World Cup 2018 - CROATIA I Betting Tips, Odds* and Prognosis
Croatia will already have to go to their limits in the group stage of the World Cup 2018. Group D is a very balanced group with Argentina, Croatia, Nigeria and Iceland. This group constellation makes for a vast number of lucrative betting tips for Croatia’s matches at the World Cup 2018. Backed up by profound analyses regarding roster and course of qualification our betting tips offer a reliable foundation for your bets.
Content on this page
- World Cup tips and prognosis
- Our Top 3 Betting Tips for Croatia
- Roster analysis
- Qualification and form check
- Previous final round participations
- 16.06.2018 | 20:00 | Croatia - Nigeria
- ODDS COMPARISON
- 21.06.2018 | 19:00 | Croatia - Argentina
- ODDS COMPARISON
- 26.06.2018 | 19:00 | Croatia - Iceland
- ODDS COMPARISON
How do bookmakers judge betting tips on Croatia at the World Cup 2018?
In Group D Croatia counts as the second favourite next to Argentina for making it to the knock out stage of the tournament. According to our analysis the strong Croatians may even finish first in their group with a little bit of luck, even though two unpleasant opponents were drawn into Group D too with Nigeria and Iceland. The corresponding odds for this betting tip promise big profits in any case: We were able to make out odds lucrative odds of 3.5 at William Hill in our odds comparison for this tip.
Additionally a glance at the other matches in Group D opens up more lucrative betting tip opportunities at the World Cup 2018. The match between Argentina and Croatia doesn’t only promise to be a real smash hit athletically, but the betting tips for this duel are a real highlight as well at the World Cup 2018. Intertops lists phenomenal odds of 4.60 for a Croatian win and according to our analysis it’s not as clear that the South Americans will win as the odds would make you believe.
Additionally we see interesting betting tip opportunities for the match against Iceland. Croatia and Iceland already played against each other in the qualification for the World Cup 2018 and both teams were able to win one match back then. On the one hand placing a bet on a win by Iceland is worth considering with odds of 4.50 at bethard, since the team from the North already proved that they can beat Croatia. On the other hand betting tips on few scored goals may be interesting in this match up. After all the ball only found its way into the net a total of three times in the two qualification matches and the compact Icelandic defensive line is hard to overcome.
So in summary it can be stated that we expect close results in our prognosis for the equal group of Croatia at the World Cup 2018, but this also makes for interesting betting tip options.
Our Top 3 Betting Tips for Croatia
- Croatia to win Group D
- To reach the Quarterfinals
- To gain more than 4.5 points in the Group stage
Which roster does Croatia send to the World Cup 2018?
The Croatian roster for the World Cup 2018 is full of international top players: Luka Modric, Ivan Rakitic and Mario Mandzukic are absolute evergreens of international top football. There are also interesting players in the “second row” of the roster. Sime Vrsalko from Atletico Madrid, Dejan Lovren from Liverpool and Ivan Perisic from Inter Milan are also top notch players that proved themselves in Europe’s top leagues. Additionally head coach Dalic can count on hopeful young players like Marko Rog, Mario Pasalic and Nikola Vlasic and so the Croatian federation doesn’t need to worry about their first eleven in the near future.
While there is a certain continuity in Croatia on the field, the same can’t be said about the coaching bench. After a bitter draw against Finland coach Ante Cacic had to go and he was followed by the rather unknown Zlatko Dalic. He is a new face on the international football stage and due to his former jobs on the Arabic peninsula he will be unfamiliar to most World Cup 2018 spectators.
What was noticeable at Croatia’s qualification for the World Cup 2018?
The team with the checkered jerseys already played against Iceland in the World Cup qualification and they were drawn into the same group as the men from the North again for the World Cup 2018. The two qualification matches against Iceland probably stir up mixed feelings at Croatian fans: While Croatia was able to win the first match at home 2:0, they lost in front of a foreign crowd 0:1. A close loss against Turkey and an unnecessary draw against Finland were the reason why Croatia barely finished second in their qualification group and so had to go to the play off. On the last game day Croatia and the Ukraine played for the last chance for moving on and Croatia was able to decide the direct duel 2:0 in their favour. Due to Iceland’s win against Kosovo in the parallel match Croatia still only finished second in the group and therefore Croatia also had to survive the play off on their way to the World Cup 2018. New head coach Zlatko Dalic’s team didn’t have much problems in the two matches against Greece, however, and so they qualified for the final tournament with a total score of 4:1. Group D will be an interesting one to watch due to the past Croatia and Iceland share from the qualification.
How das Croatia’s World Cup past look like?
With only four World Cup participations “Europe’s Brazil” only was able to qualify for a pretty low number of final rounds so far. Their best result was a third place in 1998, when Croatia beat the Netherlands in the small final. Croatia also wasn’t able to succeed in their five EURO participations in the past. They never made it to the final. So it’s about time for the football crazy country from the Balkan to achieve something at a great tournament. Since they never played bad at former participations, this hope is not without reason. With the unpleasant draw into Group D Croatia doesn’t have an easy task ahead of them at the World Cup 2018, however.
*All odds: status 15.02.2018