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Croatia v Brazil Prediction (FIFA World Cup Quarter-finals) – 2018 World Cup runners-up take on five-time champions Brazil in the 2022 World Cup quarter-final. The two sides last met competitively in the 2014 World Cup, with The Seleçao winning 3-1. Their most recent meeting was in 2018, wherein The Vatreni of Europe was blanked by the South Americans 2-0. Who of these gutsy sides will emerge from this round for a ticket to the semi-final? Read on for our predictions.
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Croatia v Brazil Prediction – Head to Head
Croatia have yet to Brazil, with their four meetings ending up in three Seleçao wins and a draw. The Vatreni also trail the South Americans by five goals in head-to-head matches. Let’s take a look at their most recent matches.
Croatia v Brazil Prediction – Recent Matches
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Croatia v Brazil Prediction – Current Form
Croatia v Brazil Prediction – Performance
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Croatia v Brazil Prediction – Preview
Croatia finished marched into the quarter-final round after defeating Japan on penalties, 1(3)-1(1). The Vatreni was in control for most of the first half, but it was Daizen Maeda who broke the deadlock before the end of the half. Ivan Perisic put the Croatian’s back on terms as he headed past Shuichi Gonda. Without a goal to separate them in extra time, the game headed to penalties. Dominik Livakovic stepped up for Zlatko Dalic‘s side as he saved three of the Samurai Blue’s four penalties, keeping their World Cup dream alive. Now, could their preferred deliberate style of play work against a loaded Brazil side this weekend?
Croatia have lost 4 of their 5 World Cup matches against South American teams, except a 3-0 win over Argentina last 2018. Two of the 4 losses were against Brazil: 0-1 in 2006 and 1-3 in 2014 (both in group stages).
Dating back to EURO 2009, 7 of The Vatreni’s last 8 knockout stage matches at major competitions (World Cup and Euros) have went on to extra time, except the 2018 World Cup Final. They’ve advanced from 4 of these matches at the World Cup , with 3 via penalty shootout.
Brazil began their journey in the knockout stages with a 4-1 drubbing of South Korea at Stadium 974. The Seleçao never gave The Taegeuk Warriors a chance at a fighting form, with Vinicius Jr, Neymar, Richarlison and Lucas Paqueta all netting within a span of 30 minutes. With a cushion of goals to relax on, the South American powerhouse let their guard down, allowin Paik Seung-ho to salvage a consolation goal. The Tite-led side now move on to meet a more formidable foe in Croatia, who look to stop the Brazilian machine in its tracks with their trademark play. Will it be enough?
Brazil have never lost in 4 previous contests with Croatia in all tournaments (W3 D1).
Since defeating Germany 2-0 in the 2002 final, The Seleçao have lost each of their 5 World Cup knockout stage matches against European countries. This includes 3 quarter-final ties (France 2006, Netherlands 2010 and Belgium 2018).
Croatia – Bans, Injuries, Suspensions
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Croatia v Brazil Prediction – Final Thoughts
Croatia’s slow pace and low scoring approach have proven deadly in the tournament, and will give the usually explosive Brazil plenty to work with. But with Tite having almost every weapon imaginable, and with similar averages in goals conceded, The Seleçao will eventually wear down The Vatreni and book their place in the semi-final. Let’s take a look at the prediction.
Croatia v Brazil Prediction
We will be betting on the Asian Handicap and Over/Under in Euro football odds for this match:
Over: 2.25 Goals
Disclaimer: The odds change from time to time without prior notice and is only available at the time of writing
For this FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Quarter-final Croatia v Brazil Prediction to win, Brazil need to win in full time by at least two goals. If they win in full time by only one goal, the bet will push and be refunded. For the Over/Under bet to win, the total goal count should be above 2.25 goals.
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