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US Chances to Advance from Group Jump to 86%

The US found a way to beat Ghana while playing 95% of the game horribly, and then conceded a last minute goal from Portugal to to get another point. Despite that, they are an 86% favorite to move on. That being said, that two goal margin on Ghana doesn’t feel like enough…

In the latest odds, the USA retains a surprisingly large 86% chance of advancing, according to Chris McFarland of Share Draft. The US Men’s National Team have a three point lead over Ghana and Portugal and a +1 goal difference compared to -1 for Ghana and -4 for Portugal.

Although playing Germany, the simulations do not expect Ghana to defeat Portugal. This leaves the USA with an 86% chance of progressing to the Round of 16.

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