It’s finally here, the match we’ve been waiting close to 4 years for, it’s the World Cup Final! We’re going to give our best bets in our France v Croatia betting preview.
France v Croatia betting Odds
France v Croatia Betting Preview
France have looked in great form this World Cup and they’ve done incredibly well to reach the final. They eased through the group stages and then went on to beat Argentina, Uruguay and Belgium to reach the final. The sides that they faced to make the final were some of the best in the World, if there is a side that on current form, is the world’s best, then it is most certainly France. France will be confident that their midfield will match the Croatians, something that will have to happen if they are to win this match. It’s the only area of the field that they need to improve on as their defending and attacking play has been exceptional.
Croatia are the bulldogs of the tournament, the side that simply won’t go down without a fight. All of their World Cup knockout games have gone to extra time and they’ve also come back from a goal behind in all of their knockout matches. An incredible feat when you consider how tired the players must be after all the extra time played. Croatia have had a much easier draw in terms of opponents as none of England, Denmark or Russia can be considered World Class. They’ll need to up their game if they are to lift the trophy as France as most certainly in the upper echelons of World football at the moment.
France v Croatia Betting Tips
This match is possibly the best outcome France could have hoped for. They’re facing a Croatian side that has essentially played an extra match (30 x 3 extra time minutes) and have looked somewhat ragged doing so. Croatia struggled against England but managed to scrape the win as England did not put them to bed, a mistake the French will not make, as witnessed by their match against Argentina. France will look to dominate possession in the early stages, make the Croatians work, and then strike a debilitating blow once they’re sufficiently tired.
Make no mistake, we have the utmost respect for this Croatian side and what they have achieved, however this might be a bridge too far for them. France will likely open the scoring and then look to hold Croatia back while relying on Mbappe and co to land the killer second goal on the break.There are lots of interesting betting markets for this clash and we’re going to list some of our favorites.
France v Croatia Betting – Best Bets
France win : 9/10 – France should have this match wrapped up in 90 minutes, we don’t see this one going to extra time.
France to win and keep a clean sheet : 16/10 – The French kept out a dangerous Belgium and Uruguayan side in their last 2 matches, they should be able to keep out Modric and co.
Will a VAR review take place for a penalty? Yes : 9/5 – A great special at Sportingbet, with the talent of the sides this is a solid bet as things will get heated and desperate, especially if one side goes behind.
Number of yellow cards Croatia Over 2.5 : 11/10 – Croatia have had 6 cards in their last 2 matches, there’s no worry about suspension after this match so the tackles should come flying in.
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