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France vs. England( Quarterfinal)
Al Bayt Stadium, Sunday, 12.30 am
One man, Kylian Mbappe, has been the main focus of much of the preparation for the historic quarterfinal matchup between England and France, two teams brimming with individual talent.
With five goals, the prolific Paris Saint-Germain forward is currently the tournament’s highest goal scorer. His match-winning brace against Poland in the 16th round has made him look sharp both on and off the ball, which would worry the English defense.
Gareth Southgate, the coach of England, is anticipated to try to manage Mbappe by switching to his preferred defensive position against teams that like to compete for possession, a back three with two wing backs. However, in doing so, they would have to choose between sacrificing an attacker— a difficult choice given the lack of a backup striker— and giving up the midfielder, who would then be forced into formations of 3– 4– 2– 1.
World Cup 2022 quarterfinals predictions between England and France
The numbers have been crunched by Al Jazeera’s AI robot Kashef, who has made some predictions about the France vs. England game today.
Croatia’s defeat of Brazil in their quarter-final match, which was predicted to give the Brazilians a whopping 70% chance of winning, left Kashef, the AI predictor for Al Jazeera, more than slightly astounded.
Kashef, however, recovered and correctly predicted Argentina’s electric victory over the Netherlands on Friday.
Kashef wagers on France.
For a French victory over England on Saturday, Kahsef is wagering his robot money.
But the choice has a small amount of support. Kashef, who currently has a 52% advantage over Les Bleus, will heavily rely on Kylian Mbappe, the French team’s four-time scorer in five games.
Compared to France’s 3– 1 victory over Poland, which Kashef predicted had a 74 percent chance of happening, the game against England is much tighter predicted for them.
In 33 games, England has defeated France 17 times. However, 10 of England’s victories occurred prior to 1950.
The Three Lions won its first and only World Cup in 1966 and 1982, respectively. England and France have previously faced off twice.
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Kashef has a 67 percent accuracy rate after 58 World Cup matches in 2022.
After briefly faltering in an upset-filled group stage, he correctly predicted seven of the eight games in the previous 16 matches.
Kashef runs the model again after each game to foresee how the subsequent game will turn out, all the way to the championship.
It is difficult to predict match outcomes because outside factors like player fitness or team morale have a significant impact on the outcome of the game.