France vs Croatia Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
That’s it boys and girls. Twenty-first FIFA World Cup is almost over. Final match between France and Croatia is going to be played on Sunday evening in Moscow. This is last chance to dance in Russia, to put our bets and earn some serious cash. These two teams played five times so far and France is undefeated in those matches. First they recorded three victories but last two games ended in draw. Average number of goals is under 2.5.
Exactly twenty years has passed since France won last World Cup. After disaster in South Africa and two years later EURO 2012 French football association decided to rebuild entire team. Didier Claude Deschamps is given contract and freedom to do what he thinks is the best. After that France improved significantly. Two years ago, France played final match in European championship and they lost to Portugal. For this championship, Deschamps picked modest players that were able to create team spirit. Benzema is left out because of his hot temper while Pogba decided to have ordinary haircut in order to fit in the team. France struggled in group stage and it did not look at that moment that they are able to reach finals. After glorious victory over Argentina everything changed. Next match they routinely won against Uruguay. In semi finals, opponent was Belgium and people saw that match as finals before finals. Long story short, France controlled that match from the very beginning and when Umtiti scored in fifty-first minute we already knew the first finalist is. France is currently recognized as fast, attacking team. Their defense is also strong and if they want they are able to defend perfectly. We have an impression that we did not see France at their best and match against Croatia is best opportunity to see their full potential. France is favorite but Croats showed us that they are hard nut to crack. If France want victory they better resolve the game in regular ninety minutes because extra time obviously belongs to Croats.
Croatia is writing new pages in their football history. Twenty years ago Croatia played semi-final match against France which they lost 2:1. In match for third place they were better than Netherlands 2:1. Croatia already secured second place but they will seek their revenge for defeat two decades ago. Croatia is one of rare countries that played really well in every single game. In group stage they collected all three victories. In knockout stage, things did not go so easy. First they defeated Denmark after penalties. The same scenario is seen against Russia. Match against England did not start well for them because after only five minutes of play they were losing 0:1. In second part of the match, Croatia took over the initiative and in sixty-eighth minute Ivan Perisic equalized 1:1. Once again match entered extra time in which Croats scored winning goal and the scorer was Mario Mandzukic. Speaking of knockout stage we must realize that Croats won all three games so far after two hours of play. They are chronically tired and their players are prone to injuries. Their next opponent finished all three games after ninety minutes of play and it seemed that they did not play the best they can. Croatian love for national team is not easy to explain but their patriotism often mixed with nationalism/chauvinism gives them wings to win when everybody write them off. Croatia made great accomplishment by entering finals and they should be proud. If they decide to attack there is a chance that we will witness the most dynamic and the most interesting game in World Cup 2018.
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France have almost all players available for the final game in Russia. Djibril Sidibe and Blaise Matuidi are not fully fit and they are doubtful for the match. All other players are available to play and all of them are highly motivated for the match against Croatia.
On the other side Croatia also don't have many missing players for this game. Ivan Strinic and Mario Mandzukic are not fully fit, but we expect to see them in starting XI. All other players are ready for the match and they will play aggressive from the first minute.
Possible starting lineups
France: Lloris; Hernandez, Umtiti, Varane, Pavard; Matuidi, Kanté, Pogba; Griezmann, Giroud, Mbappé
Croatia: Subasic; Strinic, Vida, Lovren, Vrsaljko; Brozovic, Rakitic; Perisic, Modric, Rebic; Mandzukic
France vs Croatia Prediction
What a great football game on Sunday to place our bet and win some cash. France face Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow and we will enjoy in a true football fight for the trophy. Both teams are highly motivated and they will play aggressive from the first minute. They will do their best on this match and we will enjoy in one dynamic and open game with lots of scoring chances and goals. The two nations have met five times, and Croatia have never beaten France. This time they are highly motivated to do that, but it will not be an easy job. Croatia are first-time finalists at the World Cup and they made historical success in Russia. On the other side for France there is the possibility to join Argentina and Uruguay in winning the trophy for the second time. They play very well and their main objective for the match will be to score a goal more, while on the other side Croatia will try to score after fast counterattacks. Croatia have very good midfielders, but on the other side France have strong defending midfielders and we expect lots of midfield duels and fouls. Enjoy in fantastic football game and try to win some cash with our football prediction and betting tips.
Our prediction and betting tips for the match France vs Croatia Prediction: France to win. We expect from France to win, but also expect from both teams to score. Our second betting pick for the match is Both teams to score. So our risky bet goes on correct score 3-1 and we expect from Kylian Mbappe to score at least two goal in final. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.