[World Cup Prediction]: Argentina vs Croatia - Tips, Team news and lineups!
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We’re looking forward to the long-awaited WC semi-final face-off between Argentina and Croatia on Tuesday. Given that they’ve both made it to this stage, and with the prize for the side that makes it through the match being a coveted place in the final, it really does promise to be a thrilling encounter.
Our Argentina v Croatia predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - plus the latest betting odds.
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Today will be Argentina vs Croatia. Semi-Final of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. Game starts at 20:00, Dec 13 2022, UK time.
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It's Argentina meet Croatia at Lusail Stadium in Semi-Final on Tuesday 13 December.
First team: Argentina WLWWWD
Argentina comes into this encounter after a World Cup match against Netherlands that ended in a draw at 2-2.
Argentina had 47% of the ball during that game and attempted 11 goals, four of which were successful. Nahuel Molina and Lionel Messi scored the goals for Argentina, respectively (35' and 73'). The Netherlands had 6 shots on goal at the other end, with 2 of them going in. Netherlands' Wout Weghorst scored two goals (83 and 90). In an exciting penalty shootout, Argentina prevailed 4-3 to win the game.
In their last six games, Argentina hasn't been able to stop scoring, scoring every time they've taken the field.
In that time, they've scored 14, while also giving up a total of 5.
Second team: Croatia WDWDDD
Previously, Croatia and Brazil drew 1-1 in their World Cup match.
Croatia had 50% of the possession in that game and 8 shots on goal, with 1 of those going in. Bruno Petkovi scored the goal for Croatia (117'). Brazil, on the other hand, had 19 shots total, with 10 of those being on goal. The goal for Brazil was scored by Neymar (105'). Croatia prevailed in a dramatic 4-2 penalty shootout.
Fewer than three goals have separated Croatia and their opponents in five of the previous six meetings. The overall average of goals scored during that time span was just 1.67, with Vatreni scoring an average of 1.17 each game. We'll keep an eye on this to see if the pattern continues.
Head to head
Argentina defeated Croatia 0-3 in the two teams' most recent league match on June 21, 2018, during World Cup Match Day 2.
Argentina had 58% of the possession on that occasion, 10 shots on goal, 3 of which were on goal.
Croatia's opponents had 15 shots on goal, with 5 of those being successful. Ivan Rakiti (91'), Luka Modri (80'), and Ante Rebi all scored goals.
Ravshan Irmatov served as the arbitrator.
Team news: Argentina
It seems likely that La Albiceleste should make use of the 4-3-3 system for this one, utilising Emiliano Martinez, Nahuel Molina, Cristian Romero, Nicolas Otamendi, Nicolas Tagliafico, Alexis Mac Allister, Enzo Fernandez, Rodrigo De Paul, Angel Di Maria, Lionel Messi and Julian Alvarez.
Team news: Croatia
We reckon that Vatreni will likely make use of a 4-3-3 system with a starting lineup of Dominik Livakovic, Josip Juranovic, Josko Gvardiol, Dejan Lovren, Borna Sosa, Luka Modric, Marcelo Brozovic, Mateo Kovacic, Mario Pasalic, Andrej Kramaric and Ivan Perisic.
We believe Croatia can score against this Argentina lineup, but it might not be enough to prevent a defeat.
We predict that Argentina will win this match by a score of 2-1. We'll just have to wait and see.
What are the top odds for the game?
In terms of the bookies’ odds in the 90 min. result market, backing Argentina is best priced at 1.86, going for the draw is 3.3 and staking on the win for Croatia gets 5. Those are the best bets that can be secured at present.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
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