World Cup Predictions: Sebastian Prödl
The Golden Boys give their World Cup 2018 predictions to watfordfc.com.
Who do you think will win?
Germany. I don’t think any team has won the World Cup two times in a row for a long time, but I think they’ve got the best squad and they’ve got a lot of players available to get this job done. Most importantly I think that mentally they are the best.
How will England do?
I think better than the last tournaments, but I don’t see them winning the title this year. I can see them going through the group stage, but then they are going to face someone they can’t challenge.
Who will win the Golden Boot?
This is difficult. They always have to be from a team that goes quite far in the tournament, that’s no surprise, but I think they will be German, or maybe a French player.
Who will win the Golden Ball?
I think one player who can do it is Toni Kroos.
Which country could be the surprise package?
I would bet on either an African or a South American team - Egypt, or Peru. I think Salah has played an incredible season, and I think Egypt have some players who compete in the most powerful and best leagues in the world. If he is fit, Salah can help them to get some magical moments.
I also think Peru could be a surprise package because they qualified for the first time in a long time. They have some good individuals. The thing they benefit from most is that they are looking like a unit. I think they believe they are more than capable to compete at the World Cup.