Stadium: Education City Stadium
Time: 09.12.2022, 06:00 PM
The stage is set for the quarterfinals of the Qatar 2022 World Cup as fan favorite Brazil lock horns with 2018 runner-up Croatia at the Education stadium. The Brazilians had an easy victory against South Korea in the round of 16, while Croatia fought tooth and nail to secure a spot in this phase.Get Your Welcome Bonus!
FIFA Ranking: 12th
Last four games: DWDW
The Croats had a rough path heading into this encounter and have only managed a win in their last four fixtures in this tournament. However, the (3-1) penalty win over South Korea was Croatia's tenth game in a row without a defeat. Croatia were lucky to have booked their ticket to the quarterfinals because they were the second-best in that encounter.
Croatia are always without pace and attractive moves, but that’s how Modric and his team in the midfield kill the rival’s rhythm and control the game. They are up against a terrific team with massive attacking prowess, and we cannot but wish them good luck against Brazil.
Croatia Starting 11 (4-3-3): Livakovic; Juranovic, Sutalo, Gvardiol, Sosa; Modric, Brozovic, Kovacic; Vlasic, Kramaric, Perisic.
FIFA Ranking: 1st
Last four games: WWLW
The Selecao displayed one of their best performances in the competition with total domination, tearing their opposition in the round of 16. South Korea were overwhelmed as Brazil scored four times before a consolation goal from Seung-Ho Paik. The win was, in effect, wrapped up before the break.
The Selecao remain the favorite to triumph in this tournament; however, they must overcome the Croats to stand a chance.
Brazil starting 11 (4-2-3-1): Alisson; Militao, Silva, Marquinhos, Danilo; Fred, Casemiro; Raphinha, Neymar, Vinicius; Richarlison.
Expert Betting Tips
The last three meetings ended in three wins for Brazil, and they are well-positioned to secure another victory here. Except for their win against South Korea, the Selecao haven’t really played to their full potential in this tournament. In comparison, Croatia have relied on draws in 90 minutes in three of their last four games. We expect the Selecao to put up a good show here and shatter the dream of their opponent. Bet on Brazil to win and over 1.5 goals for 1.65.
Zlatko Dalic's men have repeated some of the success of their run to the 2018 World Cup final in Russia, where all of their knockout games bar the final went to extra time. It’s a mission impossible for them here, and we are sure they can't withstand the Brazilians' pressure. Bet on Brazil's halftime win for 1.84.
We expect Neymar to score here for 2.20.