Croatia vs Brazil Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 09/12/2022

Croatia vs Brazil Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 09/12/2022
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Croatia vs Brazil Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 09/12/2022

Croatia - Brazil

World Cup 2022 - Education City Stadium

3rd Round

*All odds are correct at the time of writing but are also subject to change, so double-check them.

We've reached the quarter finals of the 2022 World Cup and the first match to be played is the Croatia vs Brazil duel, scheduled for Friday, December 9th. If you want to learn more about this game, check our preview of the match and our free betting tips for it.

Croatia vs Brazil World Cup 2022 Prediction

Croatia needed a penalty shoot-out victory to get through their last 16 tie against Japan and will have to be at their very best if they are going to progress any further than the Quarter-Finals. Brazil showed just why they are the favourites to win the 2022 World Cup as they dominated a poor South Korean team from start to finish in a game that saw Neymar return and score.

 

Brazil to Win-to-Nil

Brazil have never lost against Croatia before with the pair meeting four times in total, twice at World Cups. Of those four meetings, Brazil have picked up three wins, including a 1-0 victory at the 2006 World Cup and a 3-1 win at the 2014 World Cup. These two nations last locked horns in 2018 when goals from Neymar and Firmino saw Brazil win and keep a clean sheet. The South Americans have kept three clean sheets in their last five matches, while Croatia have failed to score in two of their four matches in Qatar.

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Richarlison to Score

Richarlison was on target for Brazil against South Korea in the last 16, putting him on three goals for the tournament. If the Tottenham striker wants to claim the Golden Boot, which appears to be heading the way of Mbappe, then he is probably going to need to score in this game and we believe he stands a good chance of doing that as he has been so bright and sharp in Qatar and has played a huge role for his country.

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All you need to know ahead of Croatia vs Brazil

If you want to check out some of the best odds and stats for Croatia vs Brazil, you've come to the right place:

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Let's take a closer look at the most popular markets and the very latest odds ahead of Croatia vs Brazil in the Quarter-Finals of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar,

Croatia odds: 17/2 (9.50)

Draw odds: 21/5 (5.20)

Brazil odds: 2/5 (1.40)

As you can see, Brazil are the overwhelming favourite to progress through to the Semi-Finals at the expense of Croatia today. The South Americans have lit up the 2022 World Cup so far and they have a win probability of 71.4%. Meanwhile, Croatia are yet to really show their best and they enter this game with a win probability of just 10.5%. Lastly, the probability of a draw in this match is 19.2%.

If you want to place a bet on the First Goalscorer in this game then the bookmakers suggest that Neymar is the favourite in this market with odds of 4/1 (5.00) as things stand, which implies a probability of 20%.

In terms of goals, the bookmakers are leaning towards there being a few goals in this game with the odds for Over 2.5 Goals standing at 17/20 (1.85), which is a probability of 54.1%. On the other hand, Under 2.5 Goals is being priced at 17/16 (2.06) and that is the same as a 48.5% probability.

However, while goals are expected, it looks like the bookmakers only see one team scoring in this game as a bet on Both Teams to Score – No having odds of 3/4 (1.75) right now and probabilty of 57.1%, while BTTS is priced at 5/4 (2.25), which comes to a 44.4% probability.

Previous Meetings

Brazil and Croatia did not meet that many times in their history and their last duel was a friendly game back in 2018, which Brazil comfortably won 2-0. That being said, this will be their third meeting in World Cups, with the previous two being group stage matches in 2006 and 2014, both of which Brazil ended up winning. So, Croatia will have to hope for something different this time around if they want to get a chance to repeat their success from World Cup in Russia.

Can Croatia stop this Brazilian force?

Croatia

We didn't see the best of Croatia in their last 16 match against Japan, perhaps because their midfield Mistro was kept quiet. Modric, 37, hardly made any impact on the game before he was substituted. However, despite being a goal down at the break, Croatia responded well in the second half and got level through a lovely curling header from Perisic in the 55th-minute and came close to winning the game in normal time. The match finished in a 1-1 draw and the teams couldn't be separated in extra-time so the quarter0final place was settled on penalties. This shoot-out lacked drama much like the match itself as Japan missed three of their opening four spot-kicks and Croatia converted three of theirs and the tie was decided before either team had to take a fifth penalty.

