The prediction of Argentina and Croatia comes before the match of the semi-finals of the World Cup. This game will be played on December 13th at Lusail Iconic Stadium, Qatar. In this match overview, we bring you betting tips and accurate predictions of results based on the analysis of these two sides.
Argentina vs Croatia Match Preview and Team News
We don’t get a Brazil-Argentina World Cup semi-final, but this is a meeting of the last two World Cup runners-up. They’ve taken different paths to get this far, but both are coming off penalty shootouts in the quarterfinals. Argentina has rebounded since that shocking loss to Saudi Arabia and survived a late two-goal comeback from the Netherlands. Argentina has had two-goal leads in both knockout matches and then struggled to close out games. Messi has led the way with four goals and two assists. He had a world-class assist and converted two penalty kicks, one in the second half and one in the shootout in the quarterfinal. Angel Di Maria finally shows the qualities he possesses, he has excellent technique, and he is unstoppable in a one-on-one game. Lautaro Martinez is a great player, he creates a lot of problems for his opponents, and the greatest virtue of this guy is speed.
Croatia has managed to make it to the semi-finals with just one win (shootouts are classified as draws) and while leading for just 46 minutes the entire tournament (all 46 of which came in that win against Canada). Croatia has come from behind in regular time to win in penalty shootouts in both knockout matches eventually. The other factor to watch is fatigue. While both teams played extra time in the quarterfinals, Croatia has now done that for two games in a row. Croatia did win two shootouts and an extra-time match en route to the final in 2018. Croatia’s midfield played defense via possession against Brazil, with Marcelo Brozovic, Luka Modric, and Mateo Kovacic producing a masterclass. Nikola Vlasic shows talent, he has excellent ball control, can play in multiple positions, and every team needs such a player. Ivan Perisic is a guy who causes a lot of problems for the opponent on the left side. He is fast and unstoppable in a one-on-one game.
Argentina vs Croatia Predicted Lineups
Argentina: E. Martinez, Molina, Romero, Otamendi, Li. Martinez, Tagliafico, De Paul, Fernandez, Mac Allister, Messi, La. Martinez.
Croatia: Livakovic, Juranovic, Lovren, Gvardiol, Sosa, Modic, Brozovic, Kovacic, Pasalic, Petkovic, Perisic.
Argentina vs Croatia Betting Tips and Predictions
It is going to be an exciting clash, as Croatia is not without a chance of remaining undefeated. However, we believe Argentina should meet the expectations and deliver a win.
This will be a big fight between these two rivals, and we should expect a goal from both teams. Football fans should enjoy this match and see at least a goal in each net.
Argentina to win @ 1.80
BTTS Yes @ 2.20
Correct score 2:1 @ 10.00