Russia vs Croatia Prediction. Can Russia use the 12th man and home ground advantage to Dispatch off Croatia in this second round match?
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Russia vs Croatia Prediction: Match Facts
- Russia finished in position 2 with 6 points in group A the World Cup 2018 .
- The have played 4 matches so far in the competition with a loss and 3 wins
- Their form in the last 5 matches played across all competitions has been 2 draws, 1 loss and 2 wins (DLWWD).
- Portugal last played against Spain and and drew that match 1-1.
- So far In this competition they have scored 9 goals (for) and conceded 5 goals with a resulting goal difference of +4 goals.
- Croatia finished in position 1 with 5 points in group D the World Cup 2018 Russia .
- They have won all their four matches played away so far.
- Their form in the last 5 matches played across all competitions has been 4 wins and 1 draw.(DWWWW)
- Croatia last played against Denmark and drew that match 1-1.
- In this competition they have scored 8 goals (for) and conceded 2 goals with a resulting goal difference of 6 goals.
Russia vs Croatia Prediction: H2H
- Croatia and Russia have just had three meetings before and those meetings have resulted in 2 draws and 1 win for Croatia.
- The most recent of this matches was played in a 2015 friendly in Rostov which Croatia won 3-1.
Russia vs Croatia Prediction: Players News and Squads
RUSSIA PREDICTED LINE UP: Shotstopper: Igor Akinfeev Defenders: Manuel Fernandes, Ilya Kutepov, Sergei Ignashevich, Fyodor Kudryashov Defensive Midfielders:Yury Gazinsky, Roman Zobnin Attacking Midfielders: Alexander Samedov, Denis Cheryshev, Aleksandr Golovin Forwards: Artem Dzyuba
WHO TO WATCH: Fedor Smolov has scored 12 goals in 32 games for Russia, while Denis Cheryshev has scored 3 goals so far in this competition.
CROATIA PREDICTED STARTING LINEUP:– Defenders: Sime Vrsaljko, Vedran Corluka, Dejan Lovren, Domagoj Vida Defensive Midfielders: Milan Badelj, Ivan Rakitic Attacking Midfielders: Ante Rebic, Luka Modric, Ivan Perisic Forwards:Mario Mandzukic
WHO TO WATCH: Luca Modric is the heart beat of Real Marid and his national team, a joy to watch on the ball as he conducts the midfield like an orchestra.
Why Spain will win
This should be a tight match ,Russia have knocked down pre-tournament claims of them being the worst host side of all time and have done well so far so Russia have a chance here with their 12th(their home ground and fans) man advantage .
Why Croatia will win
Led by big names such as Real Madrid’s Luka Modric and Barcelona’s Ivan Rakitic in the midfield who have proven a lot in Russia too and they dispatched Argentina in a great fashion motivation is rife in this team and they will be looking to maintain their 100% start.
Russia vs Croatia Prediction
The hosts were not even supposed to reach the quarter-finals. They have upset the bookmakers but the Croatians are also onform unbeaten in their last five matches and have never previously lost to Russia, so we think this match will end in a draw and any team to win in extra time/penalties.
Our Verdict: A DRAW
|DATE||HOME TEAM||DRAW||AWAY TEAM||ANALYSIS||TIP||RESULT|
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