When Brazil plays Croatia in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, they will try to snap their previous World Cup quarters form.Three of the Selecao's last four World Cup quarters appearances have ended in defeat, including the one in which they were eliminated early by Belgium in 2018.
Croatia have managed to produce results with just one victory in 90 minutes and three draws in their four games. They beat Japan on penalties to get to the quarterfinal.Bet on Croatia vs Brazil with Coinplay
Croatia have just lost once in their previous eleven world cup championship games and will be a problem to the Brazilians,who are favorites to win this World Cup in Qatar.
- Date- 9th December 2022;
- Time- 3pm GMT;
- Venue- Education City Stadium;
- Stage- World Cup 2022 Quarterfinals;
How to Watch Croatia vs Brazil
Viewers in the UK can watch the game live on TV via BBC One and BBC iPlayer. US viewers will view the match live on Tv via Telemundo, Fox Sports, Fubotv, and Peacock Premium.
Fans in Canada can also catch the quarterfinal game live on TSN and RDS.Bet on Croatia vs Brazil with Coinplay
For the second consecutive World Cup championship, Croatia will be participating in the quarterfinals of the World cup championship in Qatar after knocking out Japan on penalties in the Round of 16.
Since finishing second runners up at their first World Cup appearance in 1998, Croatia has been involved in seven of their past eight knockout games at major championships, so they are no strangers to drama at the top level of international football.
Croatia's last five World Cup knockout games have gone to extra time and in their four games, three victories have come on spot kicks. Only Croatia's 4-2 defeat to the France National Team in the World Cup 2018 final was decided after 90 minutes during this stretch.
Dalic and company have lost just one of their last 20 games in all competitions since Euro 2020, and they are unbeaten in their last ten international matches. However, this impressive run is about to be put to the test by a hot Brazilian team that is coming off of their best match vs a South Korean team who they beat 4-1 impressively and are the huge favourites to lift the cup. Croatia have no injury concerns coming into this one, and are expected to form tough opposition to the Brazilians with the quality of team they have including Modric and Mateo Kovacic.
Croatia National Team Form( All competitions)- (W,L,D,W,D,W).
Tite's team sambad their way into the quarterfinals on Monday thanks to a 4-1 victory over South Korea in the last 16. The Brazilian style that fans worldwide are used to seeing when watching the five-time world champions were on display.
Vinicius Junior, Neymar, Richarlison, and Lucas Paqueta all scored for the Selecao in the opening 36 minutes as they quickly built a four-goal advantage. In the final 15 minutes, a stunning consolation goal from Paik Seung-ho consoled the South Koreans.
Brazil is currently brimming with confidence and gearing up for their eighth consecutive World Cup quarterfinal, but they will need to be cautious given their recent history in this stage of the campaign. In three of the previous four World Cups, the Selecao were eliminated in the quarterfinals after losing to the European trio of France, Netherlands, and Belgium in 2006, 2010, and 2018, respectively.
Brazil has dropped each of their last five elimination games against European teams since defeating Germany 2-0 to lift the 2002 World Cup. Although the Selecao has faced Croatia four times before, they have never lost; in contrast, their 1-0 group-stage loss to Cameroon last week was their only loss in their previous 19 international matches. If they hold their nerves and perform as expected, they will easily sail through to the Semis of the World Cup 2022 since they have the talent and tactical discipline to manage matches effectively. Superstar Neymar is fit and will be expected to lead the line. Brazil only injury concerns are Gabriel Jesus who was ruled out of the tournament and Alex Telles who is training personally. However, Danilo is expected to start in his place.
Brazil National Team Form( All competitions)- (W,W,W,W,L,W).Bet on Croatia vs Brazil with Coinplay
Line-ups for the Match Croatia vs Brazil
Expected Croatia National Team starting XI vs Brazil(4-3-3) : Livakovic; Juranovic, Lovren, Gvardiol, Sosa; Kovacic, Brozovic, Modric; Kramaric, Petkovic, Perisic.
Expected Brazil National Team starting XI ve Croatia(4-2-3-1) : Alisson; Militao, Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Danilo; Casemiro, Paqueta; Raphinha, Neymar, Vinicius Jr; Richarlison.
Bookmaker Odds for Croatia vs Brazil, December 9
The Brazilians are clear favorites to win this match at odds of 1.36 at Bet365. Not to forget that the Croatians have a tendency of taking matches to extra time so odds on a draw could really work(5.00)
Croatians are definitely outsiders to win this match at odds of 8.80 at Betway.
Richarlison is expected to score at any time during the match at odds of 2.65.
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Prediction and Bets on the match Croatia vs Brazil
Croatia have been struggling to find results in this World Cup championship and will be coming up against a Brazilian team that has impressed many. We predict a Brazil 2-1 win to proceed to the semis.Bet on Croatia vs Brazil with Coinplay