Back Croatia at 40/1 or Russia at 12/1 when they face in the World Cup quarter final on Saturday 7th July 2018
Russia have defied the odds to land in the quarter-finals, after their impressive win over Spain. They knocked out the 2010 World Cup winners on penalties in the last round, and now the sky seems like the limit for the Russians.
Will they follow up that form with a strong result against Croatia, or is this going to be the end of the road for the hosts at the tournament?
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While the 40/1 Croatia offer from Betfair clearly offers the better value here, note that the max bet for that is just £1.00 whereas the 888sport offer gives customers the opportunity to bet £5. The 888sport offer also applies to normal time, extra time and penalties, whereas the Betfair offer is 90 minutes only.
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Russia v Croatia Betting Tips and Preview – Croatia Chasing Final Place
Russia v Croatia Betting Tips
Russia v Croatia Preview – Can Russia Keep the Pace?
Croatia have seen the tournament open up in front of them, after Spain’s exit to Russia. The Croatians are the most gifted side in their half of the draw, so there’s great pressure on them to reach the final.
However, taking on the hosts isn’t going to be easy. They are going up against a side who have been growing in to the tournament, and their confidence is going to be at an all time high after that victory over Spain. The challenge for the hosts now is to match up with the new favourites to win this half of the draw, but can they match up to Croatia’s technical skill?
Relevant Stats, Injuries and Suspensions
Neither of these two sides have any injury concerns this weekend. The pair both came through their opening four games without any of their players picking up suspensions. They do each have a considerable list of players who are a booking away from missing the semi, which could cost someone the chance of playing in the biggest game of their career.
This quarter-final is pretty important too, and it seems like both sides are going to be at full strength for the clash. Russia will be out to continue the momentum which has captured the nation, while Croatia will be aiming to get back to their tournament high, the performance against Argentina.
Russia v Croatia – Expect Another Tight Affair
Russia may be the hosts, but they come in to this one priced up at 29/10 with Bet365 to claim a victory in 90 minutes. Meanwhile, Croatia can be found at 6/5 with Coral to win this clash. Can they down the hosts’ hopes of going all the way to the semis, or will the Russians match their pre-tournament aim of making the last four?
Both sides have great attacking potential, and we see them getting forward and each getting a goal. When you look at their high scoring tournament so far, both teams to score seems well priced at 5/4 with 888Sport. Meanwhile, we can see this being another game which needs penalties to sort, after both went all the way in their second round clashes on Sunday. We’re backing another 1-1 draw for these two, which is priced at 11/2 with BetVictor.