I’ve made up a bracket, of course, but for funsies, I’m going to be posting my daily World Cup predictions on the site, too. I’ll keep a running tab, and at the end of this next month, we can see how good I am at prognostication! Let’s say I get 3 points for every correctly guessed result and scoreline, 1 point for every correctly guessed result, and 0 points for incorrect results. That seems reasonable, right?
Today there’s only one match, Brazil v. Croatia. My prediction:
Brazil 2 : 0 Croatia
It’s a tough call because both teams realistically need to win this game, Brazil so that there aren’t (more) riots in the streets, and Croatia so that they hit the ground running in their quest to beat out Mexico for second place in Group A. Either team could succumb to the pressure, but assuming both hold fast, I think Brazil has this by 2.