France vs Croatia Betting Tip
Statistics, predictions and bet tips with highest odds for the World Cup Match France vs Croatia. Sounds analysis with head-to-head comparison and current performance by football experts.
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France vs Croatia | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
The 2018 World Cup Final takes place on Sunday afternoon, with France and Croatia set to battle it out in the Russian capital in order to be crowned world champions. Both teams are unbeaten in the competition so far, with an entertaining encounter expected at the famous Luzhniki Stadium. France will take part in their first World Cup final since 2006, while Croatia will look to make history in their first ever match at this stage of the tournament.
European duo France and Croatia meet in the 2018 World Cup Final this weekend, with the duo having reached this stage of the competition thanks to last four wins over Belgium and England respectively. Despite France being the narrow favourites to lift the famous trophy come Sunday evening, there are still plenty of betting markets worth considering ahead of kick-off. 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 France.
France News & Form
France defeated Belgium thanks to a single goal from defender Samuel Umtiti, with manager Didier Deschamps looking for his side to exert their dominance over opponents Croatia come Sunday. The French have a fully fit squad to select from, with Les Bleus set to name the same starting eleven that has proven so successful in Russia so far. Wonderkid Kylian Mbappe has been the star of the show for the French so far, while the attacking threat of Antoine Griezmann and Olivier Giroud helps to make the 1998 winners favourites on Sunday. Elsewhere, Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kante will look to get the better of Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic in midfield.
Croatia News & Form
A goal from Juventus man Mario Mandzukic helped Croatia to an extra-time win over England on Wednesday night, securing their first ever World Cup Final appearance in the process. Manager Zlatko Dalić will know that his team must improve if they are to defeat France however, with their defensive struggles undoubtedly giving Les Bleus confidence ahead of kick-off. The likes of Ivan Strinic and Mandzukic looked to pick up knocks against England, however the duo are expected to be fit for the weekend.
France vs Croatia Head to Head
The two nations have met just five times in the past, with Croatia still searching for their first ever win over France. Les Bleus have three wins and two draws to their name, however the last two encounters between the duo have ended in stalemates, including a goalless draw in an international friendly back in 2011, the last clash between France and Croatia.
France vs Croatia Odds and Predictions
Given their performances so far in Russia and their experience of playing in major competition finals, it perhaps comes as little surprise that it is France who are the narrow favourites to come out on top on Sunday with the majority of major online bookmakers. Les Bleus are available at odds of 4/9 with William Hill to lift the trophy, while opponents Croatia are priced at 7/4 on the same platform. Meanwhile, a draw after 90 minutes is also available at 23/10 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 90 minutes in Moscow, a market is available at a best price of 4/9 with Ladbrokes.
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