With 16 teams remaining in the 2014 World Cup, the path to the World Cup final is clear. Three wins for any of the remaining side will punch a ticket to the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Four more wins and the most coveted trophy will be celebrated by a lucky nation.
With the field set, AccuScore looked to its computer to predict the winner of the 2014 World Cup, and the computer says Argentina is in the best position to win the World Cup. Lionel Messi is a big part of that calculation, as he has been in top form and scored four goals in the opening three matches.
Based on 10,000 purely statistical simulations, Brazil will overcome Chile and Colombia before succumbing to Germany in the semifinal. For Germany, a quarterfinal date with France is a narrow affair, and taking out the hosts would completely turn the crowd against the Europeans—even against Argentina.
For Argentina, Switzerland hardly appears as an obstacle in the Round of 16. With Belgium waiting in the quarterfinals, the South Americans are expected to easily reach the semifinals. After putting down Mexico and Costa Rica, being on the wrong side of a 51-49 edge ends Netherlands’ impressive and unexpected run.
The final between Germany and Argentina is also considered to be a narrow affair. However, the South Americans earn the minor edge over the Europeans. Argentina is AccuScore’s pick to win the World Cup.
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