France vs England
Just as he did in the last 16, we’re after a Harry Maguire foul today to double our money once again.
Maguire conceded 4 fouls in the group stages, 2 against the USA, and 2 against Wales. A further foul against Senegal means that he’s averaging 1.32 fouls P/90 in the World Cup.
Largely mirroring his World Cup form in this department, Maguire gave away 1.38 fouls P/90 in the Nations league, and a further 1.27 fouls P/90 in World Cup qualifying against inferior opposition.
In fact, with that foul against Senegal, Maguire has now given away at least 1 foul in 8 of his last 9 competitive internationals.
Maguire fouls in coned in last 5 International games: 1, 2, 2, 0, 3
Make no mistake, a meeting with France presents England with their toughest test to date, and it could be a long night for Maguire.
Fouled 0.80 times P/90, Olivier Giroud is likely the man who Maguire will come face-to-face with. His physical presence will give the Man United centre back something to think about, and Maguire is certainly liable to climb all over his opponent in an attempt to win the ball in the air.
Elsewhere, the fleet-footed duo of Mbappe and Dembele have the pace, and the trickery, to leave Maguire behind if they get the chance to run at him. Fouled 1.52, and 1.15 times P/90 this World Cup, the French wingers will pose the English centre back further problems if given the space to do so.