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Croatia
Croatia
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Brazil
Brazil

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Brazil to score first

Odds : 1.25

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Croatia vs Brazil Predictions & Betting Tips (World Cup)

 by Daniel Ngulu |

The 2022 World Cup is all set to advance to the quarter finals after an entertaining round of 16 matches and among the teams that will be battling it out in the last eight is Croatia, finalists in the 2018 World Cup against Brazil, five time winners of the World Cup. To get to this stage, both nations saw off Asian opposition; Croatia eliminated Japan while Brazil eased to a win over South Korea. This match scheduled for Friday 9th December will be staged at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan.

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8.5 4.5 1.4
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8.75 4.7 1.41
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Brazil came to this competition as favorites to win the title and that hasn’t changed a bit. They have been tipped to win all their matches so far, even though they lost one, and coming into this they are once again the favorites. Bookmakers are offering 1.38 for a Brazil win while Croatia are tipped to win at odds of 9.7, then a draw in this clash is priced at 5.4 .

Form

Last matches

Croatia
Croatia Last matches
W W D W D D

5 Dec 2022 - World Cup

Japan
1 :  1
Croatia

1 Dec 2022 - World Cup

Croatia
0 :  0
Belgium

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
Brazil
Brazil Last matches

5 Dec 2022 - World Cup

Brazil
4 :  1
Republic Of Korea

2 Dec 2022 - World Cup

Cameroon
1 :  0
Brazil

28 Nov 2022 - World Cup

Brazil
1 :  0
Switzerland

24 Nov 2022 - World Cup

Brazil
2 :  0
Serbia

27 Sep 2022 - International Friendlies

Brazil
5 :  1
Tunisia

23 Sep 2022 - International Friendlies

Brazil
3 :  0
Ghana

Head to head

Croatia

0 %

Draw

0 %

Brazil

100 %

3 Jun 2018 - International Friendlies

Brazil
2 :  0
Croatia

12 Jun 2014 - World Cup

Brazil
3 :  1
Croatia

Form Analysis

Croatia is among the four teams at this stage without a loss in the four matches they’ve played in this competition. However, they had to go all the way to extra time and a penalty shootout to claim the win against Japan and a place in the quarter finals. They came from a goal down to end the 90 minutes and extra time at 1-1, where they would ultimately prevail in the shootout against the Japanese. While they are unbeaten in this competition, Croatia have managed just one win inside 90 minutes – a 4-1 win over Canada. They’ve kept two clean sheets in the four matches played and the win over Canada was the only time they scored more than a goal, with three of their four matches producing under 2.5 goals. Scoring has clearly not been their strongest point in this World Cup; they have failed to score in two of their four matches. In Croatia’s two matches that have had goals, they conceded first. This run is consistent with their performances in previous World Cup matches, where they conceded first in six of eight matches. Croatia may not have a profile as big as Brazil’s but one thing they bring here is that they are hard to beat. In their last 20 matches since elimination from Euro 2020 by the Czech Republic, they have suffered just one loss (to Austria), yet only three of the 20 games were friendly matches – against Saudi Arabia, Bulgaria and Slovenia. In seven of their last eight knockout matches, Croatia haven’t lost in normal time; during this run, their only loss inside 90 minutes in a knockout game was against France in the 2018 World Cup. In their last five matches ahead of this fixture they scored six goals, four of them coming in the second half. While Croatia are targeting a third appearance in a World Cup semi final, Brazil, are looking to appear in the semis for a ninth time in their history. Coming into this game, Brazil have three wins in the four matches played at this competition, with two clean sheets, but scored more than a goal in just two of the four. Three of their four matches in this competition have produced under 2.5 goals. The only game that has exceeded two goals was their most recent, a 4-1 win over Korea Republic, a game in which they scored all goals in the first half. This was also the only game they managed to score in the first half at Qatar 2022.

