Croatia vs Denmark Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips
This match is over.
Final score: Croatia 1-1 Denmark
Croatia win on penalties (3-2)
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1st July 2018 – 19:00 GMT
Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, TV: ITV
Croatia vs Denmark Predictions
Croatia end the group stage with a perfect record and they can be confident going into this game. They picked up nine points with victories over Nigeria, Argentina and Iceland. Zlatko Dalic’s side rode their luck against Iceland but they possess the individual players who are capable of producing match-winning strikes and they looks a decent proposition in this tie. Denmark have been efficient in Group C and they remain undefeated but they only netted two goals in three matches and Age Hareide’s pragmatic side may finally come unstuck in this contest. Kasper Schmeichel suggested that Denmark winning the World Cup would be akin to Leicester City’s achievements in the Premier League but his side are unlikely to go any further in this competition. Croatia can be backed at 5/6 with Paddy Power.
Croatia vs Denmark Preview
There has always been plenty of expectation surrounding Croatia and it looks like they are finally beginning to fulfil it. Zlatko Dalic is getting the best out of a number of talented players and they’ve looked incredibly composed at the tournament so far. They topped Group D with a perfect record and, as a result, they’ve been handed a winnable-looking tie against Denmark. Luka Modric, Ivan Perisic and Milan Badelj have all got on the score-sheet in Russia and they have plenty of goals in their side.
Denmark have been solid and effective and managed to secure their qualification for the round of 16 with five points from a possible nine. Age Hareide’s side don’t concede many goals and they don’t allow the opposition to get into goalscoring positions. They’ve relied upon the heroics of Kasper Schmeichel on numerous occasions and he is likely to endure another busy 90 minutes here. Christian Eriksen is tasked with providing some flair and class in this game and he is Denmark’s best hope of causing an upset.
Denmark’s games have not been high-scoring affairs. That doesn’t mean that the matches haven’t been entertaining as they’ve been involved in some end-to-end contests but they don’t concede many goals. Peru an Australia dominated the second halves of their respective games against Denmark but neither emerged with maximum points. Croatia have kept two clean sheets in three and the only goal that they’ve conceded came from the penalty spot. This could be a tight game which could be decided by a moment of magic or a single pivotal error. Under 2.5 Goals can be backed at 1/2 with Betfred.
Croatia vs Denmark Correct Score Prediction
This game could be decided by just a single goal and it’s likely to go Croatia’s way. They don’t give up and continue to probe throughout the 90 minutes. Denmark will be tough to penetrate and they will have to be patient. 1-0 Croatia is available at 9/2 with Betfair and looks a decent option in the correct score market.
Croatia vs Denmark Odds
Croatia have been priced up as the odds-on favourites and they can be backed at 9/11 with 888sport. A draw is a possibility and it can be backed at 40/17. Denmark will be looking to cause an upset and are available at 39/10.
- These sides have met each other five times with both teams winning twice. The other game ended all square in 1997
- Both teams have found the net in three of their last four meetings
- Denmark have given away two penalties in their last three games
- Croatia scored seven times in their last three games and only conceded once. Croatia to win to nil is 6/4 with Bwin
- This is the first time since 1998 that Croatia have progressed beyond the group stage
- Ivan Perisic has netted three times at the World Cup and is his countries second highest scorer in this competition behind Davor Suker
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