Predicted Lineup: Livaković (GK), Lovren, Barišić, Juranović, Gvardiol, Modrić, Perišić, Brozović, Kovačić, Kramarić & Pašalić

Brazil

Brazil put on one of the best first-half shows in World Cup history as they scored four times without reply against an unorganised South Korea side. Vinicius Junior got the ball rolling in the 7th-minute with the opening goal and a Neymar penalty 6-minutes later made it 2-0. Richarlison scored a wonderful team goal in the 29th-minute and Paqueta scored a fourth in the 38th-minute. South Korea were far too open and played right into the South American's hands. The second forty-five saw Brazil take their foot off the accelerator and South Korea managed to pull a goal back through a deflected effort from Paik Seung-Ho but it had no bearing on the outcome as Brazil ran out 4-1 winners.

Predicted Lineup: Alisson (GK), Silva, Danilo, Marquinhos, Militão, Casemiro, Paquetá, Neymar, Richarlison, Raphinha & Júnior

Player to Watch: Richarlison

Brazil's new No.9 has impressed in Qatar scoring 3-goals so far and will be looking to add to his tally today when the South Americans take on Croatia. However, despite a great record at international level, not everyone expected much from the former Watford, Everton and now Tottenham striker who has spent most of his career in England and is yet to win a single trophy.

Everton fans will tell you just what kind of player Richarlison is and how much he meant to them after shining for a number of seasons in a distinctly average side. The Brazilian forward moved to Tottenham in the summer but has since failed to hold down a regular first-team slot but surely that won't be the case when the Premier League returns on Boxing Day. Kane and Son have a fantastic partnership, possibly the best in the Premier League but Conte needs to make room for the Brazilian star and play three up front or Richarlison will simply leave for a bigger club.

“The out-and-out forward” to bring the sixth World Cup home

Richarlison received praise from the original Ronaldo, Ronaldo Nazario, this week. The former Brazil international took to his YouTube channel to speak to the new R9 saying,

“What I did by inspiring you. It’s now your turn to inspire and you are inspiring millions of Brazilians and millions of kids with your art, your goals, your joy to play, your spontaneity, with your feelings. You are a pride to Brazil… It was a beautiful goal (against South Korea) – you are playing centre-forward and you are the out-and-out forward that we haven’t seen for a while. Score a lot more goals. Go for it and bring the sixth World Cup home.”

Ronaldo, 46, is widely considered the best striker of his generation and is a Brazilian legend having lifted the World Cup trophy in 1994 and 2002, although he didn't play in USA 94 he was part of the squad as a 17-year-old. With 62-goals in 98-caps, receiving praise from Ronaldo goes a long way and will surely be a boost to Richarlison's ego, not that he needs one. The Tottenham man has been brimming with confidence since the start of the World Cup and we would put it past the No.9 to score a couple of goals against Croatia today.

Starting Lineups

Croatia

4-1-2-3
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Dominik Livakovic
hr
22
Josip Juranovic
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6
Dejan Lovren
hr
20
Josko Gvardiol
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19
Borna Sosa
hr
11
Marcelo Brozovic
hr
8
Mateo Kovacic
hr
10
Luka Modric
hr
15
Mario Pasalic
hr
9
Andrej Kramaric
hr
4
Ivan Perisic
hr
Substitutes
7
Lovro Majer
hr
26
Kristijan Jakic
hr
3
Borna Barisic
hr
12
Ivo Grbic
hr
16
Bruno Petkovic
hr
23
Ivica Ivusic
hr
13
Nikola Vlasic
hr
17
Ante Budimir
hr
5
Martin Erlic
hr
18
Mislav Orsic
hr
14
Marko Livaja
hr
25
Luka Sucic
hr
2
Josip Stanisic
hr
21
Domagoj Vida
hr
24
Josip Sutalo
hr

Brazil

4-1-2-3
1
Alisson
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14
Eder Militao
br
4
Marquinhos
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3
Thiago Silva
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2
Danilo
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5
Casemiro
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7
Lucas Paqueta
br
10
Neymar
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11
Raphinha
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9
Richarlison
br
20
Vinicius Junior
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Substitutes
13
Dani Alves
br
21
Rodrygo
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19
Antony Santos
br
6
Alex Sandro
br
17
Bruno Guimaraes
br
23
Ederson
br
22
Everton Ribeiro
br
12
Weverton
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25
Pedro
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24
Bremer
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15
Fabinho
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8
Fred
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26
Gabriel Martinelli
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Croatia vs Brazil: Q&A

Croatia vs Brazil

  • Where can I watch the match live? – BBC One, BBC iPlayer & BBC Sport Website.
  • Where is the game going to be played? – Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan.
  • What is the starting time of the fixture? – 15:00 UK, 16:00 CET.