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World Cup: Analysis, predictions and TV times for round of 16 matchups

U.S. Accomplishments at the World Cup

By ALEC KLEYER
XN 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 29, 12:00 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



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