'Vatreni' vs the 'Three Lions'
posted on 09-07-2018 by Guru
Croatia vs England in the second semi final game of the World Cup 2018 claiming for a position in the big final.
League: World Cup - Play Offs
Event: Croatia - England
Date: 11/07/2018 14:00
Profit : -19.37
Yield : -0.54 %
Win Rate : 44.60 %
Avg. Odds : 2.33
Total Tips : 574
Croatia got to the last 16 after many impressive performances in the group stage but they failed to keep up with the tough team of Denmark beating them by 3-2 in penalties. Things led Croatia to the same path in quarter finals where they drew 1-1 with Russia in regular time and extra time didn't have a winner since both teams scored (2-2), so they went to penalties where Croatia won (3-4) once again. They have many qualitative and talented players, most of them are playing in top European teams. Modric, Rakitic, Mandzukic and Perisic certainly aren't indifferent. The only negative factor for Zlatko Dalic's team is his players' strain after the last matches.
On the other hand, England's team manage to qualify after eliminating Colombia at the last 16, in penalties (3-4), since the score in regular time was 1-1. They qualified easier in quarter finals since they won 0-2 Swedish when Maguire and Dele Ali scored. The road to finals is easier for G.Southgate's team since they avoid to play against all the big names. Hary Kane is the first scorer with six goals. They are a physical team and very effective in set piece.
Zlatko Dalic has to face the fact that his team are tired after the two games of 120' each in a row they have played. England run fast and are very effective in set piece. The fact that their previous opponents weren't theoretically better than them combined to how they will perform in this match make me doubious in following them. Lead on both teams to score.
|Both Teams To Score||Yes||2.05||7|