The prediction of Croatia and Belgium comes before the match of the 3rd round of the World Cup group stage. This game will be played on December 1st at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, Qatar. In this match overview, we bring you betting tips and accurate predictions of results based on the analysis of these two sides.
Croatia vs Belgium Match Preview and Team News
Croatia was the runners-up in the 2018 World Cup. While most of the players who starred in Russia have since declined in form due to age, the checkered ones have remained strong opposition in global football. In the just concluded UEFA Nations League, Croatia kicked off their campaign with a 3-0 loss to Austria but bounced back with a draw and four successive wins. This clash with Belgium will be the fifth encounter. Despite trailing against Canada early in the game, Croatia managed to bounce back and celebrate a convincing 4-1 victory. Nikola Vlasic shows talent, he has excellent ball control, and 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. Domagoj Vida, who shook off a muscle injury and earned his 100th match against Saudi Arabia in a friendly before the World Cup, will not play either.
At 2nd place in the global football ranking, Belgium will not be easy to defeat. They have a mission to progress beyond semis, having settled for third place in the 2018 World Cup in Russia. However, recent defensive challenges have been Belgium’s worry ahead of the Qatar World Cup. They lost twice and bagged one draw in the UEFA Nations League. Only one clean sheet in the UEFA Nations League and only two clean sheets in the eight matches they have played in 2022 could expose Belgium’s defense to some serious attack from Croatia. The Red Devils were lucky to get all three points against Canada, but Morocco managed to exploit all their weaknesses and book a 2-0 victory. Axel Witsel found the right role in the team, he moves great in the middle of the field, and it isn’t easy to take the ball away from this guy. Eden Hazard is a great player, he creates a lot of problems for his opponents, and his greatest virtue of this guy is speed.
Croatia vs Belgium Predicted Lineups
Croatia: Livakovic, Juranovic, Lovren, Gvardiol, Sosa, Modric, Brozovic, Kovacic, Vlasic, Kramaric, Perisic.
Belgium: Courtois, Dendoncker, Alderwiereld, Vertonghen, Meunier, Tielemans, Witsel, Castagne, De Bruyne, Batshuayi, Hazard.
Croatia vs Belgium Betting Tips and Predictions
There are no favorites in this match, and we won’t be surprised if this clash could end in a draw.
This will be a big fight between these two rivals, and we should expect a goal from both teams.
Draw @ 3.40
BTTS Yes @ 1.80
Correct score 1:1 @ 7.00