Group F at the 2022 WC features a nation that rarely qualifies for the tournament and we can look ahead to this group with our Canada vs Croatia predictions. Playing in the World Championship has become the norm for Croatia and they will have ambitions of reaching the latter stages whereas Canada will be aiming to cause a shock by winning this game.
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Read on for our Canada vs Croatia betting guide as we make our Canada vs Croatia betting picks and look at the latest Canada vs Croatia betting odds, which currently favour the latter at just over 2.00 with Pinnacle and bet365, with Canada available at around 3.60 with the same bookmakers.
We begin our Canada vs Croatia preview with some of the key information about the match. The game will be played on the 27th of November at the Khalifa International Stadium, Al Rayyan. This match is a must-win game for Croatia but for the Canadians, if they manage to take a point, it would be a great result.
The current situation in Group F is clear. Croatia was disappointed against Morocco and after a goalless draw, they can't slip again. On the other hand, Canada didn't play badly against Belgium but their inefficiency in attack and one error in defence made them lose 0-1. But they still have a chance of a good result - they just need to take some points from Croatia. Continue below as we make our Canada vs Croatia betting prediction.
Ahead of this game, we don't expect major changes in the starting lineups regarding the first round of games. It's still unknown whether an injury suffered by Nikola Vlasic is serious - if he's unable to play, then Mario Pasalic is the most probable replacement. As for Canada, there is no reason for their head coach to make any changes. But you shouldn't be surprised to see Cyle Larin instead of Junior Hoilett in the starting XI.
2. Canada vs Croatia Betting Odds
Canada vs Croatia betting odds are available at most of the bookmakers. William Hill has already issued them and they are led by Croatia, with a draw available to be backed at a fair price and Canada at tempting odds.
Additionally, we can make Canada vs Croatia betting tips based on the odds for the tournament as a whole. The World Championship 2022 betting odds for Croatia to go all the way and win the event are massive with Unibet. This suggests they have little chance of winning the WC but if we look at the WC 2022 betting odds for Canada, they are out at a whopping price with William Hill. You can find more WC 2022 final predictions and betting guide in our related article.
So, when making Canada vs Croatia betting picks and taking these odds into account, there is no doubt the Canada vs Croatia favourites are the latter.
3. Canada vs Croatia Betting Predictions
We know who is Canada vs Croatia favourite to win by analysing the odds but how do we expect this game to go? If there is one thing that stands out from both teams in qualifying for this tournament it is their defensive record. Canada conceded 7 goals in 14 matches, keeping a total of 9 clean sheets, including one at home against United States. Croatia conceded only 4 goals in 10 qualifying games, keeping 7 clean sheets. Therefore, one of our Canada vs Croatia predictions is for this match to end with under 2.5 goals scored and William Hill odds for that are 1.70.
We should have gone forward more. We were afraid of the counter-attacks. We were very cautious not to make a mistake. We were a bit indecisive, I might say. A bit of courage was missing in our side. This was a difficult game. This match was what it was, but we will not be deterred. We will not be stopped in our ambition and this is not a disappointment. - Zlatko Dalić about the goalless draw with Morocco, Daily Mail
Despite the above quote which expresses Croatia coach's great respect for Canadians, we expect to see Croatia winning the match and we can add that to our previous prediction. So, our Canada vs Croatia betting tips is for the European nation to win the game with under 2.5 goals scored. We would also expect to see Croatia keep a clean sheet and win the match to nil, with 1-0 and 2-0 being possible correct scores come to the final whistle.
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