Achilles predicted Switzerland's victory over Sweden

03 July 2018

An official oracle of 2018 World Cup made his sixth forecast for a next match, which will be held today in Saint Petersburg.

In the morning on July 3, a white Hermitage cat-predictor have chosen a favourite of the today's football match between the national teams of Sweden and Switzerland. Achilles the cat  made a bet on victory of the alpine team over the Scandinavians.

Traditionally, before the prediction, two bowls with flags of the teams participating in the upcoming match were put in front of the cat Achilles. Without any hesitations, the oracle enjoyed the cat food from the bowl with the flag of Switzerland.

Recall that the cat Achilles was wrong in his forecasts only once. On June 26, the animal leaned towards Nigeria's victory over Argentina. However, that match ended with a 2-1victory of the  Argentina national team.

The oracle cat had already correctly predicted the outcome of the previous matches: Russia – Saudi Arabia (5-1), Morocco – Iran (0-1), Russia – Egypt (3-1) and Brazil – Costa Rica (2-0).

Football match between Sweden and Switzerland will take place today, on 3 July, at 17:00 at the stadium "Saint Petersburg".


A Hermitage cat became known as a fortune-teller in 2017, during the Confederation Cup. He managed to correctly predict the outcome of three of the four games of the tournament, including the starting and final games. It is a joint project of the St. Petersburg Committee for Tourism Development and the State Hermitage.

The cat will also predict the outcome of the matches which will take place in St. Petersburg on 10 and 14 of July.