The only truly predictable thing about any World Cup is its unpredictability.
This may be especially true for this summer’s festivities in South Africa, where five out of the nine host cities are at altitudes of over 1200m.
Playing at a height will affect the players’ physical performances, as well as altering the usual flight of the ball.
It is the first time since Mexico ’86 that the World Cup will have been played at any great altitude, which should lead to some unpredictable results.
But that’s not going to stop us from giving it a go, as we present a match-by-match score prediction from the group stages all the way to the final.
Feel free to tell us how wrong we will be.