading into their first game against Portugal tomorrow.

Finally, Robbie Williams will perform at the opening ceremony, but given the teams involved ‘Let me Entertain You’ is unlikely to be followed by any actual entertainment.