Ace Football previews the World Cup round of 8 match between Croatia and Brazil and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.
Croatia are preparing for a clash against Brazil at Education City Stadium on Friday in what is a match in the quarter-finals of the World Cup.
Croatia and Brazil worked their way through their respective groups to qualify for round of 8 of the World Cup. Both are highly motivated to continue their quest for the title. Ahead of their upcoming fixture, Croatia find themselves as number 12 in the FIFA world ranking. Brazil enter the match as number 1.
Form: Croatia vs Brazil
The Croatia team look in good shape before their match against Brazil, as they seek to remain unbeaten. Firstly, they beat Canada 4-1, then they held Belgium to a 0-0 draw. Their last outing resulted in a hard-fought 1-1 draw Japan in the last 16, which they later won on penalties. The Blazers won seven of their last 10 matches while drawing three in a run that saw them avoid defeat all together.
Their past three matches saw Brazil beating Switzerland 1-0, losing 1-0 against Cameroon, and beating South Korea by 4-1. The Selecao have won nine of their last 10 matches across all tournaments, while losing just once.
Betting stats for Croatia and Brazil
Here are some fun facts that could come in handy when betting on the upcoming match between Croatia and Brazil. The facts are based on the data from matches played across all tournaments.
- Croatia are unbeaten in 10 of their last 11 World Cup games.
- Croatia are unbeaten in their last 9 games in all tournaments.
- Croatia have seen Under 2.5 goals in 3 of their 4 World Cup games.
- Brazil have won their last 3 matches against Croatia in all tournaments.
- Brazil have won 6 of their last 7 games in all tournaments.
- Brazil are unbeaten at half-time in all of their last 12 games in all tournaments.
Players to watch: Croatia vs Brazil
Looking at the market for a goalscorer, it seems a good idea to side with Andrej Kramaric, who is performing well for Croatia. He found the back of the net three times in his most recent outings. He’ll be out to add more goals against Brazil. The visitors will be looking to Richarlison to find the net once again, after managing six goals for Brazil in recent matches.
Betting markets: Croatia vs Brazil
In their last 10 matches across all tournaments, Croatia won seven times, drew three, and lost zero times. Brazil claimed nine wins, drew zero times, and lost once in their last 10 games across all tournaments. Croatia are on a fine streak of 10 matches without defeat.
Both teams to score
Croatia scored the first goal of the match in four games from a possible ten. Brazil scored the opening goal in six of the last ten away from home. Of the previous 10 outings, Croatia scored the opening goal five times, whereas their opponents were first on target in nine of their last 10 games.
Croatia saw over 2.5 goals in four of their last ten matches across all tournaments, as they scored an average of 1.7 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals happened in six of the last ten games for Brazil, who scored 2.9 times on average in those matches.
Betting suggestion: Croatia vs Brazil
In conclusion, the upcoming game between Croatia and Brazil seems like a decent betting opportunity. Considering the abovementioned stats and facts, we have come up with a betting suggestion for this World Cup match.