Croatia vs England Betting Tip
Statistics, predictions and bet tips with highest odds for the World Cup Match Croatia vs England. Sounds analysis with head-to-head comparison and current performance by football experts.
Croatia vs England | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
Croatia and England will battle it out for a place in the 2018 World Cup Final when they meet in the Russian capital on Wednesday evening, with little separating the European duo ahead of kick-off. Despite having required penalties to see of hosts Russia in the quarter finals, Croatia are set to provide the Three Lions with their sternest rest in Russia so far, with a close encounter expected later this week.
The second semi-final at this summer’s World Cup see’s Croatia taking on England at the famous Luzhniki Stadium, with Zlatko Dalić’s side hoping to make it through to their first ever final. However, with England building momentum as they look to make it through to the final for the first time since their sole success back in 1966, it promises to be a titanic battle in Moscow on Wednesday. For those still unsure of who to back ahead of kick-off, it is well worth checking out our top betting tip below. However, let’s first take a closer look at the two teams, starting with Croatia.
Croatia News & Form
Croatia overcame hosts Russia on penalties in order to reach the semi-finals, with Barcelona’s Ivan Rakitic scoring the winning spot kick. Despite having also defeated Denmark in the Round of 16 via penalties, Croatia have certainly impressed in Russia so far, with the likes of Luka Modric and Ante Rebic having been among their standout players. Goalkeeper Danijel Subašić suffered an injury against Russia, however the AS Monaco man is expected to be fit to face England on Wednesday.
England News & Form
England make it through to the last four after comfortably seeing off Sweden in the quarter finals, with Gareth Southgate’s side having shown tremendous improvement following their showing in Brazil four years ago. However, their encounter with Croatia is undoubtedly going to be their biggest test to date, with the likes of Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling and Jesse Lingard posing the biggest attacking threats for England. Manager Southgate is likely to stick with the same starting line-up that overcame Sweden, with no injury concerns to speak of.
Croatia vs England Head to Head
The two teams have met seven times in the past, with England having four wins and one draw to their name from such encounters. It is the Three Lions who have won the last two outings between the two nations, coming in the form of 4-1 and 5-1 victories back in 2008 and 2009 respectively. However, with Croatia and England having not met for almost a decade, perhaps few conclusions can be made from their head-to-head record.
Croatia vs England Odds and Predictions
There is little separating the duo ahead of kick-off, with England being the narrow favourites to make it through to the final with the majority of major bookmakers. Gareth Southgate’s side are available at odds of 8/13 with William Hill to qualify for the final, while opponents Croatia are priced at 13/10 on the same platform. Meanwhile, a draw after 90 minutes is also available at 21/10 with Paddy Power.
Our Top Betting Tip: “under 2.5 goals”
However, our top betting tip for the match is to bet on under 2.5 goals being scored during the opening 90 minutes in Moscow, a market is available at a best price of 1/2 with Ladbrokes.
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