(CNN)Everything is falling into place.
And, most importantly, the animals are coming out to play.
Since Paul the Octopus won the hearts of soccer fans around the globe eight years ago, fortune-telling animals have been tasked with predicting World Cup winners. This year's furry favorite is Achilles the deaf cat. Let's see how he fares against past prognosticators.
Paul the Octopus
Overall success rate: 85%
Can an animal be an octopus and a GOAT at the same time? When it comes to animal prognosticators, Paul is truly the greatest of all time. In 2010, the cephalopod made eight correct predictions during the World Cup and nailed the finals with a prophetic victory pick for Spain.