Ace Football previews the World Cup game between Argentina and Croatia who meet up this coming Tuesday. The match preview includes the current team news, stats, and a recommended betting tip.
As we continue with the knockout stage of the World Cup, Argentina take on Croatia in the round of 4 on Tuesday.
Having battled to work their way into the round of 4 of the World Cup, both Argentina and Croatia are very eager to go even deeper by reaching the final itself. No doubt we are in for a serious battle when the two sides square off in Qatar. Argentina sit at number 3 in the FIFA world ranking, while Croatia enter their match this coming Tuesday as number 12.
Team form: Argentina vs Croatia
Argentina look well suited to take on any opponent presently, based on results from their last 3 matches. They ran out 0-2 and 2-1 winners against Poland and Australia respectively before beating the Netherlands on penalties after finishing 2-2 after extra time. The South American champions won nine of their last 10 matches across all tournaments while suffering one defeat.
In their previous three matches, Croatia drew 0-0 with Belgium, before beating Japan and Brazil on penalties after finishing 1-1 and 0-0 against the two teams respectively. The Blazers won eight of their last 10 matches while drawing two in a run that saw them completely avoid defeat.
Betting stats for Argentina and Croatia
Here are some fun facts that could come in handy when betting on the upcoming match between Argentina and Croatia. The facts are based on the data from matches played across all tournaments.
- Argentina have not lost 43 of the last 45 matches
- Argentina have scored in 37 of the last 39 matches
- Argentina have won 9 of the last 10 matches while scoring more than 1.5 goals
- Argentina have won 12 of the last 14 matches
- In 8 of the last 10 Argentina matches, the sum of goals was over 2.5
- Croatia have not lost 22 of the last 24 matches
- Croatia have won 8 of the last 10 matches
- Croatia have won 3 of the last 4 matches and the sum of goals was over 4.5
- Croatia have won 3 of the last 4 matches while scoring more than 3.5 goals
- In 3 of the last 4 Croatia matches, the sum of goals was over 4.5
Players on top: Argentina vs Croatia
When looking for in-form players to find the target, there are some interesting names popping up in both teams. Lionel Messi brings great form to the table, as he is now on five goals in six games. Surely, Argentina will start him against Croatia, who also have some appealing names to consider. Not least Andrej Kramaric, who notched up three goals in his past six games.
Popular markets: Argentina vs Croatia
In their last 10 matches across all tournaments, Argentina won nine times, drew zero and lost one time. Croatia claimed eight wins, drew two times and lost zero in their last 10 games across all tournaments. Argentina won their last five matches on the trot. Good luck taking on Croatia currently, as they look back on an excellent streak of 11 games without defeat. The Blazers are on a roll, having also gone 10 away matches on the spin without losing.
Both teams to score
Argentina scored the first goal of the match an impressive nine times in the last ten home games. Croatia scored the opening goal in seven of the last ten away from home. Argentina were able to win seven of their matches last 10 matches without conceding a goal.
Argentina scored an average of 3.2 goals in the past ten matches at Lusail Stadium across the tournaments and over 2.5 goals came out eight times. Over 2.5 goals happened in five of the last ten outings for Croatia, who managed to score 2.1 times in those matches. Argentina are on a nice streak of scoring at least once in their previous 14 matches.
Recommended tip: Argentina vs Croatia
In conclusion, we have a free betting prediction for this game between Argentina and Croatia. The betting tip was formed based on the abovementioned statements.