France vs Croatia Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips

World Cup FRANCE CROATIA

at 11.00 a.m – Luzhniki Stadium

France 1.86 | Draw 3.14 | Croatia 4.62

France vs Croatia Predictions

France started the tournament as fourth favourites for the title and they’ve made it through to the final two. After eliminating Argentina, Uruguay and Belgium en-route to this showpiece event, they will be confident of lifting the World Cup for the second time. They were 3-0 winners against Brazil in Paris twenty years ago and they’d love to mark that anniversary with another success. Didier Deschamp’s side are extremely well organised and tough to break down, with Raphael Varane having a superb tournament at the back. Croatia have played more minutes in Russia than any other team and come off the back of three consecutive games which have all gone into extra time. They snuck past England to book their place in this event and they’ll be looking to become first-time winners and the ninth side to lift the trophy. They have had an easier passage to this stage and this could be a step too far. France look well-organised and dangerous in the final third. They should be able to secure their second title at 1.89 with Sports Interaction.

France vs Croatia Preview

France were hardly convincing during the group stage of the tournament but they’ve turned on the style in the knock-out rounds and, despite a tough passage, they’ve made it through to the final two. They’ve already eliminated Argentina in a topsy-turvy 90 minutes, then eased past a blunt Uruguay before beating Belgium in the semi-final. They’ve been defensively superb so far and have kept four clean sheets in six games. They have big-match experience and many of their players are performing exceptionally well at the moment. Didier Deschamps isn’t likely to tinker with his formation ahead of this game and all eyes will be on Kylian Mbappe. Can he use his pace to devastating effect once again?

Croatia weren’t expected to reach this stage but they’ve made it tough for their opponents so far and Zlatko Dalic’s side will fancy their chances of causing an upset in this contest. This is their first-ever World Cup final appearance and they will be full of confidence after seeing off England in the semi-final. They haven’t won a game since the group-stage but have shown adaptability in extra time and despite visibly tiring against Russia, they still managed to find a way through. Luka Modric will be crucial to their chances once again whilst Mario Mandzukic’s industry is likely to keep the French defence busy all afternoon.

Both Teams to Score Prediction

France haven’t conceded for 180 minutes at this tournament and they could hold firm once again. Croatia have netted ten times in regular time at the World Cup so far, although they were handed some of those goals on a plate against Argentina. World Cup finals are typically low scoring and the last three have all finished with fewer than three goals. Both Teams to Score? No is available at 1.56 with Intertops.

France vs Croatia Correct Score Prediction

France have picked up some decent results en-route to this final and they should find this game relatively straightforward. Croatia have played 360 minutes in the knock-out rounds and they might not have the legs to keep up with France’s lightning-quick attack. France to win 2-0 in this game is available at 6.42 with Bodog and should be backed.

France vs Croatia Odds

France are the favourites for this match and they can be backed at 1.89 with Sports Interaction. Croatia have been the draw specialists in recent weeks and it’s 3.61 to end all-square once again. Zlatko Dalic’s men are 3.91 to prevail and lift the trophy in Moscow.

France vs Croatia Score Prediction 

Over/Under Prediction

Statistics

  • This is just France’s second World Cup final appearance
  • The last two meetings between these sides have ended all-square. It’s 3.61 to finish as a draw with Betway
  • Each of the last three World Cup finals have gone to extra time
  • France have conceded just four goals at the 2018 World Cup, three of these came against Argentina
  • Croatia picked up maximum points in the group stage
  • France are unbeaten in their last nine games in all competitions
  • Croatia have conceded exactly one goal in each of their last four matches

 


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