Argentina vs Croatia Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
Argentina vs. Croatia is fantastic opportunity to test our knowledge/luck, put bets and earn money. These nations played four times since 1991. Argentina was better collecting two wins, one draw and one defeat. Last game was friendly match that won Gauchos 2:1 back in 2014.
Argentina is everything but satisfied after first round in World Cup 2018. Their first rival was Iceland. Argentineans being technically superior and faster, quickly seized an initiative and as result, Sergio Aguero scored in nineteenth minute 1:0. Four minutes later, Iceland had free kick and after rebound they managed to level the score 1:1. At that moment, Icelanders started showing their strength. They are second oldest and experienced team in championship and third highest team at the same time. They defended almost perfectly entire game. In sixty-fourth minute, Argentina had chance to score winning goal when ref pointed to white spot but Lionel Messi failed to score. On average Messi misses every fourth penalty kick. Croatia is next opponent and they are also experienced team. Argentina cannot calculate anymore and we expect to see total offensive on Croatian goal.
Croatia finished in second place and they qualified for World Cup only after winning play-offs against Greece. After Argentina played unexpected draw against Island, suddenly path to first place in group D was open. Croatia only needed to defeat Nigeria. Encouraged by victory over Senegal, Croats started the match offensively. No team created single attempt on a target and yet we managed to see one goal in first half of the match. Namely, one of Nigerian players successfully scored own goal in thirty-second minute 1:0. In seventy-first minute referee awarded penalty to Croatia and Luka Modric was calm enough to score and set final 2:0. We got used to see Croatia performing really well but match against youngest and the least experienced team does not bring confidence. Next match is really hard because Argentina is in a must win situation. Croats are underdogs but their considerable advantage in height might prove crucial in defending draw.
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Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli says: “It’s going to be difficult. Croatia have a generation of outstanding players who have just won.”
Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic: “We will respect all our opponents, particularly Argentina, but we will not adjust to them. We will play our style. We lead the group. I said after the draw it would be one of the easiest matches we could play.”
Argentina vs Croatia Stats
Stats are based on the last 10 games (including friendly matches)
|SHOTS ON TARGET||72||38|
|SHOTS OFF TARGET||70||54|
|OVER 1.5 GOALS||7||6|
|OVER 2.5 GOALS||5||2|
|OVER 3.5 GOALS||5||1|
|UNDER 1.5 GOALS||3||4|
|UNDER 2.5 GOALS||5||8|
|BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE||4||3|
Argentina don’t have missing players for the important match against Croatia. All players are fully fit and ready to play and all of them are eager to pick up important points on Thursday night.
On the other side Croatia also have all players available for the match and they will play aggressive from the first minute.
Possible starting lineups
Argentina: Willy Caballero; Eduardo Salvio, Nicolas Otamendi, Marcos Rojo, Nicolas Tagliafico; Maximiliano Meza, Javier Mascherano; Lucas Biglia, Lionel Messi, Cristian Pavon; Sergio Aguero
Croatia: Danijel Subasic; Sime Vrsaljko, Dejan Lovren, Domagoj Vida, Ivan Strinic; Ivan Rakitic, Luka Modric; Ante Rebic, Andrej Kramaric, Ivan Perisic; Mario Mandzukic
Argentina vs Croatia Prediction
What a great football game at the World Cup on Thursday night and clash between two giants, Argentina and Croatia. Both sides have high expectations from this tournament and they will play aggressive from the first minute. It will be one dynamic and open game with lots of scoring chances on the both sides. Argentina were the runners-up on the World Cup four years ago, but they failed to beat the smallest nation to ever qualify for the tournament on their opener. They have big names in the team, but didn’t play very well and in qualifying they needed a win on the final day. If they want to do something on this tournament then have to play much better. On the other side Croatia play well-organized and have a strong midfield. Croatia began their campaign with a 2-0 win over Nigeria and they are in full of confidence. It will be an open and dynamic one with lots of excitements and thrills.
Our prediction and betting tips for the match Argentina vs Croatia Prediction: Argentina to win. We expect from Messi & co to play aggressive in attack from the first minute and their main objective for the match will be to score a goal more. We expect a lot of scoring chances here, and lots of goals. Our second betting pick for this game is Over 2.5 goals.
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