World Cup: Analysis, Predictions And TV Times For Round Of 16 Matchups

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June 26, 2014; Recife, BRAZIL; United States midfielder Jermaine Jones (13) and Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger (7) battle for the ball during the 2014 World Cup at Arena Pernambuco. Tim Groothuis/Witters Sport via USA TODAY Sports

Game 1: Brazil vs Chile

Date and Time: Saturday, June 28th, 12:00 p.m. on ABC

Analysis: Who has the better offense?

Goals Scored: Brazil 7 – 5 Chile

Number of attacks: Brazil 127 – 98 Chile

Shots on Goal per shot: Brazil 74% – 56% Chile

Passes Completed: Brazil 76% – 79% Chile

Possession: Brazil 55% – 57% Chile

What about defense?

Goals Conceded: Brazil 2 – 3 Chile

Completed Clearances: Brazil 71% – 88% Chile

Tackle won percentage: Brazil 68% – 86% Chile

Saves per game: Brazil 4.0 – 6.0 Chile

Prediction: Brazil 2 – 1 Chile

 

Game 2: Netherlands vs Mexico

Date and Time: Sunday, Jun 2912:00 p.m. on ESPN

Analysis: Who has the better offense?

Goals Scored: Netherlands 10 – 4 Mexico

Number of attacks: Netherlands 89 – 107 Mexico

Shots on Goal per shot: Netherlands 80% – 44% Mexico

Passes Completed: Netherlands 73% – 75% Mexico

Possession: Netherlands 44% – 50% Mexico

What about defense?

Goals Conceded: Netherlands 3 – 1 Mexico

Completed Clearances: Netherlands 87% – 75% Mexico

Tackle won percentage: Netherlands 46% – 74% Mexico

Saves per game: Netherlands 4.0 – 5.0 Mexico

Prediction: Netherlands 1 – 0 Mexico

 

Game 3: Colombia vs Uruguay

Date and Time: Saturday, Jun 28, 4:00 p.m. on ABC

Analysis: Who has the better offense?

Goals Scored: Colombia 9 – 4 Uruguay

Number of attacks: Colombia 94 – 102 Uruguay

Shots on Goal per shot: Colombia 69% – 61% Uruguay

Passes Completed: Colombia 71% – 70% Uruguay

Possession: Colombia 44% – 46% Uruguay

What about defense?

Goals Conceded: Colombia 2 – 4 Uruguay

Completed Clearances: Colombia 92% – 78% Uruguay

Tackle won percentage: Colombia 52% – 22% Uruguay

Saves per game: Colombia 9 – 4 Uruguay

Prediction: Colombia 3 – 2 Uruguay

 

Game 4: Costa Rica vs Greece

Date and Time: Sunday, Jun 29, 4:00 p.m. on ESPN

Analysis: Who has the better offense?

Goals Scored: Costa Rica 4 – 2 Greece

Number of attacks: Costa Rica 69 – 107 Greece

Shots on Goal per shot: Costa Rica 50% – 50% Greece

Passes Completed: Costa Rica 72% – 72% Greece

Possession: Costa Rica 45% – 44% Greece

What about defense?

Goals Conceded: Costa Rica 1 – 4 Greece

Completed Clearances: Costa Rica 86% – 77% Greece

Tackle won percentage: Costa Rica 40% – 75% Greece

Saves per game: Costa Rica 4 – 6 Greece

Prediction: Costa Rica 1 – 0 Greece

 

Game 5: Nigeria vs France

Date and Time: Monday, Jun 30, 12:00 p.m. on ESPN

Analysis: Who has the better offense?

Goals Scored: Nigeria 3 – 8 France

Number of attacks: Nigeria 120 – 151 France

Shots on Goal per shot: Nigeria 62% – 63% France

Passes Completed: Nigeria 73% – 82% France

Possession: Nigeria 51% – 55% France

What about defense?

Goals Conceded: Nigeria 3 – 2 France

Completed Clearances: Nigeria 86% – 79% France

Tackle won percentage: Nigeria 68% – 61% France

Saves per game: Nigeria 7 – 2 France

Prediction: Nigeria 1 – 3 France

 

Game 6: Argentina vs Switzerland

Date and Time: Tuesday, July 1, 12:00 p.m. on ESPN

Analysis: Who has the better offense?

Goals Scored: Argentina 6 – 7 Switzerland

Number of attacks: Argentina 170 – 113 Switzerland

Shots on Goal per shot: Argentina 56% – 65% Switzerland

Passes Completed: Argentina 81% – 79% Switzerland

Possession: Argentina 61% – 51% Switzerland

What about defense?

Goals Conceded: Argentina 3 – 6 Switzerland

Completed Clearances: Argentina 76% – 87% Switzerland

Tackle won percentage: Argentina 97% – 72% Switzerland

Saves per game: Argentina 5 – 7 Switzerland

Prediction: Argentina 2 – 1 Switzerland

 

Game 6: Germany vs Algeria

Date and Time: Monday, Jun 30, 4:00 p.m. on ESPN

Analysis: Who has the better offense?

Goals Scored: Germany 7 – 6 Algeria

Number of attacks: Germany 140 – 78 Algeria

Shots on Goal per shot: Germany 65% – 58% Algeria

Passes Completed: Germany 85% – 68% Algeria

Possession: Germany 59% – 43% Algeria

What about defense?

Goals Conceded: Germany 2 – 5 Algeria

Completed Clearances: Germany 82% – 88% Algeria

Tackle won percentage: Germany 92% – 54% Algeria

Saves per game: Germany 6 – 6 Algeria

Prediction: Germany 3 – 0 Algeria

 

Game 6: Belgium vs USA

Date and Time: Tuesday, July 1, 4:00 p.m. on ESPN

Analysis: Who has the better offense?

Goals Scored: Belgium 4 – 4 USA

Number of attacks: Belgium 136 – 72 USA

Shots on Goal per shot: Belgium 65% – 67% USA

Passes Completed: Belgium 75% – 76% USA

Possession: Belgium 56% – 42% USA

What about defense?

Goals Conceded: Belgium 1 – 4 USA

Completed Clearances: Belgium 97% – 78% USA

Tackle won percentage: Belgium 50% – 56% USA

Saves per game: Belgium 6 – 6 USA

Prediction: Belgium 2 – 1 USA

 

Alec Kleyer is a second year student at Macaulay Honors College. He's played, watched, analyzed soccer/futbol most of his life. Visit his blog at knlsoccer.com for soccer news outside of the World Cup!
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