Croatia vs England: Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips
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This match is over.
Final score: Croatia 2 – 1 England
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at 4.00 a.m – Luzhniki Stadium
Date: 12th July 2018: 4 am – Fixture: Semi-final
Stadium: Luzhniki Stadium – TV: Fox Sports
Why Should I Bet on Croatia vs England?
The business end of the competition is here and there are only four teams left. England and Croatia make up the second semi-final and what a fantastic opportunity this is for both teams to reach the final of the world’s premier sporting event.
Croatia have been hugely impressive during their 2018 campaign and surpisingly reached a World Cup semi-final only 20 years ago. This is by no means uncharted territory for the Croatians and they will give as good as they get against the English.
England need to be wary of the Croatian threat and it is integral they retain the same level of intensity and focus if they are to reach the final of the 2018 World Cup. Both nations stand proudly behind their teams and this will be an emotional fixture, as both sides try and remain in the present, that will be easier said than done.
The Three Lions have the stronger squad and have proved they can score from both open play and set pieces. England to win and reach the World Cup final is 2.30 with Ladbrokes.
Croatia vs England Preview
Both of these teams have outdone themselves during the 2018 World Cup and have made the most out of a slightly less complicated draw. England’s talismanic captain Harry Kane failed to get a goal against Sweden, and this is all set up for the Tottenham man to put in a big performance for his nation.
Croatia’s key man, Luka Modric, will need to be at his influential best if they are to progress to the final. Having a player like Modric in the centre of the park does give Croatia hope and if he completes a faultless performance then Croatia will push England all the way.
Croatia vs England Score Prediction
With so much on the line, this semi-final is likely to be a watchful affair for the first half. England will dominate the game after the break and should have found their range by then. England to win 2-0 can be backed at 10.00 with Bet365.
Both Teams To Score Prediction
Jordan Pickford is having a tournament to remember and his presence between the sticks for England is giving the Three Lions a solid look at the back. The defense is now thriving and playing with a new found confidence. Both teams not to score is 1.68 with Crownbet.
Croatia are just the second side to progress on a penalty shoot-out in consecutive knockout games in a World Cup tournament, after Argentina in 1990.
Andrej Kramaric is the seventh different player to score for Croatia at the 2018 World Cup.
England have only progressed to the semi-final on three occasions, 1966, 1990, and 2018.
Dele Alli is the second youngest player to score a World Cup goal for England.