Argentina vs Croatia Betting Tip
Argentina vs Croatia | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
While Argentina once again disappointed the whole world, Croatia did exactly the opposite thing. Two-time champs played only 1:1 against Iceland, although they dominated during the entire game. Croatia was excellent against Nigeria, defeating the Super Eagles without any excessive effort. This match is a derby of Group D, and it could easily decide who goes home after three rounds, and who stays in Russia.
Croatians have three points which means that they can be more relaxed in this event, and might use some tactical approach. All they need here is just one point, which would bring them closer to the knock-out stage. Gauchos have to chase victory here, and they have to do it right from the start. Only all three points from this one can fix the unexpected error made against Iceland. The pressure on them will be extremely high, especially on Messi, and that opens numerous opportunities for Croatia.
There is really not many things to say about their last game against Fishermen. Simply, their mental instability emerged on the surface, once again. It appears that whenever there is a close game, with high tensions, Argentinians can’t handle the situation. The main problem is in their heads, and not in tactics or on the pitch. In which another way to explain Messi’s struggling in the national team than like this. Back on Saturday, they had 27 shots on goal, and just one founded his way to the net.
Someone might say that the opening goal against Nigeria is a product of luck, and that Croatia didn’t have many chances in this match. But that is precisely the quality of the big teams, to win and to score in situations when they don’t display anything special on the court. Yes, it is true that Croatians didn’t shine in this one, but they routinely took all three points and sat on the top of Group D. Both of their shots towards Uzoho’s goal hit the back of the net, and that is the only thing which matters here. The defenders played very good, not allowing a single chance to the Super Eagles throughout 90 minutes. Interesting data is that this was the ninth match in the previous 11 for the Croatians in which we saw under 2.5 goals.
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Ivan Rakitic and Marcelo Brozovic have one yellow car apiece, and they need to be careful here. Surprisingly, the Argentinian squad finished the game against Iceland without a single booking.
Argentina vs Croatia Head to Head
Since they got their independence, Croatia played four times against the Argentinians. Their current record is one win, two losses, and one draw. Most of the fans are still remembering the clash from 1998. World Cup in France. Back then, Argentina won with Mauricio Pineda’s goal in the 36th minute of the game. The game was played in Bordeaux at Pac de Lescure stadium.
Odds and Predictions
Bookies are favoring Argentina to win here, Odds on that are 2.02, while on the other side, Croatia to take the whole prey is set at 3.75. A draw is valued at 3.4.
Argentina vs Croatia Top Betting Tip: Draw (1-1)
We truly believe that Croatia can handle Argentina in this one. After seeing Sampaoli’s team against Iceland, this is our choice. He has a world-class team, but the chemistry on the pitch is absent. We were mentioning pressure, and you can imagine what is the current situation in their squad after Iceland. Things have been very dramatic with Messi also, who missed the penalty, which in the end turned out to be a decisive moment of the game. Many of the fans turned against him. All these factors are creating a unique opportunity for the Croats to stay unbeaten here, which is why a draw is the most likely outcome. Our final predictions, Argentina vs Croatia 1:1.