England vs Croatia Betting Tip and Prediction
- Updated: 10th July 2018
England vs Croatia – 2018 World Cup : The 2nd semi-final of this World Cup will be between two teams
that have come to Russia with very different perspectives.
If for the Englishmen this competition meant, above everything, a chance to evolve on the playstyle that Gareth Southgate has been working on, on a perspective of reaching the next World Cup, in 2022.
With a group of experienced and mature players, Croatia is making a sort of last attempt with a group of players led by Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic, two great names of local and international football,
that come into this competition inspiring a roster with a lot of technically ability and resistance to the challenges that are proposed to them.
England will be the team that better dominates the secrets of set pieces on this World Cup and, with so many goals from them, that won’t be a characteristic to overlook.
Gareth Southgate followed the prototype of the manager that, over the course of the past few years, has been working in England.
Looking to know the context he is dealing with, looking at the players available, finding a way to distribute them on the pitch in positions and tasks that are comfortable to them.
That’s one of the ways of reaching maximum performance and, so far, that’s what has been happening with this English side.
England vs Croatia:
Croatia has been playing with different weapons. They have a tougher defence and have some difficulties playing with the ball possession, as well as an attack too dependent of Mandukic’s physicality and Rebic, with this last one being one of the World Cup’s sensations.
The team also lives off of what their midfield is able to provide.
They either present themselves with 2, with the already mentioned Modric and Rakitic, or with Brozovic and Kovacic, to build a more balanced game and with more ability of having the ball.
After two matches decided on penalties, Croatia will also have to show they are able of overcoming the physical and mental fatigue generated by those encounters.
|Betting Tip / Prediction||Odd||Stake||Bookmaker||Status|
|Over 1.5 goals|