Published On: Tue, Jul 10th, 2018

Premier League Players on Target at the World Cup

While Croatia are by no means going to be easy to beat, this is a big chance for England - and the algorithm at Google seems to agree.

Having beaten Sweden 2:0 in the quarter-finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, England qualified for the semi-finals at a World Cup for the first time since 1990. The success of their own team isn’t the only reason for English football fans to be proud though: with 60 of 64 matches played, the English Premier League has lived up to its name as the strongest league in world football.

Not only does the Premier League have the most players left in the tournament, Premier League players have also proven most dangerous in front of goal throughout the past three and a half weeks. 46 of the 157 goals scored at the World Cup so far have been scored by Premier League players, with Spain’s La Liga the only serious contender at 36 goals.

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The Semi-Final Winners (According to Google)

by Martin Armstrong,

It’s down to the final four in the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia. It’s essentially Euro 2018 now, with traditionally strong sides such as Brazil and Argentina crashing out and teams such as England and Croatia going further than they have done for quite some time. The beautiful game is arguably harder to predict at this tournament than it has been for a while – nevertheless, Google has provided the ‘win probability’ for each team due to play in the semi-final matches.

England have made it to their first World Cup semi-final since 1990. Back then in Italy, England were dispatched by eventual winners West Germany via penalty shootout. This time round though, it’s somewhat of a different opponent standing between the Three Lions and their first final since 1966. While Croatia are by no means going to be easy to beat, this is a big chance for England – and the algorithm at Google seems to agree. Gareth Southgate’s men have been awarded a 41 percent chance of winning while Croatia are the underdogs with 29 percent. If Google is to be trusted on this, France will be awaiting England in the final after a tight affair with Belgium.

Infographic: The Semi-Final Winners (According to Google) | Statista You will find more infographics at Statista

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