Croatia vs England Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
Exciting Wednesday evening in Moscow and yet another good match to put our bets and earn money. Croatia played seven times so far against England and they recorded two wins, one draw and four defeats. In last match, Croats suffered humiliated defeat 5:1. Average number of goals is four when these teams play.
A lot of thing can be said about Croatia but nobody can say that they lack luck in this World Cup. After great performance in group stage Croatia entered elimination phase. In first game they defeated always sturdy Danes but only after two hours of play they won penalty shootout. Next opponent was World Cup host, Russia. Most people believed that Croats would win that game easily but the facts say otherwise. Denis Cheryshev is responsible for first shock in the game when he scored in thirty-first minute 1:0. Eight minutes later Andrej Kramaric equalized 1:1. Until the end of ninety minutes result changed no more. In extra time Domagoj Vida brings the lead to Croatia. Five minutes before the end, Russia levels the score and match goes to penalties. Croats won it and once again man of the match was their goalkeeper Danijel Subasic. Croatia has problems with injured players and tired ones too. They played four hours high paced games and that left impact on them. On the other hand, if they somehow reach penalties they are better prepared and mentally stronger than their opponent. We expect interesting game with lots of scoring chances.
Wimbledon reached quarter-finals and matches are intense but in England nobody cares about it because The Three Lions reached semi-finals in World Cup 2018. English national team reached this stage in controversial way when they decided to keep second place in group in order to avoid strong opponents until finals. That decision proved to be right one because after victory in penalty shootout against Colombia they gained opportunity to fight against Sweden for semi-finals. England started match in standard 3-5-2 formation and after half an hour of play, Harry Maguire scored great header 0:1. That was his first goal in national team. Dele Alli doubled the lead in fifty-ninth minute and that goal was also header 0:2. England turned their football philosophy towards old school 3-5-2 system and cross balls. That romantic kind of approach certainly brings results so far. Everything in England is about tradition and according to that, we must remind that runner ups in groups never managed to win World Cup. Croatia is next opponent and they are definitively better than Sweden so England will not have an easy time. If we ignore match against Panama then we see that England failed to score more than two goals per match in last twelve months. The main concern for The Three Lions will be their three defenders who must stop Croatian attackers because otherwise they will lose fair and square.
Enjoy in Wednesday’s football match Croatia vs. England and earn some money with our predictions and betting tips. Referee Cuneyt Cakir of Turkey will take charge of the match. Cakir has awarded nine yellows in his two World Cup matches so far. Read our betting preview and take your chance to win some cash on Wednesday night.
Croatia don't have fully fit squad for the semi final match against England. Sime Vrsaljko is injured and he will not play on Wednesday night. Danijel Subasic and Dejan Lovren are not fully fit, but we expect them in starting XI. All other players are fully fit and ready for the match.
On the other side England also have almost all players available for the match. Jordan Henderson and Jamie Vardy are not fully fit and they are doubtful for the match. All other players are available to play and they are ready to play aggressive from the first minute.
Possible starting lineups
Croatia: Subasic; Vida, Lovren, Corluka, Strinic; Rakitic, Brozovic, Rebic, Modric, Perisic; Mandzukic
England: Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire; Henderson; Trippier, Lingard, Alli, Young; Sterling, Kane
Croatia vs England Prediction
What a great football game on Wednesday night and semi-final match Croatia vs England. Both teams are highly motivated for this game and they will play aggressive from the first minute. We expect a true football fight in Moscow and will see lots of midfield duels and fouls. Stakes are big and teams have to play very cautious. This will be the eighth meeting between these two sides and Croatia have won just two previous meetings. England have scored one more goal than Croatia so far and we expect a tough game without lots of scoring chances. The winners of this match will play in final against France and it will be a huge success for any team. England have a clear physical advantage in this semi-final, but they have a hard job to reach final game. Croatia have fantastic players in the midfield and they will control the ball. England have not really faced a side of this quality to now and we will see what Three Lions can do at the World Cup. They will arrive in Moscow full of confidence having lost just two of their last 30 competitive games. This game is going to be a true football spectacle and we will enjoy in a good game of football.
However our prediction and betting tips for the match Croatia vs England Prediction: Under 2.5 goals. We don't expect to see lots of scoring chances and expect to see penalties. So our second betting pick for the match is Draw after 90 minutes. If you want to take a risk with bet on correct score our advise is to do that with bet on Correct score 1-1. Also you can try with bet on Rakitic to score, or bet on Lingard to score. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.