France vs. Croatia World Cup Betting Preview for this year’s Finals
Posted by: Charlie Smith
The World Cup betting finale is officially on the horizon. After several rounds of thrilling online betting action, the France vs. Croatia matchup will determine who wields the trophy. Both sides have had phenomenal outings in the tournament, but it’s clear the Frenchmen have been more dominant. So, with that in mind, what do this weekend’s online betting odds have to say about this year’s World Cup finale?
2018 World Cup – France vs. Croatia – Sunday, July 15th
When: 11:00 am ET
Where: Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia
TV: Local Broadcasts
Stream: MLB TV
World Cup Betting Odds:
The Frenchmen opened up their World Cup action by facing Australia in a 2-1 winning effort. The Frenchmen’s second World Cup matchup would be a group stage 1-0 win over Peru. Afterwards, France would be stuffed 0-0 by Denmark – their only draw of the tournament. After tasting their first draw, France decided they wanted no more and so far they have delivered. Heading into the Round of 16, France was paired against Argentina. Although the Argentinians worked Frances’ defense than any other of their opponent’s, France still came out on top 4-3. Next was their quarterfinal matchup versus Uruguay. Although most World Cup betting sites had Uruguay coming out on top, France came through 2-0. Their most recent match was a 1-0 win over Belgium which opened the door for this World Cup finals.
Players to Watch: Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain), and Raphael Varane (Real Madrid).
Like the Frenchmen, Croatia has been very dominant in this year’s tournament. We saw them open up their group stage action with a dominant 2-0 triumph over Nigeria. Afterwards, they let it rip against Argentina, finishing the match 3-0. Their final group stage matchup would result in a 2-1 beating of Iceland. Notwithstanding those dominant performances, Croatia would go on to draw twice from there. They had to beat Denmark via penalties in the Round of 16 and resorted to the same in the quarterfinals against Russia. Granted, they did come out on top 2-1 against England in regulation. They now vie to do the same against France.
Players to Watch: Luke Modric (Real Madrid), Mario Mandzukic (Juventus), and Milan Badelj (Fiorentina).
France vs. Croatia || 2018 World Cup Betting Predictions
France vs. Croatia || 2018 World Cup Betting Picks
So which side should players learning how to bet World Cup Finals online take in this France vs. Croatia pairing? No doubt this year’s pairing is a bit of a tossup. However, you might be better off sticking with Croatia here. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 1-1 Draw. Croatia via PKs.