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World Cup: Croatia vs Canada – Match preview and betting tip

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Croatia go up against Canada on Sunday in their second outing in the World Cup group stage. With all scenarios still open, we are looking ahead to an exciting encounter.

Following the opening round of the Group F matches, Croatia are number two on one point, while Canada have zero points as number four. The Blazers arrive at this match placed as number 12 in the FIFA world ranking, while their North American foes lag behind as number 41 in the world.

Croatia are expected by the bookmakers to at least challenge for first place in their group. They would be disappointed to end the tournament after only three matches. Canada rank as the hefty favourites with the bookmakers to exit the World Cup before the real fun starts. They don’t have enough quality to cause a surprise.

Current position in the World Cup standings: Croatia vs Canada

Croatia came through the opening round with a goalless draw against Morocco. No doubt they went into their opener gunning for a bit more, but at least they started off the World Cup by not losing, which is always nice. Canada came up empty-handed in their group opener in the World Cup, going down 1-0 in the end against Belgium. They need a reply and need it fast.

Team form: Croatia vs Canada

Croatia Form

Croatia look well suited to take on any opponent presently, as their last 3 matches saw them gain 7 points. They ran out 1-3 and 0-1 against Austria and Saudi Arabia respectively. Their winning streak came to an end against Morocco, who claimed a point in a 0-0 draw. The Blazers were able to win six of their previous 10 games across all tournaments, while drawing three of the games. They suffered defeat in one of these outings.

Canada Form

In their previous three encounters, Canada lost 2-0 against Uruguay, won 1-2 against Japan and lost 1-0 against Belgium. The Reds claimed four wins in their last 10 matches across all tournaments, while also drawing one along the way. They endured defeat in five of the games in this run.

Betting facts for Croatia and Canada

Here are some interesting betting-relevant stats and facts. They take into account matches that Croatia and Canada played across all tournaments.

  • Croatia have not lost 18 of the last 20 matches
  • In 10 of the last 11 Croatia matches, the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • Croatia have scored in 14 of the last 16 matches
  • Croatia have won 5 of the last 6 matches
  • In 5 of the last 7 Croatia matches, the sum of goals was under 2.5
  • In 5 of the last 6 Canada matches, the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • Canada have conceded in the last 4 matches in a row
  • Canada have scored in 5 of the last 7 matches
  • Canada have not won 3 of the last 4 matches

Players on top: Croatia vs Canada

Look no further than Luka Modric when searching for a marksman currently in good shape. He has hit the target two times lately for Croatia, while Jonathan David has managed a goal in the last half dozen matches for Canada. No doubt, both are looking to add to their total once again.

Full-time result

Croatia claimed all three points six times in their last 10 matches across all tournaments, while also drawing three along the way. They endured defeat in one of the games in this run. Canada have won four of their last 10 games, while drawing one and losing five in this series of matches. Croatia did not lose any of their last 7 matches.

Both teams to score

Croatia scored the first goal in six out of their last ten games. Canada got the opening goal in four out of their last ten away games. The Reds managed the first goal of the game in only four of those 10 previous games played. Meanwhile, Croatia were first on target in six of their last 10 outings.

Total goals

Croatia saw over 2.5 goals in four of their last ten matches across all tournaments, as they scored an average of 1.2 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals appeared in five of the last ten matches that Canada played across all tournaments. They scored 1.5 times on average in the process.

In conclusion, the upcoming game between Croatia and Canada 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.