With the group stages of the 2018 World Cup now over, it's an ideal time for punters to take stock of the various outright markets that were such a focus in the lead up to the tournament.
In truth, many of the frontrunners have failed to impress on the big stage thus far. Now though, having ensured safe passage to the next round their coaches, fans and outright backers alike will be hoping to see their chosen nation get up to full speed over the next couple of weeks as the pressure and potential rewards continue to ratchet up.
Spain are another side that have yet to really shine. They drifted out to 7/1 (8.0) in places after Julen Lopetegui was dismissed just 48 hours before their opening game, but La Roja now sit second in the outright market at 4/1 (5.0) having won Group B. Crucially, they ended up on the so-called softer side of the draw for the knockout stages.
The 2010 winners are available at 4/1 (5.0) ahead of their clash with hosts Russia (66/1), who proved much more effective than many suspected but are likely to struggle against a better class of opposition than they faced in their first two matches.
With defending champions Germany crashing out at the first hurdle, several other European sides have shortened up with the bookmakers.
England's defeat to the Red Devils saw them finish second in Group G. The Three Lions are now 15/2 (8.50) to repeat their 1966 triumph and win the World Cup. The round of 16 sees Gareth Southgate's men clash with a Colombia (22/1) side that recovered from an opening round defeat to Japan with back-to-back wins in their subsequent matches, topping Group H in the process.
Croatia's dominance of Group D sees them at 11/1 (12.0), quite the move given they were around 40/1 (41.0) before the tournament got underway. Zlatko Dalic's side will face the Danes in Nizhny Novgorod on Sunday evening.
The most difficult last 16 pairing to split sees Uruguay face Portugal. Both sides are rated as 22/1 (23.0) shots ahead of a tie where the bookmakers are close to offering identical prices about either side winning the tie.