Brazil entered the 2022 FIFA World Cup as the favorite for the trophy and they have played fantastically well to justify those FIFA World Cup odds.

Croatia lost to France in the final of the 2018 World Cup and will back themselves to cause the upset of the tournament when they face Brazil on Dec 09 at the Education Stadium in Doha.

Croatia does not have flamboyant or big-name players like Brazil but what they do have is a dogged resilience to keep fighting and pushing forward till the end. Croatia go into this game with very little pressure as they are facing arguably the best team at the World Cup.

This will work to their advantage as Luka Modric and the company love the underdog tag and will look to surprise the Brazilians.

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Croatia vs Brazil Match Odds – FIFA WC 2022

Team Odds On 22Bet
Croatia  9.00
Brazil  1.36

Croatia vs Brazil Prediction

The match odds are almost embarrassing as it suggests that Brazil is going to have a cakewalk and win this game.

We don’t agree with that as we think this game is going to be a lot more competitive than what most football fans expect.

Croatia doesn’t have a good record against South American teams in FIFA World Cup games. They have played South American countries on 5 occasions at the World Cup and lost 4 of them.

Two of those losses were against Brazil who beat them in 2006 with a 1-0 scoreline and in 2014 with a 3-1 scoreline. Their only win was against Argentina.

Brazil have enormous confidence in their ability and a bunch of talent both on the field and on the bench. They will back themselves to beat any side at the World Cup and should be able to get past Croatia.

Recommended Betting Tip: Brazil (1.36)

Croatia vs Brazil – Team Performance In Qatar  

Croatia managed to hold Belgium to a 0-0 draw in the group stage and also finished with a 0-0 draw against Morocco.

What helped their chances to qualify was a big 4-1 win against Canada that allowed them to play Japan in the round of 16.

Croatia had a tough game against Japan which went into extra time and finished 1-1 to take it to a penalty shootout which Croatia won 3-1.

Brazil won 2-0 against Serbia and 1-0 against Switzerland to book themselves a spot in the round of 16.

They were heading to a 0-0 draw against Cameroon in their third game before they conceded a goal in the dying minutes and lost 0-1. They embarrassed South Korea in the round of 16 and finished 4-1.

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Croatia have shown during this World Cup that they have fantastic defense and rarely concede a goal. They will once again look to play a defensive game and back their strengths but is it going to hold up to the flair and flamboyance of top Brazilian strikers?

Croatia tend to wait for the opposition to make a mistake and then capitalize on it. They will look to use the same strategy against Brazil as it’s a strategy that has worked well for them so far in Qatar. Luka Modric will be the key playmaker for Croatia.

Brazil are going to attack from the start and not take the foot of the game. They know Croatia will be hurting from the extra time they put in against Japan and will look to tire their players out quickly with an attack from both sides.

With Neymar Jr. back for Brazil, they will be playing with a very strong mid-field. While Croatia has two key players in Luka Modric and Ivan Perisic, Brazil has a squad packed with match winners.

Croatia vs Brazil Top Goal Scorers Betting

Croatia haven’t scored a lot of goals so far in Qatar. Their top goal scorer is Andrej Kramaric with 2 goals while Luka Modric and Ivan Perisic have 1 each. Their top goal scorer in World Cup history is Ivan Perisic with 6 goals.

Richarlison is the top scorer for Brazil with 3 goals while Neymar Jr., Vini Jr., Lucas Paqueta, and Casemiro have scored one goal each.

Richarlison will want to add to his tally of goals and get higher up the list to win the coveted Golden Boot award.

Also, watch out for Vini Jr. who found the back of the net in their last game against South Korea and looks to be in top form.

Recommended Betting Tip: Ivan Perisic or Richarlison

Croatia vs Brazil Squad

Croatia’s best-playing XI will take the field against Brazil but they don’t have the quality or the talent to stop the South American giants. They will depend heavily on Luka Modric and Ivan Perisic.

Brazil were happy to have Neymar Jr. back against South Korea and he will play a key role in mid-field yet again while Richarlison will look to add to his goal tally!

Croatia Likely Playing XI

Dominik Livakovic (GK), Dejan Lovren, Josko Gvardiol, Borna Sosa, Josip Juranovic, Luka Modric, Mateo Kovacic, Mario Pasalic, Marcelo Brozovic, Ivan Perisic, and Andrej Kramaric.

Brazil Likely Playing XI

Alisson (GK), Militao, Silva, Marquinhos, Alex Sandro, Casemiro, Paqueta, Neymar Jr., Raphinha, Richarlison and Vinicius Junior.

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