The first week of action at the 2022 World Cup Qatar is drawing to a close, and soccer fans can’t tear themselves away from their TV sets. In Group F, Croatia vs Canada, a key match to determine the candidates to advance to the next round, will be played on Sunday, November 27.
The Croatians drew goalless in their debut against Morocco, while Canada surprised everyone by playing a very offensive game against Belgium; however, they ended up losing 1-0. At JefeBet we tell you how they get to the second match of the World Cup, predictions and odds of Croatia vs Canada.
Predictions and Betting Preview for the Croatia vs Canada World Cup Qatar 2022 Group Stage Match on November 27
- Where: Khalifa International Stadium – Doha, Qatar
- When: Sunday, November 27, 2022, 12 PM E.T.
- Moneyline: Croatia (+115) / Tie (+225) / Canada (+250)
- Over/Under (2.5): Over (+110) / Under (-140)
- Both teams score: Yes (-110) / No (-110)
- Pointsbetting: (exclusive at PointsBet, for terms and conditions click here): [Por definir]
All odds are courtesy of PointsBet.
Betting on Croatia | 1 point – 2nd place
The world runners-up began their campaign for Qatar 2022 with a 0-0 draw against Morocco, a team that has talented players, but we think they could have defeated them if they had been a little more ambitious. Although they had a few obvious chances to threaten the Moroccan goal in the first half, they fell short of expectations in their presentation, and the second half saw essentially no scoring opportunities.
Although we tried, we couldn’t start the tournament with a win. A team like ours will surely find it simpler to play as the competition goes on. I hope we play better.Luka Modric, Croatia captain
The good news is that, as of this piece, they have reported no absences for the next game, so their coach, Zlatko Dalic, will field the same 11 players as last Wednesday.
Probable lineup (4-3-3): Dominik Livaković, Josip Juranović, Dejan Lovren, Joško Gvardiol and Borna Sosa, Luka Modrić, Marcelo Brozović, Mateo Kovačić, Nikola Vlašić, Andrej Kramarić and Ivan Perišić.
Betting on Canada | 0 points – 4th place
Canada made a good impression in the debut of their second World Cup in their history (the previous one was in Mexico, 1986), as they went ahead decisively against a tough opponent like Belgium. With what they demonstrated on the field, they sent a message to the other teams that they are not in Qatar for a stroll. Despite losing, they did so with their heads held high.
However, it was their coach, Englishman John Herdman, who ignited the week’s controversy by disclosing the sexist remarks he made to his team to inspire them before the game:
I simply told them that they belong in this tournament. And that now we’re going to go and we’re going to f*** Croatia.
Due to his background, which includes coaching Canada’s women’s national team (2006-2011) and New Zealand’s women’s national teams (2011-2018), this caused double surprise.
Probable lineup (3-4-3): Milan Borjan, Alistair Johnston, Steven Vitória and Kamal Miller, Richie Laryea, Atiba Hutchinson, Stephen Eustáquio, Alphonso Davies, Tajon Buchanan, Junior Hoilett; and Jonathan David.
Despite their coach’s eagerness to beat Croatia, we believe it won’t be possible for Canada. First, because Croatia has a stronger team overall; second, its game plan is precise and has improved over the course of two World Cups; and third, the Balkan team must win to have a chance of advancing to the Round of 16 of the tournament.
Although there were unexpected results in this World Cup, such as Saudi Arabia’s 2-1 win over Argentina, or Japan’s victory over Germany, we do not believe that something illogical will happen this time, and that Croatia will beat Canada.
Prediction: Croatia wins 3-1.
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