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Croatia Belgium
Croatia
Croatia
VS
Belgium
Belgium

Tip :

Croatia wins the match

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Croatia vs Belgium Predictions & Betting Tips (World Cup)

 by Ioannis |

Croatia face off with Belgium in what should be a scintillating encounter in the final match day of Group F of the World Cup. Croatia cruised to a 4-1 win against Canada, exhibiting their elite quality after a lacklustre opening performance. Thus, they are through if they win or draw. Defeat would leave them needing eliminated Canada to overcome Morocco, in which case goal difference would be required to separate Zlatko Dalic's side from the Atlas Lions. Belgium on the other hand were disappointing in every aspect of their game against Morocco, justifiably succumbing to a 2-0 defeat. However, they will qualify for the Round of 16 with victory over Croatia and top the group should Morocco also fail to win. Defeat will see them knocked out. A draw will only be enough if Morocco are beaten by Canada, with goal difference then set to determine where the two sides finish in the group.
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The best odds for betting

Bookmaker 1 X 2 Bonus up to
Bet365
3 3.4 2.38
1xbet
2.83 3.46 2.58
Vbet
2.68 3.41 2.78
Betobet
3.1 3.35 2.4
Shangrila
3 3.45 2.35
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The odds reflect a perfectly balanced set, with both teams’ win offered at 2.62 and the draw offered at 3.00, with the bookmakers believing that there is little to separate the two sides.

Form

Ranking

2e
Croatia
World Cup Group F
3e
Belgium

Last matches

Croatia
Croatia Last matches
W W W W D W

27 Nov 2022 - World Cup

Croatia
4 :  1
Canada

23 Nov 2022 - World Cup

Morocco
0 :  0
Croatia

16 Nov 2022 - International Friendlies

Saudi Arabia
0 :  1
Croatia

25 Sep 2022 - UEFA Nations League

Austria
1 :  3
Croatia

22 Sep 2022 - UEFA Nations League

Croatia
2 :  1
Denmark

13 Jun 2022 - UEFA Nations League

France
0 :  1
Croatia
Belgium
Belgium Last matches
W W L L W L

27 Nov 2022 - World Cup

Belgium
0 :  2
Morocco

23 Nov 2022 - World Cup

Belgium
1 :  0
Canada

18 Nov 2022 - International Friendlies

Egypt
2 :  1
Belgium

25 Sep 2022 - UEFA Nations League

Netherlands
1 :  0
Belgium

22 Sep 2022 - UEFA Nations League

Belgium
2 :  1
Wales

14 Jun 2022 - UEFA Nations League

Poland
0 :  1
Belgium

Head to head

Croatia

0 %

Draw

33 %

Belgium

67 %

6 Jun 2021 - International Friendlies

Belgium
1 :  0
Croatia

11 Oct 2013 - World Cup

Croatia
1 :  2
Belgium

11 Sep 2012 - World Cup

Belgium
1 :  1
Croatia

Form Analysis

Was it the raucous words of motivation by Canadian manager John Herdmann which backfired? Or did Croatia’s elite midfield line finally click into gear? In any case, Croatia had a point to prove and they very much succeeded in doing so. They were superb against Canada on Sunday evening, masterminding the perfect response to an early opening goal to run riot and secure a much needed 4-1 victory. Modric made the midfield his own on the night, Kramaric scored a brace and Livaja was a constant threat, with the general feeling being that Croatia could have scored many more. It is now eight games unbeaten for Dalic’s men, who have emerged victorious in six of those. On the downside, they have lost three of their last five meetings against Belgium. With regards to the Red Devils, Kevin De Bruyne’s infamous comment about them being “too old” to be World Cup contenders hit a different note after their poor showing against Morocco. Lambasted even before kick off for exhibiting a defeatist attitude, the Belgians’ timid performance throughout their encounter did little to prove him wrong, with rumours of a heated locker room altercation after the game serving to add to their woes. Desperately failing to break down Morocco’s stubborn defensive line, they did not manage to hold their own and fell to the Moroccans’ expertly taken set pieces to put their qualification chances in serious doubt. The also put an end to an impressive thirteen game unbeaten World Cup group stage run. Belgium have now lost three of their last four international games, scoring just twice in the process.
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Starting 11

Croatia

Formation : 4 - 1 - 2 - 3

1
D Livakovic
22
J Juranovic
6
D Lovren
20
J Gvardiol
19
B Sosa
11
M Brozovic
10
L Modric
7
L Majer
15
M Pasalic
16
B Petkovic
4
I Perisic
25
J Doku
9
R Lukaku
16
T Hazard
21
T Castagne
7
K De Bruyne
6
A Witsel
10
E Hazard
5
J Vertonghen
8
Y Tielemans
2
T Alderweireld
1
T Courtois

Formation : 3 - 4 - 3

Belgium

Squad analysis

When Luka Modric is in form, Croatia are unstoppable. The midfield maestro staged another world class performance at the grandest of games, showing the way for Zlatko Dalic’s men after an inauspicious start to the game against Canada. Kramaric also proved his point after being doubted in the tournament’s opener, scoring a brace while he could have found a third. For Belgium, too many of their players were underperforming on Sunday evening. Most notably, Thibaut Courtois had a night to forget, after failing to learn his lesson against Morocco’s free kick trickery, conceding an almost identical goal after the initial one was ruled offside. Kevin De Bruyne also had an uncharacteristically poor showing, misplacing passes that typical KDB would breeze through. Amadou Onana collected an early booking and will thus have to miss this game. Romelu Lukaku has played little part in the proceedings so far but Belgium will be hopeful he can make an impact in this crunch fixture.

Croatia - Belgium key points

  1. Croatia have won six of their last seven games
  2. Belgium have lost three of their last four games
  3. Belgium are winless in their last three World Cup games
  4. Belgium have scored just twice in their last four games
  5. Croatia have lost just once in their last eighteen games
  6. Croatia have won seven of their last nine World Cup games
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Our Croatia vs Belgium prediction

While both teams reached the semi finals in 2018, Croatia is doing much better at the moment, both form wise and morale wise. While they need just a draw to go through, we believe they will chase a victory over a disjointed Belgium side, which makes the Croatians’ win the value pick in this encounter.

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Other interesting tips

Both Teams To Score - odds : 1.75 at Bwin

Three of Croatia’s last five games have seen both teams find the net, while Belgium will be much more determined to provide attacking spark after their recent lacklustre performance.

Andrej Kramaric to score anytime - odds : 3.6 at Bwin

The Croatian lit up their performance against Canada with a brace, while he has three goals in his last three international appearances. Backing him to continue his electric form is a great alternative pick.

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Croatia vs Belgium match : Frequently asked questions

Croatia are through if they win or draw. Defeat would leave them needing eliminated Canada to overcome Morocco, in which case goal difference would be applied. Belgium will be eliminated if they lose this game. A draw will only be enough if Morocco are beaten by Canada, with goal difference then set to determine their fate.
The venue for the match between Croatia and Belgium will be the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan.
The match between Croatia and Belgium, which is the final matchday of Group F in the World Cup, kicks off at 3 PM UK time and 6 PM local Qatar time on Thursday, 1st of December.
The Croatia vs Belgium match will be available on BBC One and on iPlayer for all UK viewers.
The early evening kick off in the match between Croatia and Belgium means that players in the match will not have to deal with such a fair amount of heat. A manageable 24 degrees is the current expected forecast.
We're still waiting on the announcement regarding who will be the referee for the Croatia vs Belgium match to be released. We'll be sure to update the page when the information is made available.

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