Croatia World Cup 2018: Can They Go All The Way?
During every World Cup, spectators expect and hope for surprises that make the whole tournament more thrilling. This time around, there have been more than enough surprises and shocks and there is still time for more. Read betting predictions for Croatia World Cup 2018 below.
The holding champions Germany didn’t even manage to pass the group stages and even lost 2-0 to minnows South Korea in their last group game. In addition, Argentina and Spain bowed out of the tournament in the last 16 phase. However, there is one selection that is the biggest surprise on this tournament and the way things are going they can go all the way to the end.
We are, of course, talking about Croatia World Cup 2018 and how they won all the sympathies of the World Cup so far. They won all the games in the group stages and scored 7 goals while conceded only 1. This includes the crushing 3-0 defeat they inflicted upon Argentina, where they controlled the game for the whole 90 minutes. By topping that group D which was considered a “Group of Death”, Croatia secured an “easier” way to the last phases of the tournament.
In the quarterfinals, they didn’t show the same power as in the group stages and needed a penalty shootout to go past Denmark. Nevertheless, besides the early mistake and goal that Denmark scored, they never looked as they were going to beat Croatia. Still, they needed the heroics of goalkeeper Subasic to save them, after usual hero Luka Modric had a penalty saved in the 85th minute of the game.
On the other hand, Croatia proved that they can win a game even when everything is going against them. Now they have to face England in the semi-finals. This is why we strongly believe that Croatia has a fantastic chance of reaching the final for the first time in their history. It would be the best result they ever had at a World Cup after they managed to finish third back in 1998.
If we look at performances, Croatia has been better and shown more than both Russia and England (or Sweden). So, we think there is real value in backing Croatia to reach the final and bookmakers have them at 2/1 – 3.00 to reach the final. On top of that, if they actually do manage to get to the end, then why not win it? Bookmakers offer 6/1 -7.00 odds for Croatia to lift the trophy and if we look at the way the play, it’s definitely not impossible.
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