Animals are better at predicting World Cup matches than you. (Well, some of them are)

    (CNN)Everything is falling into place.

    Last month, the Supreme Court struck down a ban on sports betting. Last week, the World Cup began.
    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.
      Paul, beloved by the world, was not without his enemies. When he correctly predicted that Germany would boot Argentina, Argentinian chef Nicholas Bederrou posted an octopus recipe on Facebook. Fans of opposing countries made sushi-related death threats.