Croatia vs Denmark Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips
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Date: 1st July 2018 – 10:00 ET
Nizhny Novgorod Stadium – TV: TSN
Croatia vs Denmark Predictions
Croatia have arguably been the most impressive side so far in Russia and they’ve taken a maximum nine points from their opening three games. They’ve looked dangerous going forward but they’ve also kept things tight at the back. They have plenty of experience in the side and Zlatko Dalic’s side are all pulling in the same direction. They will be full of confidence coming into this tie and they should be able to progress. Denmark have been perfectly functional so far and they’ve been solid at the back but they’re lacking a spark in the final third. A lot of responsibility will fall on Christian Eriksen once again and he will be tasked with creating chances for this side. Croatia should be slightly stronger and edge this. They can be backed at 1.82 with Sports Interaction.
Croatia vs Denmark Preview
Croatia are dark horses in this tournament but they’ve made the perfect start to their campaign and they should be able to reach the latter stages of the competition. They made it to the semi-finals of France ’98 and they stand a decent chance of making it through to the last eight here. They have scored plenty of goals so far and they’ve kept things tight at the back. Zlatko Dalic’s men could be difficult to stop.
Denmark finished second in Group C and they will fancy their chances of keeping yet another clean sheet here. They’ve only conceded one goal so far this tournament and that came from the penalty spot following a VAR intervention. They are extremely well-organised but occasionally lack potency in the final third and that could be their downfall in this game.
Both of these two sides have conceded just a single goal at the tournament and they each came from the penalty spot. This could be an extremely tactical battle with both sides remaining patient in their quest for the breakthrough. It could be a matter of who blinks first. One moment of individual brilliance or a costly error could potentially decide this game and a low-scoring affair is expected. There is plenty at stake and it will be tense 90 minutes in Nizhny Novgorod. It’s 2.36 with Sports Interaction to be goalless at the break whilst Intertops are offering 1.42 on Under 2.5 Goals in this contest.
Croatia vs Denmark Correct Score Prediction
Croatia did the bare minimum against Nigeria; they waited for Argentina to make mistakes and they weathered the storm against Iceland. Each of their three matches have been different and they’ve proved extremely adaptable. The Danes aren’t likely to give much away and a low-scoring affair is likely. 1-0 Croatia looks a decent proposition in the correct score market and it’s available at 4.89 with Bodog.
Croatia vs Denmark Odds
Croatia have been priced up as the favourites in this tie and can be backed at 1.82 to win inside 90 minutes. Denmark will look to keep it tight and a draw is available at 3.26 with Sports Interaction, whilst it’s 5.06 for Age Hareide’s side to continue their participation in this competition.
- These two sides have never met each other at a World Cup, although they were drawn in the same group during qualifying for the 1998 tournament.
- They’ve each won two of their five most recent head-to-head meetings.
- Denmark have given away two penalties in their first three World Cup games.
- Croatia have scored seven times in their last three matches and they’ve only conceded a single goal. Both Teams to Score? No is 1.56 with Sports Interaction.
- Croatia reached the semi-finals in 1998; that was the last time they got beyond the group stage.
- Ivan Perisic has netted three times at the World Cup and scored the winning goal against Iceland.