Argentina vs Croatia – Predictions & Tips for Match Outcome & Handicaps, on 13/12/2022
Top Two Free Free Prediction and Betting Tips for Argentina vs Croatia
Bookmaker Ratings Prediction One: Argentina to Win – 1.85
Bookmaker Ratings Prediction Two: Croatia 0 Goal Handicap – 3.46
Argentina to Win
According to the statistics, there is an 80% chance for Argentina to win this game after winning eight of their last ten games. Croatia meanwhile are winless in their previous four outings in the World cup drawing all of them in regular time.
Croatia 0 Goal Handicap
Croatia covered the 0 goal handicap in all of their previous 11 games in all competitions. In addition, the same trend happened in two of the last three h2h meetings when Croatia won twice.
Preliminary Review and Match Prediction for Argentina vs Croatia
Argentina’s quarter-final win over the Netherlands highlighted their best and worst qualities. After some Lionel Messi magic put them 2-0 ahead, the game descended into an ill-tempered affair before they held their nerve to win on penalties. Under pressure following their shock 2-1 group-stage defeat to Saudi Arabia, the Albiceleste battled their way through to the last four for the sixth time in their history.
When La Albiceleste get this far, they usually continue as they’ve never failed to reach the final after having reached the last four. As reigning Copa Ámerica champions, they’re hardened knock-out competitors. After one defeat across their last 41 matches (W30, D10) they’re just a game away from a sixth World Cup final.
Runners-up four years ago, Croatia broke Brazilian hearts by beating the South Americans on penalties after a 1-1 draw to reach their third World Cup semi-final (W1, L1), proving again they are also masters of going the distance. They’ve won five of their last six World Cup knockout games after extra-time, four of them via a penalty shootout, meaning they possess a perfect World Cup penalty shootout record (W4).
“We are experienced and we are raised as fighters,” was how coach Zlatko Dalić explained Croatia’s ability to keep on digging deep against Brazil. “Only Croats can do that,” he added, although Argentina will have something to say about that as they look to avenge Croatia’s 3-0 group-stage H2H win four years ago that leveled up the overall H2H stakes (W2, D1, L2).
#Qatar2022 La Selección se entrenó tras la victoria ante Países Bajos 😉👍
— 🇦🇷 Selección Argentina ⭐⭐⭐ (@Argentina) December 10, 2022
Argentina vs Croatia Prediction
Argentina seem to grow in confidence as the tournament progresses. Coach Scaloni has changed the style of play after the opening game loss as they are playing more balanced at the back. We think Messi is in the kind of form that it’s hard for his team to be beaten.
Argentina scored two goals in each of their four previous four games in the World Cup and at least a goal in all five outings. With odds of 1.47 at 1XBet, we predict Argentina to score over one goal.
Argentina vs Croatia Team News
Argentina and Croatia have all of their players fit for this semi-final clash. The medical staff will make sure they recover well though from the 120 minutes played in the quarter-finals.
Argentina vs Croatia Probable Lineups
- Goalkeeper: Martinez;
- Defenders: Martinez, Otamendi, Romero;
- Midfielders: Molina, De Paul, Fernandez, Mac Allister, Tagliafico;
- Forwards: Alvarez, Messi;
- Goalkeeper: Livakovic;
- Defenders: Juranovic, Lovren, Gvardiol, Sosa;
- Midfielders: Modric, Kovacic, Brozovic;
- Forwards: Pasalic, Kramaric, Perisic;
— HNS (@HNS_CFF) December 9, 2022
Most Popular FAQ for Argentina vs Croatia
Who won the last meeting between these clubs?
Croatia beat Argentina 3-0 in the 2018 World Cup in Russia
Where will this match be played?
Tuesday’s game will be played at Lusail Iconic Stadium in Lusail.
Which bookmaker has the best odds for this fixture?
We recommend checking out the odds at 1XBet for Argentina vs Croatia.
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