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Starting 11

Croatia

Formation : 4 - 1 - 2 - 3

1
D Livakovic
22
J Juranovic
6
D Lovren
20
J Gvardiol
17
A Budimir
18
M Orsic
7
L Majer
10
L Modric
13
N Vlasic
16
B Petkovic
4
I Perisic
21
Rodrygo
25
Pedro
19
Antony
10
Neymar
8
Fred
5
Casemiro
2
Danilo
3
T Silva
4
Marquinhos
6
A Sandro
1
Alisson

Formation : 4 - 1 - 2 - 3

Brazil

Missing players

Croatia
Croatia
Defender J Juranovic D Lovren J Gvardiol Midfielder M Brozovic
Brazil
Brazil
Defender A Telles Forward G Jesus

Squad analysis

Croatia will hope to welcome back Borna Sosa, who missed the win over Japan due to an infection, but reports from the team indicate he will be available for this game and is in contention for a start. Croatia will however be sweating on the fitness of Josip Stamisic who was also absent for the Japan game as he nursed a muscular strain. As for Brazil, their squad is already trimmed downwards with the confirmed unavailability of Alex Telles and Gabriel Jesus. These two are out of the competition completely and Jesus has already undergone knee surgery after his injury in the loss to Cameroon. Brazil will however hope that Alex Sandro, who has now missed two matches, recovers in time to feature here. One man in focus for Brazil will be Richarlison. The Tottenham Hotspur forward has been in tremendous form, and has already scored three times in the current competition. In 2022, he has played nine matches for Brazil and scored 10 goals, a tally that is four more goals than any other player in the team. Neymar Jr will also be a crucial player for Brazil; after missing two matches, he returned and scored against Korea. His goal was the sixth straight from the penalty spot, and his goal involvement has been impressive. In their last 11 appearances, Neymar has been involved in 15 goals for Brazil, a total of eight goals and seven assists.

Croatia - Brazil key points

  1. Croatia have conceded first in six of eight World Cup matches.
  2. Brazil have scored first in seven of 10 World Cup games.
  3. Brazil scored all four goals in the first half in their last game.
  4. Brazil have kept a clean sheet in four of their last seven games.
  5. Croatia have failed to score in two of their four World Cup matches so far.
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Our Croatia vs Brazil prediction

One of the biggest qualities that Croatia bring into this game is that they are tough to beat and they will surely offer Brazil a stiff challenge. However, they have only one win in normal time in this competition and this may work against them when facing a team of Brazil’s caliber. A lot has been said about Croatia’s knack to see off knockout games but they often concede the first goal, as it has been in two of their four matches in Qatar and in six of eight World Cup games. Croatia plays here as the underdogs. Our prediction for Croatia – Brazil: Brazil to score first.

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Other interesting tips

Under 2.5 goals - odds : 2 at Bet365

Apart from the South Korea game, which Brazil completely dominated, they haven’t scored a lot of goals in this competition. They have managed two clean sheets and failed to score in one. Croatia have also established complete dominance in just one of their four matches in this competition. As a result of this, these two teams’ matches have mostly been low scoring and we will back this to keep with that script. Our secondary prediction for Croatia – Brazil: Under 2.5 goals.

Richarlison to score anytime - odds : 2.75 at Bet365

Richarlison has been a leading light for Brazil this year and this light hasn’t dimmed even as he features in his first World Cup competition. The Tottenham forward has three goals in four matches at Qatar 2022 and he is one of the most likely to score here. Our other prediction for Croatia – Brazil: Richarlison to score.

Our correct score prediction for Croatia v Brazil is 0-2 - odds : 6.5 at Bet365

We expect a new success for Neymar and his team, against Croatia which will not be easy to manoeuvre. But, exhausted after their extended match against Japan and facing a Seleçao full of talent, the solidity of the Croatians could well show some flaws... Our correct score prediction for Croatia vs Brazil is 0-2 for the Brazilians!

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Croatia vs Brazil match : Frequently asked questions

The forecast for Al Rayyan is cloudy with 24 degrees during the Croatia – Brazil game.

The Croatia – Brazil game will be aired live for UK based fans on BBC One, but can be streamed through BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website.

The Croatia – Brazil game will kick off at 15:00 GMT and 18:00 local time in Qatar.

The Croatia – Brazil game will be played at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan.

In the semis, the winner of the Croatia – Brazil game will face the winner in the quarter final game pitting the Netherlands against Argentina.

This match will be refereed by Michael Oliver from England.

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