Thursday World Cup Previews, Picks, Predictions: How to Bet Group E and F Matches

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We're nearing the end of the World Cup's group stage, but the Action Network's team of soccer analysts is here to take you through Thursday's fixtures, with picks and best bets for each match.

BJ Cunningham, Ian Quillen and Anthony Dabbundo broke down Croatia vs. Belgium and Canada vs. Morocco in the 10 a.m. slate and Japan vs. Spain and Costa Rica vs. Germany in the 2 p.m. slate.

Read on for all of the Thursday World Cup previews.

Croatia vs. Belgium

10 a.m. ET, FOX

Luka Modric and Croatia went all the way to the World Cup final in 2018, but they face a massive test against Belgium on Thursday.

If they want to try and repeat that feat, they'll have to get a result here.

Canada vs. Morocco

10 a.m. ET, FS1

It hasn't been a fruitful experience for Canada at the World Cup, but they have a chance to end their tournament on a high against Morocco.

Will Les Rouges be able to get a point or more? Read on for Dabbundo's analysis.

Japan vs. Spain

2 p.m. ET, FOX

Both Japan and Spain have a chance to get through to the round of 16, but there's a clear favorite in this one.

See why Dabbundo is targeting a single-game parlay in this match.

Costa Rica vs. Germany

2 p.m. ET, FS1

No one would have expected Costa Rica to beat Japan after their 7-0 throttling from Spain, but they now have a chance to progress if they can bag a result against Germany.

However, Cunningham isn't exactly expecting that to happen. See how he's playing the fixture.

Match Projections

Nick Giffen has another batch of his match simulations as he seeks value via the numbers behind the games.

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