Croatia vs Denmark Betting Tip
Croatia vs Denmark | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
Croatia have always had great players in their ranks ever since their success at the 1998 World Cup. This tournament has had a similar feel for Croatia and with two of the best midfield players in the world at their disposal, they could go far this summer. You must go back to 2002 to find the last time Denmark reached the Round of 16 at the World Cup, so this tournament can already be regarded as a success for the Danes. If they can win this match, they will match their best performance when they reached the quarter-final in 1998.
Croatia made the world taken notice when they dismantled Argentina to win 3-0 in their second group game of the 2018 World Cup. Argentina were criticised for the level of their performance in that match but take nothing away from Croatia, who looked a team capable of reaching the latter stages. Denmark finished second in their group behind France and could even have come top if they had beaten an already qualified French team in their final game. Much like Croatia, Denmark boats a world class midfield player in Christian Eriksen and he will be key in this game.
Croatia set the ball rolling with a comfortable 2-0 win over Nigeria in their opening group game. This set them up nicely for the big match against Argentina and Croatia were excellent as they defeat the South American giants 3-0. This left Croatia in a strong position at the top of the group and they finished off with a 2-1 win over Iceland to finish on 9 points.
The Danes knew how important their first game against Peru would be and despite coming under pressure from Peru and conceding a penalty, they won the match 1-0. Denmark opened the scoring early against Australia but failed to put the Socceroos away, conceding an equaliser to draw 1-1. This left Denmark needing a point in their final match against France, which they got under no pressure from the other game in the group.
Croatia vs Denmark Head to Head
Croatia and Denmark have met 5 times in the past, with the honours even. There have been 2 wins for both teams and one draw. Their latest meeting came in 2004, which was a friendly and Croatia came out on top 2-1.
Odds and Predictions
Croatia were the best performers of the two teams in the group stages and have the superior talent on paper. The bookmakers agree and if Croatia play like they did against Argentina, they should win this game. Croatia are the favourites at 1.85, who have Denmark as the outsiders on 5.20. The draw is available at 3.40. Croatia have had little trouble finding the back of the net at the 2018 World Cup. They have scored 2 or more goals in each of their three games to date and can be backed at 3.60 to score 2 goals in this game. Mario Mandzukic is yet to find the back of the net for Croatia at this tournament but remains their leading striker. The Juventus man will be keen to get off the mark and is 6.00 to open the scoring. Christian Eriksen is Denmark’s best attack minded player and is available at 4.75 to score at any time.
Croatia vs Denmark Top Betting Tip: Croatia (2-1)
Denmark struggled to see off Peru in their first game and could not defeat Australia despite taking the lead in their second match. Croatia had little trouble winning their first two games and also won their third having made several changes to their starting XI. Croatia look strong and should win this game.